a study in cumberbatch

What’s amazing is they had Benedict for Sherlock before they figured out a Watson, and they had him read with other actors but nothing worked until Martin Freeman showed up. They said it was like magic, the chemistry immediate. They stopped looking – they found exactly what they were looking for. Benedict became a better actor, “he raised my game”. Mark Gatiss said “That’s it, that’s the show”. But that should be taken literally, not just figuratively.

This is EXACTLY the story to Sherlock. The detective was bumbling about looking for someone to complement him, for someone to raise his game. He meets John Watson and slowly lets himself love. He becomes a better person. A good man. Simply because of the immediate chemistry between Sherlock and John.

  • John: do you have a girlfriend?
  • Sherlock: girlfriend, no. Not really my area.
  • *rainbow lights cover the screen*
  • John: alright. Do you have a boyfriend? Which is fine by the way.
  • *double rainbow appears at night inside the restaurant*
  • Sherlock: I know it's fine.
  • *rainbow flag drops behind sherlock*
  • John: *smiling a LOT* so you've got a boyfriend then?
  • *angelo pushes their heads together and screams "now... KISS"*
  • Sherlock: no
  • *angelo throws rainbow glitter at them*
  • John: right ok. You're not attached. Just like me. *that famous lip lick*
  • *mike stamford bursts in dressed as cupid*
  • Sherlock: john, while I'm flattered by your interest I consider myself to be married to my work-
  • John: no, no
  • *mrs hudson walks in with a rainbow elephant yelling "yes, YES"*
  • John: I'm just saying, it's all fine.
  • *irene walks in and spray paints "its all fine" in pink, purple, and blue paint.*
  • Sherlock: *confused face*
  • Irene: *face palms*
  • Mike: *screams and cries*
  • Mrs hudson: *hits head against the wall*

I wonder why Faith’s cane reminded Sherlock of John from that particular scene. In A Study in Pink, Sherlock had taken off earlier and left John alone there, so he couldn’t see how John had walked down the road leaning on his cane at that time.