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#1 Liselle

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:20 PM

Wasn't really sure where to put this, so hopefully I'm in the right place :D

What are your thoughts on what Molly's present for Sherlock in 'A Scandal in Belgravia' might have been? I would have loved to have known what it was :)

My current favourite theory is that it was a pipe :D :sherlock:  Or maybe another skull... though the box isn't really skull-shaped. Hmm...


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:36 PM

 No, it was rather small. It could have been a Ipod with classical or some violin music she thought he might like. Or a gift card to a good coffee shop?


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#3 Liselle

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:38 PM

 

It could have been a Ipod with classical or some violin music she thought he might like.

 

Awww, I like that idea :)



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:45 PM

During one of the panels, Mofftiss said it was male bikini underwear.    Which I consider a BS answer.  Molly wouldn't give that to Sherlock.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:43 AM

Good God, no -- at least not till, maybe, their 25th wedding anniversary.

 

OK, near as I recall, the box was flat and rectangular, something like 3 inches wide, 7 inches long, and an inch or so high?

 


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:45 AM

Good God, no -- at least not till, maybe, their 25th wedding anniversary.
 
OK, near as I recall, the box was flat and rectangular, something like 3 inches wide, 7 inches long, and an inch or so high?

 

I think you are recalling the mobile phone box Irene left.   Here's Sherlock with Molly's.  They were wrapped similarly:
 
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If I were Molly, I'd give him some sort of lab equipment or a field test kit for various substances.  Possibly a good digital camera. 


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:55 AM

Yay, Julia Mae -- I was hoping you'd come up with a screen cap!  Nope, that's the box I was thinking of, picturing it in the top of Molly's tote bag -- but clearly not remembering it very accurately!

 

I like your field test kit idea -- that's something Molly would be sufficiently knowledgeable about to know what Sherlock would actually find useful.

 


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:23 AM

During one of the panels, Mofftiss said it was male bikini underwear. Which I consider a BS answer. Molly wouldn't give that to Sherlock.

 

Louise Brealey said something similar in an interview; I think she said it was a red mankini. I'm fairly certain she was joking :D

 

Good God, no -- at least not till, maybe, their 25th wedding anniversary.

 

Hahahaha; good to know I'm not the only one who ships Sherlock and Molly! :)

 

I like your idea too, Julia Mae; I just can't help but feel that, knowing how much Molly adores Sherlock and wants him to see that, it would be something more personal; something soppy a girlfriend might buy a boyfriend. Like a teddy bear that says 'I love you' on it or something :D

 

Do we think Sherlock ever actually opened it, or was he too busy with the whole Irene situation? Or, even if he wasn't too busy with that, would he have cared enough to open it anyway?



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:56 AM


 

I like your idea too, Julia Mae; I just can't help but feel that, knowing how much Molly adores Sherlock and wants him to see that, it would be something more personal; something soppy a girlfriend might buy a boyfriend. Like a teddy bear that says 'I love you' on it or something :D

 

But she isn't a soppy girlfriend, like Lavender Brown giving Won-Won  a "My Sweetheart" necklace.  And there's nothing more personal to Sherlock than his work.  He is married to it.   She's a doctor who does autopsies.  She loves him, she is thoughtful about him.  Grown up smart woman give the man they love what the man values.  And she'd know that about him.  

 

One of the things I think people fail to notice about Molly is how much like Sherlock she is.  Detached from personal involvement with the cadaver or the case.  She was just fine describing the body in S1E1 as a nice guy she knew who worked there and also just fine with Sherlock beating the heck out of that body with a riding crop.  In another scene in another episode, during TGG, I think, she is all perky coming into the lab finding Sherlock has gotten his results, no concern for the victims like the kind John was showing.

 

That being said, I do believe Moffat is quite misogynistic enough and Gatiss weird enough to think she could give Sherlock a mankini and that's probably what they said she did, even though the actual box was surely empty.    

 

Do we think Sherlock ever actually opened it, or was he too busy with the whole Irene situation? Or, even if he wasn't too busy with that, would he have cared enough to open it anyway?

 

He's egocentric and intensely curious.  I cannot imagine him not opening the box.  At some point.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:37 PM

 I think he would have gone and opened it at some point. He cared enough to not only apologize, but to give her that chaste kiss on the cheek and wish her a Merry Christmas. He's even able to look abashed and a bit guilty when he and Mycroft show up at the morgue and find her working. And yes, there is that all fired, never ending curiosity of his. How could he not open it?


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:18 PM

That underwear thing was a joke Louise Brealey made in a livechat (you can read it here). Since she stated in the same livechat that Sherlock survived the fall via a bouncy castle, it's probably safe to presume she was joking about the Borat mankini as well ;).


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:01 PM

If Sherlock hadn't apologized, Molly would have been well within her rights to snatch the present back and get a cash refund (presumably a pretty hefty one).  But he did apologize, so yeah, she presumably let him keep it.  And of course he opened it.  We may even see him using whatever it was in later episodes.  Hmm....

 


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:00 PM

Yeah, I agree with you all; I think he would have opened it. I was just wondering what your thoughts were.

I like the idea of whatever it was being used in later episodes; I'm presuming Molly and Sherlock will be spending more time together considering she's the only one who knows he's alive, so maybe they'll mention it at some point.

God, words can't describe how much I'm looking forward to the next series. Roll on October!!



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:24 PM

God, words can't describe how much I'm looking forward to the next series. Roll on October!!

 

Or November.  Or December.  Or ....

 

They were filming on North Gower today, and they usually do that right near the end of the filming for each episode -- so they're presumably just about ready to wrap on "His Last Vow" and Series 3 (though at some point, we heard "early September" as a probably wrap date).

 

They said no UK air date (tentative or otherwise) would be announced till after the wrap.  Of course, that doesn't mean it'll be announced immediately afterward, but hopefully it'll be announced soon.  Very soon!

 


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:48 PM

Well I know it's widely thought in the UK that the air date will be October 31st, but it hasn't been confirmed. I'm really hoping it will be though! I literally can't wait any longer!



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:28 PM

Spoiler
might be a more appropriate date!  ;)

 


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:30 PM

When?! When was it 31st October?! I remember reading somewhere (I think it was Sherlockology) that there was definitely no confirmed air date... I thought it was around-ish Christmas though...

I wish it aired tomorrow...late October is waay too far away...but on the other hand, 31st is my sisters birthday! So, yeah.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:56 PM

Let's see. They still have a few days left of filming. Then it has to go through the editing process, then cleaning up and polishing for release...so yeah.....October, November....I can see that.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:24 PM

Well it's listed on IMDB as being October 31st, and I've seen that date mentioned a lot elsewhere. But like I say, nothing's been confirmed by the actual people working on the show yet.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:38 PM

  Nope nothing will be written in stone until Mofftiss and the BBC and Co. all say it's a go, I guess.


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