First ‘Sherlock’ special clip shows that nothing is different in 1895

Sherlock might be throwing fans for a loop with the trip back to 1895 in its upcoming special, but as the first clip shows, absolutely nothing has changed.

In the clip—released on the heels of an official image from the BBC—we get a glimpse into Sherlock and Watson’s lives in a scene that’s very familiar from the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books. After returning from investigating a crime, the two are welcomed home by their landlady Mrs. Hudson back at 221B Baker Street for some relaxation (and possibly more research).

The dialogue might be a tad more polite to match the times, but otherwise, nothing has changed. Sherlock is still curt, Watson is still overshadowed and wants to be taken seriously—he even grew a mustache to stand out!—and Mrs. Hudson still hates his writing.

Sounds about right.

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, we misidentified Mrs. Hudson, Holmes and Watson’s landlady. 

Screengrab via Sherlock/YouTube

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.