History Recap / ChildrenOfTimeS1EFinale

26th Jul '16 4:40:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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On the run from Moran, Beth reaches Mycroft's office to get information on Oberstein, intending to track him down and get the Bruce-Partington Plans back to their rightful place. But once she acquires her data, Moran reappears and [[AnyoneCanDie shoots Mycroft]], Beth narrowly escaping the same fate. She reaches the Irregulas, with whom Sally has been staying, and from there heads off with the current lead Irregular, Will, to find Oberstein and get the papers back. [[spoiler:They succeed, but their hard work is all for naught. Time remains frozen, and Sally realizes that the case was never the issue -- it was always the friendship between her husband and his best friend.]]

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On the run from Moran, Beth reaches Mycroft's office to get information on Oberstein, intending to track him down and get the Bruce-Partington Plans back to their rightful place. But once she acquires her data, Moran reappears and [[AnyoneCanDie shoots Mycroft]], Beth narrowly escaping the same fate. She reaches the Irregulas, with whom Sally has been staying, and from there heads off with the current lead Irregular, Will, to find Oberstein and get the papers back. [[spoiler:They They succeed, but their hard work is all for naught. Time remains frozen, and Sally realizes that the case was never the issue -- it was always the friendship between her husband and his best friend.]]
friend.



[[spoiler:Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse]] join the womenfolk and the boys, and the band of misfits grows into a working, fighting family unit. Sally soon learns that she is pregnant, and as the group plans rescues for Holmes and Watson, they also seek out a truly safe place for Sally and the younger boys to stay.

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[[spoiler:Nikola Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse]] Westinghouse join the womenfolk and the boys, and the band of misfits grows into a working, fighting family unit. Sally soon learns that she is pregnant, and as the group plans rescues for Holmes and Watson, they also seek out a truly safe place for Sally and the younger boys to stay.



The couple plan to lay low and rest in Switzerland for a bit before moving on, but while Sherlock wants to go to Italy, Beth wants to go home. At last, he grieves for his brother and promises Beth that they will go home. The next morning, however, [[spoiler:Moran and Agent Jones from "The Icarus Experiment" finally catch up with them, and Beth is accidentally shot in the ensuing struggle. She dies, Moran commits suicide for his blunder rather than having to face Moriarty's wrath, and]] Jones drags Holmes with him back across Europe. He enlists the wrong man to carry them across the Channel, however, [[spoiler:and is essentially killed by Johnstone, who then takes Sherlock back to London.]]

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The couple plan to lay low and rest in Switzerland for a bit before moving on, but while Sherlock wants to go to Italy, Beth wants to go home. At last, he grieves for his brother and promises Beth that they will go home. The next morning, however, [[spoiler:Moran Moran and Agent Jones from "The Icarus Experiment" finally catch up with them, and Beth is accidentally shot in the ensuing struggle. She dies, Moran commits suicide for his blunder rather than having to face Moriarty's wrath, and]] and Jones drags Holmes with him back across Europe. He enlists the wrong man to carry them across the Channel, however, [[spoiler:and and is essentially killed by Johnstone, who then takes Sherlock back to London.]]
London.



** Holmes indirectly gives Beth the information she needs regarding the Broken Point in order to fix it. [[spoiler:At least, in theory...]]

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** Holmes indirectly gives Beth the information she needs regarding the Broken Point in order to fix it. [[spoiler:At At least, in theory...]]



* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Moriarty]] certainly knows how to press them. ''Eventually'' it comes back to bite him.

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* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Moriarty]] Moriarty certainly knows how to press them. ''Eventually'' it comes back to bite him.



* BrokenPedestal: Beth's realization that her hero is not the man she believed he was, starting with handcuffs and spiraling down from there. Even worse [[spoiler: is the scene in which she returns to Torchwood to rescue Holmes, only to find him darker and rather like Professor Moriarty.]]

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* BrokenPedestal: Beth's realization that her hero is not the man she believed he was, starting with handcuffs and spiraling down from there. Even worse [[spoiler: is the scene in which she returns to Torchwood to rescue Holmes, only to find him darker and rather like Professor Moriarty.]]



