From heartbreak to happiness, Sherlock fans have experienced it all over the ten adventures that have aired so far.
Over three seasons and a one-off special, there have been some pretty intense highs – and some painful lows to match.
With writer Mark Gatiss warning viewers that they should “expect tragedy” when the show eventually returns, CultBox has picked out ten of Sherlock’s most emotional moments for you to revisit on Netflix…
10. “Mrs Hudson, leave Baker Street? England would fall.”
Mrs Hudson is a very special person. Tiny, fussy, prone to gossip, absolutely not-your-housekeeper – and capable of putting up with the chaos that Sherlock inevitably brings clattering into her life.
When she was attacked in ‘A Scandal in Belgravia’, Sherlock’s protectiveness came out in full force. Nobody hurts Mrs Hudson when her boys are around, and Sherlock’s tenderness with her in the aftermath of the attack was touching to see.
9. “You always say such horrible things.”
If there’s any Sherlock moment which can make you cringe to the depths of your soul, it’s this one.
Molly’s attempt to woo Sherlock with a painstakingly carefully wrapped Christmas present was sweet, if a little misguided. But Sherlock’s public and humiliating deduction that the present was for a boyfriend only to find his own name on the tag sent the second-hand embarrassment levels soaring.
8. John’s return to 221B
When John Watson stepped into the Baker Street flat in ‘The Empty Hearse’ for the first time in a long while after Sherlock’s ‘death’, the look on his face said it all. It took a lot of courage to step into the flat he used to share with his allegedly dead best friend.
The echoing memory of Sherlock’s violin drifted down the staircase along with the ghost of their voices; the time had come for John to face up to the past, but his grief was still evidently raw.
7. “Today you sit between the woman you have made your wife, and the man you have saved. In short, the two people who love you most in all this world.”
John wasn’t the only one whose eyes welled up when Sherlock said this during his best man speech in ‘The Sign of Three’.
Mrs Hudson’s, “Oh, Sherlock” summed the moment up perfectly, and when John stood up and embraced his best friend, Sherlock’s surprise and confusion was as sweet as the hug itself.
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