On January 20, 2014, the first episode of Sherlock: Season 3 aired on PBS - The Empty Hearse. Anyone who knows anything about the absolutely brilliant BBC show Sherlock will understand what a big deal this is. Fans have had to wait 2 years (2 years and 19 days for the Americans) for Season 3, and we only get 3 episodes (not that I'm exactly complaining. I mean, I do prefer quality over quantity, and they are 90 minutes each).
|Sherlock cake; design found on Pinterest. You can't see it, but there's a little yellow smiley face on the side.|
To celebrate Season 3 finally airing, I threw a Sherlock party! There were yellow and white streamers, yellow balloons with smiley faces, traditional British fish 'n' chips, and . . . . cake! Custom made by Cupcake Rhapsody, this four-layer devil's chocolate (with caramel mousse filling) was to die for. I can't even begin to describe how awesome this cake was - or the fish 'n' chips (but especially the cake).
|The Sherlockians (and Bilbo, the Reading Hedgehog!)|
While munching fish 'n' chips, we watched The Empty Hearse (and the 7-minute mini episode, Many Happy Returns). And because I'm brilliant and have my sources, we actually ended up watching all three episodes on the Internet. After the general uproar over The Empty Hearse, we broke for cake and started The Sign of Three. And then delved into His Last Vow. As party favors, I had T-shirts made up with Sherlock's silhouette, the words "KEEP CALM SHERLOCK LIVES," and the number of days we had to wait for Season 3 (749 days). It was a blast.
Hope all of the rest of the Sherlockians enjoyed (and are enjoying) Season 3! And cross your fingers that the rumors of a possible 2014 Christmas airing is true for Season 4!