‘Sherlock star and co-writer Mark Gatiss has revealed Dr Watson may not be pleased to see Sherlock, when he returns from the dead in the new series.
Gatiss revealed that, as in Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story The Adventure Of The Empty House, Sherlock will surprise his friend Watson, played by Martin Freeman, when he reveals he faked his death. And Watson won’t be quite as understanding as he was in the original story.
Gatiss said: “There’s certain things about The Adventure Of The Empty House which feel set in stone because that’s how Sherlock comes back, but at the same time we feel free to invent and to introduce new stuff to it.
“I always found it a little unlikely that Dr Watson’s only reaction was to faint for instance – as supposed to possibly a stream of terrible swear words.”’
I read this and thought, wow – has Mr Gatiss been reading my blogs about The Empty House because that’s basically what I said. Then I realised it’s highly unlikely that the great Mark Gatiss reads the ramblings of a obscure writer from the West Midlands, nice as that would be.
Can’t wait to see how the Sherlock team tackle The Empty House and I’m pleased they are taking this approach. It would be so unrealistic if John simply forgave Sherlock for playing dead and leaving him to mourn. There needs to be consequences, and certainly a few terrible swear words.