History Recap / SherlockS01E01AStudyInPink

28th Mar '17 1:35:06 PM eroock
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* BeneathSuspicion: Cabbies. Everyone trusts them without knowing them. They hunt in crowds because all everyone everyone thinks about is the back of a head.

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* BeneathSuspicion: BeneathNotice: Cabbies. Everyone trusts them without knowing them. They hunt in crowds because all everyone everyone thinks about is the back of a head.
22nd Mar '17 12:08:54 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Sherlock has an EurekaMoment when talking about the female victim's hair.

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: ExplainExplainOhCrap:
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Sherlock has an a EurekaMoment when talking about the female victim's hair.


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** At the end, when Sherlock agrees to help Lestrade figure out who killed [[spoiler: Jeff Hope]].
--->'''Sherlock:''' The bullet they just dug out of the wall is from a hand gun. A kill shot over that distance from that kind of a weapon? That's a crack shot you're looking for, but not just a marksman. A fighter. His hands couldn't haven't shaken at all, so clearly he's acclimatized to violence. He didn't fire till I was in immediate danger, though, so strong moral principle. You're looking for a man probably with a history of military service, nerves of steel...\\
''[[spoiler:[Sherlock looks over at John, and realizes that he was the shooter]]]''\\
'''Sherlock:''' Actually, you know what? Ignore me.\\
'''Lestrade:''' Sorry?\\
'''Sherlock:''' Ignore everything I just said. It's just the...the shock talking.
18th Mar '17 2:12:20 PM eroock
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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: The time in the episode from the discovery of Jennifer Wilson's body to the encounter between Sherlock and the serial killer cabbie, which leads to the resolution of a Study in Pink, occurs all in one night.

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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: ExtremelyShortTimespan: The time in the episode from the discovery of Jennifer Wilson's body to the encounter between Sherlock and the serial killer cabbie, which leads to the resolution of a Study in Pink, occurs all in one night.
18th Mar '17 2:11:52 PM eroock
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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: The time in the episode from the discovery of Jennifer Wilson's body to the encounter between Sherlock and the serial killer cabbie, which leads to the resolution of a Study in Pink, occurs all in one night.
18th Mar '17 2:36:08 AM eroock
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* TheManBehindTheMan: We learn that the cabby serial killer had a sponsor -- Moriati.

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* TheManBehindTheMan: We learn that the cabby serial killer had a sponsor -- Moriati.Moriarty.
17th Mar '17 2:46:23 PM eroock
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** Sherlock considers playing the violin while he's thinking and occasionally bouts of muteness to be his worst habits. He conveniently omits [[http://victortrevor.co.vu/post/49881127984/potential-flatmates-should-know-the-worst-about storing bits of dead people in the fridge and firing a handgun into the wall when he's bored.]]

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** Sherlock considers playing the violin while he's thinking and occasionally bouts of muteness to be his worst habits. He conveniently omits [[http://victortrevor.co.vu/post/49881127984/potential-flatmates-should-know-the-worst-about storing bits of dead people in the fridge and firing a handgun into the wall when he's bored.]]



* MistakenForGay: See above with the NotADate. It starts a running gag that continues into the second series.

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* MistakenForGay: See above with the NotADate. It starts a running gag that continues into the second series.



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: A woman uses the name of her dead daughter as a password.

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: A woman uses the name of her dead stillborn daughter as a password.



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

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



* ThrowingOffTheDisability: 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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* ThrowingOffTheDisability: 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.
17th Mar '17 2:44:09 PM eroock
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* CatapultNightmare: The first scene is Watson waking up from a dream of Afghanistan, but, accurately, not catapulting.

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* CatapultNightmare: The first scene is Watson waking up catapulting from a dream of Afghanistan, but, accurately, not catapulting.Afghanistan.
17th Mar '17 2:43:06 PM eroock
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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.]]
17th Mar '17 2:42:42 PM eroock
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-->'''Sherlock''': She colour-coordinates her lipstick and shoes. She'd never have left any hotel
with her hair still looking... Oh... Oh! Serial killers, always hard. You have to wait for them to make a mistake.

