“Many Happy Returns” for Sherlock Fans

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“He’s getting closer…almost like he’s coming back”

That is the sound of thousands of Sherlockians celebrating the fact that their show is almost back. After waiting almost two years, the return of everyone’s favorite detective is so close, they can taste it.

Thanks to co-writers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss a seven-minute mini-sode has been released to tide over those poor unfortunate souls until the show is officially released. It had been previously reported that the mini-sode would be released soon, and it looks like the BBC has taken pity on fans’ souls and gave it to them as an early (or not early) Christmas gift.

The episode titled, “Many Happy Returns” find Inspector Lestrade talking to a man who claims that there have been sightings of the detective since his demise two years previous. Lestrade, knowing full well that Sherlock is dead keeps waving off these claims. He goes to see a friend, a still very sad Watson, and gives him an uncut version of the birthday DVD that Sherlock had given him for his birthday.

Check out the full episode below and get excited for the season three premier which happens on January 1 in the U.K. and January 19 on PBS Masterpiece in the United States.