So in summary:
They were asked why there are so many elephants, and dodged the question.
They were asked about their favorite villain (obviously Mary), and dodged the question.
They were asked whether Sherlock said I love you to John, and didn’t answer directly but said “I should think not” unless there was a mirror in the room, which there obviously was (look at the distortion in the clip).
They were asked about Mary dying in canon, and went out of their way to say that it never says that she died, or exactly what happened, and that she and Watson could have had a messy divorce (a theory that’s all theirs).
They were asked about fandom, and said that it provides friends that last for a lifetime.
They were asked about show speculation, and said they’re writing the story they’ve been writing since the beginning.
They were asked about coffee and tea (the drinks code; coffee=straight, tea=gay), and said Steven (the straight one) likes coffee and Mark (the gay one) handles the tea.
They were asked what Sherlock fears losing most, and dodged the answer.
They were asked what their favorite eps were, and said ASiB (when Irene says John loves Sherlock, and Moriarty rehearses burning Sherlock’s heart), and TFP (where Moriarty will finally do his best to burn Sherlock’s heart out, which is presumably the source of the “I love you” clip).
They said we should never trust what people say about themselves, and that “obviously” Sherlock’s capable of falling in love.
They were asked if John and Sherlock would be together, and gave a rehearsed answer (which when filtered through the skip code says the opposite, which is probably coincidence, but?).
And in the trailers/previews: We got a clip of John and Greg teasing Sherlock affectionately, in which Sherlock is coming down from John’s never-once-shown room and John talks about fatherhood in the same strained false cheer that he used about mourning Sherlock in MHR and early married life in HLV.
We got a clip of Sherlock entirely out-of-character trying to get Mary away from John and the baby and with him on a case, acting as though John’s not useful to him, in total contradiction to everything we know, and Mary trying to not be alone with Sherlock and bring John along; and Sherlock has his animal mirror for the season, the bloodhound.
We had Sherlock people joking on twitter about naming a shark “Wary Matson.” Mary’s animal mirror for the season is the shark. The cast shirts show a bloodhound chasing a shark.
We got a clip of lots of danger, a deep secret, and Sherlock, John and Mycroft in the room all the promo photos have been shot in; Sherlock cries with Mycroft, gives John a gun, and says, “I love you.”
To conclude, I don’t know about ya’ll, but I’m feeling great.
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