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-->'''Sherlock''': She colour-coordinates her lipstick and shoes. She'd never have left any hotel
hotel with her hair still looking... Oh... Oh! Serial killers, always hard. You have to wait for them to make a mistake.
17th Mar '17 2:33:45 PM eroock
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* AloneWithThePsycho: Sherlock and the serial killer, but he does this deliberately in order to find out how the person killed their victims.
* AnswerCut: When John asks his friend who the first one was that morning to ask about a flatmate, the scene cuts to Sherlock.
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: There is a hilarious misunderstanding when John comes to see the flat and thinks out loud that it needs cleaning while Sherlock at the same time notes that this was him moving in.
-->'''John''': Well, this could be very nice. Very nice indeed.
-->'''Sherlock:''' Yes, I think so, my thoughts precisely.
-->In unison:
-->'''Sherlock''': So I went straight ahead and moved in.
-->'''John''': Soon as we get this rubbish cleaned up.



* BerateAndSwitch: When Sherlock gets John hooked on becoming his partner.
-->'''Sherlock''': Seen a lot of injuries, then. Violent deaths.
-->'''John''': Well, yes.
-->'''Sherlock''': Bit of trouble too, I bet?
-->'''John''': Of course. Yes. Enough for a lifetime, far too much.
-->'''Sherlock''': Want to see some more?
-->'''John''': Oh, God, yes.



* BigShutUp:
** Sherlock does this twice while trying to think.



* CouldntFindAPen: One victim scratches the word 'rache' into the floorboards with her fingernails.

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* CouldntFindAPen: ComicallyMissingThePoint: The entire exchange between Sherlock and Molly revolving around coffee and Sherlock noticing her lipstick (not because she looks nice, but because the lack of it "makes [her] mouth look smaller").
* CouldntFindAPen / DyingClue:
One victim scratches the word 'rache' into the floorboards with her fingernails.fingernails.
* CutApart: After realising Sherlock's gone off with the murderer, John tracks them down to a college campus. After frantically searching the building next to where their taxi is parked, he gets to a room with big windows only to see Sherlock and the murderer in the building next door. He makes the most of it by shooting the killer through the window.



* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Sherlock has an EurekaMoment when talking about the female victim's hair.
-->'''Sherlock''': She colour-coordinates her lipstick and shoes. She'd never have left any hotel
with her hair still looking... Oh... Oh! Serial killers, always hard. You have to wait for them to make a mistake.



* GenderBlenderName: Harry turns out to be Harriet, John's [[HomoeroticSubtext lesbian(?)]] sister.



%%* HannibalLecture: {{Subverted|Trope}}.



* HeldGaze: Sherlock and Irene Adler share intense, passionate gazes with each other at least twice in under five seconds, causing John Watson to snark out, as a reminder of his presence:
-->'''John:''' Hamish. John [[MythologyGag Hamish]] Watson. In case you were looking for baby names.



** Later Sherlock convinces John to join him on a mission so he can talk to him about his revelations. The next scene, he remarks of the serial killer "that's the frailty of genius, it always needs an audience"; John is quick to agree.



* JumpedAtTheCall: John, the first time Sherlock invites him to come along on a case:
-->'''Sherlock''': You've seen a lot of trouble, too, I expect?\\
'''John''': Of course, yeah. Enough for a lifetime. Far too much.\\
'''Sherlock''': ''({{Beat}})'' Wanna see some more?\\
'''John''': Oh, ''God'', yes.



* TheManBehindTheMan: We learn that the cabby serial killer had a sponsor -- Moriati.
* ManipulativeBastard: The serial killer. [[spoiler:He first talks Sherlock into his EvilPlan without even using his gun by manipulating Sherlock's arrogance and curiosity. Then, once Sherlock reveals that the gun is a fake in any case and he has no need to take a pill at all, he gets him to take it anyway to prove that he's really the smartest. He's only stopped by a well-placed shot from John.]]
** Interestingly, the serial killer in the pilot version of the first story was not this way at all: [[spoiler:the cabbie simply drugs Sherlock in public (with everyone around assuming thanks to his acting that he's simply drunk), drags him back to his home, and presents him with the pill game when Sherlock is still too drugged to really fight him off. He even threatens to simply force the pill down his throat if Sherlock refuses. The cabbie only tries manipulating him after the police have arrived outside, thanks to John noticing something was off.]]* NotNowKiddo: Sherlock to Mrs. Hudson, regarding the [[spoiler:taxi]].



* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: After Sherlock declines having a girlfriend, John asks him "[[MistakenForGay Do you have a boyfriend?]] Which is fine by the way." Sherlock answers simply "I know it's fine." and keeps staring unmovingly at John, needing another repeated prompt to actually answer "No." to the question.



* OpenMouthInsertFoot:
-->'''Stamford:''' I heard you were abroad somewhere getting shot at- what happened?
-->'''John:''' ... I got shot.



* PreemptiveShutUp:
-->[''Silence'']\\
'''Sherlock:''' Shut up.\\
'''Lestrade:''' I didn't say anything.\\
'''Sherlock:''' You were thinking. It's annoying.



** Mycroft, whose introductory scene seems staged to paint him as this series' Moriarty.

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** Mycroft, whose introductory scene seems staged to paint him as This episode does a great job of making you think [[spoiler:that the sinister, all-controlling gentleman who calls himself Sherlock's arch-enemy, and who Sherlock tells John is the most dangerous man he'll ever meet, is Moriarty. This false play culminates in this series' Moriarty.man noting that he and Sherlock are NotSoDifferent, which makes perfect sense when we learn soon after it's actually Sherlock's brother Mycroft.
** The "Rache" clue.
* RedShirt: All of the killer's victims.
* ReinventingTheTelephone: In the pilot, Mycroft contacts John by watching him on London's ubiquitous [=CCTVs=] and calling every public phone he walks by until he picks one of them up.



* RubiksCubeInternationalGeniusSymbol: Downplayed. In one scene we see a Rubik's Cube on Sherlock's desk.



* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Mycroft tries to bribe John into spying on Sherlock. In true sociopathic fashion, Sherlock doesn't see a problem with this.
-->'''Sherlock''': Pity, we could have split the fee, think it through next time!



* SexySecretary: Mycroft's PA, Anthea. Not that that's her real name.



%%* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse:

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%%* * TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: The killer turn out to be a cabbie.



* 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.



* TheUnreveal: Which pill was poisoned?

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* TheUnreveal: Which Right when we are about to learn which pill was poisoned?poisoned, John shoots the serial killer. Now we will never know.
* WasntThatFun: Sherlock and John have an important one of these after a chase, as John realizes his limp actually is psychosomatic and going on Sherlock's little adventures makes him forget the pain. The moment doesn't last long.



* WeddingRingDefense: Inverted. One victim is an unfaithful married woman.

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* WeddingRingDefense: Inverted. One victim WeddingRingRemoval: Sherlock is an unfaithful married woman. examining the body of the woman in pink, particularly her well-maintained jewelry and her dirty and tarnished wedding band, which he finds to be clean on the inside, meaning it was regularly removed, and leading him to conclude that she was a serial adulterer.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Jeff Hope. He was killing innocent people in a kamikaze murder spree that could have killed him too, but he wanted to ensure his children would be better off after his death, as for every life he took, money would be paid to his children.]]
* XanatosSpeedChess: Used by the cabbie. When Sherlock realises the gun is fake and he can just walk away unharmed, the cabbie changes tactics and uses reverse psychology instead, convincing Sherlock to take a risk by appealing to his vanity.



* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: After realising Sherlock's gone off with the murderer, John tracks them down to a college campus. After frantically searching the building next to where their taxi is parked, he gets to a room with big windows only to see Sherlock and the murderer in the building next door. He makes the most of it by shooting the killer through the window.

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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: After realising Sherlock's gone off with the murderer, John tracks them down to a college campus. After frantically searching the building next to where their taxi is parked, he gets to a room with big windows only to see Sherlock and the murderer in the building next door. He makes the most of it by shooting the killer through the window.----
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