“That’s it Sherlock, warm her up, she’s never going to see this coming…”
“That’s my boy! Let’s get down to it now, then, shall we? Yes, he’s a genius, yes, he’s with me, uh huh, that’s my Sherlock.”
“Hold on, what? What the fuck? What the fuck are you doing, Sherlock? THIS IS NOT WHAT WE DISCUSSED IN THE CAR.”
Sherlock might have all the lines, but John’s face conveys all the meaning.
Mark Gatiss said once that Martin asked if he could substitute a certain line in the script with just a facial expression, and it turned out so much better. That was their first lesson in letting Martin “King of the Reaction Shots” do his thing.
(Source: herrholmes, via razor-to-the-rosary)