History Recap / ChildrenOfTimeS1EFinale

31st May '16 8:37:28 AM Doug86
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Professor Moriarty and Colonel Moran are alive once more, and Moriarty is hellbent on survival, this time with an also-captive Doctor's aid. [[BreakTheCutie In order to break Beth]], Moriarty gives her [[ForcedToWatch visions of potential future children dying in]] WorldWarI. [[DramaticIrony Beth submits to his will in order to prevent that future,]] and the Doctor agrees to help him [[DealWithTheDevil in exchange for Beth's safety]]. Moriarty proceeds to transform himself into a Time Lord, and when Sherlock, Watson, and Nikola arrive, the brand-new Time Lord seems to hold all the cards. ...''except'' for Beth's hands, which are busy freeing herself even as Moran flaunts his possession of her in Sherlock's face. Moriarty's revelation of his new status is the last straw for [[BrokenBird a half-broken Beth]], who could live with a human Moriarty but not a half-immortal one. In an unguarded moment, she incapacitates Moran and uses his revolver to shoot the Professor; Holmes and Watson then shoot Moran as he rises to kill Beth for that. Moriarty attempts and fails to summon up enough regenerative energy, and exchanges a last few, almost-affectionate words with Sherlock before dying.

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Professor Moriarty and Colonel Moran are alive once more, and Moriarty is hellbent on survival, this time with an also-captive Doctor's aid. [[BreakTheCutie In order to break Beth]], Moriarty gives her [[ForcedToWatch visions of potential future children dying in]] WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. [[DramaticIrony Beth submits to his will in order to prevent that future,]] and the Doctor agrees to help him [[DealWithTheDevil in exchange for Beth's safety]]. Moriarty proceeds to transform himself into a Time Lord, and when Sherlock, Watson, and Nikola arrive, the brand-new Time Lord seems to hold all the cards. ...''except'' for Beth's hands, which are busy freeing herself even as Moran flaunts his possession of her in Sherlock's face. Moriarty's revelation of his new status is the last straw for [[BrokenBird a half-broken Beth]], who could live with a human Moriarty but not a half-immortal one. In an unguarded moment, she incapacitates Moran and uses his revolver to shoot the Professor; Holmes and Watson then shoot Moran as he rises to kill Beth for that. Moriarty attempts and fails to summon up enough regenerative energy, and exchanges a last few, almost-affectionate words with Sherlock before dying.
17th Oct '15 9:29:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Beth and Sally.



* ResetButton: Even lampshaded by [[GenreSavvy Beth]].

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* ResetButton: Even lampshaded by [[GenreSavvy Beth]].Beth.
24th Aug '15 7:11:51 PM eroock
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* RescuedFromPurgatory: [[spoiler:Watson by the Irregulars.]]

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* RescuedFromPurgatory: RescuedFromTheUnderworld: [[spoiler:Watson by the Irregulars.]]
25th Aug '14 4:07:27 PM aleineskyfire2
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In the aftermath, there's a lot of damage to Beth's mind, spirit, and body that she and Sherlock have to deal with. Help comes in the form of an extraordinarily determined Doctor. He owes Beth in a very big way, and he's quite aware of it.

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In the aftermath, there's a lot of damage to Beth's mind, spirit, and body that she and Sherlock have to deal with. Help comes in the form of an extraordinarily determined Doctor. He owes Beth in a very big way, and he's quite aware of it. \n He develops a plan and outlines it to his Companions: Beth can stay without sacrificing ''anything'', and the Doctor will get her Jack Harkness's Vortex Manipulator so that she can travel between Sherlock's time and her own. The Holmeses accept this proposition, and have an official wedding the next day, with Mycroft Holmes's stunned blessing.

There are a lot of pieces to pick up, but now Holmes, Beth, Watson, and Sally can do it together.
25th Aug '14 4:01:08 PM aleineskyfire2
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Holmes invites Beth to partake in the investigation, this time trusting her not to create a paradox. But an attempt to have a real first date

Upon returning to Baker Street alone... Beth does not return, kidnapped by Torchwood. The Professor is hellbent on survival, this time with an also-captive Doctor's aid. In order to break Beth, Moriarty gives her visions of potential future children dying in WorldWarI. [[DramaticIrony Beth submits to his will in order to prevent that future,]] and the Doctor agrees to help him [[DealWithTheDevil in exchange for Beth's safety]].

