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They say patience is a virtue, but why wait until January for more Sherlock when you can watch a mini-episode right now?

In a seven-minute prequel to Season 3, we get a tease of what Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) has been up to since his supposed death. But poor Watson (Martin Freeman) remains in the dark to grieve alone.

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"Don't worry, I'm going to be with you again very soon," Sherlock teases in an old video greeting to his companion.

Sherlock returns to PBS on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 10/9c.