History Recap / SherlockS01E01AStudyInPink

13th Jan '17 8:15:11 PM belac889
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8th Jan '17 10:52:55 PM Gregzilla
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* ThrowingOffTheDisablility: Subverted. Watson returns after being wounded in Afghanistan, now walking with a limp and cane. But, as pointed out by others, the limp and pain are not constant, and disappear when he is occupied with something dangerous, exciting, or curiosity-inspiring letting them conclude it's mostly psychosomatic. They are right, and during the first episode it happens more and more often for extended periods until the limp and the cane disappear entirely. We later learn that he was wounded in the ''shoulder'', not the leg.

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* ThrowingOffTheDisablility: ThrowingOffTheDisablity: Subverted. Watson returns after being wounded in Afghanistan, now walking with a limp and cane. But, as pointed out by others, the limp and pain are not constant, and disappear when he is occupied with something dangerous, exciting, or curiosity-inspiring letting them conclude it's mostly psychosomatic. They are right, and during the first episode it happens more and more often for extended periods until the limp and the cane disappear entirely. We later learn that he was wounded in the ''shoulder'', not the leg.



'''Mycroft:''' ''[As if John's grown a second head]'' Yes, of course.

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'''Mycroft:''' ''[As if John's grown a second head]'' [[SincerityMode Yes, of course.]]
8th Jan '17 2:56:17 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheDogWasTheMastermind: The serial killer turns out to be a cabbie, seen earlier when Holmes and Watson chased down his cab because they thought the passenger might be the killer


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* InsaneTrollLogic: The killer tells Sherlock that he committed no murders and that his victims all committed suicide because he gave them two pills: one poisoned, one not, and forced them at gunpoint to choose one, and every victim chose wrong. In a later episode, Sherlock apparently indulged in this during a game of Cluedo.
-->'''John:''' It's not actually possible for the victim to have done it, Sherlock!
--> '''Sherlock''' It was the only possible solution!
--> '''John:''' It's not in the ''rules!''
--> '''Sherlock:''' Well then the rules are ''wrong!''


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* TheNavigator: Sherlock has all the streets of London memorized and can predict a cab's likely path and come up with an intercept course in a matter of seconds.


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* TheNoseKnows: Sherlock is able to detect that two different people are wearing the same deodorant.


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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: A woman uses the name of her dead daughter as a password.
* ThePerfectCrime: A serial killer makes all his murders look like suicides.


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* PowerWalk: The last scene. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouJQgymW57c "Sherlock Holmes...and Doctor Watson."]]''


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* TheReveal: The killer is the taxicab driver, and he got the victims to commit suicide by forcing them to choose between two pills at gunpoint (one harmless, one poison).


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* SlutShaming: Holmes uses his SherlockScan to humiliate Donovan and Anderson by blatantly stating that they were sleeping with each other. In this case, the fact that Anderson was married was the main source of shame.
* StrangerBehindTheMask: The serial murderer turns out to be a random taxi driver, whose reason for killing the people he did had nothing to do with the victims themselves.


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* TheTaxi: The murderer turns out to be a cabbie who uses his taxi to cover up his victims.
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse:
* ThrowingOffTheDisablility: Subverted. Watson returns after being wounded in Afghanistan, now walking with a limp and cane. But, as pointed out by others, the limp and pain are not constant, and disappear when he is occupied with something dangerous, exciting, or curiosity-inspiring letting them conclude it's mostly psychosomatic. They are right, and during the first episode it happens more and more often for extended periods until the limp and the cane disappear entirely. We later learn that he was wounded in the ''shoulder'', not the leg.


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* TwiceToldTale: The episode is an update of the first Holmes tale "A Study in Scarlet," and the other stories take lots of plot threads and references from several more of the original stories.
* UncoveringRelationshipStatus: John asks Sherlock if he has a girlfriend or a boyfriend. When Sherlock makes it clear that he's single, John replies "Right. Okay. You're unattached. Like me. Fine. Good."


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* WeaponForIntimidation: The culprit threatens the eponymous detective with a gun. Before long, Sherlock has reason to call his bluff. It's a novelty lighter.
* WeddingRingDefense: Inverted. One victim is an unfaithful married woman.
* YoureInsane: Sherlock himself gets called a psychopath:
-->I'm not a psychopath, Anderson, I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research.
8th Jan '17 12:56:57 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BoomHeadshot: This happens to the cabbie, just as Sherlock's about to take one of the pills that could possibly kill him. Cue [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome fans cheering at this]]. Especially when you find out it's [[BadassAdorable John]]. Yeah, that's right. John shot the cabbie ''in the head.'' [[ImprobableAimingSkills From the next building.]]
2nd Nov '16 11:25:35 PM NightShade96
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** Hope killed his first victim in the story using the same method; a choice between two pills, one of which is lethal. The show's Hope offers Sherlock this choice in a school, which is where the story's hope stole the poison from in the first place.

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** Hope killed his first victim in the story using the same method; a choice between two pills, one of which is lethal. The show's Hope offers Sherlock this choice in a school, which is where the story's hope Hope stole the poison from in the first place.



* OnSecondThought: Sherlock insists that he's not in shock and doesn't need a blanket. Then his chain of deductions lead him straight to John being the one who shot Jeff Hope. He dismisses everything he's said up to this point as the aftereffects of shock.

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* OnSecondThought: Sherlock insists that he's not in shock and doesn't need a blanket. Then his chain of deductions lead him straight to John being the one who shot Jeff Hope. He dismisses everything he's said up to this point as the aftereffects after-effects of shock.
18th Aug '16 11:11:11 PM Lullaby22
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** Sherlock tells John that the frailty of genius is that it requires in audience. Jeff Hope uses this to bait Sherlock into playing his game, even after he has no reason to.

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** Sherlock tells John that the frailty of genius is that it requires in an audience. Jeff Hope uses this to bait Sherlock into playing his game, even after he has no reason to.
18th Aug '16 11:10:44 PM Lullaby22
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** Sherlock tells John that the frailty of genius is that it requires in audience. Jeff Hope uses this to bait Sherlock into playing his game, even after he has no reason to.
18th Aug '16 10:42:31 PM Lullaby22
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* FreezeFrameBonus: If you pause at just the right time when Sherlock and John catch up with the cab, you can spot Jeff Hope sitting in the driver's seat.
25th Jul '16 11:35:55 AM Lullaby22
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** At the therapy session in the beginning, John's cane is placed across the room from him, where he couldn't readily access it if he needed to. This is an early sign that his leg pain is psychosomatic and that he's prone to forgetting about it.

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** At During the therapy session in the beginning, opening scene, John's cane is placed across the room from him, where he couldn't readily access it if he needed to. This is an early sign that his leg pain is psychosomatic and that he's prone to forgetting about it.
19th Jul '16 1:43:11 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* RedShirt: All of Jeff Hope's victims.
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