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Holmes invites Beth to partake in the investigation, this time trusting her not to create a paradox. But an attempt to have a real first date

Upon returning
date ends in tears when Sherlock tries to ascertain whether Beth is really ready to sacrifice her own time and her own family to live the rest of her life with him in the past. [[HeroicBSOD Beth breaks down]], unable to make that kind of decision either way. But when she leaves for Baker Street alone... Beth does not return, Street, she is kidnapped by Torchwood. The Torchwood.

Professor Moriarty and Colonel Moran are alive once more, and Moriarty is hellbent on survival, this time with an also-captive Doctor's aid. [[BreakTheCutie In order to break Beth, Beth]], Moriarty gives her [[ForcedToWatch visions of potential future children dying in in]] WorldWarI. [[DramaticIrony Beth submits to his will in order to prevent that future,]] and the Doctor agrees to help him [[DealWithTheDevil in exchange for Beth's safety]].
safety]]. Moriarty proceeds to transform himself into a Time Lord, and when Sherlock, Watson, and Nikola arrive, the brand-new Time Lord seems to hold all the cards. ...''except'' for Beth's hands, which are busy freeing herself even as Moran flaunts his possession of her in Sherlock's face. Moriarty's revelation of his new status is the last straw for [[BrokenBird a half-broken Beth]], who could live with a human Moriarty but not a half-immortal one. In an unguarded moment, she incapacitates Moran and uses his revolver to shoot the Professor; Holmes and Watson then shoot Moran as he rises to kill Beth for that. Moriarty attempts and fails to summon up enough regenerative energy, and exchanges a last few, almost-affectionate words with Sherlock before dying.

In the aftermath, there's a lot of damage to Beth's mind, spirit, and body that she and Sherlock have to deal with. Help comes in the form of an extraordinarily determined Doctor. He owes Beth in a very big way, and he's quite aware of it.
25th Aug '14 3:47:26 PM aleineskyfire2
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'''''In "Every Good Fairytale"...'''''



'''''In "Every Good Fairytale"...'''''






[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming A desperate Holmes tearfully embraces the dying Watson]]... [[ResetButton and Time starts to thaw]]. [[WorldHealingWave Holmes and Watson are returned to the sitting room of 221B]], where their first breakup occurred. But Holmes still bears the marks of Moriartyís torture, and Watson is still dying from his bullet wound. Beth enters, resurrected by the repaired timeline, followed closely by Sally with baby Kathy, who still exists as a newborn by virtue of being a TemporalParadox. Baby Kathy senses that her father is dying, and it awakens her Time Lord DNA, her regenerative abilities healing Watson and Holmes completely. (This is [[Recap/ChildrenOfTimeS1E1SmithAndHolmes the second time in the series]] that Holmes has been wiped clean of marks via the Time Vortex.)

The stunned companions realize that the Bruce-Partington Case must be solved once more from the very beginning, and Holmes and Watson set out to do so, the way they were always meant to.

Returning home later that day, Holmes and Watson are relieved to find a battered TARDIS parked across the street. The Doctor is overjoyed to see his Companions again, having spent several long months trapped in the TARDIS.

Holmes invites Beth to partake in the investigation, this time trusting her not to create a paradox. Upon returning to Baker Street alone... Beth does not return, kidnapped by Torchwood. The Professor is hellbent on survival, this time with an also-captive Doctor's aid. In order to break Beth, Moriarty gives her visions of potential future children dying in WorldWarI. [[DramaticIrony Beth submits to his will in order to prevent that future,]] and the Doctor agrees to help him [[DealWithTheDevil in exchange for Beth's safety]].





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\nSherlock is convalescing from a drug-induced illness that nearly killed him when Moriarty shows up at 221B. Watson appears soon afterwards, and the ensuing confrontation ends with Moriarty dead and the estranged friends wounded. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Holmes and Watson ask for each other's forgiveness]]... and [[ResetButton and Time starts to thaw]]. [[WorldHealingWave The world is returned to the morning on which their first breakup occurred.]] Beth enters, resurrected by the repaired timeline, followed closely by Sally with baby Kathy, who still exists as a newborn by virtue of being a TemporalParadox. Baby Kathy senses the injuries of both men, and it awakes her Time Lord reflexes, her regenerative abilities healing Watson and Holmes completely. (This is [[Recap/ChildrenOfTimeS1E1SmithAndHolmes the second time in the series]] that Holmes has been wiped clean of marks via the Time Vortex.) The stunned companions realize that the Bruce-Partington Case must be solved once more from the very beginning, and Holmes and Watson set out to do so, the way they were always meant to.

