June 4, 2015 at 2:42 pm #943
Moffat addressed some rumors surrounding that final scene in “A Scandal in Belgravia,” in which Sherlock Holmes saves Irene Adler from terrorists:
“The scene does not take place in Sherlock’s Mind Palace, nor could it,” Steven confirmed, “He’s been told a lie about where Irene Adler is, so he wouldn’t have fantasied saving her from a terrorist cell, he had no reason to have to. No, he really does go and save her. He really does that, because if you remember earlier on in the story, Irene says, ‘I make my way in the world, and my trick is I get people to be exactly where I want them, when I want them there. That’s my super power. That’s what I do.’ Sherlock a few scenes later says, ‘I’m the one guy you can’t put a collar on’ and at the very end… yep, he turns up dressed as an Arabian Knight and hacks up some terrorists, and Irene’s sitting there going, ‘Oh yes! Talk to me momma!'”
Moffat explains that he wrote another scene that would have taken place after that final one:
“I actually wrote a scene about what happened afterwards, because I got so curious about it. I had Sherlock turning around after he had hacked up all the terrorists, still very cross, and sort of saying, ‘I hope you don’t think that this means I am in any way interested in you?’ And Irene’s already got a gun on him – as she picks up a gun from the floor – and says, ‘No, but I am going to need male costume to get out of here.’
“And so Sherlock is left naked and Irene runs off dressed as him. That’s what I think would happen next.”
“So why was this extraordinary scene not included in the original 90 minute episode?” asks Sherlockology.
“I only wrote it not that long ago, I just got so curious,” Steven admitted, “It’s not so much about what they did that night, it’s what they said to each other. You can imagine him so pissed off, because he lost again.”
“Some people say he won; he lost, because he admitted he cared. Having hacked up terrorists with bodies all over the floor, him covered in blood, and he’s trying to retain his dignity, saying, ‘I was passing and it was a night I thought I’d hack up some terrorists… Oh, you’re here, I didn’t know. I don’t even like you… oh, don’t pull a gun on me…’ [Irene] ‘Strip!’, [Sherlock] ‘Oh, it’s not fair. I saved your life!’
“And something like that happens between Irene and Sherlock every 6 months and THAT is their idea of a night of passion.”
Well! What do we think of that, then?
"My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know." BLUE
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