History Recap / SherlockS02E03TheReichenbachFall

16th Jan '17 6:53:41 PM PaulA
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** Moriarty's attempt to steal the Crown Jewels, as well as his being acquitted at trial even though everyone knows he's guilty, are both plot points from ''The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'' (with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce).
** Likewise, the climax, in which Moriarty tries to talk Sherlock into jumping off a roof, seems to be based on a similar scene from the Basil Rathbone film ''The Woman in Green.'' Moriarty climbing the stairs while Sherlock plays his violin is also directly from that film, complete with the moment where he steps on a squeaky step, the violin stops for a second and then starts again.
** Moriarty's plan bears a striking resemblance to ''The Seven Percent Solution,'' Nicholas Meyer's non-canon novel based around the idea that Holmes invented Moriarty.

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** Moriarty's attempt to steal the Crown Jewels, as well as his being acquitted at trial even though everyone knows he's guilty, are both plot points from ''The ''Film/{{The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'' Holmes|1939}}'' (with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce).
** Likewise, the climax, in which Moriarty tries to talk Sherlock into jumping off a roof, seems to be based on a similar scene from the Basil Rathbone film ''The Woman in Green.'' ''Film/TheWomanInGreen''. Moriarty climbing the stairs while Sherlock plays his violin is also directly from that film, complete with the moment where he steps on a squeaky step, the violin stops for a second and then starts again.
** Moriarty's plan bears a striking resemblance to ''The Seven Percent Solution,'' ''Literature/TheSevenPercentSolution'', Nicholas Meyer's non-canon novel based around the idea that Holmes invented Moriarty.
2nd Jan '17 5:23:39 AM nighttrainfm
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* IrrevocableOrder: Moriarty says that he's "not going" to call off his hitmen. Sherlock realises that implies he ''could'' if, say, someone as ruthless as him tortured it out of him. Moriarty agrees, and promptly blows his own brains out ensure there ''really is'' no turning back.

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* IrrevocableOrder: Moriarty says that he's "not going" to call off his hitmen. Sherlock realises that implies he ''could'' if, say, someone as ruthless as him tortured it out of him. Moriarty agrees, and promptly blows his own brains out to ensure there ''really is'' no turning back.
2nd Jan '17 5:23:10 AM nighttrainfm
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* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: Right before jumping off St. Bart's, Sherlock tells John that Moriarty's version of the story is true, so that John, Lestrade and Mrs. Hudson won't get offed by snipers.

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* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: BreakHisHeartToSaveHim:
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Right before jumping off St. Bart's, Sherlock tells John that Moriarty's version of the story is true, so that John, Lestrade and Mrs. Hudson won't get offed by snipers.



* DrivenToSuicide: Sherlock. [[FakingTheDead But not really.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: DrivenToSuicide:
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Sherlock. [[FakingTheDead But not really.]]



%%* HeroicSacrifice
* HollywoodHacking: Moriarty creates a computerised key which he uses to break into the Tower of London, the Bank of England and Pentonville prison all at once. Subverted when Moriarty reveals that the key was a fake and that he simply paid off the right people to help him.

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%%* HeroicSacrifice
* HollywoodHacking: HeroicSacrifice: Moriarty's endgame isn't killing Sherlock, but railroading him into killing himself.
* HollywoodHacking:
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Moriarty creates a computerised key which he uses to break into the Tower of London, the Bank of England and Pentonville prison all at once. Subverted when Moriarty reveals that the key was a fake and that he simply paid off the right people to help him.



* IrrevocableOrder: Moriarty says that he's "not going" to call off his hitmen. Sherlock realises that implies he ''could'' if, say, someone as ruthless as him tortured it out of him. Moriarty agrees, and promptly blows his own brains out ensure there ''really is'' no turning back.



%%* RooftopConfrontation

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%%* RooftopConfrontation* RooftopConfrontation: Sherlock and Moriarty.



* SpotOfTea: Sherlock and Moriarty might be mortal enemies, but they're still British.
** Well, Sherlock is.

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* SpotOfTea: SpotOfTea:
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Sherlock and Moriarty might be mortal enemies, but they're still British.
** Well,
British (well, Sherlock is. is).
14th Nov '16 10:18:57 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* FailedASpotCheck: Sherlock is standing nearby, right out in the open, in his signature outfit when Watson and Hudson visit the cemetery at the end. They just can't see him BehindTheBlack.
22nd Jul '16 11:03:18 PM MikeW
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-->'''Moriarty''': That's your problem, you always want everything to be so ''clever''.
15th Apr '16 9:43:23 AM Silverblade2
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* WorstAid: Sherlock is flipped over and moved onto a stretcher after he's just fallen from a building, with no precautions taken such as stabilising his head or neck. It's made worse by the fact that it was ''hospital workers'' who were doing this. It's possible they my have pronounced him dead on impact, deeming any further precautions unnecessary. However, [[spoiler:the next episode shows that he didn't hit the concrete, but rather, a giant air mattress that broke his fall, and the paramedics were a combination of bought off medics and members of Sherlock's homeless network who were in on the scheme.]]

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* WorstAid: Sherlock is flipped over and moved onto a stretcher after he's just fallen from a building, with no precautions taken such as stabilising his head or neck. It's made worse by the fact that it was ''hospital workers'' who were doing this. It's possible they my have pronounced him dead on impact, deeming any further precautions unnecessary. However, [[spoiler:the next episode shows that he didn't hit the concrete, but rather, a giant air mattress that broke his fall, and the paramedics were a combination of bought off medics and members of Sherlock's homeless network who were in on the scheme.]]
24th Nov '15 9:01:36 AM Silverblade2
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* ForeShadowing: when Moriarty writes "Get Sherlock" as he tries to steal the Crown Jewels, he paints a smiley on the O. [[spoiler:Foreshadows the fact that he has been at the flat and seen the smiley painted on the wall.]]

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* ForeShadowing: when Moriarty writes "Get Sherlock" as he tries to steal the Crown Jewels, he paints a smiley on the O. [[spoiler:Foreshadows Foreshadows the fact that he has been at the flat and seen the smiley painted on the wall.]]
15th Nov '15 3:31:05 PM eroock
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-->--'''Sherlock Holmes'''

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-->--'''Sherlock -->-- '''Sherlock Holmes'''
23rd Oct '15 2:12:41 PM Milarqui
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* ForeShadowing: when Moriarty writes "Get Sherlock" as he tries to steal the Crown Jewels, he paints a smiley on the O. [[spoiler:Foreshadows the fact that he has been at the flat and seen the smiley painted on the wall.]]
15th Oct '15 1:47:22 PM Scorntex
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* {{Jerkass}}: The Chief Superintendent. While his anger at Lestrade is [[JerkassHasAPoint justified]], there's no excuse for instantly getting confrontational with John for just ''looking at him'' in his own apartment.
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