The TARDIS emerges from the Time Vortex and lands at Niagara Falls, where Tesla and Westinghouse have been returned thanks to the reality reset. Tesla enters and ends up inside a comatose Doctor's mind, where he meets the Doctor's avatar, [[Recap/ChildrenOfTimeS1E6ChildOfTime John Smith]] and discovers that the Doctor induced the coma himself in one last desperate attempt to avoid suicide, as his failure with his Companions was something that he could not live with. Nikola coaxes him out, and the Doctor takes him and Westinghouse back to London. The Time Lord is overjoyed to see his Companions again, alive and well.

Holmes invites Beth to partake in the investigation, this time trusting her not to create a paradox. But an attempt to have a real first date

Upon returning to Baker Street alone... Beth does not return, kidnapped by Torchwood. The Professor is hellbent on survival, this time with an also-captive Doctor's aid. In order to break Beth, Moriarty gives her visions of potential future children dying in WorldWarI. [[DramaticIrony Beth submits to his will in order to prevent that future,]] and the Doctor agrees to help him [[DealWithTheDevil in exchange for Beth's safety]].
16th Aug '14 1:18:50 PM aleineskyfire2
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* [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl Always Save the Detective]]: Beth's driving goal throughout the finale, leading her to commit no fewer than ''two'' [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifices]].

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* [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl Always Save the Detective]]: Beth's driving goal throughout the finale, leading her to commit no fewer than ''two'' [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifices]].finale.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Good heavens, ''Watson''.
* BloodierAndGorier: With FamilyUnfriendlyViolence (including several [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family Unfriendly Deaths]]) and ColdBloodedTorture, the finale is this compared to the rest of the series.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Good heavens, ''Watson''.
Watson, Beth, and the Doctor all get in on the act.
* BloodierAndGorier: With FamilyUnfriendlyViolence (including several [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family Unfriendly Deaths]]) and some ColdBloodedTorture, the finale is this compared to the rest of the series.



* ColdBloodedTorture



* DarkerAndEdgier: "The Dying Detective," in particular, is definitely the darkest episode of the season, and the near-rape and death situations are not all that earns it this distinction!

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* DarkerAndEdgier: "The Dying Detective," in particular, Detective" is definitely the darkest episode episodes of the season, and the near-rape and death situations are not all that earns it this distinction!distinction! The finale, as a whole, is also this to the rest of the season.



* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the Doctor himself, InUniverse and out of it. Moriarty [[BreakThemByTalking Breaks Him By Talking]], and viciously deconstructed him in discussion with Holmes. Moreover, the Doctor ''can't stop the BigBad''. He's dealing with a human [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] CursedWithAwesome and DangerouslyGenreSavvy, and the ''only'' way to stop him is to kill him. Moriarty won't allow the Doctor to bargain a happy ending out of the situation.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the Doctor himself, InUniverse and out of it. Moriarty [[BreakThemByTalking Breaks Him By Talking]], and viciously deconstructed him in discussion with Holmes. Moreover, the Doctor ''can't stop the BigBad''.BigBad'', not by being the Doctor. He's dealing with a human [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] CursedWithAwesome and DangerouslyGenreSavvy, and the ''only'' way to stop him is to kill him. Moriarty won't allow the Doctor to bargain a happy ending out of the situation.situation, so the Doctor has no resort other than to utilize his Oncoming Storm self.



** Played [[TearJerker heartbreakingly]] straight, however, with [[spoiler:Holmes, himself, who is confused by Beth's HeroicSacrifice, unable to understand anymore ThePowerOfLove]].



