Next we see Sherlock lying on some kind of steal table. Over the top, Sherlock says: “You know why I am here.” Toby Jones’ villain then replies: “I want to hear you say it.”
This dialogue might seem familiar. Too familiar, if you ask a big part of the fandom. These were the exact same words said by John and his therapist at the beginning of ‘The Reichenbach Fall’, referring to the ‘death’ of Sherlock. Is this a sign that something terrible happens in one of the three new episodes? A death? John’s death?!
John, Is That You?
At 0:19, Sherlock gets pushed against a wall. This is the scene that has really split the fandom. Most are sure that the man in the blue suit is John, but then the opinions really do go in totally different directions. For a few, it seems like John wants to help Sherlock, and is actually pushing him brutally against the wall to bring him back to awareness – to show him that this whole story is not a game anymore, as the caption says.
Others have a much wilder theory. I’ve read from people that they think John is the secret villain of the season, because Toby Jones wears a quite similar suit elsewhere in the trailer.
Meanwhile, others are just fascinated by the flip of Sherlock’s hair in this scene…