Loving somebody is how you spend your life.
Steven Moffat, discussing the differences between sex and love, and the nuances of Sherlock and John’s friendship.
(Recap of ‘The Game is On: An Afternoon with Mark Gatiss & Friends, November 2012 [x])
Moffat confirmed what we all knew – that Sherlock Holmes and John Watson make for an engaging love story; however, he said there was a marked difference between love and sex. “Fancying somebody,” he said, “is all about how you spend your night. Loving somebody is how you spend your life.” Gatiss and Moffat both agreed that the relationship between Holmes and Watson is a beautiful, complex and realistic one – but it is not a sexual one.