'Rat, Wedding, Bow' are the three clues to the story of the upcoming chapter, which will debut in fall 2013.
"Sherlock" creator Steven Moffat has dropped three keywords of the upcoming season 3. "So. The three tease words for the next run of Sherlock ... Rat. Wedding. Bow," he tweeted on Friday, August 24 after promising to share the clues the day before.
He previously noted that last season's keywords were "Woman, Hound, Fall," which were all key elements in three episodes of season 2. Thus, the newly-unveiled clues could mean that the new episodes will use the stories of "The Giant Rat of Sumatra", "The Noble Bachelor" and "His Last Bow".
"His Last Bow" is the final installment of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" series, hinting that the upcoming season would be the last for the Emmy-nominated crime drama show.
Meanwhile, at the Edinburgh TV festival, actor Andrew Scott who plays Sherlock's nemesis Moriarty confirmed that "Moriarty is dead." Moffat, co-creator/the Mycroft Holmes depicter Mark Gatiss as well as producer Sue Vertue also attended the event, while lead star Benedict Cumberbatch had to skip the panel.