Y'all I started shipping Mystrade after I found a Mystrade post on Pinterest while looking for Johnlock pins. They literally haven't met yet in the show but they have a whole fandom looking for proof that they HAVE met.
While watching the whole series, I think they met 3 times... -ish
1. A Study In Pink- at the end of the episode when they were at the crime scene - where they found the cabbie's body, the cabbie that John shot - Scotland Yard police officers and Lestrade were there. Mycroft was there too at the crime scene. Although, we didn't see them interact.
2. The Hounds of Baskerville- I forgot what happened in this episode like all I remember is that they were looking for a devil hound but then that wasn't it. Anyways, the part of the episode when Sherlock and John went to the resto and Lestrade was there,
Lestrade: I've told you. I'm on holiday.
Sherlock: You're brown as a nut! You're clearly just BACK from your holidays.
Lestrade: Maybe I'd fancied another one.
Sherlock: Oh, this is Mycroft, isn't it?
Sherlock: Of course it is. One mention of Baskerville and he sends down my "handler" to... to spy on me, incognito. Is that why you're calling yourself "Greg?"
AND THE LAST ONE,
John: That's his name!
Sherlock: Is it?
Lestrade: Yes... if you'd ever bother to find out. Look, I'm not your handler, and I don't just do what your brother tells me.
Meaning that Mycroft gave Lestrade that order to spy and look after Sherlock. AND HE LISTENED.
3. The Final Problem- This one's my favorite one. At the end of the episode... I can't find the exact words, but I'm pretty sure that near the end of the episode, Mycroft's at the hospital, and Sherlock asked Lestrade something along the lines of "Is Mycroft okay?" In which Lestrade responded with "He's in the hospital, he's resting." Meaning Sherlock trusted Lestrade enough to look after his brother, Lestrade went to the hospital where Mycroft's at. And saw him. In the bed. In a hospital bed. Tired. And feeling sick. I fangirled so much during this episode despite the fact I understood almost nothing.
There's one more during The Abominable Bride but they didn't actually meet. They met in Sherlock's mind.
And during The Sign of Three episode (I think) where Lestrade was wearing a polkadot tie to John and Mary's wedding, and Mycroft wearing the same one in Sherlock's mind palace. In my head, I feel like it's because Sherlock associates Lestrade with Mycroft.
The bright blue sky begins to turn many shades of bright orange, pink, and red as the sun begins to set upon 221 Baker Street. Despite that, Sherlock Holmes, and John Watson, are both hard at work.
"Sherlock! I thought we agreed on no smoking around Rosy!"John yells across the flat.
"Well, it's not my fault her infant lungs can't handle the smoke! Perhaps she'll get used to it! Plus this happens to be a cigarette worthy case and I won't let some weak-minded child get in my way!" Sherlock yells back, ashing his cigarette.
Only an hour earlier a woman had given them a case. Although this one was, different, she had committed the crime, she even admitted to that, but the crime had been kidnaping, and it was Sherlock's job to find them.
"Well maybe if you went out and solved the case you wouldn't have to smo!-" John gets cut off by Mrs.Hudson walking in
"Stop fighting around the baby! Look, you've gone and made her cry!" She says, walking over and picking Rosy up "Now Sherlock, put that cigarette out and go do your job! And take John with you, he gets terribly lonely when you leave without him."
"I do not, "John says quickly, his face flushing a bit.
"Nevermind that" Sherlock puts the cigarette out and puts his hat and coat on "Come on John, the game is on!" and with that, they both leave.
Miss.Hudson chuckles just a bit as she sets Rosy down.
“Sherlock! How do you know where we’re going?” John asks as he attempts to keep up with him.
“Well it’s quite obvious, I'm surprised you didn't figure it out” Sherlock answers, his pace seems to quicken.
“You don’t actually know, do you?” John question.
“Of course I know, but I want to see if you can figure it out, put the pieces together John” he continues to walk on for a minute before hailing a cab and getting in, john follows.
“Big Ben? Why there of all places?” John asks upon hearing Sherlock tell the cabbie.
“She had crumbs from chips and a burger on her dress, along with a smell on her breath one can only receive from the fast-food restaurant that just opened across the street from there,” Sherlock answers rather quickly.
“Oh.. that makes sense,” John says, subconsciously seeing if he has a mint or gum in his pockets, which he doesn’t. Sherlock notices but doesn’t say anything for the moment.
About five minutes pass and the cab stops “Looks like we’re here” Sherlock steps out of the cab after paying, John steps out a second or two after him. They both then walk into Big Ben together.
Okay, so I have this friend (She is 3 years older than me) and she is a private detective. She is super cool, super smart, but is terrible with social norms and stuff, she kinda reminds me of Sherlock Holmes. Any way, one time we were hanging out and eating, but then she said she had to go for a moment and I was like okay, I'll wait for you. So she left, I just assumed she was going to bathroom, but fifteen minutes passed, so I decided to pay for the food and go wait by the car. Another ten minutes passed and I saw her running towards me and she was struggling to catch her breath. Then when I asked if she was okay she was like "yeah, sorry I was just chasing someone." And then she told me we were on a stake out thing.
So tl;dr My friend took me out for lunch and then chased a criminal because turns out we were on a stake out.
alright, can i just say how much i appreciate the portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in The Irregulars? because we've been fed palatable versions for awhile now and, guys, the man was written to have used drugs when he felt unstimulated. it was the epoch of the OPIOID CRISIS ACROSS BRITAIN, addiction was rampant, THE RICH HAD FRIGGIN ETHER FROLICKS, COCAINE WAS LEGAL, MERCURY WAS CONSIDERED A SUITABLE COURSE OF TREATMENT! LEAD WAS IN EVERYTHING, INCLUDING CHILDREN'S TOYS, etc etc!!!!
and yet we all want to believe that Holmes was right as rain? just because the drugs were available and, oh, ENGLAND WENT TO WAR FOR THEM, doesn't mean addiction was pleasant back then. addiction and regular drug use is ugly. it makes good people ugly. and while Holmes wasn't necessarily ever depicted as being a heavy user of opium, it was a very popular pastime in the years he lived. it's not a stretch to believe he, at the very least, tried it.
add the dynamic of a lost love and heartbreak and, yeah, the guy would likely have indulged.
that The Irregulars decided to show the unlikable, hideous side of Holmes' drug use is not only unexpected, but realistic. it isn't all Pink Floyd and strobe lights. IT GETS BAD. those who want to think it was fabulous because it was a societal norm are being purposefully naïve and childish.
IMO, that ugliness gives Holmes more character, depicts a side of him we've never experienced. it's meant to make us uncomfortable. and i kind of LOVE THAT.
no bc let me share the story my ex friend whose favorite show was sherlock always thought that bandersnatch cubicle looked like her ex whom she was still in love and that he was literally sherlock or whatever teenage girl stuff dont blame her for that part and that guy called me stupid and she was like well he is very smart so :/ instead of defending me and making me her best friend feel better well some people might be forgiving but i still hate the bitch
for sherlock to have said “i love ash” in the middle of the dance floor then he must have been dancing. he loves dancing. he was dancing to a love song in front of john in the middle of a club like sbdbfsdnsm he was DANCING even if it wasnt waltzing he was modern day dancing like the modern holmes he is
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