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What are your favorite scenes from Series 4? Favorite quotes? Have any images to share?
 
If you need help remembering dialog etc., here are links to Ariane DeVere's transcripts of each episode:
 
The Six Thatchers: http://arianedevere.livejournal.com/86813.html
The Lying Detective: http://arianedevere.livejournal.com/88998.html
The Final Problem: http://arianedevere.livejournal.com/91118.html

Cheers!

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I think pretty much the entirety of TLD is a favorite moment ... I just saw it again the other night, and it's just ... perfect. Well, nothing's perfect, but in spite of all the bad stuff that happens in it, it makes me happy to watch it. I'm so weird. :smile:
 
Single favorite moment ... the little choreography between Sherlock, Mrs. H, the gun, and the teacup. That is the kind of thing that was missing from the other two episodes, for me. There was no reason for that little sequence to be shown that way except for the sheer joy of it. :wub:
 
Favorites from the other two episodes ... I've mentioned a couple times before the long montage of Mary running away, only to have Sherlock there waiting for her at the end of her journey. Alas, it's hard for me to come up with other favorite scenes from that episode.
 
And from TFP, there's a few favorites, one of them has got to be this:
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My favorite part is definitely the ending. It was something I have always wanted but never thought I'd get. Endings are immensely important for me. Maybe I would have preferred it without Mary's narration, but on the other hand, the actress did a good job with the voice-over (I think). I might have conflicted feelings about Mary, but I certainly can't complain about Ms Abbington's work.

 

The ending was final proof for me that, in spite of many little things I consider signs of bad judgment during the creation of series 3 and 4, the team still got Holmes and Watson fundamentally right. They are immortal. They should not be separated (like Doyle did, I was really expecting the show to go the bees and seclusion route that I so much resented from the original), they cannot be killed, and the best, most satisfactory last glance any fan could have of them would be them going on adventures together for ever and ever. Doyle might have said Sherlock Holmes could be married off or murdered for all he cared, but I say, no, both would be unacceptable. And, at least for the time being, the Sherlock creators seem to agree.

 

I also really liked that it was a happy ending but still an open one. Most popular fan theories, wishes and "ships" that I am aware of still remain possible with a little stretch of the imagination. While I am most content to leave things just as I last saw them, many people might want to picture something beyond that, which is fine and I think it was kind and, again, quite fan-friendly, to leave the possibilities open.

 

There are so many more things I liked. I am sure I'll be back and flood this thread soon enough. :lol:

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Yes, I agree, the ending was the best part of TFP, because it left us in such a good place, but with plenty of room to go on. The only thing that troubled me just a tiny bit was Sherlock being so free and easy with the baby ... I preferred the scene where he's lecturing her about her rattle. (Okay, so there's another favorite scene from T6T!) That was more Sherlocky to me (plus, that's how I am with babies that age), and really funny. But it's a minor complaint.
 
And I liked seeing John happy and relaxed again. When's the last time we saw him that way? I can't even think. Well, the beginning of T6T, I suppose, but even there he looked tired and a bit removed.
 
I liked the concept of Sherlock taking time to visit his sister on a regular basis, too. I just found a lovely gif that describes their relationship at the end so well.....

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Look at that. For a moment, at least, they are merged together. Sweet. And I love the way he looks steadily at her all the while, to show her she's only thing that matters at that moment. Awww, Sherlock....

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Yeah, the ending. Which may not be the ending. :D But which shows Sherlock and John once more solving cases together. (I could take a *lot* more of that.)

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Yes... And no. While I assume John and Rosie still live at his old place where he moved with Mary, it seems like John is spending a lot of time at Baker St again and that probably means Rosie is a regular visitor too, so Sherlock probably gets used to her and being the clever person he is, it wouldn't really make sense if he didn't get the hang of handling her eventually.

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Sherlock and the baby - they could take some inspiration from our thread. :D

It would be much more in character if he handled Rosie to John like a … chinese vase or a ticking bomb.

This is more what I pictured....

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(There we go again, JP, projecting ourselves onto Sherlock! :D

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My other favorite scene is, quite predictably, this one:

 

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(I couldn't find a good screecap of The Hug so I chose something more subtle, this is Sherlock making the decision to get up and try this method of consolation).

 

I love this for so many reasons. It's the first, last and only time we see these two friends being "intimate" in the old-fashioned Victorian sense of the word without any awkwardness, any hasty "thank god nobody saw that they might think we're gay" jokes (aka thinly veiled concern on the part of John Watson the army man that someone could question his masculinity) or any ironic mutual insults. It's very earnestly and very delicately done.

