To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind.
- Arthur Conan Doyle (A Scandal in Bohemia, 1888)
Of course he’s Richard Brook. There is no Moriarty.
Did you almost start to wonder if I was real? Did I nearly get you?
Is that a British Army Browning L9A1 in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?
“The story of Sherlock Holmes, on the surface, is about deduction, but in reality, it’s about the best of two people who save each other. They become this perfect unit. They become the best friendship ever, and they become heroes.” -Steven Moffat