thenorwoodbuilder asked: Hi! About the reason why Sherlock told Watson he was a fraud, I suppose he didn't want WATSON to commit suicide after his death... I mean, if he'd told him he was going to jump in order to save his (Watson's) life, W.'d have gone crazy... And Sherlock had to give him some sort of explanation and farewell, after all, to ease - at least a little - Watson's distress.
allergic-to-dragonfruit asked: So do you reckon that Moriarty planned the phonecall in the swimming pool? Seeing as it gave Sherlock a clue about the Final Problem.
Anonymous asked: When Moriarty says "And pretty grim ones too." about newspapers/fairy tales/gossip, do you think it's a specific allusion to Grimm fairy tales?
grungecest asked: when moriarty said "i told you, but did you listen?" what did he actually tell sherlock?
So, that milk I bought? Since I blogged about it, I can tell that I managed to go seventeen days without drinking a drop of it. And now I am standing in my kitchen making all the milk-based food I can before it goes bad. And that means I will have to eat that food. Not being a Sherlock is a vicious cycle, and I want out. There is no way in hell I’m putting on pants today.
disappointingrobot asked: So I'm probably getting to into this, but I think we should look at stuff from the first two episodes too. One thing that really bothers me for some reason is when the hit counter on John's blog was stuck. Sure, it could be just to get Sherlock to enter the wrong code, but isn't it unusual to have that kind of a glitch that long? And John's blog is rather famous, so the hit...
I have way too many files on my computer with names involving words like “sniper,” “assassins,” “kidnapping,” and “blood puddle.”
sparxflame asked: I know you said you were sort of neutral over the whole 'Moran' thing, but I've just remembered something I thought up a while back, when I was rewatching the Blind Banker. The banker who asked Sherlock to help him with the case was called Sebastian, which is Moran's first name. There's no mention of Sebastian's surname anywhere in the episode. With any other show,...
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Anonymous asked: So, I don't consider myself entirely stupid, but I never understood the angle with Moriarty, Sherlock, and the secret code. Why would Jim tap it out in Binary in front of Sherlock and then claim it was hidden inside Sherlock so that's why he had to die? I think I've missed something here. Care to explain?
Anonymous asked: The second thing that is bugging me is this - Sherlock does not know the location of the assassin, or any lookouts that Jim may have to ensure that he jumps. He cannot ensure that the lookouts did not see whatever plan he had created to escape. The last scene where the assassin simply sees him jump and packs up is weird. It implies that he had the same view that John had. This...
Anonymous asked: Okay, there are two things that are still bugging me, even after reading your theories (which are brilliant, I might add). The first leads off from what you said about Sherlock's conversation with John. I think the key thing he says is "this is my note, John. Isn't that what people do? Leave a note?". I think at some point John has to realize that he should go back and really...
‘Why,’ said I, glancing up at my companion, ‘that was surely...– John Watson, The Five Orange Pips
shoydragon asked: I just had a thought! When they're in Scotland Yard trying to figure out where the kidnapped kids are, Sherlock is talking about the Homeless Network and how they're better than the police because they're MUCH MORE LAX ABOUT TAKING BRIBES. We only see Anderson's reaction, but do you think that might be a hint that there are people on the police force (Bizzaro!John) who DO take...
igavethatbitchapuzzle asked: What I think is that the whole "lying to John about being a fraud" was, like you said, a precaution. Sherlock probably assumed that if Moriaty's main goal was destroying his reputation (instead of just making him commit suicide, like the cabbie of A Study in Pink) the snipers would still observe and kill everyone if there was a small hint of a fake death and/or his friends knowing...
an-anthem-to-ambivalence asked: In response to the anon who asked why Sherlock tried to convince John he was a fake, I think it was so John wouldn't feel so bad about losing him. If he could get John to despise him, and the time they spent together maybe John could have a better time getting on with his life. Or maybe it was a bit of reverse psychology. Maybe he thought that the more he tried to convince him he was a fraud,...
Anonymous asked: Love your work dissecting the last Sherlock episode. So far I agree with almost all of your theories, however, one detail is nagging me about the final staged death theory: too many people are involved in hellping him pull off the stunt and therefore know Sherlock's still alive