Straight ahead or two steps forward, two steps back?

Linear and non-linear narrative in BBC’s Sherlock


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The size of the jumps do not match time passed in the show’s universe.
The jumps are placed roughly at the point in time in the episode where they take place. Since legibility takes precedence, complex episodes do not align well.

Jumps forwards in time are only ­noted when they are very large and obvious in the storytelling (weeks or months) or when they are part of a non-­linear narrative.