WATCH: ‘Sherlock’ Mini-Episode ‘Many Happy Returns’

"He's getting closer... It's like he's coming back." (Photo via YouTube)

“He’s getting closer… It’s like he’s coming back.” (Photo via YouTube)

Steven Moffat has had such a jolly good time with his prequels for Doctor Who that he’s gone and done one for Sherlock. As previously announced, the mini-episode “Many Happy Returns” (co-written by Mark Gatiss) has been released today (Christmas Eve). It finds Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves) two years after Sherlock’s “demise” as he waves off various “sightings” of the detective from around the globe. And there’s a sad bit with Watson (Martin Freeman) as he watches a video of Sherlock. But it’s all handled with Moffat and Gatiss’ trademark clever touch – watch:

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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