While most fans of BBC's hit series Sherlock are surely aware just how Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) managed to survive his bogus yet believable death, others are certainly curious as to whether his arch nemesis Moriarty (Andrew Scott) is truly dead.
According to Latin Times, writer Steven Moffat recently brought the respective speculation to a close, stating some obvious logic on the matter.
"He can't come back from that. He shot himself in the face. What more do you want?" Moffat reasoned.
While the writer made Moriarty's status crystal clear, he did tease that the character may be back, but as a corpse.
While many viewers will undoubtedly miss the entertaining animosity between Sherlock and his antagonist, the latter will indeed be getting a new enemy in Charles Augustus Magnussen, who'll be played by Lars Mikkelsen.
If the character resembles the one in Sir Arthur Conan DOyle's short stories, then he'll be using blackmail as a primary device.
In other Sherlock news, actress Amanda Abbington, who's Martin Freeman's (Watson) other half in real-life, informed The Scotsman that she felt like 'kind of a third wheel' in the dynamic between Watson and Sherlock.
"I remember doing a scene very early on with Martin and Ben, and I was standing in between them and I thought 'I really have to up my game, this is proper," she said.
It's been two years since the popular program last aired on the small screen with new episodes. No official launch date has yet to be announced for series 3.