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Anonymous asked: Hi um could you please explain the thing about mycroft dying? Also why is he nex to moriarty? I'm sorry if i've missed anything you posted and thank you for your time!!
Of course, nonnie, it’s my pleasure!
Well, I don’t think Mycroft is going to die. Or at least, I hope not. But there is a definite trope in literature about parental figures having to die to sort of clear the way for the protagonist to grow up/mature/come into their own. Since Sherlock is clearly growing past Mycroft’s leadership, especially with the character development of last series, it would make sense that Mycroft has to get gone in order for Sherlock to come fully into his own. don-gately may want to expound on that idea a bit.
The scenes with Mycroft and Moriarty were rumoured by TPTB to be fake, a ruse, but now…with Moriarty back…a lot of us, myself included, believe they’re from a real scene. I believe LSiT talks about that scene in her M Theory, and it certainly seems that Mycroft and Moriarty are in on something together, god knows what.
This is all personal and I’m not predicting anything! Also, we need to take into account that this show does not have a lot of time available for the making of a major character’s death… I just think that
- Mycroft was conspicuously left out of the whole Mary thing.
- So, if shit goes down with Mary, and Mary is actually Moran (in the name of coherence and thrilling plot please make that happen), and Mycroft was involved with Moriarty (an idea I like more and more, especially considering the above-mentioned Mary thing), Mycroft is going to be dragged into it and no one (meaning by that “normal non-frame-dissecting-folks) wille expect it.
- I think the Mycroft figure we have now, presented as both all powerful and “where the fuck were you when all that heartbreaking stuff happened” is now at a dead-end and cannot be kept in a statu-quo. They don’t let their characters stagnate, as a general rule (Sherlock got tremendous character development, we as viewers got to witness John being told that he may want to want to be normal but he’ll never be that normal bloke with the boring job and the kids and the wife in a suburb home, Molly got character development, even freakin’ Anderson).
- So. Seeing as Mycroft also seems to know What Is Going On between our two favorite idiots, I think you would kill a flock of ostriches with one single stone by using Mycroft to make the situation MOVE FORWARD with them, Moriarty, Mary, everyone.
- If you think Mycroft wouldn’t offer his life for Sherlock’s, given the choice… Well.
That was a lot of rambling. But something needs to be set in motion with Mycroft.
oh god now I totally see this. It would be so damn awful and amazing.
Congratulations to the Sherlock team! The show won 7 awards and is the biggest winner of the Emmys 2014!
Congrats on the 7 emmy wins, Team Sherlock! :)))
you’re an army doctor
I’m a sucker for the jerk-with-a-heart-of-gold trope, and Sherlock is an excellent example of why. In fiction — as in real life — people often judge based solely on outward appearances and behavior. I do understand why, superficially: it’s a person’s actual behavior that affects the world around them, not what they’re like inside. But I think this is flawed reasoning, because it leads to charismatic psychopaths being praised while people like Sherlock are loathed. Thus the psychopaths continue to use and abuse until they take it a step too far and are caught out — if they ever do — while the damaged but potentially-good are abandoned and never given the encouragement to grow. Needless to say, I find this heartbreaking. The fictional reformation of a character like Sherlock is an emotional balm against the real-world tragedy of lives falling between the cracks.
He still doesn’t think John cared about Sherlock himself. In his mind, what John went through was no worse than a fan suffering the cancellation of their favorite show. Therefore, it makes perfect sense for him to return with a bit of spectacle. John will be happy to have him back, because now they can go on cases again. He just has to impress him! Sherlock’s not callous here, he’s tragically confused.
INTERVIEWER: Was it difficult getting the complexities of the different [Sherlock Holmes] characters from the original books? A lot of adaptations turn Watson into a bumbling idiot, completely different to his personality in the books.
MOFFAT: […] With Watson, the problem is when you remove the narrator function from him—because he’s really just the ideal audience for Sherlock Homes in the book. You actually have to do something more with him.
Our Doctor Watson is very sardonic and snarky and funny. But if you actually look at the original Doctor Watson, he isn’t; he’s endlessly credulous, constantly amazed—not quite Nigel Bruce—but [he] nonetheless has an epic ability to be wrong about everything.
[In Conan Doyle canon] he’s not as thick as he can sometimes be presented, but he is comically astonished by Sherlock Holmes’ deductions for the entire thirty years of their friendship. You think at a certain point he might know Sherlock Holmes has probably got this one — not saying, ‘You can’t possibly know that, Holmes!’ Not three decades in!
We’ve got an actor like Martin Freeman, and I think the thing that’s important for Doctor Watson is that he’s definitely hugely competent.
He’s not any kind of genius, but he’s a very competent military man, and a good doctor with a stout heart, and the best friend you could want, and the first man a genius would trust—which is a huge compliment.
A genius chooses him.
A genius who understands everything about everybody chooses John to be the man he trusts.
So that’s about as big a compliment as you can get, really.
(Emer Sugrue’s University Observer interview transcript, February 2012 [x])
For anyone visiting London: the essential pilgrimage stops
“It’s time to be Sherlock Holmes again.”
Amnesia AU requested by farina-d-amica: Post fall, Sherlock is found working in a restaurant with no recollection of anything before the past 2 years. After John attacks him, leaving him confused, he embraces the past he can’t remember.
The first part is called The Pledge. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t.
The second act is called The Turn. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet.
Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back.
That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call The Prestige…