 

I also love how John is finally able to confide in someone how he's being haunted by visions of dead Mary, that he didn't even dare tell his therapist about (probably because he was afraid she would confirm he was going crazy) and Sherlock not only understands what's going on even though John just starts talking to her in his presence instead of explaining about her but acts as if this were perfectly normal. I bet if Mary's ghost had stayed, Sherlock would have continued to include her in whatever conversation he and John were having at any given time. It's John's famous "it's all fine" statement given back to him.

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I loved that entire conversation between them, actually. So often they seem to talk past each other, this time they were talking to each other. And I loved John's passion as he tried to convince Sherlock to take a chance on romance. There was something very pure and true in that speech, I wanted to hug John for the first time since ... ever, I think. How nice of Sherlock to do it for me. :smile:

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But he's such a nice… ahem… surface for projections. :P

No he is not.. he is not uh.. flat, he wears dark colors, which could be a PITA for projecting most stuffs, he moves a lot and he scolds you when you are too slow or being boring (which is basically almost the case for eveything that needs to be projected). :P

But there is a solution, put him in bright colored sheet and deploy a motion censor drone and place him in a place without window, he would be motionless and a nice surface for projection then, if you can stand his verbal insults. Why am I still talking about this?

 

 And I loved John's passion as he tried to convince Sherlock to take a chance on romance...

Actually, that's the thing that doesn't really work for me. It's fitting with the scene, as they are going to highlight John losing Mary. But for John to know Sherlock for that long, he should probably be more understanding and less patronizing. But then again, it's fitting with the scene. But then, the pain is probably very unbearable that it's not impossible that John understands better the 'advantage' not to get involved before it's too late. But, again (!)  it's fitting with the scene, non-grieving John probably wouldn't say all that. I hope. Leave that man alone with his choice.

 

 

My favorite moments that I can think on top of my head:

 

- Agree with the ending. I thought I was ready with whatever catastrophe, but I didn't, so I am very glad that it ends that way. Immune with Game of Thrones, but don't think I can take it if they had GOT-ed Sherlock's characters. No.

Bonus point: Mrs. Hudson appears to complete it all.

 

- I really like the coffin smashing scene. It doesn't make me feel good, on the contrary, it's painful and sad. I think it tells a lot about Sherlock, to us, to Mycroft and to John.

 

- As mentioned in other thread, love the drone moment with the dynamic of the three.

Bonus point: Mycroft being the client and has to sit on client's chair.

 

- Agree with Mrs.Hudson's tea and gun. Don't mess up with that lady. She uses handcuff for.. many purposes.

 

- The night walk with chips. There is something very sweet about it, especially after the revelation of Eurus. Unlike Sherlock other interactions (Irene, Janine) I was happy to see him walk hand-in-hand with Eurus, eventhough not for romance idea at that time, it's more like a dynamic of two best friends who enjoy spending time together.

Talking until dawn is the very good sign to indicate that someone is a keeper, friend or lover.

 

- Sherlock going berserk in the flat and the randomness of Bill Wiggins. So Sherlock pulls him out of the drug den (he could still be there but he is in much sober/better condition), gives him a purpose to do what he is actually good at (seems so), I am actually happy to see him! :D

 

- And of course "You reptile, get out of my house" and "F*ck Off". Poor Mycroft. XD

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Poor Mycroft, my left foot. :P That "five minutes alone with Moriarty" almost destroyed all of them. One of my favorite scenes was Mummy chewing him out. :D

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I like that Mycroft gets his comeuppance this season.

 

While Mrs Hudson certainly gets her moments of glory. Almost every one of her appearances made me cheer. My favorite: "you're not my first smackhead, Sherlock Holmes!"

 

You go, lady. I adore Mrs Hudson. Can I be like her when I'm old? Please.

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You mean the ex-exotic dancer and a drug-cartel… typist. With a hip? :P

 

:D I've got a hip already. Two of them, in fact, and they take turns. And I only wish I was believable as an ex-exotic dancer. And drug-cartel typist? That's probably a hell of a demanding job and not entirely unlike my own. :P

 

So if this isn't me in years to come, I won't consider myself as having fulfilled my potential:

 

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Poor Mycroft, my left foot. :P That "five minutes alone with Moriarty" almost destroyed all of them. One of my favorite scenes was Mummy chewing him out. :D

I will try to defend him when I'm in Mycroft's thread, if I can. :P 

 

 

You mean the ex-exotic dancer and a drug-cartel… typist. With a hip? :P

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:D I've got a hip already. Two of them, in fact, and they take turns. And I only wish I was believable as an ex-exotic dancer. And drug-cartel typist? That's probably a hell of a demanding job and not entirely unlike my own. :P

 

So if this isn't me in years to come, I won't consider myself as having fulfilled my potential:

 

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You can do it now! :D

What is stopping you?

