Steven Moffat is dropping hints again. Like last season when he hinted “Adler. Hound. Reichenbach.” to announce that the episodes would be based on “A Scandal in Bohemia”, the novel-length The Hound of the Baskervilles, and “The Final Problem”, he has given fans three words. And those words are:
“Rat. Wedding. Bow.”
My predictions for the episodes of season 3 are as follows:
Rat = “The Rat of Sumatra”, a case mentioned in the original Sherlock Holmes stories but which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never imparted to us.
Wedding = The Sign of Four, the second Sherlock Holmes novel where Dr. Watson meets his wife, Mary. I’m especially excited for this one because I was always interested to see how it would be adapted to the 21st century.
Bow = “His Last Bow”, a story that outlines how Holmes came out of retirement to thwart Nazi plans in World War II. I’m really hoping this isn’t a sign that season 3 is the last season.
The BBC America blog has a blurb on it, too: http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2012/08/steven-moffat-teases-sherlock-season-three-with-three-words/