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sherlock and my fantasy about what happens next
children of dune - leto 1
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I have watched the last Sherlock ep in slow-motion trying to work out what the hell. I have a working theory (or ten).

Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers.



I have this entire like, vision of that reporter all heady with success and irritated that, y'know, wanting more, and trying to cozy up to John to get more dirt, which no. So she decides FRAUD ACCOMPLICE and John is like BRING IT.

As John, being a blogger and a writer, is totally on the social media.

Because yes, its' been like, what, a year, and most people forgot the details but this story comes out about THE FRAUD DOCTOR (I have no gift for headlines, just imagine something better) and sure, this might have worked except abruptly this site has these sad photos of John all broken at Sherlock's grave and limping along alone in the rain in an ugly jumper with his cane or possibly at the grave during a storm in a hideous jumper with two canes and the puppy they were raising together (Gladstone) that's an orphan now, all brave and pathetic and leaning on the headstone all broken and meaningful and possibly clutching that iconic hat in one shaking hand. And quotes that are like about like, how Sherlock saved him after he came home with PTSD and horrible war wounds and Mrs Hudson making tea all stiff-lipped with a shot of their apartment and how John can't even go back so he has only one pair of shoes and they have like, holes in them.

...right, fine, I thought about this a lot.

Then the reporter gets chased through the streets. And Anderson too.

(I have no idea why I don't hold it against Donovan, but hers feels less personally vindictive (though I admit that's there) than fairly logical from her point of view. Anderson is an idiot; run, Anderson. Run.

...too much?



I did think of a cat, but rain. Wet. Scratching. Not quite what I was envisioning.

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Not too much at all, and you should write this all out in great, self-indulgent detail, so I can alternate reading it with that tumblr post full of gifs of John punching Sherlock.

Also with lots about Gladstone, the poor wee puppy. Nothing sadder than a sad puppy. :-(

Orphaned sad puppy in the rain. *nods* It's a sad story.

I should NOT have google image searched that. D-:



Edited at 2012-01-22 05:20 am (UTC)

And then the people Sherlock helped (+ John) carefully and meticulously take apart the Richard Brook alias and rehabilitate Sherlock and Lestrade in the eyes of the public. It needs to be done!

I don't even really blame the reporter - she got played by Moriarty, that's pretty hard to see through right there. Sherlock didn't manage it.

So she decides FRAUD ACCOMPLICE and John is like BRING IT.

And that is why you are a genius!

works for me, yo. and no, googling sad puppy=very not-good idea. trufax!

now how the hell do I survive until series 3??

[lurks inconspicuously]

Then the reporter gets chased through the streets. And Anderson too.

(I have no idea why I don't hold it against Donovan, but hers feels less personally vindictive (though I admit that's there) than fairly logical from her point of view. Anderson is an idiot; run, Anderson. Run.
<---YES. THIS.

!!!

[slinks back into lurkey corner after leaving biscuits for poor wet wee!Gladstone. and John. and Mrs. H. (but NOT Anderson.)]

I still like the idea that the reporter was in on it. (The really fun, if totally unrealistic, because we got to see Moriarty actually do stuff this time, version is that HE IS an actor that SHE hired.) Somebody suggested that she's Moran.

On the other hand, if she did actually fall for Moriarty's lies and then decides to go after John, she totally deserves to be assaulted by sad puppies! (More for the going after John, Moriarty is just that good at tricking people after all.)

I feel like they kind of had a missed opportunity with new media vs. old media. Because it's new media that makes Sherlock's name--but we still get the old montage of old media headlines that prove that he made it. I mean, there's something ironic about showing a bunch of newspaper headlines about a blog. So since the last ep is all about old media being manipulated to destroy him--it kind of forgets that it was John's blog that made him in the first place, so it's not like they are without tools to defend his reputation. That reporter coming up to him, offering him a way to get his story out--he already has that. He has John. They just seem to forget that in the episode.

I love this except that I loathe Donovan with the heat of a thousand suns. But oh, BRING IT John makes me pump my fist and say "Yeah!"

Tyrannosauri rex shall stamp Anderson into the swamp.

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This totally made me weepy. OH JOHN.

My big concern is that Sherlock fell six storeys and while people do survive that sort of shenanagins, Moffat damn well better explain it in a way that isn't monumentally idiotic (I'm looking at you ACD and your nonsensical expo for how Sherlock survived the Falls and the NONSENSE that was his reason for staying away so long).

Also, if Sherlock stays away for three years, I'm going to be piiiiiiiiissed on John's behalf.

But yeah, Donovan doesn't bother me either. She makes the world seem more real. Sherlock is rude, revels in crime scenes, and yeah, I think a policewoman would be concerned. I like her in the same way I like John calling Sherlock on his BS in Hounds. IRL people behaving like dicks generally has concequences. Sherlock gets leeway from Mrs. Hudson, Molly, Lestrade, and John. That's it. Everyone else thinks he's a bit of a weirdy, and potentially dangerous. Which is how it would be IRL. *cough*UnlikeHouse (beacuse that is some grade-A free-range bullshit the way he acts and gets away with it)*cough*

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