Does anyone know what year the events of HLV took place in? 2013 or 2014, or something else?
The consensus seems to be 2014. Thanks, everyone!
The date on the wedding invitation is Saturday, May 18th (no year given) which would mean 2013 in real life. That would put the November 5th return from the dead in 2012. HOWEVER, Magnussen’s “file” on Sherlock says he was “dead 2011-2013”. [ETA] Also, Moran’s code for the bomb was 051113 which would be November 5, 2013.
So either the show runners are purposefully messing up the dates, or the invite was wrong and they meant Saturday the 19th so it would be for 2014.