“To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman.”
This is how A Scandal in Bohemia begins, one of the most famous Holmes stories and the (obvious) basis for the BBC Sherlock’s modern-take entitled, “A Scandal in Belgravia.”
The episode was fantastic; it’s been days since we watched it in the play room on the computer (in the dark as the light has long been out), and I’m still thinking about it.
I’m thinking of Moriarty’s phone ringing to end the cliff-hanger from Series 1, the fight scene that made we want to cheer, the extended international plot, the play between Holmes and Mycroft, the Christmas party at 221b Baker Street, Mrs. Hudson upholding England, the scene on the plane, Sherlock’s final unravel of Irene (I didn’t see that coming, I thought she would get away), the last scene of the rescue, etc.
This episode made me just lean back and appreciate it, and it’s that wonder that I’m most thankful for. A fantastic return for this show.