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BBC hints at Sherlock Episode 3 title – How to Un-lock?

There’s a definite trend going on with TV executives having fun with the fans! Now the BBC is at it too with there cryptic clue this morning on twitter on how to unlock the third title of Sherlock Series 3.


Like many Sherlock fans, we first thought they meant an anagram of all series 2 titles:

  • A Scandal in Belgravia
  • The Hounds of Baskerville
  • The Reichenbach Fall

But A Scandal Fall in Baskerville doesn’t make much sense…

Thankfully RadioTimes provided extra help: One word of the episode name is hidden in each of the 90-minute installments showing over the next three weeks.

So you’ll have to watch all 3 repeat episodes to unlock the entire title. That said Steven Moffatt did give us one clue about episode 3 already , the word ‘bow’.

Which leads to a collection of stories ‘His Last Bow‘  a.k.a ‘The Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes’. It’s also the title of one of its installments which is the last story chronologically. But as everyone would like to see Sherlock Series 4, it would be a bit mean to end Series 3 with the very last story.

Fingers crossed it will be about one of the others!

  • The Singular Experience of Mr. John Scott Eccles
  • The Tiger of San Pedro
  • The adventure of the Cardboard Box
  • The adventure of the Red Circle
  • The adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
  • The adventure of the Dying Detective
  • The disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
  • The adventure of the Devil’s Foot
  • His Last Bow

After watching Scandal in Belgravia, concentrated on the ‘titles’ of Watson’s Blog: Life Goes On  & The Geek Interpreter. On other hand you also have the ‘titles’ of the newspaper articles: Sherlock Net ‘Tec and Sherlock Holmes : net phenomenon.

Possible words:

  • Net
  • Geek
  • Life
  • Phenomenon

Just some ideas! Looking forward to watch The Hounds of Baskerville next week.

UPDATE: after all that it was in fact much more simpler, the clue was in the SUB-titles. Apparently the word ‘His’ could be formed with letters appearing here and there during some scenes. (thanks to @RachelKJ) It’s a bit of a letdown, thought it’d be more fun with the other forms of titles but there you have it. HIS it is, which could still mean ‘His Last Bow’.

If you’d like to play Sherlock yourself don’t forget to tune in  at 8.30 pm on BBC One

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