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20 Sherlock Series 3 Secrets From Mark Gatiss And Steven Moffat
As heard on Empire’s special spoiler podcast interview…

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We’re only two weeks into 2014, but it’s a safe bet Sherlock will remain one of the most talked-about TV shows of the year. In the run-up to its return, we spoke to showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss on the set of 221B Baker Street (as seen in Issue 295), also taking the time to talk to production designer Arwel Wyn Jones about the famous sitting room. Now that all three episodes have been aired, we spoke to Gatiss and Moffat once more about the public reaction to the new series, which bits were hardest to write, and the reappearance of You Know Who for a special spoiler podcast you can listen to in full whenever you like. Here, for the aurally-adverse, are 20 particularly intriguing moments. And, as you may have guessed, here be spoilers.

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SHERLOCK'S FALL

Sherlock Reichenbach Fall

Gatiss: The most amazing thing is that reasonable-sounding people have asked, ‘Which of the three theories was the truth?’

Moffat: To which I always reply, ‘The middle one.’ It was an unconvincing dummy with a photograph of Sherlock on the front, and Moriarty and Sherlock eloped. That’s exactly what happened.

Gatiss: I won’t name names, but one of the most extraordinary reviews said that we’d clearly been harvesting theories from online, which we genuinely have not. Obviously you’re aware of them. And part of the reasoning behind making the fake explanation at the beginning as outrageous as possible was precisely that: what could be the most ridiculous explanation? But one very respected reviewer actually said, ‘They’ve even put in the popular online theory about the squash ball.’ It’s like, ‘No, that’s how he did it!’ I was gobsmacked by that.

Moffat: There’s only one way not to die, and that’s to hit something before he hits the pavement. That’s it. There isn’t anything else. He’s got to land, essentially, on a big cushion.
 

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1 RE: I guessed it
And yet she's neither - go figure More

Posted by elab49 on Friday January 17, 2014, 11:06

2 I guessed it
the Mary thing. It's all over my Twitter from episode one. It was a neat twist, but I knew she'd either die or be a baddie More

Posted by tommyinglis on Thursday January 16, 2014, 19:33

3 Mind Palace
I remember Stephen King's "Dreamcatcher" had a similar idea as well. It was one of the few good scenes in that movie actually. More

Posted by bradcam72 on Thursday January 16, 2014, 12:42


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