* FlawExploitation: [[spoiler:Moriarty]] is a master at this, exploiting Holmes's obsession with protecting Watson, Beth's love for Holmes, and the Doctor's insecurity at his darker side.
* ForcedToWatch: For Holmes, see SadisticChoice below. For Watson, [[spoiler: being forced to hear audio recordings of Holmes's gradual FaceHeelTurn.]]
** Again for Holmes, [[spoiler: spending thirty-six hours in [[LockedInTheDungeon a small, completely dark prison cell]], alone aside from a phone playing [[NightmareFuel a video recording of Beth's death on a loop]].]]
** And then Beth [[spoiler:makes her deal with Moriarty in order to, as he puts it, not have to watch as Holmes is shot dead before her eyes]].

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* FlawExploitation: [[spoiler:Moriarty]] is a master at this, exploiting Holmes's obsession with protecting Watson, Beth's love for Holmes, and the Doctor's insecurity at his darker side.
side, Beth's maternal instincts, and the Doctor's need to protect his Companions.
* ForcedToWatch: ForcedToWatch:
**
For Holmes, see SadisticChoice below. below.
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For Watson, [[spoiler: being forced to hear audio recordings of Holmes's gradual FaceHeelTurn.]]
** Again for Holmes, [[spoiler: spending thirty-six hours in [[LockedInTheDungeon a small, completely dark prison cell]], alone aside from a phone playing [[NightmareFuel a video recording of Beth's death on a loop]].]]
** And then Beth [[spoiler:makes her deal with Moriarty Mind Rapes [[spoiler:both the Doctor and Beth to show them futures in order to, as he puts it, not have to watch as Holmes is shot dead before her eyes]].which their loved ones are murdered]].



* GoshDangItToHeck: Played with. Typically invoked by Beth, [[JustifiedTrope justified in that she's a seventeen-year-old and a good kid]]. Entirely ''[[DefiedTrope dropped]]'', however, when [[LetsGetDangerous the chips come down]]. See [[WhatTheHellHero What the hell, Sherlock?]] in "The Dying Detective".

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* GoshDangItToHeck: Played with. Typically invoked by Beth, [[JustifiedTrope justified in that she's a seventeen-year-old teenager and a good kid]]. Entirely ''[[DefiedTrope dropped]]'', however, when [[LetsGetDangerous the chips come down]]. See [[WhatTheHellHero What the hell, Sherlock?]] in "The Dying Detective".



* HeroicSacrifice: Holmes and Beth seem to have an unhealthy tendency towards this...

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* HeroicSacrifice: Holmes and Beth The heroes, in general, seem to have an unhealthy tendency towards this...



* TheHerosJourney: Holmes and Beth both experience this.

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* TheHerosJourney: Holmes and Beth both experience undergo this.



* MadnessMantra: "I can't" -- heartrendingly, almost a {{Catchphrase}}, as Beth says it all throughout the finale]] and never more than thrice at a time.

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* MadnessMantra: "I can't" -- heartrendingly, almost a {{Catchphrase}}, as Beth says it all throughout the finale]] and never more than thrice at a time.finale.



* MindRape: Moriarty is chillingly good at this.



** Lust: Moran and later Moriarty towards Beth. (Also, the plasmavore, who really makes her living off of seducing men and tries to seduce ''Holmes''.)

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** Lust: Moran and (and possibly later Moriarty Moriarty) towards Beth. (Also, the plasmavore, who really makes her living off of seducing men and tries to seduce ''Holmes''.)



* SevenHeavenlyVirtues: Best exemplified by Sally and Beth.

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* SevenHeavenlyVirtues: Best exemplified by Sally and Beth.SevenHeavenlyVirtues:



** Chastity: Beth later tells Sherlock that she was very close to submitting to his darker self in order to be with him, and had [[HeroicSuicide to choose instead to die]].

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** Chastity: Beth later tells Sherlock that she was tries very close hard to submitting to his darker self in order remain the gentleman he was raised to be during his InnocentCohabitation with him, and had [[HeroicSuicide to choose instead to die]].Beth.



** Humility: Sally is simply comfortable with herself. Beth, on the other hand, has serious self-esteem issues.

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** Humility: Sally is simply comfortable with herself.herself, for the most part. Beth, on the other hand, has serious self-esteem issues.



** Consider Professor Moriarty. He comes off as a classic vampire -- the similarities between him and Literature/Dracula are many -- in all but being literally undead and bloodsucking. He thrives off of inflicting pain (much as a vampire does from feeding), corrupts Holmes (as a vampire can convert others), displays deadly fury when something goes seriously awry, and ends up capturing Beth and making her as his SexSlave. (And as far as the whole undead thing is concerned, well... he was ''supposed'' to be dead long before now... and instead of dying, came back more powerful than ever before.)