* CerebusRetcon: In-universe. Holmes is left with hardly any untainted memories of his childhood [[spoiler:after Moriarty reveals that he was a large part of it]].

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* CerebusRetcon: In-universe. Holmes is left with hardly any untainted memories of his childhood [[spoiler:after after Moriarty reveals that he was a large part of it]].it.



* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Both Holmes and Beth at different times make essentially the same choice, selling themselves out when Moriarty confronts them with unbearable alternatives.]]

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* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Both Holmes and Beth at different times make essentially the same choice, selling themselves out when Moriarty confronts them with unbearable alternatives.]]



* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Holmes is ''still'' the only one who can't/won't see Beth's attraction to him [[spoiler:or vice versa]]. Made worse, though, by the fact that, this time around, even the ''villains'' can see it!
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Averted, Defied, and Discussed. [[spoiler:This is what makes Moriarty an even more dangerous opponent than he was in the Canon -- he goes so far as to ''mock'' Holmes for not having studied the affairs of the heart.]]

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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Holmes is ''still'' the only one who can't/won't see Beth's attraction to him [[spoiler:or or vice versa]].versa. Made worse, though, by the fact that, this time around, even the ''villains'' can see it!
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Averted, Defied, and Discussed. [[spoiler:This This is what makes Moriarty an even more dangerous opponent than he was in the Canon -- he goes so far as to ''mock'' Holmes for not having studied the affairs of the heart.]]



* FlawExploitation: [[spoiler:Moriarty]] is a master at this, exploiting Holmes's obsession with protecting Watson, the Doctor's insecurity at his darker side, Beth's maternal instincts, and the Doctor's need to protect his Companions.

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* FlawExploitation: [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty is a master at this, exploiting Holmes's obsession with protecting Watson, the Doctor's insecurity at his darker side, Beth's maternal instincts, and the Doctor's need to protect his Companions.



** For Watson, [[spoiler: being forced to hear audio recordings of Holmes's gradual FaceHeelTurn.]]
** And then Moriarty Mind Rapes [[spoiler:both the Doctor and Beth to show them futures in which their loved ones are murdered]].

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** For Watson, [[spoiler: being forced to hear audio recordings of Holmes's gradual FaceHeelTurn.]]
FaceHeelTurn.
** And then Moriarty Mind Rapes [[spoiler:both both the Doctor and Beth to show them futures in which their loved ones are murdered]].murdered.



* FreudianExcuse: The entire season up to this point is turned into one for [[spoiler:Holmes]] to [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jump Off the Slippery Slope]].

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* FreudianExcuse: The entire season up to this point is turned into one for [[spoiler:Holmes]] Holmes to [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jump Off the Slippery Slope]].



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: [[spoiler: Moriarty]] and Beth enjoy doing this, albeit with very different circumstances. [[spoiler: Moriarty is Time Sensitive and knows how the Sherlockian fandom should have progressed;]] Beth ''is'' a {{Fangirl}} and thus knows how fans would react to various events.
* LetNoCrisisGoToWaste: [[spoiler:Moriarty]] is the ultimate opportunist.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: [[spoiler: Moriarty]] Moriarty and Beth enjoy doing this, albeit with very different circumstances. [[spoiler: Moriarty is Time Sensitive and knows how the Sherlockian fandom should have progressed;]] progressed; Beth ''is'' a {{Fangirl}} and thus knows how fans would react to various events.
* LetNoCrisisGoToWaste: [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty is the ultimate opportunist.



* MaliciousSlander: [[spoiler:Moriarty]] does ''not'' let up on the Doctor.

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* MaliciousSlander: [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty does ''not'' let up on the Doctor.



* NeverMyFault: Initially, ''[[SarcasmMode nothing]]'' is Holmes's fault. [[spoiler:Eventually, this attitude [[HeelRealization transitions]] to ItsAllMyFault.]]

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* NeverMyFault: Initially, ''[[SarcasmMode nothing]]'' is Holmes's fault. [[spoiler:Eventually, Eventually, this attitude [[HeelRealization transitions]] to ItsAllMyFault.]]



