January 25, 2013
Sherlock Holmes, a recovering heroin addict from London, attempts to rebuild his life in New York City with the help of Joan Watson, his sober companion. He cultivates a relationship with a police captain and earns a reputation for being able to solve cases that leave the police baffled. Brilliant but abrasive, Holmes has difficulty interacting with witnesses and police, and Watson acts as a buffer between him and the world. Despite her desire to remain detached, Watson becomes fascinated by the way Holmes works. Together, the two solve mysteries and build an unlikely friendship. He teaches her about the science of deduction, and she helps him deal with his addiction, his uneasy relationships with his father and his older brother and his memories of the woman he loved and lost.