'Sherlock' Season 3: The importance of Holmes' wedding speech in 'The Sign of Three'

The second episode of "Sherlock" Season 3, "The Sign of Three," had Holmes' best-man speech at its center. There's a good reason for this: Creator Steven Moffat has wanted that speech to exist since he was a child. In an interview with Vulture, Moffat explains that a lack of any wedding details in the original Sherlock Holmes stories inspired his desire to know how it all went down. The book version had John Watson and Mary Morstan get married in between mystery insstallments, but that didn't satisfy Moffat."I remember being a 12-year-old kid thinking, 'Oh why didn't we see Sherlock be the best man? Please can we see that?'" Moffat explains in the interview.With no speech appearing in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Moffat made up his own mind about what the speech would include. "I thought what Sherlock would do is he'd sit there and think, 'Everyone's gonna think I'm gonna make...



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