'Sherlock' Mini Episode 'Many Happy Returns' Sets the Stage for Series 3

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Sherlock is back! Well, almost. (Photo: (Photo: Courtesy of (C)Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for MASTERPIECE)
The BBC has released an absolutely amazing seven minute mini-episode prequel clip for Sherlock Series 3 that’s basically better than anything you’re going to get from Santa this year.

No kidding. 

No, seriously. Admittedly, some of us (cough yours truly cough) may have not have expected much from this particular prequel clip, given Steven Moffat’s track record with enjoyable-but-not-quite-vital similar clips for Doctor Who.

However, yours truly is quite happy to be wrong in this particular instance, because Many Happy Returns is fantastic. Featuring appearances from a huge chunk of the major cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Rupert Graves, as well as a surprising emotional punch, it’s well worth a chunk of your morning to watch.

So, stop whatever you’re doing and check out the full clip below. 

Sherlock Mini-Episode: Many Happy Returns - Sherlock Series 3 Prequel - BBC One

SERIOUSLY. I may have made noises out loud. John Watson is everything.

Thoughts on the mini-episode? How excited are you for The Empty Hearse now? Come flail with me in the comments.