man, I really wanted the badass sniper to be Sebastian Moran. not a boring middle-aged dude with greying hair. :T oh well. can’t always get what you want. It does bug me though, how the creators were basically like "Sebastian Moran wasn’t that big in the canon stories, so we decided not to make a big deal of him in the episode." hmmmmm a perfectly valid point. you know who else wasn’t that big of a deal in the canon stories? MORIARTY. HE WAS IN LIKE TWO STORIES. YET YOU HAVE MADE HIM THE OVERARCHING VILLAIN. I LOVE ANDREW SCOTT BUT YOU DEFINITELY TOOK SOME LIBERTIES WITH THE GUY, SO WHY NOT HIS SNIPER. CLEARLY THE CANON ISN’T THAT IMPORTANT OF A FACTOR.
but if john had just stood there while sherlock was laughing, john just stood there and watched as sherlock explained yes of course he pushed the off switch of course he called the police and as he goes on about “you said such sweet things i never knew you cared” (you major dickwad he watched you fall from a building and his voice choked in that phone call that he had no reason to believe was fake and he BEGGED YOU NOT TO BE DEAD OF COURSE HE CARES AND YOU KNOW THAT)
if john had stood, watched sherlock for a moment, and after he understood he just walked out, if he’d stayed stone-faced the whole time, if he’d left the compartment and refused to respond to that deception and now sherlock maybe falters a bit, says “john — ” and tries to grab his arm but john shoves him off and leaves the tube compartment and sherlock is standing there, alone in a silent car with the fluorescent lights flickering and outside, and the underground gets darker as the light from john’s flashlight gets smaller as john leaves him this time and maybe, then, maybe he’d finally get it, maybe
that’s all they had to do
"Mycroft! Help us to take a picture together with our lovely heroes!"
So Sherlock and Supernatural both have a couple named John and Mary.
The only difference is which one gets set on fire
"Phillip Anderson" anagrams to "praline dolphins."
I expect a recipe by the end of Series 3, fandom.
When Sherlock called him “Phillip” I thought it was a weird nickname at first because I’m 99% sure the casebook said his first initial was ‘S’. Gatiss said it stood for Sylvia when asked. I know that was a joke, but he didn’t correct the mistake. Now I’m irrationally annoyed that they couldn’t even keep that kind of simple continuity straight. it’s not even like “P” and “S” look alike.
This basically was the Sherlock mini-episode…
Anderson„ ur Sherlock is showing..
The Holmes Boys Play Operation.
THIS SCENE HAS CHANGED MY ENTIRE WORLD VIEW. I didn’t know I needed Moriarty and Sherlock giggling together like preteens until I saw it.
Remember when everyone was all stressed about whether Moran would show up?
And then they give us the world’s most casual villain. Like, those first two could be screenshots from a hotel cable channel video explaining how to use the remote.
part of me wants to believe this isn’t Sebastian Moran. in my mind he ought to have tiger pillows instead of elephants.