There has been renewed interest of late in the age-old theory that Sherlock is heading towards a point where John and Sherlock will enter into a romantic relationship. The interest springs from the intriguing latest trailer for the new series which sees the detective uttering the immortal words “I love you” to someone unseen.
In a Q&A on Tumblr, however, co-creator Mark Gatiss has apparently put the dampers on the idea. When asked if he is against the idea of “Johnlock”, here’s what the writer/actor replied:
“Of course we’re not against it. But as we have explained many times, that’s not the story that we want to tell. Obviously as a gay man myself, I have no problem with the notion that a Sherlock Holmes and a Doctor Watson could be in a relationship together, but ours aren’t. It’s as simple as that. Sherlock is clearly capable of feeling emotion and of falling for someone, but that someone is not John Watson, despite his love and great affection for him.”
So who is it that Sherlock is saying “I love you” to in Series Four, then? Gatiss offered a tongue-in-cheek suggestion:
“His mum, obviously. He doesn’t ring home often enough and usually forgets her birthday. He’s a very naughty boy.”
Well, that sounds pretty conclusive to us. Or is Gatiss lying to keep fans off the scent? Leave your feelings on the matter in the comments below…