It’s merely 8 days from premiering in the U.K. (8 + 18 here in the US) and now we have a Sherlock mini-sode to tide us over.
I like this whole seven-minutes-of-show-before-the-show that Executive Producer Steven Moffat seems to enjoy for both of his series. Anyway, the title of this mini-sode is “Many Happy Returns.” It begins with Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves) meeting with a man in a pub who is convinced that Sherlock Holmes isn’t dead, based on all of these “miraculous” solved crimes throughout the world. Lestrade then takes a box of Sherlock’s belongings to John Watson (Martin Freeman), who is still very much grieving over the loss of his friend. One such item is an uncut video Sherlock made because he’d be missing John’s birthday. It’s quite a thing.