From Steven’s interview:

“(about sherlock) he straightforwardly adores John and Mary, they’re his best friends.”

“(about mary) She herself adores Sherlock and those two actually have a quite separate friendship from Sherlock and Watson, so she hasn’t affected it at all, she’s enhanced it if she’s done anything.”

“(about john and sherlock) Now they don’t so much need each other as hugely enjoy spending time with each other. They are best buddies and they’re having the best time solving crimes together, they love it. At the beginning of series one they were two wounded beasts supporting each other, now at the beginning of series four they are at their best and the best of friends.”


Deleted scene from The Runaway Bride