19. INT – JOHN WATSON’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
Watson’s vision fades back in fuzzy.
I thought that I saw …
Vision clears to reveal Sherlock’s face.
John is laid out on his bed. Sherlock has placed
a wet cloth on his forehead.
John. Forgive me.
Sherlock… You’re alive! I’m not
dreaming am I?
I don’t know? Do you often dream about
It has to be you. I couldn’t dream up
such an ass.
John reaches up tentatively and
touches the tip of Sherlock’s hair.
John sits up.
Are you sure you should sit up so soon.
You got quite a bump on the head.
John puts his hand on Sherlock’s shoulder and
leans forward almost as if to embrace him, but instead he vomits all
over the floor.
Sherlock has a rag and is wiping off John’s
shirt. He apparently has rinsed off his own coat and hung it to dry.
Sorry, sorry about that.
Don’t worry. Next time I’ll send a text
John looks up suddenly. clutching his arm.
No! Don’t you EVER do this again.
Sherlock looks at John’s intense stare and stares
The two of them stare with serious expressions on
their face and then break out laughing.
All tenseness is gone between them.
Oh John, I have missed you. It’s been so
long since I’ve laughed like this.
JOHN (smiling, but trying not to)
Yes. But I shouldn’t be laughing. I’m
still mad at you.
Mad? What for?
Are you serious? You told me that you
were a fake, and then let me think that you were dead for a year. Of
course I’m mad. I’m furious. (still laughing)
You don’t look it.
John. I’m sorry. Moriarty had me backed
into a corner. There was only one way out. I had to make it appear
that I was dead.
But couldn’t you have let me in on the
I’m sorry John, but you’re just not that
good of an actor.
I’m going to kill you myself.
John reaches his hands toward
Sherlock’s throat. Sherlock grabs his hands and pushes them down.
I had to make you believe it. If you
didn’t believe I was dead. No one else would. and I needed people to
It’s a bit of a long story.
I have the time… Now, we have all the
time in the world.
Do we have enough time to make a pot of
19B. INT – JOHN WATSON’S APARTMENT
Sherlock sits in John’s chair turned
from the TV toward the bed. John is sitting in the dinner chair a cup
of tea on the table. Sherlock sips tea.
How’d you do it? You jumped. I saw it
with my own eyes. I saw the body. There was so much blood. was no way
that body was alive. Yet here you are.
That body wasn’t me.
Molly? The morgue, of course she would
have access to the bodies. But how did you have time to arrange it? I
was watching, I was right there. She would have had to have the body
ready and dressed before you even went to the roof.
I told you that Moriarty wouldn’t be
satisfied until I was dead.
Actually, no, you didn’t tell me that.
That’s another one of those things that you just thought you told me.
Alright, I’ll start from the phone call.
Recap of images of jump, only this
time with the real events shown.
Sherlock with Molly:
Sherlock on roof:
Sherlock at graveyard:
Wants to say something, but does not. Watches John pass.
Molly’s father was a lorry driver.
Molly learned how to drive from a young age.
She borrowed a truck and filled it with
things to cushion my fall. I had to jump far enough out to land in
the back. I almost didn’t make it.
But I was watching the entire time. When
I saw you…
When you saw me, the truck had already
gone. That’s why I asked you to stand where you did. Your view was
obstructed by the building. If you had been closer, you would have
seen the entire thing. And, we had another accomplice on a bicycle.
You mean. That punk that knocked me
down. You arranged that?
Of course. We couldn’t leave this to
chance. But there were so many variables. I am glad that it turned
out so well
Turned out well? Well!
I was devastated. I had to go back into
But now, everything can go back to
normal. And thank goodness. I never realized just how useful your
conversations were to me. Without you, It was as if my brain slowed
down. I can’t express how distressing that was to me.
How sad for you.
Yes, I told you I was.
You left me behind and went off to do …
I don’t know what?
So where were you? Where have you been
all this time?
I traveled. Went to Hong Kong, America,
South Africa. Lots of places.
I just got back into town today. I was
in disguise but not so much that someone who knew me wouldn’t
When I saw you on Park Lane today, I
You were the rude guy with the books.
SHERLOCK (smirking and pointing)
I saw you. You were doing some
investigating on your own. You still have the bug.
Don’t be so pleased about it.
(Sherlock is pleased)
So why were you there?
Same as you. I was investigating the
death of Ronald Adair. It is a matter which concerns me greatly.
There will be time enough to discuss it
later. Now you had better get some rest.
I don’t think I can rest yet.
You’re half asleep as it is. Come now.
Sherlock lies John down on the bed and
covers him with a blanket.
Are you going!
No, no John. I’ll stay here tonight.
I didn’t expect company. I only have the
The chair will be good enough for me.
Besides you might be sick again.
Sherlock turns out the lights. A dull
city glow comes through the window. Sherlock sits in the chair and
covers himself with a sheet.
There is silence … then
I’m really, really glad you’re back.
So am I John, So am I.