By Aubry D'Arminio
Updated March 14, 2012 at 04:33 PM EDT
Amanda Peet

England’s greatest amateur detective will be back — along with Watson, Lestrade, Mycroft, Mrs. Hudson, and of course, Moriarty — in America soon enough when the second season of BBC’s hit Sherlock reboot hits PBS’s Masterpiece on May 6. But if you can’t wait that long, check out this exclusive trailer for the subsequent DVD and Blu-ray release on May 22.

If you want to solve an extra little puzzle while watching the clip, see if you can pick out the hints at the following conundrums, gambits, schemes, and troubled souls Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) will come across this year.

  • The mysterious death of a rambler
  • A glow-in-the-dark bunny
  • The discovery of the body of a man who died in a terrorist attack on a plane — inside the trunk of a car
  • A not-so-clever journalist
  • Two long nights in the woods
  • Former Being Human werewolf Russell Tovey as a man who is terrified of a gigantic hound (yep, that hound)
  • A new nemesis for Holmes, but this one’s got great legs and a mind to match (is there a better woman for Sherlock?)
  • Two suicides
  • A naked man in Buckingham Palace
  • A bank heist, a prison break, and the theft of the crown jewels — all at the exact same time
  • A fake priest
  • A court case
  • A hidden gun
  • A missing grandpa
  • A severely foolish CIA agent
  • A harpoon on the subway
  • A rooftop standoff
  • And one very, very, hard-to-crack pass code

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star in the celebrated U.K. series

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