Artist Angela Taratua (@alassieI89) took several screenshots from Sherlock’s “A Scandal in Belgravia” and rendered them as these amazing cartoon illustrations. We were so taken with these that we decided to put them together in the order in which (we’re pretty sure) they appeared in the episode, to form a little storybook! All credit to the artist. Also, thanks to The Mary Sue for bringing this to our attention.
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
After being flown to the Royal Palace in a helicopter, John Watson is stunned to find his roommate Sherlock Holmes wrapped in a sheet! “You wearing any pants?” Watson asks.
“No,” says Sherlock.
Sherlock listens as Mycroft Holmes describes the details of the case. A series of photographs have been taken depicting a royal person in poses of “an imaginative range, we are assured.” It’s blackmail! John is flustered.
“John, you might want to put that cup back in its saucer now,” Sherlock says.
The two friends are on the case and off to Irene Adler’s house. Suddenly, Sherlock asks John to punch him in the face! But why? John is baffled. Don’t worry! It’s all part of Sherlock’s ruse to pretend to be someone else.
Meanwhile, while waiting for Sherlock in her lair, Irene Adler selects her “battle dress.” But what could it be?
Clever Sherlock pretends to not be affected, but Irene Adler sees right through him. Question marks swirl in Sherlock’s mind! Who is this woman? What will she do next?
Before he knows it, Sherlock is drugged. Irene steals his famous overcoat and re-programs Sherlock’s phone to make an adult noise every time she sends him a text message. This is something that only friends should do to one another! Is Irene now Sherlock’s friend? Soon, Irene returns Sherlock’s coat and phone to him, whispering menacingly, “Goodnight, Mr. Sherlock Holmes.”
Meanwhile, the evil James Moriarty is onto the work of the Holmes brothers! The consulting criminal has Mycroft’s phone number, so he texts him a taunt! Ha! Ha! Mycroft! Moriarty knows what you’re up to!
After months of hiding, and several VERY SILLY text messages, Irene Adler is found dead! Mycroft takes Sherlock to the morgue to identify her body, and her face has been destroyed. Sherlock is sad, but he knows what Irene Adler’s body looks like from that one time he saw her with no clothes.
“How did Sherlock recognize her from NOT her face?” wonders Molly Hooper. Sherlock is often a total bastard to his friend Molly, but that’s not important right now. But it will be.
But is Irene Adler really dead? Mycroft meets with John at their favorite sandwich place to discuss. He tells John to tell Sherlock that Irene is REALLY in a witness protection program. But is it the truth? Sadly, Mycroft says Irene is really dead, but for real this time. John and Mycroft are both sad and worry about Sherlock doing too many bad drugs again.
But maybe, just maybe the great Sherlock Holmes knows another, deeper truth!
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