* {{Reconstruction}}: Of [[spoiler:Moriarty]] himself, even if he did have to [[CameBackWrong Come Back Wrong]] for it to happen. Often in fanfic, [[spoiler:Moriarty]] ''cannot'' win the day ultimately because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood he can't understand]] ThePowerOfFriendship. Well... guess what he ''is'' able to understand this time, and guess how thoroughly and ruthlessly he utilizes that understanding...
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Basically, anyone who is ''very'' connected to the [[spoiler: Holmes/Watson/Moriarty]] conflict retains their memory both ''into'' Broken Time and [[spoiler: back ''out'' of it]]. Notable characters who ''don't'' remember either way are Mrs. Hudson, Mycroft, and InspectorLestrade.

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* {{Reconstruction}}: Of [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty himself, even if he did have to [[CameBackWrong Come Back Wrong]] for it to happen. Often in fanfic, [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty ''cannot'' win the day ultimately because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood he can't understand]] ThePowerOfFriendship. Well... guess what he ''is'' able to understand this time, and guess how thoroughly and ruthlessly he utilizes that understanding...
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Basically, anyone who is ''very'' connected to the [[spoiler: Holmes/Watson/Moriarty]] Holmes/Watson/Moriarty conflict retains their memory both ''into'' Broken Time and [[spoiler: back ''out'' of it]].it. Notable characters who ''don't'' remember either way are Mrs. Hudson, Mycroft, and InspectorLestrade.



* SelfInflictedHell: Invoked several times by [[spoiler:Moriarty]] when speaking with Holmes or Watson, explaining that he would have had gained no serious foothold in Holmes's soul had the pair not damaged their friendship so thoroughly. He also brings up more than once the fact that ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero they]]'' [[NiceJobBreakingItHero broke Time]], putting them all in the CrapsackWorld.

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* SelfInflictedHell: Invoked several times by [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty when speaking with Holmes or Watson, explaining that he would have had gained no serious foothold in Holmes's soul had the pair not damaged their friendship so thoroughly. He also brings up more than once the fact that ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero they]]'' [[NiceJobBreakingItHero broke Time]], putting them all in the CrapsackWorld.



* StaringDownCthulhu: Watson's general reaction to [[spoiler:Moriarty's]] presence. Plus, you realize that Beth is truly Watson's DistaffCounterpart when she does the exact same thing.

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* StaringDownCthulhu: Watson's general reaction to [[spoiler:Moriarty's]] Moriarty's presence. Plus, you realize that Beth is truly Watson's DistaffCounterpart when she does the exact same thing.



** Dear heavens, [[spoiler:Moriarty]] himself.

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** Dear heavens, [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty himself.



* WelcomeToHell: Invoked by [[spoiler:Moriarty]] more than once.

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* WelcomeToHell: Invoked by [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty more than once.



* XanatosSpeedChess: At which [[spoiler:Moriarty]] is a ''[[TheChessmaster master]]''.
** Beth, however, is the real player throughout the first three episodes, though she wouldn't even think of it that way, herself. Nevertheless, she gambits with Sherlock, the entire Time/Space Continuum, ''and'' the BigBad, moving from half-formed plans to well-plotted schemes to going in blind. When something goes wrong, she might blank out for a few minutes but she ''will'' adjust accordingly. Better still, [[spoiler:her gambits win more than anyone else's...]]

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* XanatosSpeedChess: At which [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty is a ''[[TheChessmaster master]]''.
** Beth, however, is the real player throughout the first three episodes, though she wouldn't even think of it that way, herself. Nevertheless, she gambits with Sherlock, the entire Time/Space Continuum, ''and'' the BigBad, moving from half-formed plans to well-plotted schemes to going in blind. When something goes wrong, she might blank out for a few minutes but she ''will'' adjust accordingly. Better still, [[spoiler:her her gambits win more than anyone else's...]]



* YouGotSpunk: The reason why [[spoiler:Moriarty and Moran]] appear to like Beth so much. That, and...

