Series Three of Sherlock premieres Sunday at 10 PM Eastern time. So it’s going to be pretty much all Holmes and Watson all the time around here until then, starting with this.
I’d been beating my head in trying to figure out who’s the guy with the beard and the hangdog look Lestrade meets in the pub. He appears in one of the previews, briefly glimpsed among characters Sherlock is said to care about and worry about Moriarty’s taking his revenge on them, Watson, Mrs Hudson, Mycroft, Molly, Lestrade. Is he a new character or someone from the Conan Doyle stories? Maybe he’s Holmes’ old friend from university, Reginald Musgrave? How about Sigerson? He’s someone who’s lost his job thanks to an obsession with proving Sherlock Holmes is still alive and Lestrade thinks his putting a word in might help him get that job back. So would that make him one of the other Scotland Yard detectives Holmes has worked with? Is he Moffat and Gatiss’ version of Gregson?
Actually, I found out accidentally who he is and it’s perfect! Can you guess?
(Note: for a long time the character wasn’t listed on imdb. Now he is. Don’t cheat.)