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Tumblr Reacts To The "Sherlock" Season 3 Premiere

Sherlock lives, but he's killed the fandom. WARNING: spoilers for "The Empty Hearse."

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The day before the Sherlock Season 3 premiere, "The Empty Hearse," Tumblr was already freaking out.

People had a lot of feelings.

And a lot of expectations about what the new episode would bring.

The BBC knew that they would probably break Tumblr:

@tumblr Sorry if Tumblr explodes tomorrow because of, well, #Sherlock and the fact that #SherlockLives.

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@tumblr Sorry if Tumblr explodes tomorrow because of, well, #Sherlock and the fact that #SherlockLives.

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And they were 100% correct:

Everyone had a lot of feelings.

As anticipated, pretty much NOBODY was emotionally prepared.

Much of the fan flailing was due to some VERY unexpected moments, like Sherlock kissing Molly.

And MORIARTY AND SHERLOCK KISSING.

Not to mention Mycroft and Sherlock playing Operation.

Parts of the episode seem to have been written especially for the show's hardcore fans.

Nobody could believe what they were watching.

After the episode aired, the fandom began to deduce...

And speculate about what might have happened behind the scenes.

Then, in true form, things started to get out of control.

In what can only be described as a "Sherlock hangover," many fans weren't sure what to think when they woke up Thursday morning.

But these things are for sure: The Sherlock fandom has returned to dominate the internet once more, hiatus be damned...

And the show's creators are still the two true kings of Tumblr.

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