In the second episode of Season 3 of Sherlock — which aired this past Sunday in the US and three weeks ago in the UK — Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes delivered a best man speech for the ages. Turns out, according to a recent Vulture interview with Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, that public display of affection was actually decades in the making — it's been brewing in his head since he was but a wee Scottish lad obsessing over the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories.
Moffat also admitted to tearing up while writing the scene:
As for the rationale behind the actual speech itself turning out so beautiful and lovely and affirming?
You can read the rest of Moffat's behind-the-scenes speech-writing tidbits over at Vulture — including confirmation/insight into which parts were paraphrased from the Conan Doyle canon. In the meantime, we'll be over here continually misty-eyed over the connection of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.