Sherlock Special: 10 Major Things We Learnt From The New Trailer
10. Sherlock's Broken Promise
One of the first things the trailer shows us - after a great opening line from Sherlock ("The curtain rises. We are ready to begin.") - is a distraught woman berating Holmes. Apparently, he promised to keep someone, presumably the woman's loved one, safe. And going by her tears, we are guessing Sherlock did a bad job of it.
This is intriguing on two fronts. A, that the great detective has made a mistake (something that's not too common) and B, that Sherlock would make such a promise in the first place. Making promises about someone's safety sounds like a heroic thing to do for Cumberbatch's usually sociopathic Holmes. Maybe his Victorian version will be a more polite, outwardly caring person? Well, it could happen!