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* In "High Heat" the staff of a crematorium open one of their ovens and discover it was used over the weekend when they notice the an ashen handprint reaching for the door. The victim was stuffed into the oven and ''burned alive''. Sherlock lampshades the nightmare inducing nature of the death when he passes a photo of the handprint to Joan.

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* In "High Heat" the staff of a crematorium open one of their ovens and discover it was used over the weekend when they notice the an ashen handprint reaching for the door. The victim was stuffed into the oven and ''burned alive''. Sherlock lampshades the nightmare inducing nature of the death when he passes a photo of the handprint to Joan.

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* In "High Heat" the staff of a crematorium open one of their ovens and discover it was used over the weekend when they notice the an ashen handprint reaching for the door. The victim was stuffed into the oven and ''burned alive''. Sherlock lampshades the nightmare inducing nature of the death when he passes a photo of the handprint to Joan.



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* Then we have the penultimate episode of season 6, "Fit to Be Tied", where the serial killer returns from a hiatus. The ultimate nightmare fuel is when he [[spoiler:catches Joan alone in the basement of the brownstone and starts beating her up, with the intent on murdering her like his previous victims. Not only that, but he catches her right as she gets off the phone with Sherlock.]] Joan had been investigating into the serial killer's friends, and her reveal that the serial killer had something to do with [[spoiler:his staunchest friends' late husband's death, causing the friend to overdose on drugs]] infuriated him. [[spoiler:Fortunately for Joan, she manages to stab him and drive him away, but she's still badly injured and the last shot of the scene is her crouching on the floor in pain and terror.]]
** [[spoiler:Sherlock is notably subdued in the hospital, no doubt running through the horror of the situation over and over again that all of this started with him having allowed the man into his life in a critical moment of weakness.]]

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* Season Six has ďSober CompanionsĒ, a nightmare reveal after reveal. For the police, it would have felt horrible to know that they failed in connecting several missing/murdered women cases to a serial killer. For the husband of one of the victims, he went to jail for a crime he did not commit, and even when Sherlock told him the police finally had reason to believe he was innocent, they did not yet have enough proof to release him. For Gregson, he realized the killer actually had contact with his daughter and her roommate. For Hannah, she spoke with the killer, almost went on a date with him, and found out the reason he couldnít make the date was because he was in her home killing her roommate.
-->'''Holmes''': This man caught me in a moment of weakness. Since then, Iíve sat across tables from him, Iíve been to meetings with him, heís been to our home. Iím not going to let him take another life.
** And then the serial killer shows up ''right besides Sherlock'' when the latter is alone, suffering from a headache, and attempting to case the manís home.


* The show's dark tone is established with it's first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication,]] [[ManipulativeBastard pressured Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her. Then, he faked Saldua's suicide.]] [[MoralEventHorizon The fact that someone would do all this is twisted.]]

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* The show's dark tone is established with it's its first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication,]] [[ManipulativeBastard pressured Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her. Then, he faked Saldua's suicide.]] [[MoralEventHorizon The fact that someone would do all this is twisted.]]


* The show's dark tone is established with it's first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication,]] [[ManipulativeBastard pressured Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her. Then, he faked Saldua's suicide. [[MoralEventHorizon The fact that someone would do all this is twisted.]]

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* The show's dark tone is established with it's first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication,]] [[ManipulativeBastard pressured Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her. Then, he faked Saldua's suicide. ]] [[MoralEventHorizon The fact that someone would do all this is twisted.]]


* The show's dark tone is established with it's first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication, [[ManipulativeBastard pressured Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her.]] Then, he faked Saldua's suicide. [[MoralEventHorizon The fact that someone would do all this is twisted.]]

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* The show's dark tone is established with it's first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication, intoxication,]] [[ManipulativeBastard pressured Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her.]] her. Then, he faked Saldua's suicide. [[MoralEventHorizon The fact that someone would do all this is twisted.]]


* The show's dark tone is established with it's first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication, [[ManipulativeBastard pressured Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her. Then, he faked Saldua's suicide.]] [[MoralEventHorizon The fact that someone would do all this is twisted.]]

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* The show's dark tone is established with it's first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication, [[ManipulativeBastard pressured Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her. ]] Then, he faked Saldua's suicide.]] suicide. [[MoralEventHorizon The fact that someone would do all this is twisted.]]


* The show's dark tone is established with it's first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication, [[ManipulativeBastard pressured Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her. Then, he faked Saldua's suicide.]] [[MortalEventHorizon The fact that someone would do all this is twisted.]]

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* The show's dark tone is established with it's first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication, [[ManipulativeBastard pressured Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her. Then, he faked Saldua's suicide.]] [[MortalEventHorizon [[MoralEventHorizon The fact that someone would do all this is twisted.]]


* The show's dark tone is established with it's first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[spoiler: [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication, [[ManipulativeBastard pressure Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her. Then, he faked Saldua's suicide.]] The fact that someone would do all this is twisted...

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* The show's dark tone is established with it's first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[spoiler: [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication, [[ManipulativeBastard pressure pressured Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her. Then, he faked Saldua's suicide.]] [[MortalEventHorizon The fact that someone would do all this is twisted... twisted.]]


* The first case establishes the show's dark tone with it's first on-screen case:

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* The first case establishes the show's dark tone is established with it's first on-screen case: It's discovered that the wife of psychologist Dr. Mantlo, Amy Mantlo, is murdered by Peter Saldua, a mentally unstable man with violent tendencies caused by redheaded women (like Amy) and who is found later to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide have shot himself.]] But then it turns out that [[spoiler: [[TheSociopath Dr. Mantlo]] wanted to get out of his marriage, but if he divorced Amy, he'd have nothing. [[TheChessmaster So, he started to treat Saldua, give him steroids under the guise of medication in order to induce ''more'' instability via steroid intoxication, [[ManipulativeBastard pressure Amy into changing her appearance to a redhead]], and have Saldua deliver flowers to her (since he worked as a flower delivery man) in order to get him [[StalkerWithoutACrush obsessed with her]] and murder her. Then, he faked Saldua's suicide.]] The fact that someone would do all this is twisted...

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* The first case establishes the show's dark tone with it's first on-screen case:


** Additionally, the fact that whatever these plans, he's concealing them so well that Sherlock, whose phenomenal powers of observation are only bolstered by many years' practice reading Morland, honestly seems to believe him to be genuinely attempting to belatedly forge a relationship.

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** Additionally, the fact that whatever these plans, he's concealing them so well that Sherlock, whose phenomenal powers of observation are only bolstered by many years' practice reading Morland, honestly seems to believe him to be genuinely attempting to belatedly forge a relationship.relationship, which is ''partially'' true, but with Morland, things are never just that simple.

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* The car-app service used in "The View from Olympus" can come across as rather creepy - your every movement is tracked by your phone the moment you download the app. The workers of the company can track your movements, and figure out exactly what you're doing at every hour of the day, as seen in the episode, where one employee blackmailed two users for money, and another used the service to stalk a girl.


* In "How the Sausage is Made", the murderer grounds a man into sausages. The murder is discovered because one innocent person eats the sausage and dies of allergic reaction to horse tranquilizers used in murder, but who knows how many other human sausages were sold and eaten...

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* In "How the Sausage is Made", the murderer grounds grinds a man into sausages. The murder is discovered because one innocent person eats the sausage and dies of allergic reaction to horse tranquilizers used in murder, but who knows how many other human sausages were sold and eaten...

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