For those not lucky enough to be living in the UK, the first episode of Sherlock season 3 (The Empty Hearse) airs today on PBS, at exactly 9:58 PM. It’s a strange time to start an episode (why not wait two minutes?) but I don’t mind.
The rules for this post is: NO SPOILERS! And when I say no spoilers, I mean you’re not allowed to confirm my predictions until the end of the season. If you do, you will unleash a fury that not even the devil himself could contain.
Also, I’m assuming that anyone reading this has already seen the first two seasons (series?), so if you haven’t, and plan to watch it some time soon, then get away from this post as soon as possible. If you’re in the mood for some high-brow literature, maybe you could click here and read the interactive story I’m working on,
Anyway, here they are:
- John is understandably upset about Sherlock faking his death. I can imagine how the scene would go: first John is shocked, then he’s happy(?), then furious, and finally he accepts the whole thing and everything goes back to normal. Hopefully.
Oh, and by the way, there better be a good reason for Sherlock waiting TWO FULL YEARS to finally tell John he’s still alive. Seriously Sherlock? At least send a post card or something.
- While I can’t say I blame Sally Donovan for suspecting Sherlock (I probably would too, if put in the same situation), she’s probably going to feel horrible about contributing to his suicide. And I bet the journalist girl is going to be a little bit upset as well. Maybe they’ll all share a group hug and everything will be forgiven.
- My earlier prediction about Sherlock being in a tesselecta suit during The Reichenbach Fall will be disproven.
- Sherlock was one step ahead of Moriarty the whole time. And he escaped with the help of both Mycroft and Molly, and whoever that biker guy was.
- The biker guy somehow sprayed the fear gas from The Hounds of Baskerville onto John when he bumped into him, so when John saw Sherlock he only saw what he was afraid to see, which was Sherlock dead. The body was actually a similar looking one with fake blood on it/him.
- John will have grown a mustache out of mourning, and will finally shave after Sherlock makes fun of him for the hundredth time.
- Mary will die, either in this season or the next. I’m saying this because if I’m not mistaken, John’s wife in the original stories ended up dying somehow. (I admit, I’ve only read A Study in Scarlet. I’ll get around to the other books sooner or later.)
- John confesses that he is in love with Sherlock. Mary is oddly okay with this.
- The first and last episodes will be amazing, while the middle episode will be somewhat forgettable. Then again, The Sign of Three is written by Stephen Moffat, who is many things, but not forgettable, so hopefully I’m wrong here. (Edit: as it turns out, The Sign of Three is actually written by Steve Thompson,)
- A lot of the first episode is spent getting everything back to the way it originally was. Hopefully, John will return to 221B Baker Street with Mrs. Hudson, Sherlock will go back to solving crimes, and Moriarty isn’t really dead.
I seriously hope Moriarty stays dead though, because 1) There’s no way (that isn’t contrived) he could have survived that gun shot, and 2) It would just make the ending to The Reichenbach Fall seem pointless.
Well, those are all my predictions. For those who’ve seen it already, feel free to laugh at how wrong they are.