Sherlock attends a narcotics anonymous meeting and states that sometimes he feels like he should have been born in another time. He wonders if he would have been an addict if he was alive during a quieter time. Mycroft is also at the meeting to support him but Sherlock leaves in anger. Watson is waiting outside of the meeting and is also surprised to see Mycroft. He's there because a friend of the Holmes' is in trouble. Mycroft is opening a new restaurant in Tribeca and takes them there to see it. Mycroft's friend that needs help is also there. It's Nigella Mason, Mycroft's former fiance who had an affair with Sherlock...Read the full recap
When Mycroft first speaks during the Narcotics Anonymous meeting, he asks if Sherlock would have preferred being born "Something like what, two hundred years ago?". In the original stories Sherlock was born in the mid 1800s. Loosely, Mycroft is asking the modern day Sherlock if he'd prefer the era when the original Sherlock was born.
The horse's name, Silver Blaze, is an nod to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Silver Blaze" in which Sherlock tracks down a missing race horse, with the same name, and solves the murder of it's trainer.
The scenes involving the stables were shot at Mistover Farms in Pawling, New York, which is also where they filmed the town center/park area.
Mycroft's restaraunt "Diogenes" Shares the name with the club that he co-found in the original stories.
(Sherlock shares on his own at a meeting and explains his hyper awareness and it's relationship with the drugs.)
Sherlock: If I had just been born when it was a little quieter out there, would I even have become an addict in the first place? Might I have been more focused, a more fully realized person?
Addict: What like ancient Greece?
Sherlock: Do you have any idea what passed for dental care in the Hellenic era? No no, I'd want some of the wonders of modernity. Just before everything got...(Shakes his hands next to his head) amplified.
Mycroft: Something like what? Two hundred years ago?
(Sherlock furiously storms out of the meeting and confronts his brother.)
Sherlock: Explain yourself!
Mycroft: Your maid told me you'd gone out, I wheedled her a bit to find out where.
Sherlock: You live in England!
Mycroft: Did you know that the invention of flying conveyance is capable of hurdling its passengers across vast distances. (Turns to Watson and ignores his brother) Joan, delighted to see you.
(One of the acting chef's in Mycroft's new restaurant preps the table for the tasting menu.)
Chef: I know we're not serving alcohol today, are there any other dietary restrictions?
Sherlock: I lose my appetite in the company of social climbing trollops.
(Blank stare from the chef)
Watson: No, thank you, we're fine.
(Mycroft, Sherlock, and Watson open a large bag of evidence in their precinct conference room.)
Mycroft: The policeman in Ulster County said we could look in the bag, not take it away.
Sherlock: That's why I find it best not to ask. They can get quite territorial when you say that you want to take evidence with you. They certainly weren't using it to solve any crimes.
(Sherlock finds Mycroft cooking a nice meal.)
Sherlock: A lingering dinner, especially in the midst of a case, is an indulgence.
Mycroft: You think that conversation is an indulgence?
Sherlock: The meal itself is an indulgence. The conversation is an annoyance within an indulgence.