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    How would you fix "His Last Vow"?

    Still being in my bitter irony interpretation modus: Maybe that was the point of HLV.
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    Favourite "Sherlock" Pictures, etc.

    Sorry, what's the thing with the "sock index"? I don't get it?
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    Episode 3.2, "The Sign of Three"

    Okay, now I know why S left the party. He seemed terrified by the singing. :P
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    Irene Adler plothole?! and hello ;)

    I assume that solving the boomerang case was Sherlock's drug vision while he was taken home - that's why the bed shows in the picture in such a weird way. He is so impressed by Irene, that his subconscious allows her mental representation in S's mind to solve the riddle. When she's talking about returning the coat - it is what S actually see. She has woken him up, but he is still dizzy, so he cannot be sure if it was a dream or reality. As for the Karachi scene - there ar some scenes as odd and dubious as this one. The midget on the roof. The Arab that attacks him in his flat, the harpooned pig. I tend to forget them because they don't matter.
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    Episode 3.2, "The Sign of Three"

    Another prove about caring going into your way. He might not want to see, because he loves John and John loves Mary. There is a great character analyse online showing this, but I'm afraid I have no time to look for it now, my lunch break is over, and I'll be offline for this weekend. But I promise I will find it. As for the charts - I couldn't clearly understand how Sherlock deduced that killing the soldier was a rehearsal for killing Sholto. So I take a closer look what was he actually saw - his wall full of notes.
  6. Would any normal person expect that the first is not a necessary effect of the second? :P
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    How would you fix "His Last Vow"?

    Sherlock has killed before - if we believe the final scene from Scandal was not a fantasy. He surely got his hands dirty while hunting for Moriarty's people. He killed the agent at Irene's, because he knew what was in the safe. I have no doubt they won't. I doubt any of those three had ever spent a thought about the consequences or had a moral dillema. I don't see the killing as a cheap trick in the script. IMO this is the most important thing that happens. Isn't it just like in the book? - they BOTH fall. I'm still trying to decide whether you're referring to the plane turning around, or Moriarty showing up on television. Frankly, I suspect that Sherlock was happier about the latter than the former: "Oh goody, my playmate is back!" Both, actually. The plane returns because of Moriarty (What it all means - this will be told in the next series, hopefully.) Anyway, Sherlock can come back. Not dead in six months. Of course it can turn out that Sherlock will wish he wouldn never return; who knows what waits for him. But the "happy" in this end means that John will be happy, Mary will be happy, and Mrs Huston, Lestrade, Molly, even Mycroft... And we are at least relieved.
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    #221 Baker Street

    Maybe the mirror was a gift from a thankful client? It's pricey. In reality probably someone from the crew got the idea of a camera hole in the wall between E2 and E3 and they had to mask it somehow.
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    Episode 3.2, "The Sign of Three"

    Actually, I find it kind of typical foreshadowing theme. Sherlock might sense something about Mary (his expression when he reads her), and Mrs Hudson's story just blew all possible red alerts in his head. Re Sholto: I think Mary saying something about them both not being the first ones sums it up. She wasn't his first love, Sherlock wasn't his first best friend. Sherlock is miffed about John talking about Sholto to Mary: Why does he never told Sherlock about him? -> 1- John has secrets he haven't share with Sherlock, 2- there was someone in John's life who is at least as worth talking about as himself. Suddenly Sherlock has an unknown rival. Re Mary: Sherlock is not stupid. He knows that once John and Mary become a family things will change. He has to ask himself if he still will fit in there. He is like an only child getting a sibling. Mary sees it and that's the reason she sends them both to solve a case. Re John: Sherlock is completely shocked and terrified about being someone's best friend, and Best Man. Because he cannot fully believe that he is already good enough for this role, he tries to prove it by organizing the best wedding ever, being totally uncertain about it at the same time. He has no idea about weddings and flowers and catering and serviettes. No wonder his mind is running amok. Just look at this pictures pinned to the wall: This is preparations Sherlock's way. Pollens. Risks. Investigations. Is there a greatest and sweetest love proof ever? The child in Sherlock is begging: please don't leave me, I will do anything for you... Now, when I write it - maybe his vow is also a desperate attempt to stay important for John (and Mary) But then - maybe not. Have you noticed the incredible change in Sherlock during his second speech at the dance floor? It is such a contrast to the first one: Sherlock is self confident, calm, grown up. And he stays that way when he talks with Mary and John (you don't need me having a real baby to care for) It felt almost out of character to me. Then, left alone, he looks like he suddenly wakes up and realizes everyone has fun - he IS already left behind. By Molly, by Janine... Actually only Mary seems concerned (what about you?) But, well, it's not his world anyway. He has done what has to be done, now he can leave. So he leaves.
  10. I already carry one with me - I just prefer a Fresnel Lense Magnifier, it's easier to store in your wallet. It's meant to investigate the small print while shopping.
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    Mycroft Holmes

    manic-depressive: AFAIK the periods of high and low mood do not depend on circumstances. The behaviour is CAUSED by the mood, not the other way around. In the high period people tend to lose the conection to reality and do many STUPID things. But we are hijacking the tread, don't we?
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    Irene Adler plothole?! and hello ;)