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* YouGotSpunk: The reason why [[spoiler:Moriarty Moriarty and Moran]] Moran appear to like Beth so much. That, and...



** BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Moriarty.]]



* CantSpitItOut: Holmes even admits as much to [[spoiler:Watson]] later, regarding his confusion with his feelings for Beth.

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* CantSpitItOut: Holmes even admits as much to [[spoiler:Watson]] Watson later, regarding his confusion with his feelings for Beth.



* MonsterSobStory: Everyone, including the man himself, agrees that [[spoiler:Moriarty]] is a monster: there is absolutely no crime he will not commit. However, much of his current personality is built up of what happened to him after his supposed death -- after all, the man has been [[MerlinSickness aging in reverse]] for two decades by the time the story opens!
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Holmes and Watson [[spoiler:break a Fixed Point in Time with a serious rift they create in their friendship.]]

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* MonsterSobStory: Everyone, including the man himself, agrees that [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty is a monster: there is absolutely no crime he will not commit. However, much of his current personality is built up of what happened to him after his supposed death -- after all, the man has been [[MerlinSickness aging in reverse]] for two decades by the time the story opens!
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Holmes and Watson [[spoiler:break break a Fixed Point in Time with a serious rift they create in their friendship.]]



* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: Knowledge of the whole of Time and Space? Yeah, ''that'll'' go over well... [[spoiler:It actually does, if you call a psychopath resisting madness and instead becoming more powerful than ever "going over well".]]

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* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: Knowledge of the whole of Time and Space? Yeah, ''that'll'' go over well... [[spoiler:It It actually does, if you call a psychopath resisting madness and instead becoming more powerful than ever "going over well".]]



* WhamLine

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* %%* WhamLine



* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:The Irregulars rescued Beth JustInTime from being raped by Colonel Moran, which [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty he decided on the spot]] to do ''before'' [[KillTheCutie murdering her]].]]
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: [[spoiler:The emotional, compassionate, loving Holmes becomes the emotionless, cruel, uncaring Moriarty. Or... so we think.]]

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* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:The The Irregulars rescued Beth JustInTime from being raped by Colonel Moran, which [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty he decided on the spot]] to do ''before'' [[KillTheCutie murdering her]].]]
her]].
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: [[spoiler:The The emotional, compassionate, loving Holmes becomes the emotionless, cruel, uncaring Moriarty. Or... so we think.]]



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:The Irregulars]] save Beth from being murdered ''twice'', which is lampshaded later on by her thoughts.
* BlatantLies: [[spoiler:Moriarty]] tells distressingly ''few'' of these, although one that he does use is Beth's death at [[spoiler:Moran's]] hands. Holmes wasn't entirely convinced but ''was'' visibly disturbed.

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:The Irregulars]] The Irregulars save Beth from being murdered ''twice'', which is lampshaded later on by her thoughts.
* BlatantLies: [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty tells distressingly ''few'' of these, although one that he does use is Beth's death at [[spoiler:Moran's]] Moran's]] hands. Holmes wasn't entirely convinced but ''was'' visibly disturbed.



** "Rule One: The Doctor lies." (Even though it's in the Doctor's future and [[spoiler:Moriarty]] is speaking of it as if it has already happened, this might have been a deliberate usage of that future.)

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** "Rule One: The Doctor lies." (Even though it's in the Doctor's future and [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty is speaking of it as if it has already happened, this might have been a deliberate usage of that future.)



* DespairEventHorizon: Holmes finally hits it [[spoiler:when he can't save Robin Locksley, his men, or Marion, and Robin is beheaded right in front of him]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: Holmes finally hits it [[spoiler:when when he can't save Robin Locksley, his men, or Marion, and Robin is beheaded right in front of him]].him.



-->[[spoiler:'''Beth:''' Sherlock, Mycroft is ''dead''.]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Beth:''' -->'''Beth:''' Sherlock, Mycroft is ''dead''.]]



** HistoricalHeroUpgrade: [[spoiler: Tesla and Westinghouse are back, and more awesome than ever!]]
** HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Oliver Cromwell. Whatever he did in real life, he commits some truly despicable acts here as the new [[spoiler:Sheriff of Nottingham]].

