3:00 pm EST, February 2, 2014

‘Sherlock’ season 3 finale airs tonight: The detective meets his match

By Andrew Sims | Edited by Donya Abramo

Tonight the Sherlock season 3 finale will air on PBS in the United States, and in Benedict Cumberbatch’s own words, his character is about to hit real trouble.

The synopsis for Sherlock season 3’s finale titled “His Last Vow” reads, “Sherlock Holmes encounters Charles Augustus Magnussen, the one man he truly hates, through a case of stolen letters. How will he tackle an enemy who specialises in blackmail and knows the personal weakness of every eminent person in the Western world?”

Who is Magnussen? In a recent interview, Cumberbatch spoke about how powerful a villain he is.

“We know from the end of series two he staged his death, he was out of the game but calculating every move and therefore in charge. What’s exciting about this series is we see Sherlock in real peril. In the third [episode] they are challenged by a situation and a master villain who brings him to his knees,” he explains.

“He really does lose his authority on the situation and it’s really exciting to see a hero in that much jeopardy.”

Since the episode already aired in the United Kingdom in January, Hypable already has two great features which go in-depth on the episode. After you watch the finale, check them out:

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Watch a trailer for Sherlock season 3, episode 3 below:

Tune in to PBS Sunday, February 2 at 10 p.m. eastern/pacific to watch the finale.

Are you nervous ‘Sherlock’ season 3 may leave us hanging like season 2?

Although nothing is official yet, there are reports that Steven Moffat and company are aiming to film Sherlock season 4 this year, meaning a debut around Christmas time in the United Kingdom. If this happens it’ll be a big relief to fans who had to wait two years in between seasons 2 and 3.

Watch ‘Sherlock’ online

The season 3 finale will be released on PBS’ website for free online viewing beginning Monday. We’ll share the video once it is released. In the mean time, click here to watch episode 2.

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