Mini-Episode Sneak Peek: Sherlock's Alive! (Or So Someone Would Have Us Believe....)

Could Sherlock‘s titular hero (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) have possibly survived his “suicidal” leap from the hospital rooftop in the Season 2 finale? In this seven-minute “mini-episode” setting up the new season, at least one person certainly thinks so.

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In “Many Happy Returns,” Anderson (Jonathan Aris) busts out all kinds of evidence and “sightings” to convince DI Lestrade (Rupert Graves) that the legendary crimesolver is not only alive, but keeping busy doing what he does best, all about the globe.

Will Lestrade buy what Anderson’s selling? And how might a DVD the DI delivers to Watson (Martin Freeman) figure into solving this “mystery”?

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Sherlock Season 3 premieres Stateside on PBS Masterpiece Sunday, Jan. 19.