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** HistoricalHeroUpgrade: [[spoiler: Tesla and Westinghouse are back, and more awesome than ever!]]
ever!
** HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Oliver Cromwell. Whatever he did in real life, he commits some truly despicable acts here as the new [[spoiler:Sheriff Sheriff of Nottingham]].Nottingham.



** Holmes gets out a message to Robin Locksley's Merry Men, [[spoiler: but it's too late: Cromwell already has them]].
** [[spoiler:Beth reaches Holmes's room to rescue him, and for a moment, Holmes seems like his old self again. But only for a moment...]]
* JerkassFacade: Holmes defends his attitude towards Watson [[spoiler:in Moriarty's presence]] as being this. "One does not bleed in front of sharks, Doctor!"

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** Holmes gets out a message to Robin Locksley's Merry Men, [[spoiler: but it's too late: Cromwell already has them]].
them.
** [[spoiler:Beth Beth reaches Holmes's room to rescue him, and for a moment, Holmes seems like his old self again. But only for a moment...]]
moment...
* JerkassFacade: Holmes defends his attitude towards Watson [[spoiler:in in Moriarty's presence]] presence as being this. "One does not bleed in front of sharks, Doctor!"



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

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



* NotSoDifferent: Beth realizes [[spoiler:that Holmes has done a FaceHeelTurn because he's acting just like Moriarty -- moreover, like Moriarty in the Canon rather than the man he's developed into.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: Beth realizes [[spoiler:that that Holmes has done a FaceHeelTurn because he's acting just like Moriarty -- moreover, like Moriarty in the Canon rather than the man he's developed into.]]



* RedHerring: [[spoiler: The Bruce-Partington Plans. The case only hastened along the freezing of Time -- what really did it was Holmes and Watson breaking up. Even so, the first part of the episode revolves around resolving this plot point.]]

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* RedHerring: [[spoiler: The Bruce-Partington Plans. The case only hastened along the freezing of Time -- what really did it was Holmes and Watson breaking up. Even so, the first part of the episode revolves around resolving this plot point.]]



* TitleDrop: [[spoiler:Moriarty]] calls Holmes, Watson, and Beth the Doctor's "Children of Time." Holmes later uses the term, himself.

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* TitleDrop: [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty calls Holmes, Watson, and Beth the Doctor's "Children of Time." Holmes later uses the term, himself.



* UnwantedRescue: Types 1 and 3 show up when Beth does to rescue [[spoiler:Holmes]].
* [[WhatTheHellHero What. The. Hell, Sherlock.]]:
-->[[spoiler: "You... Who ''are'' you?"

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* UnwantedRescue: Types 1 and 3 show up when Beth does to rescue [[spoiler:Holmes]].
Holmes.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What. The. Hell, Sherlock.]]:
-->[[spoiler: "You...
WhatTheHellHero:
-->"You...
Who ''are'' you?"



* AlmostKiss: [[spoiler:For a space of three or four paragraphs, it is so, sooo close between Sherlock and Beth. And then the train whistle sounds...]]

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* AlmostKiss: [[spoiler:For For a space of three or four paragraphs, it is so, sooo close between Sherlock and Beth. And then the train whistle sounds...]]



* [[spoiler:GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for both couples. The Irregulars allow John and Sally to have some serious alone-time upon their reunion. Sherlock and Beth have their wedding night... [[InsatiableNewlyweds and beyond that]].]]
* [[spoiler:InsatiableNewlyweds]]

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* [[spoiler:GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for both couples. The Irregulars allow John and Sally to have some serious alone-time upon their reunion. Sherlock and Beth have their wedding night... [[InsatiableNewlyweds and beyond that]].]]
that]].
* [[spoiler:InsatiableNewlyweds]]InsatiableNewlyweds



* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Beth's death]] which includes the following:

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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Beth's death]] Beth's death which includes the following:



** DeathIsDramatic: [[spoiler: She's shot accidentally in the torso, justifying the trope. It's vital enough to kill her in the absence of any modern aid, but she has to bleed to death first. This allows her just enough time for Sherlock to ''try'' to help her, for her to get in a few last words, and for one final, heartbreaking kiss.]]

