“Watson Will Be Furious With Sherlock..” Says Mark Gatiss

Martin Freeman’s Dr Watson seems to spend most of his time either exasperated, infuriated or annoyed by his mercurial counterpart Sherlock Holmes in Steven Moffat’s hit BBC drama and apparently that won’t change when Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular character reveals that he is very much alive.

Sherlock appeared to fall to his death at the end of the last series, only to appear in the final scene, and show co-writer Mark Gatiss has explained that Watson will be very angry when he discovers the truth, in the first episode of the new series, ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’.

“There’s certain things about The Adventure of the Empty House which feel set in stone because that’s how Sherlock comes back, but at the same time we feel free to invent and to introduce new stuff to it,â€? said Gatiss.

“I always found it a little unlikely that Dr Watson’s only reaction was to faint, for instance – as opposed to possibly a stream of terrible swear words,” he told the Press Association.

He also explained that his colleague Steven Moffat uses the ‘magpie’ approach to choosing what Conan Doyle material to work with.

“Everybody has their favourites, Steven and I have our all-time favourites, but it’s really a question of what will fit into the structure. We’re sort of guided by our idea for the overall feel of the next three stories,” he explained.

Filming for series three, which will comprise three episodes, will begin later this year and we can expect Sherlock to return to our screens in 2013.