Deleted Holmes family background: ‘Dad was having it off with the au pair.’
(I’m looking forward to finding more little gems that never made it into the shows!)
MYCROFT: No, no, no. I can’t possibly leave the office for any length of time. Not with the Korean elections so near -
He stops. Smiles sweetly.
MYCROFT: (CONT’D) Yes, well, you don’t need to know about that, do you? Besides, a case like this. It requires…(infinite disdain) …leg-work.
SHERLOCK: (to John): How’s Sarah? How was the li-lo?
MYCROFT: Sofa, Sherlock. It was the sofa.
SHERLOCK: Of course.
JOHN: How - ? Never mind.
Mycroft looks searchingly at John.
MYCROFT: Sherlock’s business seems to be booming since you became…pals. What’s he like to live with? Hellish, I imagine?
JOHN: I’m never bored.
MYCROFT: Good! That’s good, isn’t it? He’s a real live wire, is Sherlock. When we were children, he worked out from the angle of the car seats and a smear of lipstick in the back of the Audi that Dad was having it off with the au pair. I’m afraid Mum wasn’t too pleased and that was that. Bang went our happy home.
He gazes levelly at Sherlock.
MYCROFT:(CONT’D) Such a clever boy, but he really should have got his priorities right. Like now.