Imagine if the first episode of Series 3 is all about Sherlock bringing down a mutant cyborg octopus because at this stage it is the only explanation to how there were so many laser sights on the wall in the Great Game if Moran was supposed to be the only one there
(References to filming spoilers about Sherlock’s fall below the Read More. Continue at your own risk.)
Is it wrong to hope for decoy filming? What I would really love is if they filmed just a few seconds of stuff for each of the major 3 or 4 fall theories as long as they’re in public. Then throw most of that away in editing. PLEASE CONFUSE US.
This looks like it—they’re filming stuff related to how Sherlock survived the fall today. And (contrary to my dearest hopes) it sounds like they’re doing it relatively out in the open.
There is a lot that may be spoiled soon.
Even some of the people who don’t mind other Sherlock spoilers DO NOT WANT TO KNOW THIS ONE, so please think very carefully before you post about it.
In addition to your normal spoiler tag(s), the current recommendation seems to be adding #howhedidit, #how he did it, and/or #howhesurvived to your tags if you’re posting spoilers that give it away.
Because this is such a major spoiler if it does get out, please also consider putting a warning in the title of the post AND using a “Read More” break to hide the actual spoiler text/photos. (“Read More”s don’t work on all mobile devices, so people need a warning above that cut as well.)
I’m feeling a bit gloomy about our prospects if they truly are leaving us on the honor system for this one, because last time photos of the fall came out through the regular media. If you’re a total spoilerphobe, it might be a good time to just lock yourself in your house, unplug the internet, and stop reading the paper.
(And honestly, part of me is really wishing I had that option. If this does leak, please don’t send me messages describing anything unless I’ve already mentioned knowing that detail. Just send me a link with a spoiler warning if you feel like you really need to let me know some part of it. That way I can decide what to do for myself.)
Now that they’ve announced the second episode of Series 3 will be called The Sign of Three, I want to go ahead and say: yep, I was way off on my guess about “wedding.” I thought they were trolling the fandom a bit, but if they give the episode that title and it isn’t based on The Sign of Four then they’re just wasting everyone’s time now. (I don’t mind the Mary Morstan thing at all, but I have to admit I’m disappointed that we may be losing the chance to see some of the other more interesting canon wedding stories. Unless they combine stories.)
And I’d previously changed my mind and decided The Giant Rat of Sumatra was more likely for “rat” than I’d initially given it credit for.
But if everything does turn out to be the most obvious, least-canonical guess for the three words, then we come to “bow” where my thought was that they’d base it on the obvious story (His Last Bow) but veer off sharply from canon. I’m not sure how to be wrong about this one yet, BUT I’LL FIND A WAY.
It’s Reichencrack Day!
Add your silliest Sherlock theory to the growing collection in the #Reichencrack tag. (Remember to add a spoiler tag if your theory contains actual Series 3 spoilers!)
If you don’t have a Tumblr or want to post a theory anonymously, check the notes here for a list of URLs of volunteers whose ask boxes are just waiting for your Anon theories.
At the beginning of the scene in ASiB, Sherlock comes out of a room wearing just that sheet. But then later it’s shown that the driver of the car (with the heart problem) has been sitting in the living room! Just wondering if you have any theories on this. Has he been there all night? Sherlock usually dresses up for clients, doesn’t he? Is he just irritated from being woken early and determined not to get dressed this day? I don’t know if it’s an answerable question, just want your views. Thanks
Ready for some timeline-building, canon-referencing, clothes-sleuthing, very wandery fun?
Due to workday + ask box issues, I can’t post theories on behalf of Anons for this year’s Reichencrack Day celebration.
Does anyone else want to offer their services?
To be able to do this, you’ll need to:
- be on Tumblr during April Fools’ Day
- have your Ask Box open for anonymous questions
- be okay with the possibility that someone’s theory could include a spoiler
- add the #reichencrack tag within the first five tags of any Anon theories you post so it shows up for the people tracking that tag
- add spoiler tags if there’s a Series 3 spoiler involved in the theory (#sherlock spoilers, #sherlockspoilers, #bbcsherlockspoilers, and #setlock are good places to start, but feel free to add as many warnings and variations as you like)
If you want to be a volunteer, reply to this with the URL of the blog Anons should send their asks to. We can have as many volunteers as people who want to do it—I’ll just point the Anons back to this post’s notes once we get going.
Radio Times is a whole ocean closer to St. Bart’s than I am. So how come I know that the rectangle on the sidewalk is just something that’s been there for ages and they don’t?
My mom is drunk and arguing with my step dad over how Sherlock faked his death I shit you not.
This Monday. #Reichencrack tag.
Bring the silliest Sherlock theories you can think of. Theories about any episode or topic are welcome, as long as they don’t make sense.
Special request for this year’s event: If you incorporate real Series 3 spoilers into your Reichencrack theory, please make sure you add a spoiler tag.
I should not be exposed to Sherlock spoilers.