The latest clue, however, must surely take the biscuit. Tucked away in the pages of today’s (December 12) edition of The Daily Telegraph, was an announcement about the birth of John and Mary Watson’s baby, revealing the baby’s name and a bit more besides.
The message reads: “Congratulations!. — To John and Mary Watson on the birth of their beautiful baby daughter, Rosamund Mary Watson.
“From your friends, Mrs Hudson, Molly and Sherlock, although he hasn’t helped us with this at all as he’s always on the phone.”
— Sherlockology (@Sherlockology) December 12, 2016
Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch might recognize the tradition, as he did something similar when his engagement to Sophie Hunter was announced two years ago in The Times.
His was, well, real, however. John and Mary Watson, on the other hand, are fictional characters played by real-life married couple Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington.
What could it all mean? Needless to say, fans are already on the case on social media:
rosamund watson has the same initials as rachel wilson who was the stillborn girl in a study in pink
— Clarisse (@Phinmeister) December 12, 2016
I'm doing research on the name and I have discovered there was a victorian poet named Rosamund Marriot Watson. Might be interesting.
— ❄️Cayla Claus❄️ (@caycharming) December 12, 2016
And then there’s that other bit of information the announcement reveals:
i love how the birth announcement is actually about sherlock always being on his phone and being a bigger baby than the actual baby
— vi!20! (@vaticanccameos) December 12, 2016
To be fair, Sherlock always being on his phone is probably case related.
— Vanessa aka Moriarty (@HysteriaUno) December 12, 2016
Meanwhile, a new trailer aired over the weekend that might some way explain why Sherlock’s always on the phone. In it we get our first proper glimpse at Toby Jones as the season’s villain Culverton Smith, not to mention a very surprising admission indeed from Sherlock:
Of all the theories we’ve read, the idea that romance may be on the cards for our favorite solitary sleuth is surely the most far-fetched. Or is it? Just who is he admitting he loves here?
Sherlock season four airs in the U.S. on PBS Masterpiece on January 1, 2017.
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