History Headscratchers / Sherlock

5th Jun '16 4:09:18 PM AriadneKinget
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*Why did the scene between Anderson and Sherlock take place in between the bomb scene? Was it a flashback from Sherlock, and if so, why did it happen during that scene in particular? Was there something in particular that made it important to the bomb scene that I missed?
3rd Jun '16 9:49:23 PM yugi195
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* So when Sherlock gets shot, his mind palace people help him decide what way he should fall to maximize his chances. Whether he falls forwards or backwards depends upon whether there's an exit wound. When Sherlock figures out that there isn't one, they take him down backwards, because that way the bullet won't be dislodged and they have the advantage of gravity. But what if there had been? Evidently they would have taken him down forwards in that case, but I fail to see how, if there was an exit wound, why it would do any more good to fall forward as opposed to backwards. And if it made no difference in that case, then why not just save time by make him fall backwards either way?
30th May '16 1:23:00 PM Josef5678
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* It seems out of character that Sherlock can't see that none of the pictures of cars behind the car rental guy are Mazda RX8's. They're quite distinctive looking cars (and pretty unlikely to be hire cars). Presumably Sherlock is just not a car guy?

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* It seems out of character that Sherlock can't see that none of the pictures of cars behind the car rental guy are Mazda RX8's.RX-8's. They're quite distinctive looking cars (and pretty unlikely to be hire cars). Presumably Sherlock is just not a car guy?
14th Apr '16 5:21:36 PM loulikessoup
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** Thank you. This always felt like something that was very hard to live down, since drugging and terrorising your traumatised best friend is not only a dick move, it's simply horrible, so horrible that even Sherlock (who is pretty inept when it comes to telling nice and rude apart) would realise that it's wrong to do so. Of course it's still fairly nasty, but you are right, it probably didn't freak him out as badly as it would have if he actually had PTSD.
22nd Mar '16 1:34:50 PM SolidSonicTH
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** On the matter of arrogance, I have to say his decision to do insulting things like flicking people because he has them under his thumb is rather foolhardy considering he also has exactly zero backup for his own death. Sure they might put up with it for awhile but push his luck one too many times and they might crack his skull into a wall in a fit of rage. Even if they regret it immediately afterwards, it won't change the fact he's dead and so too is all his information. You'd think he'd be a little more cautious about direct provocation for that reason.
14th Mar '16 4:38:35 PM Mjolnir13621
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**We also don't know the fate of the tourist, indicating where one of the pills ''may'' have gone. Nobody would be looking for him, unlike the local men and women who had places they had to be.
22nd Feb '16 1:26:40 AM UppityFloat
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** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WordOfGod Word of God]] reason? No one wanted too. In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IfDpRzbhJk post Abominable Bride roundtable]] Moffat and Gatiss stated that they (the two of them) wanted to have Andrew Scott dress up as the Paget Canon Moriarty, to the point of trying tests with old age makeup and a greasy long-hair wig. As it turns out they were the only two people who wanted to do that. Everyone else vetoed the idea and hence, Hot Moriarty.
29th Jan '16 2:04:03 PM bombadilla
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** Sherlock did mention he suspected the man was a monomaniac. Some people are not very nice people and put their needs above the lives of others.

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** *** Sherlock did mention he suspected the man was a monomaniac. Some people are not very nice people and put their needs above the lives of others.



** If Sholto goes through staff rapidly (as is implied) then there will have been quite a few over the course of the last four years. No indication WHEN they worked for Sholto, the man was looking for an opening, not nessicarily a specific date. Maybe he hoped that Sholto took a regular walk or something.

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** *** If Sholto goes through staff rapidly (as is implied) then there will have been quite a few over the course of the last four years. No indication WHEN they worked for Sholto, the man was looking for an opening, not nessicarily necessarily a specific date. Maybe he hoped that Sholto took a regular walk or something.



** Info from the women. If he got special dispensation to keep it then he would certainly wear it to this sort of event. He is that sort of man.

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** *** Info from the women. If he got special dispensation to keep it then he would certainly wear it to this sort of event. He is that sort of man.
21st Jan '16 12:49:23 PM Rory1989
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** The original Moriarty was hardly the greatest villain in all fiction, he appeared in just a couple of stories, was never shown to do anything that put him as Sherlocks equal apart from Sherlocks claims that he was, his attempts to kill his rival amounted to chasing him around the country trying to have him shot. Sherlock had already destroyed his network and exposed him as a criminal, all he had left was to avange himself on Sherlock by fighting him hand to hand despite Sherlock being younger and stronger, at least this Moriary gave Sherlock a battle of wits and a network that took two dedicated years to unravel only after he was already dead. Of course the hero had to win and in a Sherlock story that means he had to have been outthinking him all along, but it still took Mycrofts help, someone who is on another level from Sherlock and Moriarty anyway.
5th Jan '16 7:00:28 PM LittleZelina
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** Also, Magnussen's knowledge of that would be entirely derived from 'what they look at on the internet'. Lady Smallwood is rather older than the main cast and probably doesn't use the internet as much for leisure; whereas Sherlock was probably at least curious, even if he was only curious about what was on John's laptop (and the answer was pretty vanilla stuff that wouldn't compromise anybody.) Besides, sexuality is a sliding scale (with the demi- or gray-A area, which is more likely in Sherlock's case.)
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