It’s no surprise that the latest season of Sherlock is causing a massive buzz, both online and off. Steven Moffat, the creator and writer for the show and sci-fi hit series Doctor Who, quells our curiosity about the series and talks about John and Sherlock’s relationship.
Steven begins by talking about what he means when he says the ghosts of the past are coming back, “There are consequences to the kind of mad cap ‘in-the-moment’ fun lives that Sherlock, John and Mary lead. There are things that have happened, there are enemies that they have made, there is damage that has been done and some of that is coming back to visit them. There will be surprises and when they happen you’ll think you should have seen that coming.”
He goes on to share what Sherlock feels about John and Mary’s new baby, “The thing about Sherlock Holmes is that he is a grown-up. We always like to pretend he’s an absolute lunatic but he does things well and he adores John and Mary, they’re his best friends. So he behaves probably better than most young men behave when their best mates are having babies.”
When asked about John and Sherlock’s relationship, he answers, “It’s a very powerful friendship. 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. At the beginning of the first season, they were two wounded beasts supporting each other, now in series four they are at their best and the best of friends.” And how is this friendship affected by Mary? He responds, “Mary hasn’t affected the relationship with John and Sherlock at all. Mary and Sherlock like each other. I think Sherlock might have initially worried that he was losing his best pal but now he’s got two of them. She is a very smart lady so she knows that you don’t come between two best friends and encourages that friendship to keep going. She herself adores Sherlock and those two actually have a quite separate friendship from Sherlock and Watson, so she’s enhanced it if she’s done anything.”
He signs off by answering a query about the main characters’ development, “That’s the whole story of this series, so I’m not talking about that! Events get out of their control for a while and we see them in their darkest hours and in their highest moments.
(Sherlock season 4 airs every Saturday at 8 pm on AXN)...