Steven Moffat: Sherlock fans 'missed a clue'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 January 2012
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch

'Sherlock' writer Steven Moffat has teased fans searching for a clue about how the character faked his own suicide, saying they have "missed something"

'Sherlock' writer Steven Moffat has teased fans searching for a clue about how the character cheated death.

The co-creator taunted viewers of the BBC One detective drama by saying something they have missed out when considering how the private detective - who is played by Benedict Cumberbatch - could have faked his own suicide on Sunday night's (15.01.12) final episode. He told Radio Times magazine: "I've been online and looked at all the theories and there's one clue everyone has missed. It's something Sherlock did that was out of character but which nobody has picked up on."

A number of theories about how the crime-solving genius could have survived have emerged on the internet, including one possibility that he threw a dummy off a roof, or even that there are secretly two Sherlocks.

Some fans of the programme even think that the Victorian sleuth's nemesis Moriarty - who is played by Andrew Scott - could still be alive or that the titular character's sidekick Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) took a fatal Baskerville drug.

But viewers should be able to find out what happened to Sherlock when the show returns for a third series, which Steven and co-creator Mark Gatiss recently took to twitter to confirm.

Steven - who has also written a number of 'Doctor Who' episodes - wrote: "sherlock Yes of course there's going to be a third series - it was commissioned at the same time as the second. Gotcha! (sic)"

And Mark added: "Gotcha! And of course there'll be a third series! It was commissioned at the same time as series two!! (sic)"


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