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** DeathIsDramatic: [[spoiler: She's shot accidentally in the torso, justifying the trope. It's vital enough to kill her in the absence of any modern aid, but she has to bleed to death first. This allows her just enough time for Sherlock to ''try'' to help her, for her to get in a few last words, and for one final, heartbreaking kiss.]]



** LastKiss: [[spoiler:The very last thing Beth does before she dies is to kiss her husband.]]

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** LastKiss: [[spoiler:The The very last thing Beth does before she dies is to kiss her husband.]]



* [[spoiler:MayDecemberRomance: As is the case with the Watsons, there is twenty years between Holmes and Beth -- even more egregious in their case, however, as Beth is eighteen. Those twenty-year age gaps sure aren't stopping anybody...]]

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* [[spoiler:MayDecemberRomance: MayDecemberRomance: As is the case with the Watsons, there is twenty years between Holmes and Beth -- even more egregious in their case, however, as Beth is eighteen. Those twenty-year age gaps sure aren't stopping anybody...]]



* RescuedFromTheUnderworld: [[spoiler:Watson by the Irregulars.]]

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* RescuedFromTheUnderworld: [[spoiler:Watson Watson by the Irregulars.]]



* ShipperOnDeck: Nikola is very glad that [[spoiler:Beth and Sherlock resolve their issues]].

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* ShipperOnDeck: Nikola is very glad that [[spoiler:Beth Beth and Sherlock resolve their issues]].issues.



* AfterActionHealingDrama: [[spoiler:Time has been set right after a brief scuffle with Moriarty, leaving Holmes and Watson injured. Enter Baby Time Lady Kathy...]]
* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler: Moriarty and Moran return to life upon Time resetting, only to be killed less than twenty-four hours later.]]
* BrokenBird: Beth's psyche undergoes some serious damage, dealing with nightmares and phantom touches. [[spoiler:Moriarty violates her mentally, and Moran violates her physically.]]

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* AfterActionHealingDrama: [[spoiler:Time Time has been set right after a brief scuffle with Moriarty, leaving Holmes and Watson injured. Enter Baby Time Lady Kathy...]]
Kathy...
* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler: Moriarty and Moran return to life upon Time resetting, only to be killed less than twenty-four hours later.]]
later.
* BrokenBird: Beth's psyche undergoes some serious damage, dealing with nightmares and phantom touches. [[spoiler:Moriarty Moriarty violates her mentally, and Moran violates her physically.]]



** 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.

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** Watson uses the TARDIS's [[AppliedPhlebotinum advanced medical equipment]] to heal [[spoiler:Beth's]] Beth's injuries, just as the Doctor did for Holmes in the first episode.



* 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.]]
* DeathIsTheOnlyOption: [[spoiler: The Doctor explains that Beth's death was a Fixed Point -- no matter what else happened, that had to. He hastens to add that she was always meant to come back to life, also.]]
* 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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* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:When When Watson returns to Baker Street, Beth is dead, and Sherlock is convalescent from a drug-induced illness and held captive by Moriarty.]]
Moriarty.
* DeathIsTheOnlyOption: [[spoiler: The Doctor explains that Beth's death was a Fixed Point -- no matter what else happened, that had to. He hastens to add that she was always meant to come back to life, also.]]
also.
* DramaticIrony: [[spoiler:Beth]] Beth had previously thoroughly chewed [[spoiler:Holmes]] Holmes out for his DealWithTheDevil. But when the chips come down, [[spoiler:she she makes pretty much the same bargain.]]
bargain.
* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives: EverybodyLives: Starts out with one hero dead and another half-dead. ''All'' heroes are alive at the end.]]



* GorgeousPeriodDress: [[spoiler:Beth's wedding gown]].
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: [[spoiler:Moriarty allows Moran to watch after a captive Beth, whom Moran proceeds to torment by violating her.]]

