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are you trying to kill me??
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are you trying to kill me??
Apples and Geniuses
The first time, he discovered gravity
The second, he cheated it.
Reichenbach theory- I know it’s blown over and simmered into a constant stream of muttering crazy, but if I don’t post this observation then I’ll forget about it.
Moffat said that Sherlock did something incredibly out of character at the end of Reichenbach Fall.
I think it’s that he kept acting even when he wasn’t facing Moriarty. Throughout both series, he puts on acts, but the second anyone turns away, he immediately drops the face.
But on the rooftop, he’s constantly acting like he’s surprised he’s going to be coerced into jumping. Of course he knows, but even when he’s not facing Moriarty, he keeps up the act. Who is he acting for?
Because the hardest part of coming back from the dead is finding out that nobody else stopped living, and the only thing worse than everyone believing you’re gone is everyone believing you’re a stranger.
A maltesers commercial. Faturing Amanda Abbington, Martin Freeman’s partner, and the woman who plays Kitty in Reichenbach Fall! So weird. So damn funny!
You have been warned: Henceforth, here be spoilers. I can’t mark them as read more.
My heart just broke all over again.
Oh God. I just….
TFiOS sadness is so different than Reichenbach sadness. I don’t know why; they both make me cry. A lot. But Reichenbach sadness is the kind of sadness that you share with other fans, and make jokes about, and want to give Jawn hugs over. TFiOS sadness… you stay in your room and cry and your heart hurts and your head hurts and you don’t want to talk about it.
I’m trying my hardest to not align my self with any one Sherlock survival theory, because then I will just look for clues that support it and ignore dissenting information- such is the way of man. So these are just pieces of theories, little “what if”s, so that I don’t forget them. Maybe I or someone else will be able to assemble these into a theory. For the record, I consider a theory to be something that explains every single event in the Fall. “Molly Hooper helped him” is not a freaking theory.
1.) Moriarty and Sherlock were in cahoots- This one sounds weird, but think about it. Moriarty is evil and loves to wreak havoc, but you can’t wreak havoc on a world that is already in chaos. If Sherlock needed to “die” in order to drop off the radar and hunt the big game- terrorist cells, whatever, it would be in Moriarty’s best interest to help him. They could have started talking about it when they were locked in adjacent cells during his trial; there has to be something significant about that scene. Also, the scene where Sherlock texts Moriarty, then John gets called away by Mrs. Hudson’s sudden endangerment, and Sherlock gets a text to come play is just a little too neat. A little too much immediacy between the 2nd and third texts.
2.) Moriarty hardly would have killed himself just to help Sherlock, so the obvious answer is that he’s still alive. This could be explained in one of two ways.
a.) Moriarty didn’t actually kill himself. A little bit of light and magic helps even the most ridiculous stunt go down. This would imply that Sherlock wasn’t on top of his game on the roof, not to have noticed, meaning he’d either come in contact with a drug or was emotionally affected by something going on. The first option might have been Moriarty turning the tactics used in theory 5 against Sherlock.
b.) A theory that my best friend and her dad came up with and is further outlined here, in which the man we know as Jim Moriarty is not the real Moriarty. This is further backed up by the fact that in the books, Professor Moriarty is only given a first name once, and more often in the stories, the name James is assigned to his brother. WTF. See the Wikipeda for Professor Moriarty, the “Moriarty’s family and first name” section of the article.
3.) There is someone who either naturally or through plastic surgery looks very, very similar to Sherlock. This would be awfully helpful. It would explain why the girl started screaming her head off at the sight of Sherlock, AND should anything… unfortunate… have happened to this individual before the fall, they would be a good stand in for Sherlock’s body.
4.) Whoever John is Looking at standing on the top of St. Barts, they are not Sherlock. I’m almost positive about. There are complicated analyses of camera angles and all that stuff, but I’m going for the simple. There are times when Sherlock is standing on the edge of the building right next to Moriarty, but when it switches to the angle from the street, there is no Moriarty. There is also never a shot of Sherlock’s face as he steps up onto the edge of the building at the edge. I really don’t think it’s him on the roof. He also keeps saying awkward things like “stay right where you are. Keep your eyes on me.”
5.) John has been exposed to the medication from project H.O.U.N.D. This is also an extremely plausible one to me. It would explain the biker, who could have administered it to him on impact without anyone else being affected. Also… really, John seems stoned out of his mind for the rest of the scene, and he sounds the way a stoned college freshman who is trying to hide his state from public safety sounds. The way he talks is sluggish and out of touch with reality in a way that wouldn’t happen if he were just reacting naturally. I mean, he’s been in combat. His instincts should get sharper at first, and the shock would set in later, but this doesn’t happen.
His exposure to the medication would mean that anyone who was male, about six foot, and had dark hair would pass for Sherlock in John’s eyes.
6.) Sherlock is too smart to have fallen for the “Magical lines of code that can unlock any door.” I mean, I’m no supergenius, but I noticed the complete implausibility of this concept the the first time it was brought up. In the moment, I dismissed it on the grounds of suspension of disbelief, but obviously I was right. Sherlock would never have fallen for it, because even if he did believe that the lines of code existed, communicating them in binary would have taken hours. If Sherlock has had time to educate himself about hundreds of types of tobacco ash, I hardly think he’s neglected to educate himself about even the most basic facts of coding, which would most certainly be relevant to his work. Along the same lines, the scene where Mycroft reveals that he’s given information to Moriarty is confusing- he seems to be saying the reason he gave Moriarty so much information is to find out about the lines of code. But really, Mycroft is smart, too. He shouldn’t have fallen for it. So why did he make John believe he did?
This is what I have right now. I’m sleepy and don’t want to theorize anymore, but maybe I’ll put up another post eventually. It’s not like we’re short on time.