There are a lot of similar initials in BBC’s Sherlock. Molly Hooper, Mrs Martha Hudson, Mycroft Holmes. Jim Moriarty, Dr Louise Mortimer (Henry Knights therapist in The Hounds of Baskerville), Mary Morstan and Lord Moran (the politician villain in The Empty Hearse).
“I-I’m coming! Please stop ringing the doorbell!” Mortimer’s voice echoed from behind the bathroom door. It rose a few pitches as his sleepy mind tried to figure out who it could be. Elaine had stopped visiting him before ten o clock after the first time she stumbled in on Mortimer in…. a less than completely presentable state. Still, Mortimer stumbled to the door because the bell was rang quite frantically like it was something important. Mortimer kept tripping all over his pant legs and could not get them to cooperate, and by the time he had opened the door, they were still hanging woefully off of him and tangled around his legs while Mortimer stared with sleepy confusion down at Gillian. He did not register who it was for several long minutes, but when he did, Mortimer yelped like a kicked puppy and stumbled backwards, trying once again to get his trousers up over the bright yellow, puppy-dotted underwear.
“M-Mrs. Thorndale–!?” Mortimer sputtered as his ears went bright red. He continued to back away from the door, the man transforming from a slightly frightening giant to a babbling child as he nearly hit the floor because of his staggering about. ”U-uhm, excuse me– why? I-I need a second!”
Hi there - just saw your cool John Watson Conductor of Light picture and I was just curious what Conductor of Light refers to.
Hi! it makes reference to that moment at the beginning of The Hound of the Baskervilles, after Watson makes some deductions about the stick Dr. Mortimer left in their sitting room and then Holmes says:
“Really, Watson, you excel yourself,” said Holmes, pushing back his chair and lighting a cigarette. “I am bound to say that in all the accounts which you have been so good as to give of my own small achievements you have habitually underrated your own abilities. It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. I confess, my dear fellow, that I am very much in your debt.”
On a trip to Germany, Dr.
meets the intriguing fellow physician Dr. Johann Struensee, who shares his passion for science-based medicine … among other things. The two of them are drawn to each other in a way neither has experienced before and begin spending all their free time together.
(I realize these characters/people are from different centuries, but I love the idea of them together!)
4x16 Hounded Sherlock Holmes, Joan Watson & Henry Baskerville
At the urging of Morland’s wealthy associate, Henry Baskerville (Tom Everett Scott), Sherlock and Joan look into the death of his businessman brother and discover that a witness saw the man chased to his death by a large, glowing animal too fantastic to be real. Sherlock considers intervening when the trauma from the bombing at the morgue negatively impacts ME Hawes’ work.
[Tom Everett Scott as Henry Baskerville, Michael Gladis as Rodger Stapleton, Drew Gehling as Caden Barrymore, Jennifer Ikeda as Laura Lyons, Haviland Morris as Dr. Jane Mortimer, Enid Graham as Ms. Chadwick, Kevin Isola as Anton, Ric Stoneback as Seldon, Robbie Tann as Stewy, Adam Heller as Stuffy Lawyer, Raymond Neil Hernandez as Truck Driver, Jordan Gelber returns as ME Eugene Hawes]
In THoB John didn’t try to seduce Dr. Mortimer. Yeah, John was sweet-talking her for information but he remained on the topic of Henry and his problems the whole time. John found her attractive, hence the “you’re a bad man” sigh when Sherlock text him her picture, but he didn’t use her for sex. He used her for information for Sherlock. John was just told by Sherlock that he wasn’t one of Sherlock’s friends - and we all know how much that must have hurt John. Sherlock even threw that woman at him, as if Sherlock wanted John to shack up with her. But John kept with the investigation. John could’ve easily thought, “Fuck Sherlock, he can do his own investigation, I’m not his friend anyway” and gone on to woo Dr Mortimer for his own purposes. But he didn’t. Because he wouldn’t do that to Sherlock Holmes. Another example of John doing what’s best for Sherlock without hesitation.
With his repressed memory of murder translated into a killing dog, Henry Knight goes running through a field with a gun in his hand (in his mind, trying to escape the hound), and shoots at Dr. Mortimer. He misses her, but shatters the mirror behind her. Henry is pretty clearly a mirror for Sherlock … will Sherlock become so delusional at some point (with the virus in his hard-drive) he shoots at a Doctor of his acquaintance …? How wretched would Garridebs be if it was Sherlock who shot John?
I am certainly developing the wisdom of the serpent, for when Mortimer pressed his questions to an inconvenient extent I asked him casually to what type Frankland’s skull belonged, and so heard nothing but craniology for the rest of our drive. I have not lived for years with Sherlock Holmes for nothing.
Not for nothing, indeed.
From The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle