Now that some time has passed, I was taking a look back
through the promotional materials for Season 4, and I noticed something.
I apologize if someone has already mentioned this stuff! I looked around for a
meta with this topic, but I didn’t find one, so here we go!
I recall that when the promotional materials for Season 4
were released we all sort of commented on how dark everything in the photos
appears, what the hair looked like, how the burned out flat photo with just
Sherlock and John in it looks like a heart, and how the smiley doesn’t show up
in the reflection in the flooded photo. I also recall intense discussion about
the three photos in the chess themed set, and how the leak of the final photo
drew so much attention from The Powers That Be. All of these are valid catches, but I noticed a few other
things relating to the promos.
I’m not sure what they all mean, to be honest, but I do know
that everything on this show is deliberate, so…
There are still no photos of Eurus/Sian Brooke in
the official photos on the BBC One Sherlock site. Surely by now it would be ok
to release some. I mean, Sian Brooke is attractive and well known enough to
warrant some photos! They have certainly included her in some of the post
season videos. But if you’re looking for a lovely, composed, high resolution
shot of Eurus or any of her personalities, you’re going to be disappointed. I
think this is weird, especially given that we see both Culverton Smith and Jim
Moriarty (and he was a big secret) in the photos.
This photo is NOT of 221B. Look closely.
The smiley is different than the original! It’s tilted wrong and aligns with the wallpaper differently.It’s just not the same. I know I have seen a meta on the Miss Me Smiley from this image:
The burned out smiley almost looks like a mirrored version of this one, doesn’t it?
So what about this bumped out area in the wall in our 221b? Not there in the burned out flat.
Where are the windows on either side of the
room? Again, not there.
And what about that trim high up on the burned out
left wall? Not there in 221b.
The people in this show KNOW their set.
This can’t be a mistake or something where they thought, hey…that’s close
So what does it mean?
Now on to the seven images that they released
the week before the season started. One a day, a right? Burned out flat in the
background. I noticed a few things about these images.
But first, this image for reference:
Every one of these characters is wearing the same clothing as the group shot, but with a
coat/jacket added in the individual photos, with one exception.
Take a look:
(Greg’s photo is missing from the BBC One Sherlock site. A little odd, given the wind-up they gave these each day…but anyway.)
Molly is the exception. Her clothing is completely different under her lab coat.
To me, it seems like this singles her out in some way. Just like they single Mycroft out in another way.
Can you see it?
It’s the smiley again. In each of the other six photos, the smiley moves around, but it is the original smiley from 221b. The size, shape, and orientation are correct.
But Mycroft’s smiley is different.
It’s the strange, new smiley from the burned out flat photo, and unlike the other character shots, this smiley isn’t on the 221b wallpaper.
I think it may have been @the-7-percent-solution who commented to the effect that if you want to mess with people’s heads, just mess with their surroundings. Make things a little bit off, and that will make the audience uncomfortable, and they probably won’t even recognize why. Maybe that’s what’s going on here. Or maybe there is some deeper meaning.
I don’t know for sure, but I do still believe that these weird details are part of a larger plan. The cast and crew are too attuned to the details of the show to overlook errors or do things half-assed.
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Ok! Moriarity... getting frustrated about something domestic.
“You’re not serious?” Jim’s eyes were small slits and everyone else would probably be running in fear by now. But not you. After years of dating the consulting criminal you knew his tendency for dramatics.
“It’s nice to see you off work early” A sweet smile played on your lips and you totally ignored your boyfriend who stood in the door key still in hand. Your eyes went back down to the offending object you were holding, Jim would get around on his own when he was done being a drama queen.
“Oh. No.” Every word was punctuated to empathise his distaste for the situation. When he finally stepped into your living room he took the gun from your hand in one swift motion.
“Hey!” You pretested but were totally ignored. Jim clicked the open gun shut and aimed it at your companions head. Both of you sighed. “Seb! Why in the world would you let my eight months pregnant girlfriend clean a gun?!”
“She was bored?” Sebastian Moran, number one sniper and Jims best friend, offered with a shrug. “It’s not like someone who dates you would be much for knitting cute kitten sweaters.”
“Pregnant and bored” You threw in “Can I have my gun back now?”
petition for a spin-off series “moriarty” where injured soldier sebastian moran becomes flatmates with consulting criminal jim moriarty and they commit crimes together until moriarty fakes his death and comes back two years later
I see a lot of posts saying Molly Hooper deserved better, poor Molly or Molly is such a weak character. Really, are they all watching the same show. So here I am trying my best to negate them.
I think she is the strongest and the most badass character on the show. You don’t need to be a consulting detective,
an ex-army man, an ex- super agent, the British Government, a DI, the widow of
a drug dealer or a dominatrix to be considered badass. Look at our sweet pathologist Molly, she dated
and dumped Jim Moriarty (the Consulting Criminal) and she was so freaking casual about it.
wasn’t scared or worried even after knowing who Jim really is, and can we
please talk about how she casually calls him “Jim” , whereas every
other character addresses him by his full name or Moriarty as they are all a
bit scared of him.
still a bit unclear as to why Jim let her walk away unscathed even after
“she ended it” (my Molliarty shipper heart has its own reasons
though). Anyway this is just one of the instances to show that Molly is neither
a weak nor a timid character.
coming to the ILY scene, a lot of
wonderful meta is already written about it but I would like to add my two cents
to it. Firstly, I think Jim Moriarty
the one who told Eurus about Molly because the Jim we all know ( come on he’s a genius) would take into
consideration the various possibilities regarding The Fall. He would have
considered the possibility of Sherlock
going to Molly for help, as he knows Molly loves Sherlock and would help him regardless of what people
say. I think Jim always planned for
Molly to be a part of The final Problem. Anyway coming back to the ILY scene, I
don’t know if this was deliberately done by the writers or not but there is an
important thing we tend to miss. John
“ I see but I don’t observe”
Watson thinks the coffin is for Adler
and Mycroft “ I’m the smart one” Holmes thinks the coffin is for somebody who loves
Sherlock, both of them are wrong because the person who is in the coffin
doesn’t write their own epitaph or the engraving “I Love you”. It’s
the person who buries them, in this case it’s Sherlock who has to bury Molly if
she dies, who writes the epitaph. So the whole point of the scene is to get
Sherlock to admit his feelings and say the words to Molly. He most definitely
means it when he says it the second time because that is the look of
realization of a man who has fallen in love for the first time.
Molly deserves to have her love and feelings
returned by the man she’s always loved and that is exactly what happened in
TFP. Even Loo Brealey in a recent
interview said “ After playing Molly for seven years it was great to do
her justice and give her a good send-off if it is the end…” I think this
means Molly got her happy ending and we all know what her happy ending is and
more importantly with whom. So I don’t
understand from where this ‘Molly deserves better’ posts are coming from.
My point being Molly got her happy ending and there is no need to take pity on her or call her weak. Thank you very much
Requested by anon:
I would love to read your version of Moriarty becoming interested in the reader (either sexually or just typical Moriarty) and Sherlock gets upset and protective because she’s his girlfriend/fiancé/wife. Flirting, Innuendos, and everything that makes Moriarty the beautiful human that he is
Pairing: Sherlock x reader / Moriarty flirting with reader.
Word count: 1,132
Warning: Sexual innuendos.
A/N: Jim is such a complex character… Feedback is highly appreciated, guys!
Sherlock had never run
faster in his whole life. Not even the pouring rain could stop him; no matter
how much he slipped, he would get up and continue to run. The people around him
would either move to the side, freeing the way, or be pushed by him. He had to
get back to 221B.
The fear, the anxiety,
the nerves got over him, taking over the bit of control he had of himself and
his own emotions. His hands, forehead and armpits were sweating and his heart
was beating faster – and no, it had nothing to do with his current running
marathon – without mentioning the fact that he was looking paler than usual.
He was human, after
all, and knowing that the one person who could get him to feel, to embrace his
humanity, could be in mortal danger was more than enough for him to forget
about everything else and act like a regular person would. If it had been
someone else, except for John of course, he would’ve acted as chill as possible;
but it was (Y/N) and there was no time to play-pretend when it came to her.
It was just one text
message, a very simple and annoyed one that made him lose all control. She had
sent it, or so it seemed, because Sherlock received it from her phone. It could’ve
been a trap, or worse, but that didn’t matter because Sherlock would become
even more reckless when she was involved.
If he exploded, if he
got murdered, or trapped or kidnapped, it didn’t matter. As long as she was
safe… he would go to the end of the world and sacrifice himself to the Gods if
His fear was such that
his whole body turned off the physical sensations, and so he didn’t notice the
muscular exhaustion that was caused by him crossing London by foot in less than
ten minutes. He also didn’t feel the scrapes on his knees and elbows, as well
as that little twist in his ankle. No, all he could focus on was saving (Y/N).
What really gets me about this scene, is John’s tortured look after Moriarty asks Sherlock whether he thinks the consulting-criminal-thing is brilliant.
He’s checking Sherlock’s face.
“Brilliant” is what John tells Sherlock after his deductions, it’s how John feels about him. And he’s afraid that Sherlock thinks he’s stupid in return. That he’ll call Moriarty brilliant and amazing and everything John secretly wants to hear Sherlock tell HIM. John, with a bomb strapped to his heart, looks up to check if Sherlock thinks Moriarty is brilliant. And Martin Freeman really sells that emotion.