Sherlock was indeed a drug addict at one point in the show. This is stated directly in the pilot (Jeff: “Do a lot of drugs, Mr Holmes?” Sherlock: “Not for a while.”) and alluded to quite strongly in “A Study in Pink”. Lestrade almost certainly would have needed some sort of probable cause in order to legally conduct a random drug sting at Sherlock’s flat. Plus, when John expresses his disbelief at the notion that Sherlock could be - as he puts it - a “junkie”, Sherlock appears very anxious indeed. Then, of course, we have Jeff refer to him as “the addict”, when - especially in Europe - one does not typically refer to someone who smokes as an “addict”.
We then get some further indication in “A Scandal in Belgravia,” when, after Irene’s apparent death, John searches Sherlock’s room for illicit substances, and Mycroft then insists that John stay with Sherlock for the night to make sure he doesn’t turn back to his old habits.
The writers mess with us all the time, but I can say with certainty that this is not one of those times.
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Irene: Hi Jim! You sound annoyed, is this a bad time to call?
Jim: yes, of course it is, what do you want?
Irene: Well, I was calling to say I got tickets to the Bee Gees concert.
Jim: SAY THAT AGAIN.
Irene: The sold out Bee Gees concert, Jim! I am special friends with the owner of Ticketmaster!
Jim: say that again and know that if you are lying to me, I will find you, and I will sssskin you.
Irene: The concert is tonight, I grabbed you a ticket if you're free...
Jim: Sorry, wrong day to die.
Jim: so if you have what you say you have, I will make you rich. if you don't, I'll make you into shoes.
Irene: Come on bitch, I don't lie about the Bee Gees.
Moriarty vs. Tumblrjim: hello?
tumblr: hello, is this jim moriarty?
jim: yes, of course it is, what do you want?
tumblr: this is the staff of tumblr. we'd just like to let you know that our servers are currently over capacity but we'll be back in a few mi-
jim: SAY THAT AGAIN.
tumblr: mr. moriarty, we'll be back in a f-
jim: say that again and know that if you are lying to me, I will find you, and I will sssskin you.
tumblr: mr. moriarty, I have been informed that we now have tumblr up and running, please c-calm dow-
jim: so if you have what you say you have, I will make you rich. if you don't, I'll make you into shoes.
sebastian: is this a bad time?
jim: yes of course it is, what do you want?
sebastian: that kitten came back to our flat. i've decided you can keep it.
jim: SAY THAT AGAIN. say that again, and know, that if you are lying to me, i will find you, and i will skin you.
sebastian: if you don't come home with cat supplies in the next half hour i'm using it for target practice.
jim: sorry, wrong day to die.
sherlock: oh, did you get a better offer?
jim: you'll be hearing from me, sherlock.
jim: if you have what you say you have, i'll make you rich. if you don't, i'll make you into shoes.
sebastian: i already have access to your bank account, and you have enough shoes. just come home before this cat pees on the rug.
jim: i'm just trying to act cool, i'm with sherlock and john. okay they're gone. what should we name it?
Mad Libs with Moriarty
While this is, thus far, a small meme, it is the first true meme I have seen that is born of “A Scandal in Belgravia” (i.e. something that is not self-explanatory, such as Sherlock in a bedsheet).
Near the beginning of “A Scandal in Belgravia,” Moriarty receives a very poorly-timed phone call. While it is clearly implied that the call was from Irene Adler, and while we hear Moriarty’s side of the conversation, it is never revealed precisely what Irene said. This has left a gap into which the fandom has characteristically poured as much crack as possible by filling the blank spots in the conversation. While the call was canonically from Irene, Sherlockians have also imagined that it might have been Sebastian Moran, characters from other shows, and in one case, the Baker Street Pastry Shop.
Examples to follow.
Region free version of the extended preview for ‘A Scandal In Belgravia’.
I find it important that I post this, as it is another officially-released clip and everyone should be able to see it if they so choose. However, be warned, it does contain a plot spoiler regarding Irene Adler, so if you are avoiding such things, DO NOT give in to your temptation to click the play button.
The trailer for Scandal in Belgravia now also on the You tube channel
HECK YES UNGEOBLOCKED THANK YOOOOUUUUUUU
And now, for your viewing pleasure, the full-length trailer for “A Scandal in Belgravia,” now viewable in the U.S.A. as well. And may I just say, I have never been more excited to see a woman nude.
Two clips of series 2 officially released today from BBC One. There are NO PLOT SPOILERS in the video. It is actual footage from “A Scandal in Belgravia,” but it was released intentionally and the clips were selected to be teasers. This is effectively a sort of trailer.
New promo picture of Benedict Cumberbatch and Lara Pulver from a very spoilery article in The Sun.
Here you go, have another official promo shot.
Sherlock – A Scandal in Belgravia displays all the confidence of a returning champion boxer. Stepping into the ring with nothing to prove, it just has an incredible burning desire to keep expanding and bettering itself. The simple fact that it floors all other television opposition this year,…
Sherlock News: I bring you an excellent, tantalizing, spoiler-free review of the BFI screening of “A Scandal in Belgravia” from the brilliant people at Sherlockology.
onion jammers FTW
It is with a heavy heart and a bewildered mind that I find it my duty to inform you that the Sherlock fandom has broken. The hiatus has been long and grueling and has weighed so heavily upon the tormented minds of the Sherlockians that it seems the stress of being left out of the BFI screening of “A Scandal in Belgravia” has driven more than a few of those among us to madness.
The inception of this insanity seems to have occurred during a support session on Tinychat for people who were not at the BFI premier today. The misery of their exclusion drove many of those present to tears (presumably metaphorical, although I can’t speak for everyone). From there things disintegrated rapidly from a logical perspective, with everyone making the leap that crying is inextricably linked to onions, the Tinychatters spontaneously began referring to themselves as onions, and drawing upon the most obvious secondary meme that came to mind (JohnxJam), they tacked the word “Jammers” onto the end, for reasons that we will never fully understand.
Since then, “Onion Jammers” has been expanded to refer to any Sherlockian who was not at the BFI screening, and has already (in less than a day) spawned a song, fanart, support groups, and myriad other bits of media to illustrate the fact that the Sherlock fandom is onions.
Examples to follow, and heaven help us all.