ENOLA HOLMES 2 Introduces a Beloved Sherlock Character in a Sweet Way

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Enola Holmes 2 brings Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill back to the screen as sleuthing siblings Enola and Sherlock Holmes. The film takes us through many delightful twists, turns, and tricks as they solve a mystery surrounding a missing matchstick girl. We get to see many returning faces, including Edith, Eudoria, Lord Tewkesbury, and Lestrade, but there are also lots of new characters to keep up with. One person we didn’t expect to see arrived in the very final moments of the movie and now has us wondering if there will be a third film. Enola Holmes 2 introduces Doctor John Watson in a very brief yet heartwarming appearance. 

Sherlock Holmes stands in front of carriage in Enola Holmes 2

At the end of Enola Holmes 2, Sherlock is a bit of a different man. He’s almost… human with emotions and stuff, including a profound adoration and respect for Enola. Sherlock proposes they go into business together as Holmes & Holmes; however, Enola declines because she doesn’t want to live in his shadow. And, to be truthful, she probably doesn’t want to live with him in general because he’s a mess. His place is in complete discord and he has no close friend to have his back. Enola and Sherlock agree to “check in” on each other on Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

At the appointed date and time, Sherlock hears the doorbell and, to his surprise, it is a man standing there. He says a young woman told him to go to that address and he inquires about being his new flatmate. And that man is none other than Doctor John Watson, portrayed by Himesh Patel. Sherlock fans know this character well as the best friend, assistant, and living companion of the eccentric detective. They are undoubtedly one of the greatest fictional duos across any genre of all time. In an interview with writer and director Harry Bradbeer, Nerdist asked about bringing Watson in for a wonderful Enola Holmes 2 cameo.

Enola Holmes 2 Sherlock Holmes sits and reads a paper
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“What better way for Watson to come into the story but by the hand of Enola herself?,” said Bradbeer. “She introduces them because she knows that Sherlock needs a friend. And that has become very clear by the end of the story. So, it all came together organically…” Bradbeer also revealed that Watson was in the very first draft of the first film; however, they wanted to really focus on building up Sherlock’s character.

While we never know the supreme plans of Netflix, we do know that the Enola Holmes film franchise seems prime for more adventures. And, it appears that Sherlock Holmes will finally have his perfect partner match with Dr. Watson.

Enola Holmes 2 is currently available on Netflix.

Editor’s Note: Nerdist is a subsidiary of Legendary Digital Networks.

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