This one is so good, it deserves it’s own post. I found it shortly after watching series 2 of BBC’s awesome “Sherlock” and, wow! What emotion it brought out! Read My Mind almost brought me to tears, Fix You got me really choked up, but this one got me crying.
Sherlock’s line about not having any friends and then later saying that he only has one is from the “Hounds of the Baskerville” episode. It’s partially taken from Doyle’s “The Five Orange Pips” story (from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes collection). In the beginning of the story, Watson visits Holmes at 221b (having moved out when he got married). They hear ringing the doorbell. Watson speaks:
“Why,” said I, glancing up at my companion, “that was surely the bell. Who could come to-night? Some friend of yours, perhaps?”