“Not Dead.”

After two years of waiting and speculation, BBC’s Sherlock has returned.

The third season premier teased fans by having Sherlock show up in a costume to surprise John, simply saying “Not Dead” (one of the scenarios dreamed up by fans during the lengthy wait). After a season three announcement that took the form of a hearse with a floral display reading “Sherlock 01 01 14.”

A very subtle announcement ignited the online fandom.
A very subtle announcement ignited the online fandom.

The premier gave several scenarios positing how Sherlock faked his death.  However, none were confirmed. Each was played off as a Sherlock groupie theory, or a story of questionable veracity  that Sherlock was telling. This only gave one plausible reason as to why he faked his death, which could also be untrue.

The episode also gave several nods to the fandom, with a fan club meeting to discuss the aforementioned theories–including “ships”–and twitter hashtags such as #SherlockLives and #NotDead.

The next episode is set to air this Sunday, Jan. 5.

The premier gave several scenarios positing how Sherlock faked his death.  However, none were confirmed. Each was played off as a Sherlock groupie theory, or a story of questionable veracity  that Sherlock was telling.

The Original Sherlock Holmes and his Baker Street Irregulars

About Korbl Klimecki

Korbl is a journalism and culinary student at ARC. His earlier geek memory is boffer fights and renn faires with his dad when he was barely bigger than the boffers. To him, being a geek means an unapologetic love of fiction and intellectual pursuits.

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