(Those who observe, rather than see, have deduced that this article may contain spoilers. If you want to keep Sherlock under lock and key until Wednesday, please don’t read on.)
In roughly five days, three hours, and thirty minutes, we will all be revelling in a brand new Sherlock Episode. We have waited so long to find out exactly how he survived falling off the hospital roof, how Watson will react to knowing his best friend deceived them and Sherlock getting used to a London that has spent two years moving on from him.
With so many answers left dangling in the air and so much excitement and anticipation, coursing through our veins, it is safe to say that the next five days are going to be wrought and joyful. But luckily, while we wait, we have seven minutes of Sherlock goodness to paw over as the BBC released a mini-episode on Christmas Eve.
Well, of course he is. And in the most theatrical and stellar way he knows how. Giving us just a taste of what to come is enough to keep us salivating. After all, when BBC released Night of the Doctor, we were flailing with the feels. This is no different and the reaction to the mini episodes has caused the entire fandom to fling on their deerstalkers and deduce many things from the little serial. And there is a lot to feast upon. The fact that a man who openly loathed Sherlock has now become the one person who thinks he is alive, Anderson has quickly gone from most hated to adorable in seven minutes. Who knows? Perhaps he truly admired Holmes all this time but Sherlock came bounding in, showing off and taking credit. And maybe he felt it was him who, with Sally and the fake lie, set the downfall of Sherlock. With the guilt driving him mad, he has to cling on to hope that the genius is really alive.
It’s all teaming with tense emotions. While we mirror the emotions of Anderson and John, one thing is clear; Sherlock is coming home.
And the great BBC and creators of the show are spoiling us every day. If you missed the mini episode, you can see it on the BBC Iplayer. And while we are here, have a gander at these promotional pictures that have come out of the woodwork today. Have a look at the glorious Amanda Abbington as she takes the role of Mary Morstan (the lovely lady Watson marries and brings something terribly good ,) revel in the new villain, Charles Augustus Magnusson played by Lars Mikkelsen and yes, that looks like the brilliant Alice Lowe is going to appear. Check out the gallery below!
Let’s hope these next five days go quickly as possible. Sherlock scarfs at the ready, the game is back on!