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Here is how the very first short story in Adventures of Sherlock holmes - The Scandal in bohemia starts To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. and here is how that story ends And when he speaks of Irene Adler, or when he ...


This makes more sense in the stories than the show but generally Watson is a very poor liar. Hence if Holmes needs to lie or be dishonest he also has to dupe Watson (like in The Adventure of the Dying Detective). Hence to convince the world (and his enemies) he had to convince Watson as 'people' would be watching Watson closely to deduce any clues of ...


As explained in S03E01, Any sniper who was in position to kill Sherlock while he was on the roof had at best a 1/4 chance of being able to see Sherlock after he jumped - if he was on any of the other 3 sides of the building, the building would block him. It's kind of a tautology; in order for the sniper to be high enough to command the roof, he would be ...


It's to show him that he's been following him for a while, and knows a lot of details about his life.

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