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Did you catch the Moriarty clues in the new Sherlock trailer?

Emmy Griffiths

The new Sherlock trailer has had fans in a frenzy. It ominously shows our heroes Sherlock and John Watson sat in their living room, which happens to be filled with blood and viewers of the teaser have been quick to analyse what the strange clip could symbolise – but did you catch all of the clues hinting at the return of the show most unhinged villain, Moriarty?

The short trailer shows the famous pair sat on their chairs seemingly unaware that blood has filled their apartment as a tagline reads "It's not a game anymore" across the screen. Fans were quick to spot several notable throwbacks in the trailer, several of which seem to relate to Sherlock's arch nemesis Moriarty, who seemingly came from the dead in the season three finale. The first clue is a piece of Sherlock's violin sheet music floating in the blood; on closer look the title of the piece is "Miss me?", referencing Moriarty's infamous words after he resurfaces. 

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Sherlock and John are sat surrounded by clues

Located nearby is a tea cup, hinting at Sherlock's face-to-face meeting with the villain in their apartment where they sit down for tea before Moriarty tells the detective he "owes" the detective a fall, suggesting we certainly haven't seen the last of him yet. Other items in the pool of blood include an embroidered slipper, Sherlock's famous violin and a book, which on closer inspection is a copy of Shakespeare's Henry V, all of which are perhaps clues as to the upcoming episodes.

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Sherlock will return on New Years Day

Fans have been quick to discuss the eerie BBC trailer, with one joking: "Why are they flooded with our tears?" while another added: "I just adore the Sherlock fandom. Every tiny detail of that 15 second trailer has been analysed already. I'm loving everyone's theories!" Some people lucky enough to have previewed the first episode have sent fans into a frenzy but discussing it on Twitter, including Amanda Abbington, who plays Mary on the show. She tweeted: "Just seen ep1. Oh dear god... #Sherlock," while another added: "Best Sherlock episode ever. Happy New Year, folks."

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