When we got home from The Hobbit 2: The Smaugening, my friend and I popped on the first episode of Sherlock. Apparently an hour or so of the CGI Cumberbatch ear bath wasn’t enough, we needed more. I’ve been on a bit of Sherlock bender ever since, so I was absolutely primed for this 7 minute Christmas mini-sode the BBC released in advance of the Series 3 premiere. Is 7 minutes enough? No, surely not, but we’ll take it. The plot involved a whole lot of Anderson, his ginger beard and his crackpot “Elvis is alive” theories about Sherlock. As a result we get LOADS of teasing Cumberbatch glimpses but only a little full-blown Batching. But enjoy the slim fingers, elegant wrists, curly-haired outline and popped collar of your favorite uncouth sleuth.
Three cheers for Martin Freeman and LeStrade’s sexy depression scruff as well. Merry Cumberbatchmas, one and all. Sherlock series 3 begins in the U.S. on January 19th, 2014. Consider this three or so patches to tide you over until then.