History Recap / SherlockS02E03TheReichenbachFall

12th Nov '17 9:45:05 AM lilithmercy
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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Moriarty ends up looking perfectly fine apart from blood leaking out onto the floor beneath him, there isn't even a visible exit wound on the back of his head, which should be partially missing.
7th Nov '17 2:55:21 AM gilroy0
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** The song that plays when Moriarty breaks into the Crown Jewels' case, unlocks all the doors in the penitentiary and opens the bank vault is overture from "The Thieving Magpie." The wax seals on envelopes he leaves have a magpie impression on them.

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** The song that plays when Moriarty breaks into the Crown Jewels' case, unlocks all the doors in the penitentiary and opens the bank vault is the overture from "The Thieving Magpie." The wax seals on envelopes he leaves have a magpie impression on them.
7th Nov '17 2:50:20 AM gilroy0
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* KnuckleCracking: Moriarty cracks his neck right before staring his coup at the Tower of London.

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* KnuckleCracking: Moriarty cracks his neck right before staring starting his coup at the Tower of London.
7th Nov '17 2:49:00 AM gilroy0
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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.

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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 Sherlock tortured it out of him. Moriarty agrees, and promptly blows his own brains out to ensure there ''really is'' no turning back.
7th Nov '17 2:43:50 AM gilroy0
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* DramaticDrop: Done as a RuleOfThrees when Moriarty breaks into the cabinet holding the Crown Jewels. First he takes out the CCTV cameras. The security guard monitoring them is holding a couple of coffee cups, which slop visibly as he quickly puts them down so as to call someone. Then Moriarty remotely opens the vault of the Bank of England; as the bank manager gapes at this impossibility, the cup he's holding tilts in his hand until it pours coffee into this lap. Finally someone bursts in on the Governor of Pentonville Prison to tell him that all the cells are unlocking. Cue the Governor knocking the coffee mug off his table as he leaps to his feet.

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* DramaticDrop: Done as a RuleOfThrees when Moriarty breaks into the cabinet holding the Crown Jewels. First he takes out the CCTV cameras. The security guard monitoring them is holding a couple of coffee cups, which slop visibly as he quickly puts them down so as to call someone. Then Moriarty remotely opens the vault of the Bank of England; as the bank manager gapes at this impossibility, the cup he's holding tilts in his hand until it pours coffee into this his lap. Finally someone bursts in on the Governor of Pentonville Prison to tell him that all the cells are unlocking. Cue the Governor knocking the coffee mug off his table as he leaps to his feet.
7th Nov '17 2:41:46 AM gilroy0
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* ClearMyName: Moriarty makes Sherlock look like a fraud. Sherlock goes into hiding and tries himself to debunk Moriarty and clear his name. But Moriarty has just another as up his sleave.

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* ClearMyName: Moriarty makes Sherlock look like a fraud. Sherlock goes into hiding and tries himself to debunk Moriarty and clear his name. But Moriarty has just another ace as up his sleave.sleeve.
13th Aug '17 1:09:47 AM LtFedora
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* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Sherlock {{TheAnticipator knows]] Moriarty is coming to find him, so he makes tea for two and settles in with his violin to wait. The confrontation ends peacefully, albeit creepily.

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* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Sherlock {{TheAnticipator [[TheAnticipator knows]] Moriarty is coming to find him, so he makes tea for two and settles in with his violin to wait. The confrontation ends peacefully, albeit creepily.
9th Jul '17 2:34:32 AM TimeLordVictorious
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** The song that plays when Moriarty breaks into the Crown Jewels' case, unlocks all the doors in the penitentary and opens the bank vault is overture from "The Thieving Magpie." The wax seals on envelopes he leaves have a magpie impression on them.

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** The song that plays when Moriarty breaks into the Crown Jewels' case, unlocks all the doors in the penitentary penitentiary and opens the bank vault is overture from "The Thieving Magpie." The wax seals on envelopes he leaves have a magpie impression on them.
** John Watson's line at the beginning about how Sherlock Holmes is dead brings to mind [[Series/DoctorWho Rose Tyler's]] "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts This is the story]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday of how I died]]" narration.
29th Jun '17 12:57:34 PM Silverblade2
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* MaliciousSlander: This episode revolves around [[spoiler: Moriarty gradually destroying Sherlock's credibility, eventually leading the police to suspect that he made every case up just so he would look good when he "solved" them, and ending heartbreakingly with Sherlock's apparent suicide.]] [[WhamEpisode Quite the]] [[TearJerker depressing episode.]]

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* MaliciousSlander: This episode revolves around [[spoiler: Moriarty gradually destroying Sherlock's credibility, eventually leading the police to suspect that he made every case up just so he would look good when he "solved" them, and ending heartbreakingly with Sherlock's apparent suicide.]] suicide. [[WhamEpisode Quite the]] [[TearJerker depressing episode.]]



* WhamEpisode: The episode ends with [[spoiler: Sherlock being totally discredited, Moriarty killing himself, Sherlock [[FakingTheDead faking his own suicide]], and John going back in to therapy.]] In fact, "Reichenbach" is so much this that all resulting fanfic, and in fact the ''fandom itself'', can be divided into "pre-Reichenbach" and "post-Reichenbach".

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* WhamEpisode: The episode ends with [[spoiler: Sherlock being totally discredited, Moriarty killing himself, Sherlock [[FakingTheDead faking his own suicide]], and John going back in to therapy.]] therapy. In fact, "Reichenbach" is so much this that all resulting fanfic, and in fact the ''fandom itself'', can be divided into "pre-Reichenbach" and "post-Reichenbach".



** Donovan and Anderson manage to [[spoiler:sow the seeds of doubt regarding Sherlock's authenticity as a (relatively) aboveboard detective]]. When Lestrade [[spoiler:comes to warn Sherlock of his impending arrest]]:

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** Donovan and Anderson manage to [[spoiler:sow sow the seeds of doubt regarding Sherlock's authenticity as a (relatively) aboveboard detective]]. detective. When Lestrade [[spoiler:comes comes to warn Sherlock of his impending arrest]]:arrest:



** That's the whole point of the episode, with [[spoiler:Moriarty]] managing to convince ''everybody'' that Sherlock is [[spoiler:a fraud and that even "Moriarty" is a paid actor hired by Sherlock]]. He proves it by [[spoiler:killing himself, forcing Sherlock to jump from a rooftop lest all his friends die]].

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** That's the whole point of the episode, with [[spoiler:Moriarty]] Moriarty managing to convince ''everybody'' that Sherlock is [[spoiler:a a fraud and that even "Moriarty" is a paid actor hired by Sherlock]]. Sherlock. He proves it by [[spoiler:killing killing himself, forcing Sherlock to jump from a rooftop lest all his friends die]].die.
23rd Jun '17 3:45:19 AM jormis29
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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 ''Film/{{The Adventures of Sherlock 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 ''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.

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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 ''Film/{{The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|1939}}'' (with Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone 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 Creator/BasilRathbone film ''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.
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