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Sherlock Season 3 Hints — Spoilers, Sweetie

Well, the Baker Street Babes, among others, have posted the hint that Mark Gatiss and company gave about Season 3 Sherlock. I’m not certain it actually helps reduce the pain (especially since there are awful rumours that the first episode won’t air until FALL 2013).

Follow the link to the Baker Street Babes Tumblr post. Or this one to their true home on Blogger.

There’s also a nice piece on the hints at Radio Times.

The 3 Key Words Given were:


There are a number of possible stories that could apply. We know that The Empty House has to be a part of the first episode and Moran was certainly a rat, however, there is always the untold case of the Giant Rat of Sumatra and, of course, the reference in The Boscombe Valley Mystery. Chances are good that we’ll get a first episode that makes reference to more than one Holmes story.


Alright, alright. Calm down. I’ve already discussed John Wedding scenario possibilities here. And let’s be honest we’d all LOVE to see Sherlock and Mycroft at a Bachelor Party! But there are a a LOT of weddings in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Canon including:

  • The Sign of the Four with Mary Morstan (whom even Sherlock finds “charming”)
  • Charles Augustus Milverton (who is certainly another “rat”)
  • The Illustrious Client (although we’ve already used that one once in Scandal, but they didn’t use the bit where Sherlock gets engaged — and then jilts the bride)
  • The Noble Bachelor (which coudl be turned into John and make the fans happy with a runaway bride)
  • The Solitary Cyclist which has lots of heroic action and a plucky, but poor heroine and is bit Victorian for my taste but I know many Sherlockians love it.

And, of course, it could always be a switch-aroo with Mofftiss and Molly could be the one with wedding…
and she asks Sherlock to walk her down the aisle since her dad is dead…hmmm?



(To quote Dumbledore)

Now calm down everyone. We’ll proceed in a calm and orderly fashion. Remember, Keep Calm and Believe in Sherlock Holmes.

Yes, yes, the first thought is His Last Bow where Sherlock retires, but keep in mind a) that there were stories written and published afterwards that took place before Last Bow and b) the word has many meanings in English. It also has multiple pronunciations, although the report is that it was said like the bow of a ship or the bow after a performance. And yes, it’s true, that while Cumberbatch and the rest have said they would love to keep doing Sherlock they are all very hot commodities right now with very lucrative and creatively satisfying offers.

Well, I’m off to do more research in the Canon (and drink some camomile tea to calm down). You do realize that Mofftiss did this to torture us because they are such awful sadists, don’t you?


Sorry You Missed the Bachelor Party, Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch as BBC Sherlock looking decidedly upset with John Watson off camera

What do you mean you got married?

Let’s face it, Sherlock, you’d make a terrible best man. So John would have to ask Lestrade and then you’d get all pissy and ruin the reception if not the wedding (although it would certainly be fun for all if you were drugged and joined in on Thriller…).

Okay, so I was recently in a brief discussion with someone who was worrying about the fact that Mary Morteson should be turning up soon in the series and that would end up with John Watson getting married and moving out of 221B and I was agreeing it was inevitable when someone else pointed out that *John marries BEFORE The Final Problem* in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Canon *and she dies BEFORE The Empty House.*

I went back and re-re-read the stories and sure enough, John has a very fast courtship and a rather brief marriage and, like a good Victorian wife in so many stories, she dies as soon as she becomes inconvenient. So either Mofftiss and company are dropping Mary entirely from their series or she might be making her entire appearance off-camera in the intervening period before Sherlock returns. Personally, I’d love to see Sherlock’s reaction to John explaining that he’d gotten married.

Of course, the fanfic writers have been having Sherlock hook up with Irene Adler in the intervening period and producing a little Hamish in tow,  so I suppose it’s only fair for John to get some downtime action — and at least he knows to use protection… The really scary fanfic have Moriarty reproducing (usually with Adler).