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** Consider Professor Moriarty. He comes off as a classic vampire -- the similarities between him and Literature/Dracula are many -- in all but being literally undead and bloodsucking. He thrives off of inflicting pain (much as a vampire does from feeding), corrupts Holmes and attempts to corrupt Beth as well (as a vampire can convert others), and displays deadly fury when something goes seriously awry, and ends up capturing Beth and making her as his SexSlave.awry. (And as far as the whole undead thing is concerned, well... he was ''supposed'' to be dead long before now... and instead of dying, came back more powerful than ever before.)



* StoppedClock: Of course, a side-effect of [[TimeStandsStill Time Standing Still]]. [[TearJerker Played to heartbreaking effect later on]], however, when a clock misses a chime [[spoiler:and helps convince Beth to go]].

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* StoppedClock: Of course, a side-effect of [[TimeStandsStill Time Standing Still]]. [[TearJerker Played to heartbreaking effect later on]], however, when a clock misses a chime [[spoiler:and helps convince Beth to go]].



* TakeAThirdOption: Used twice and [[spoiler:fatally]] for someone each time.

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* TakeAThirdOption: Used twice and [[spoiler:fatally]] for someone each time.TakeAThirdOption
16th Aug '14 12:52:20 PM aleineskyfire2
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* TraumaCongaLine: Sally is the only hero who manages to escape this fate.

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* TraumaCongaLine: Sally is the only hero who manages to escape this fate.fate, and even then, not without some trauma of her own.



* UnrequitedLove: As far as Beth can tell, and it only gets worse as the story progresses, taking her relationship with Holmes into AllTakeAndNoGive territory.



* UnrequitedLove: As far as Beth can tell, and it only gets worse as the story progresses, taking her relationship with Holmes into AllTakeAndNoGive territory.



* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: [[spoiler:The emotional, compassionate, loving Holmes becomes the emotionless, cruel, uncaring Moriarty.]]

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* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: [[spoiler:The emotional, compassionate, loving Holmes becomes the emotionless, cruel, uncaring Moriarty. Or... so we think.]]



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Moran makes a complicated case, being a CompleteMonster for the most part... and ''yet''... He knows that Beth's love for Holmes is unconditional, and Holmes's disregard for that love bewilders him completely.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Moriarty really wants Moran makes to stop thinking of Beth in a complicated case, being a CompleteMonster for the most part... and ''yet''... He knows that Beth's love for Holmes is unconditional, and Holmes's disregard for that love bewilders him completely.sexual light.



* HeroicVow:
-->ďAnd at this point, I donít bloody well care if I have to knock you out and carry you on my shoulders, because Iím not leaving without you.Ē



** DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Beth wants no part of a world that has only a twisted version Sherlock Holmes.]]
** FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Cruel and bloody and not easy to read.
** ItHasBeenAnHonor: [[spoiler:Part of Beth's last words to Holmes before she's killed.]]
** HeroicSuicide[=/=]TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: Taking the bullets meant for Holmes but also sacrificing herself to get him [[HeelRealization to wake up]].]]

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** DrivenToSuicide: DeathIsDramatic: [[spoiler: Beth wants no part She's shot accidentally in the torso, justifying the trope. It's vital enough to kill her in the absence of a world that any modern aid, but she has only a twisted version to bleed to death first. This allows her just enough time for Sherlock Holmes.to ''try'' to help her, for her to get in a few last words, and for one final, heartbreaking kiss.]]
** FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Cruel Shot and bloody and not easy bleeds to read.
death.
** ItHasBeenAnHonor: [[spoiler:Part of Beth's LastKiss: [[spoiler:The very last words to Holmes thing Beth does before she's killed.]]
** HeroicSuicide[=/=]TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: Taking the bullets meant for Holmes but also sacrificing herself
she dies is to get him [[HeelRealization to wake up]].kiss her husband.]]


Added DiffLines:

* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler: Moriarty and Moran return to life upon Time resetting, only to be killed less than twenty-four hours later.]]


