‘Sherlock’ writer clarifies Irene Adler ending

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The final scene of Series 2’s opening episode saw Sherlock rescue Adler, played by Spooks star Lara Pulver, from execution. However, some viewers speculated that the scene was a dream sequence.

Speaking to French websites including Reviewer.fr and Le Village, the Doctor Who showrunner commented: “It couldn’t have been [Sherlock] imagining it, could it? Because what he’s been told is that she’s in witness protection.”

Moffat added: “It is a very complicated train of thought for you to believe that Sherlock was imagining that. No, he really goes and saves her. How could you doubt that?! Of course he’s going to save her!”

> Read our exclusive interview with Lara Pulver.

A transmission date and filming details for Series 3 of Sherlock have not yet been announced, but co-creator Mark Gatiss revealed in January that a third series had been “commissioned at the same time as Series 2”.

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