    Thank you for the info. As for the scene - at first viewing it was good for a laugh -> again, a comic relief before it turns too kitchy. But then... I know - it was probably discussed at nauseam, I only want to add - for me it doesn't fit style-like, and looks a step or two beyond what I see as plausible/realistic within the show's universum. Alone against a bunch of armed baddies - with this ridiculous pirate saber... That's a tad too big to swallow without choking.
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    Irene Adler plothole?! and hello ;)

    The main thing is - it's not locked :D As someone who had the pleasure of getting into own flat trough a window, I assure you - that's enough.
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    Irene Adler plothole?! and hello ;)

    And we should start with fake beards. Maybe red-beards. (being silly again) Now, did you have a discussion about the Karachi scene?
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    Irene Adler plothole?! and hello ;)

    It's like watching a bunch of different movies, depending on interpretations. Oh, thank you. I've got myself a collection of them, they follow me like minions around the web.
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    How would you fix "His Last Vow"?

    Can it be Mofftiss got some serious death threats after the cliffhanger in S1. They obviously didn't dare to repeat it in S2 - which also would have been a tragedy without the final hint.
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    Irene Adler plothole?! and hello ;)

    Yes, it's Sherlock's. It was in his pocket all the time. Irene manipulated it, so it moans each time he gets a text from her. Not from her camera-phone but from another one, she uses for communication. As an alternative she - or her assistent - could be at Sherlock's before the boys came home. Dealing with drugged S surely took some time. Lestrade even filmed it, remember? :D But you inspired me. I am new too, and confused, but it won't stop me. :P
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    How would you fix "His Last Vow"?

    Have to ad: both TEH and TSoT are dealing with pain of loss, Sherlock realizes that his friends can carry on without him. Tragedy? Ermmm... yes. The deus ex machina ending should be kept out of the equation (unless it was SH's trick to bring him back, of course), because S's decisions were made without that option. So how it actually ends? Loss, heartbreak, death. It all might be worth it for Sherlock, but still - it's not a happy end. ... until the last twist of the screenplay.
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    Irene Adler plothole?! and hello ;)

    Nope. The window on the right is open. Watched the whole "grieving" part. Dang, it DOES make sense, if you don't let yourself to be carried away by the music. It seems possible that she texted S to let him know she's alive. When you see him walking back, the strange way of showing him can also implicate extreme thinking. His eyes always makes those fast movements when he is "reading data". And that's what he does. Why? Because he knows that it wasn't Irene in the morgue, and that makes him wanting to unlock her phone even more. He THINKS about it while composing... etc, etc... Huston, we have a new interpretation! Littlefoot, thanks for the hint!
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    How would you fix "His Last Vow"?

    Not necessarily. While TSoT was about pain of loss (the world moved on so did his friends), HLV is about decision which way to go. S decided to care anyway and to pay for it. From that point the story can develop in any direction. To me the scene with Moriarty chained in the padded cell might be the most important key for what happens next. "you always feel the pain, but you don't have to FEAR it". Even now it gives me goosbumps.
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    How would you fix "His Last Vow"?

    Amen to that. I'm so quick to see it, because it is my POV in real life. There is another movie that continuously comes to my mind: Luc Besson's Leon. There is a scene in the EE when Mathilda says she fell in love with him. He takes it quite calm, but as soon as he is out of the room he nearly breaks down. What happens next? He gets wounded during his next job (because he wasn't 100% focused at what he does). And at the end he pays with his life. Probably the bigger question here is: is it worth it?
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    Irene Adler plothole?! and hello ;)

    Good question. Maybe the writers needed a comic relief after they brought Sherlock and Molly into this very emotional corner. They often do that.
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    How would you fix "His Last Vow"?

    It is how I see this too. If there were no next series it would still feel completed to me. I suppose the impression is even stronger if you watch all the series back to back during one weekend. That's what I see behind his deductions. They are incongruous with what's happening, because he is no longer seeing things clearly. Instead of wanting to find the truth, he is constructing a truth with which he can live. If I see all seasons as one completed story, I also see a bitter irony to this end. Because Sherlock started to care. And it turned to be not an advantage. Yes, his care for John has brought him back to life, but on the other hand he would never get into the whole mess if he was listening to his brother.
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    Irene Adler plothole?! and hello ;)

    O God - YESSS! Wow, such a huge "plothole" and so hard to see. There is so much going on on the interpersonal/emotional level, that I've totally overseen it. And it's indeed fun if you see it from another perspective. Sherlock fooling everybody? Would it be out of character? :D I like the explanation that he had the measurements from an extern source. What Irene had to do, was to give S a hint. I think there would be no problem with sending an SMS with a specific delay. But it should at least surprise S. - you usually don't expect peple sending you SMS from inside of a morgue fridge... wait a minute: are there any time specifications with the SMS-es we see floating in the air? Maybe there was an ifo just like with an email: sent at.... received at... At least I know what I will be watching this evening.
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