Added DiffLines:

* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: [[spoiler:Moriarty allows Moran to watch after a captive Beth, whom Moran proceeds to torment by violating her.]]
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* HeelRealization:
-->[[spoiler:'''Beth:''' Sherlock, Mycroft is ''dead''.]]



* HopeSpot: Holmes gets out a message to Robin Locksley's Merry Men, [[spoiler: but it's too late: Cromwell already has them]].

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* HopeSpot: HopeSpot:
**
Holmes gets out a message to Robin Locksley's Merry Men, [[spoiler: but it's too late: Cromwell already has them]].



* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Beth's fate at the end,]] which includes the following:
** DiesWideOpen
** DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Beth wants no part of a world that has only a twisted version Sherlock Holmes.]]
** FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Cruel and bloody and not easy to read.
** ItHasBeenAnHonor: [[spoiler:Part of Beth's last words to Holmes before she's killed.]]
** HeroicSuicide[=/=]TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: Taking the bullets meant for Holmes but also sacrificing herself to get him [[HeelRealization to wake up]].]]



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: Mycroft's murder proves to be the tipping point for his brother.]]

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: Mycroft's [[spoiler:Mycroft's murder proves to be the tipping point for his brother.]]



* SelfInflictedHell



* BeligerentSexualTension: If you thought it was bad in "Dynamics of a Point," it gets worse. Ohhh, it gets worse, particularly with a SleepCute scene and a truly painful AlmostKiss.
* CallBack: The Doctor and Watson use the TARDIS's [[AppliedPhlebotinum advanced medical equipment]] to completely heal [[spoiler:Beth's and Holmes's]] injuries, respectively, just as the Doctor did for Holmes in the first episode.
* ChekhovsGunman: The ''baby''.
* CruelMercy: The last offer that [[spoiler: Moriarty]] makes Holmes.
* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:When Watson comes to rescue Holmes, Beth is dead, Holmes is half-dead from torture, and Moriarty shoots Watson fatally.]]
* [[DeadPersonImpersonation: The plasmavore impersonates Beth, by Moriarty's order. She... comes off rather more sympathetic than he'd wanted her to be...]]
* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: When the plasmavore starts to be... rebellious... Moriarty has her locked in a cell, kept away from her food source, in order to punish her and weaken her back into obedience. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]]
* DramaticIrony: [[spoiler:Beth]] thoroughly chewed [[spoiler:Holmes]] out for his DealWithTheDevil. But when the chips come down, [[spoiler:she makes much the same bargain, as Moriarty is so ready to point out.]]
* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives: Starts out with one hero dead and another slated for AFateWorseThanDeath. ''All'' heroes are alive at the end.]]
* FailureToSaveMurder

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* BeligerentSexualTension: If you thought AlmostKiss: [[spoiler:For a space of three or four paragraphs, it was bad in "Dynamics of a Point," it gets worse. Ohhh, it gets worse, particularly with a SleepCute scene is so, sooo close between Sherlock and a truly painful AlmostKiss.
* CallBack: The Doctor and Watson use
Beth. And then the TARDIS's [[AppliedPhlebotinum advanced medical equipment]] to completely heal [[spoiler:Beth's and Holmes's]] injuries, respectively, just as the Doctor did for Holmes in the first episode.
* ChekhovsGunman: The ''baby''.
* CruelMercy: The last offer that [[spoiler: Moriarty]] makes Holmes.
* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:When Watson comes to rescue Holmes, Beth is dead, Holmes is half-dead from torture, and Moriarty shoots Watson fatally.
train whistle sounds...]]
* [[DeadPersonImpersonation: The plasmavore impersonates Beth, by Moriarty's order. She... comes off rather more sympathetic than he'd wanted her to be...]]
* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: When the plasmavore starts to be... rebellious... Moriarty has her locked
BelligerentSexualTension: If you thought it was bad in "Dynamics of a cell, kept away from her food source, in order to punish her and weaken her back into obedience. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]]
* DramaticIrony: [[spoiler:Beth]] thoroughly chewed [[spoiler:Holmes]] out for his DealWithTheDevil. But when the chips come down, [[spoiler:she makes much the same bargain, as Moriarty is so ready to point out.]]
* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives: Starts out
Point," it gets worse. Ohhh, it gets worse, particularly with one hero dead a SleepCute scene and another slated for AFateWorseThanDeath. ''All'' heroes are alive at the end.]]
* FailureToSaveMurder
a truly painful AlmostKiss.



