First official image from Sherlock series 3

News Louisa Mellor 5 Nov 2013 - 07:15

Watson is deep in thought and Holmes looks in from the cold in this first official image from Sherlock's third series...

Sherlock's creators know that, thanks to their talented actors, the relationship between Watson and Holmes has become integral to the success of the series, and it's just that relationship that's being teased in this first official picture from the third run. 

As a moustache-less Watson nurses a coffee, alone, Sherlock looks in from the cold. Is he really there, or a figment of John's imagination? No matter how deep a grief-fug one was in, it'd be hard to miss six feet of elegantly-coat-wrapped cheekboned genius looming in at you. We know John's not the detective, but give him credit...

 Here's what Steven Moffat had to say about the forthcoming new series, still expected (but not confirmed) to start on January the 1st in the UK: “It’s been a long time since Sherlock Holmes jumped off that roof – it’s time to reveal the truth about what happened between him and the pavement.”

Mark Gatiss adds, "Sherlock and John Watson are back at last! And they’re just where we want them – on the streets of London having mad, thrilling adventures."

Here's the official bumpf from the BBC: "The question on everyone’s lips will finally be answered when Sherlock returns with three brand-new action-packed adventures. How did he do it? And how will John take the news that his best friend faked his own death? What will Sherlock think when he finds out John has fallen in love with Mary Morstan? She’s sensible, quick-witted and not at all taken in by Sherlock’s posturing. Once again, the game is on for Sherlock and John in the first episode of the new series, The Empty Hearse written by Mark Gatiss."

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How did he do it? HOW DID HE DO IT?!

John's upset cos Sherlock's not wearing his scarf.
Twas a lovely scarf.

Mycroft is the real Moriarty

Well when he jumped of the building he didn't actually die because of the genetic engineering he had ages ago; later on in life he cuts his hair and calls himself Kahn.

I like that the first episode is written by Mark Gatiss. If it will be the episode introducing Mary Morstan, I want her written by Gatiss, he's my favourite writing women in that show. And my favourite in general, too, Baskerville is my favourite episode. I love his humour.

If you ask me, Moffat can only write men convincingly. Every woman he writes is a caricature. So, yes, I agree, thank god this one's down to Gatiss!

Ohhh Gatiss is writing the first episode rather than the second this time round? At least now I know that the first ep will be my least favourite rather than my favourite, as it has been for the last two years...

Actually, Gatiss wrote episode 3 in season 1. Which i thought was great. I think they flip the writing order around every season and whoever writes episode 2 just rides on the hype of episode one and lets episode 3 redeem it.

Everyone says Adler was a caricature. I don't agree but i understand the argument to an extent. But your post suggests that even Molly and Mrs Hudson are? Which I don't think is even close to accurate in any way.

Okay...remember when Sherlock told Watson to "Keep your eyes on me" when he was on the roof? Well that was so that people below could place a air mattress that stunt people use (and, at some point before Watson is looking at him, Holmes has a slowing line attached somehow) below where Holmes was going to jump. Holmes jumps. Lands on the rapid deflating mattress. The viewer only sees the top of the back of Holmes' coat when he lands. When Watson is running over to where Holmes has landed, he is conveniently hit by a cyclist and is stunned as he gets up from the ground. Watson groggily comes around the corner to see a body on the ground behind a truck parked, again, rather conveniently. A crowd gathers around Holmes' body to allow time to apply blood and guts make-up, or even to replace the body completely....maybe with some Help from Molly to get a cadaver that looks like Holmes, but with the face partially smashed (and Watson being groggy from the bike hit) in so a look-a-like would do fine. Holmes himself blends into the gathered crowd and slips away unnoticed. Ta-da!

Ha Ha. Love it. Watson raises his head as he looks at Holmes' body and shouts "How KAHN you do this to me!"

No, Molly is. Molly Arty is her name. The Cabbie shouted it wrong because he was in pain. :):) Seriously though, do you remember how the cabbie said Holmes' was "just a man" but his "fan" was "so much more"? Also Holmes has a habit of not guessing women as the subject. Remember the phone thing and "Harry is short for Harriet"? Also, why would Moriarty want Holmes dead? She loves him (Molly's unrequited love shown in the first episode) and would only want to have him get sick so she could look after him. That is why you will notice there is only one pill in the bottle that Holmes is offered rather than the three pills seen in the bottle for the other victims. Maybe Molly's secret was found out by the mortuary worker whose body is on the slab the first time we see Holmes. That's why the worker is now dead. (Or she tried out the poison on him. Things to ponder.

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