Allyn Gibson wrote:
The conversation in tonight's episode between Watson and Holmes in Bell's apartment makes it clear that there is a Holmes father with the power of the purse. Not a lawyer, not a codename.
"Your not working for my father! he told me!"
can't be a lie? As Guy said, Holmes, the great detective, had to be told by his father?
As also has been pointed out, even if he wasn't calling his father last week, he had to call someone
to retrieve the money.
The way it's going, the writers could take it either way. "Father" may be a fiction of Holmes or a real (in terms of the show's universe) person.