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* GorgeousPeriodDress: [[spoiler:Beth's GorgeousPeriodDress:Beth's wedding gown]].
gown.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: [[spoiler:Moriarty Moriarty allows Moran to watch after a captive Beth, whom Moran proceeds to torment by violating her.]]



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Beth kills Moriarty, and Holmes and Watson kill Moran.]]

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Beth Beth kills Moriarty, and Holmes and Watson kill Moran.]]



* NotMyDriver: Holmes flags the third cab (as per "The Final Problem") for Beth to avoid this. [[spoiler:Too bad Moriarty is savvy.]]

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* NotMyDriver: Holmes flags the third cab (as per "The Final Problem") for Beth to avoid this. [[spoiler:Too Too bad Moriarty is savvy.]]



* PainfulTransformation: Moriarty's transformation [[spoiler:into a Time Lord]].
* PassThePopcorn: Sherlock asks the Doctor about having popcorn as [[spoiler:they ensure that Moriarty's corpse burns completely down]].

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* PainfulTransformation: Moriarty's transformation [[spoiler:into into a Time Lord]].
Lord.
* PassThePopcorn: Sherlock asks the Doctor about having popcorn as [[spoiler:they they ensure that Moriarty's corpse burns completely down]].down.



* SnowMeansLove: Subverted. [[spoiler:Sherlock and Beth are already married when London receives her [[FirstSnow first snowfall]] of the season. Sherlock looks at his bride, standing enraptured in the snow, and tells her that [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he's just fallen in love with her all over again]].]]

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* SnowMeansLove: Subverted. [[spoiler:Sherlock Sherlock and Beth are already married when London receives her [[FirstSnow first snowfall]] of the season. Sherlock looks at his bride, standing enraptured in the snow, and tells her that [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he's just fallen in love with her all over again]].]]



* [[spoiler:WorldHealingWave: Time being restored as Holmes and Watson reconcile, wiping out the Always 1895 world and leaving them with 1895 as it should be.]]

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* [[spoiler:WorldHealingWave: WorldHealingWave: Time being restored as Holmes and Watson reconcile, wiping out the Always 1895 world and leaving them with 1895 as it should be.]]
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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'', 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, so the Doctor has no resort other than to utilize his Oncoming Storm self.

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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'', not by being the Doctor. He's dealing with a human [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] CursedWithAwesome and DangerouslyGenreSavvy, CursedWithAwesome, 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, so the Doctor has no resort other than to utilize his Oncoming Storm self.



* ActionSurvivor: [[spoiler: Beth]] may be the only hero that actually dies, but Sally is the only one who manages to avoid experiencing near-death at all.
* AffectionateNickname: [[spoiler:Ohhh boy. Beth calls Sherlock "Kitty" because of his catlike-ness, and he calls her "sunshine" in turn.]]

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* ActionSurvivor: [[spoiler: Beth]] Beth may be the only hero that actually dies, but Sally is the only one who manages to avoid experiencing near-death at all.
* AffectionateNickname: [[spoiler:Ohhh Ohhh boy. Beth calls Sherlock "Kitty" because of his catlike-ness, and he calls her "sunshine" in turn.]]



* [[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?]]]]

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* [[spoiler:IHaveYourWife: 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?]]]]what?]]



* [[spoiler:NearVillainVictory]]
* NotMyDriver: Holmes flags the third cab (as per "The Final Problem") for Beth to avoid this. [[spoiler:Too bad Moriarty is DangerouslyGenreSavvy.]]

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* [[spoiler:NearVillainVictory]]
:NearVillainVictory
* NotMyDriver: Holmes flags the third cab (as per "The Final Problem") for Beth to avoid this. [[spoiler:Too bad Moriarty is DangerouslyGenreSavvy.savvy.]]
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.
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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.
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* RescuedFromPurgatory: [[spoiler:Watson by the Irregulars.]]

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* RescuedFromPurgatory: RescuedFromTheUnderworld: [[spoiler:Watson by the Irregulars.]]
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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.
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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]].
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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
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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.]]


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


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* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: [[spoiler:Moriarty allows Moran to watch after a captive Beth, whom Moran proceeds to torment by violating her.]]
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