In Sherlock Irene Adler is just as obsessed with outwitting Holmes as he is with outwitting her, and I feel like that’s a fundamental misreading of the source material, because in Doyle’s version Holmes happens to get in Irene’s way, so she does the functional equivalent of trapping him under a cup, sliding a newspaper under him and dumping him out in the backyard.
irene: let’s have dinner
sherlock: *pulling breadsticks out of purse and tossing them at irene* i’m sorry you have to leave immediately
irene: where did you get breadsticks and a purse
sherlock: PLEASE LEAVE
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