* FateWorseThanDeath
* AFatherToHisMen: Beth avows that Holmes is this to the Irregulars.



* HorrorHunger: The plasmavore's need to feed has shades of this [[spoiler:when Watson finds her half-starved. She successfully resists her urge to feed on him, though, and helps him.]]
* [[spoiler:IHaveYourWife: Moriarty holding Beth hostage. See SlaveCollar for further details.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Watson shoots Moriarty, who's shot both him and now Holmes, and ''Will'' kills Moran.]]
* LastVillainStand
* LockedInTheDungeon
* TheLostLenore: Beth, Type A, full circle.
* LoveEpiphany[=/=]HeelRealization[=/=]MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: Tormented by memories of Beth's death, Holmes slowly returns to himself and [[LoveEpiphany realizes, too late, that he's loved her all along]].]]

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* HorrorHunger: The plasmavore's need to feed KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Beth's death]] which includes the following:
** DiesWideOpen
** DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Beth wants no part of a world that
has shades of this [[spoiler:when Watson finds her half-starved. She successfully resists her urge to feed on him, though, and helps him.only a twisted version Sherlock Holmes.]]
* [[spoiler:IHaveYourWife: Moriarty holding Beth hostage. See SlaveCollar for further details.** FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Cruel and bloody and not easy to read.
** ItHasBeenAnHonor: [[spoiler:Part of Beth's last words to Holmes before she's killed.
]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Watson shoots Moriarty, who's shot both ** HeroicSuicide[=/=]TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: Taking the bullets meant for Holmes but also sacrificing herself to get him and now Holmes, and ''Will'' kills Moran.[[HeelRealization to wake up]].]]
* LastVillainStand
* LockedInTheDungeon
* TheLostLenore: Beth, Type A, full circle.
* LoveEpiphany[=/=]HeelRealization[=/=]MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: Tormented by memories of Beth's death, Holmes slowly returns to himself and [[LoveEpiphany realizes, too late, that he's loved her all along]].]]
LoveRedeems



* SelfInflictedHell



* CallBack: Sherlock and Beth renew their exploration of the TARDIS.

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* CallBack: CallBack:
** Watson uses the TARDIS's [[AppliedPhlebotinum advanced medical equipment]] to heal [[spoiler:Beth's]] injuries, just as the Doctor did for Holmes in the first episode.
**
Sherlock and Beth renew their exploration of the TARDIS.TARDIS.
* ChekhovsGunman: The ''baby''.
* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:When Watson returns to Baker Street, Beth is dead, and Sherlock is convalescent from a drug-induced illness and held captive by Moriarty.]]


Added DiffLines:

* DramaticIrony: [[spoiler:Beth]] had previously thoroughly chewed [[spoiler:Holmes]] out for his DealWithTheDevil. But when the chips come down, [[spoiler:she makes pretty much the same bargain.]]
* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives: Starts out with one hero dead and another half-dead. ''All'' heroes are alive at the end.]]


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* [[spoiler:IHaveYourWife: A variation. Moriarty holds the Doctor and Beth hostage against each other, the Doctor and Beth against the rest of the gang, and Beth's UNBORN CHILDREN against her. [[TheChessmaster Can this man play chess or what?]]]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Beth kills Moriarty, and Holmes and Watson kill Moran.]]
* LastVillainStand


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* TheLostLenore: Beth, Type A, full circle.
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: The fate Moriarty intends for Holmes after his "rebellion". LockedInTheDungeon, submitted to ColdBloodedTorture, and, every now and then, ForcedToWatch [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Beth's death]]. And he can literally do it until Time itself ends, since Time has broken and no one can age.]]
* BeingEvilSucks

to:

* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: The fate Moriarty intends for Holmes after his "rebellion". LockedInTheDungeon, submitted to ColdBloodedTorture, and, every now BeligerentSexualTension: If you thought it was bad in "Dynamics of a Point," it gets worse. Ohhh, it gets worse, particularly with a SleepCute scene and then, ForcedToWatch [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Beth's death]]. And he can literally do it until Time itself ends, since Time has broken and no one can age.]]
* BeingEvilSucks
a truly painful AlmostKiss.
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