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* ExactWords: "What I said before, John, I meant it. I don't have ''friends''. I've only got one." Somewhat blends with PoorCommunicationKills.

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* ExactWords: "What I said before, John, I meant it. I don't have ''friends''. I've only just got one." Somewhat blends with PoorCommunicationKills.

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* ExactWords: "What I said before, John, I meant it. I don't have ''friends''. I've only got one." Somewhat blends with PoorCommunicationKills.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Frankland wasn't the bad guy in the original story. He was at most a crabby, litigious old man.


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* MadScientist: Frankland is killed by a colleague who threatened to expose his unethical experiments, then spent decades psychologically tormenting the only witness, to guarantee that witness could never plausibly explain what he'd seen.


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* VillainExitStageLeft: Subverted. Once Frankland is caught, he attempts to escape through the Grimpen Minefield, only to end up stepping on a mine and gets blown up.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: British Army personnel are not allowed to have beards. However, Major Barrymore's full beard is a nod to the original canon character on which he's based, John Barrymore, who is described in the book multiple times as being a "black-bearded man."


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* CelebrityParadox: Henry watches 1959 film version of ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' briefly on television.


* BriefAccentImitation: Sherlock briefly dons a Doncaster accent.



* ThereAreNoCoincidences: Inverted when a joke about a little girl's escaped rabbit [[ChekhovsGun turns out]] to be part of the A-plot. "People say there's no such thing as coincidence. What dull lives they must lead."

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* ThereAreNoCoincidences: Inverted when a joke about a little girl's escaped rabbit [[ChekhovsGun turns out]] out to be part of the A-plot. "People say there's no such thing as coincidence. What dull lives they must lead."


* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Sherlock knows that Lestrade just returned from holiday because of his tan. In real life, Rupert Graves was tan because he had just returned from Guadeloupe while filming ''Series/DeathInParadise''. His tan was written into the script.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Sherlock knows that Lestrade just returned from holiday because of his tan. In real life, Rupert Graves Creator/RupertGraves was tan because he had just returned from Guadeloupe while filming ''Series/DeathInParadise''. His tan was written into the script.


* ConspicuousCGI: The titular Hound.


* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: It's a huge deal to see Sherlock and, to a slightly lesser extent, John, experiencing and expressing devastating levels of fear:


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** It's a huge deal to see Sherlock and, to a slightly lesser extent, John, experiencing and expressing devastating levels of fear:
-->'''Sherlock:''' ''[clutching a glass of whiskey and shaking badly]'' Look at me, John. I'm afraid.


* ComplexityAddiction: It turns out Sherlock lost a game of Cluendo because he simply refused to accept the idea Mr. Black was murdered and ''insists'' it had to be suicide as "the only logical explanation" ignoring that his being murdered ''is the entire point of the game.''

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* ComplexityAddiction: It turns out Sherlock lost a game of Cluendo Cluedo because he simply refused to accept the idea Mr. Black was murdered and ''insists'' it had to be suicide as "the only logical explanation" ignoring that his being murdered ''is the entire point of the game.''


* WhiteBunny: Justified: The rabbits Dr Stapleton are working on are pure white: genetically engineered lab animals are usually white, because it's easier to see bioluminescence in a light-coloured specimen than in a darker one.

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* WhiteBunny: Justified: The rabbits Dr Stapleton are is working on are pure white: genetically engineered lab animals are usually white, because it's easier to see bioluminescence in a light-coloured specimen than in a darker one.


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* ComplexityAddiction: It turns out Sherlock lost a game of Cluendo because he simply refused to accept the idea Mr. Black was murdered and ''insists'' it had to be suicide as "the only logical explanation" ignoring that his being murdered ''is the entire point of the game.''



* {{Foreshadowing}}: John tells Sherlock that it's not possibly for the victim to have committed the murder in Cluedo. This is more-or-less what happens in [[Recap/SherlockS02E03TheReichenbachFall the next episode]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: John tells Sherlock that it's not possibly possible for the victim to have committed the murder in Cluedo. This is more-or-less what happens in [[Recap/SherlockS02E03TheReichenbachFall the next episode]].episode]].
** Also, Sherlock's ComplexityAddiction that a straightforward murder in a board game ''must'' be something more elaborate shows how he easily fell for Moriarty's fake "super hacking bug" in the next episode.


-->'''Sherlock:''' It's all right. It's OK now.
'''John:''' NO, IT'S NOT! IT'S NOT OK! I saw it, I was wrong!
'''Sherlock:''' Well, let's not jump to conclusions.

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* OhCrap:
** John has a pretty big one when he's trapped in the Baskerville lab in the dark and, as he tries and fails to get out, he hears the hound growling, evidently thinking the hound is trapped in there with him. When Sherlock finds him and gets him out, he's quite hysterical.
-->'''Sherlock:''' It's all right. It's OK now.
'''John:''' NO, IT'S NOT! IT'S NOT OK! I saw it, I was wrong!
'''Sherlock:''' Well, let's not jump to conclusions.
** At the end, Sherlock is trying hard to tell the hysterical and suicidal Henry Knight that the hound is actually a figment of their imagination brought on by hallucinogens, so none of it is real. Except a howl is suddenly heard again and a dark shape is moving along a ridge...
** Frankland has one when he realises [[LandMineGoesClick he's stepped on a mine while trying to escape]].

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** Dr. Frankland [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage says "cell phone" instead of "mobile"]] when he gives his number to Sherlock and John. Both this and the number itself (though we don't find out the number) become important towards the end.

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