 

For me, it's impossible, it's not about memorizing the lyrics, I can manage. It's to dance without hurting myself or others or... breaking stuffs. XD

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I'm already there, I dance all around the house when I'm working. (Well ... I use the term "dance" loosely.) But not to THAT music. I'm more of a U2 kind of girl.

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I'm hoping to do a complete rewatch soon, at which point I will hopefully have something more substantive as far as favorite moments, but now:

 

  • The entire "High Wycombe conversation" with John.  I love so much that this time, the real John (as opposed to mind palace John in TAB) is explaining to Sherlock how precious this kind of interaction with someone can be, if that's what you want.  I love that Sherlock admits he'd been texting back a little bit, and I laughed outloud at Mind-Mary saying, "Oh, married an assassin!"
  • The entire ending of TFP, as you all have already articulated, but especially Mary's "I know what you can be."  What they can be, to my ears, is Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, in kind of a meta-reference to ACD canon.
  • Mycroft and that phone number from Lady Smallwood.  For the first time, Mycroft has encountered a piece of information that he has no idea what to do with.
  • The table placement of the Thatcher busts in TST.  Sherlock notices the hole where the broken bust sat; that hole made me crazy.  How can you leave a table of knick-knacks looking like that?  Doesn't that hole make you crazy every time you walk in the room?  If you really revere the Iron Lady as much as you say, why on earth would you leave your display looking like that????  [/OCD]
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SPOILERS AHEAD!

 

What are your favorite scenes from Series 4? Favorite quotes? Have any images to share?

 

If you need help remembering dialog etc., here are links to Ariane DeVere's transcripts of each episode:

 

The Six Thatchers: http://arianedevere.livejournal.com/86813.html

The Lying Detective: http://arianedevere.livejournal.com/88998.html

The Final Problem: http://arianedevere.livejournal.com/91118.html

 

Cheers!

 

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(The screen turns to the pouring water. Sherlock picks up the lid and turns and walks towards the coffin while Mycroft and John head for the open door. Sherlock puts the lid into place on top of the coffin while the others turn to watch him. He rests his hand on the top and slowly draws his hand across towards him, his eyes lowered as he breathes out what is almost a quiet sob.)

JOHN: Sherlock?

(Pulling his hand across the top of the lid, Sherlock turns towards the coffin, lifting his other hand to unbutton his jacket.)

SHERLOCK: No. No.

(His face starts to twist with rage and he pulls back his right arm and smashes it with all his strength down onto the lid, shattering it. He draws back his hand and then slams both fists down onto the lid again and again, then seizes the side of the coffin and lifts the whole thing before smashing it down repeatedly on top of the trestles, disintegrating the box into pieces while he cries out over and over again in rage, grief and frustration. Eventually he lets out a long anguished scream which echoes upwards into the chimney and up into the air above the prison. The rain has arrived and pours downwards, while lightning flashes and thunder rumbles.)

 

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That, as sad as it is, is my favorite scene, in term that it gets me the most, although not in a good way.

 

 

Anyway, I just put in here, since non spoiler in obsession threat. Last night, my neighbor's kids, who normally don't make noise/hardly hear anything from them, sang nursery songs for quite a long time. XD Geez. I can't help but thinking of Eurus. Brrr.

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The table placement of the Thatcher busts in TST.  Sherlock notices the hole where the broken bust sat; that hole made me crazy.  How can you leave a table of knick-knacks looking like that?  Doesn't that hole make you crazy every time you walk in the room?  If you really revere the Iron Lady as much as you say, why on earth would you leave your display looking like that????  [/OCD]

Yeah, I know.  We need to fix that -- need an explanation.  OK, how about this:  They were planning to get another one?  Limited edition, I know, but perhaps they were hoping they weren't all sold out, so they were preserving the arrangement just in case -- and/or in hopes of getting something similar as a replacement.  Plus they'd been distracted, to say the least, by the death of their son.

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I kind of loved Mary as a mother. I love the scene where John and Sherlock take her to the hospital in the nick of time and she pushes Sherlock's face against the window of the car. I love how she multitasks caring for Rosie and participating in the detective work and I love the scene where she gets up for probably the umpteenth time during the night because the baby is crying and her exhausted, fake-sweet "coming, darling, Mummy's coming".

 

And all this knowing what a badass she really is. For Rosie, it's really too bad that she died. I think she would have been an absolutely awesome mom.

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