Sherlock AU:Both suicides were staged and after The Reichenbach Fall, Jim Moriarty has been held captive in Sherrinford. Roughly four years later, Sherlock Holmes is the one to open the door to his cell and let him walk free again.
*climbing through moffat’s kitchen window* i just find it funny, and by funny i mean unbearably annoying, how sherlock just completely ignored john’s vatican cameos *dusting myself off and going to the fridge* i mean, the entire point of this season and tbh the rest of the show was that john and sherlock need to cooperate to work efficiently *gets a carton of milk and chugs it* and sherlock just went against alla dat even though we know he’d learned from his mistakes after the reichenbach fall. also *pours all the remaining milk over my head* sherlock was gonna shoot himself and john just stood there like a fucken idiot???? whats up with that???
I’ve been musing about this for a while, and finally took the time to put it together. It’s a long one, but mainly because of the images.
In The Six Thatchers, we are shown Mary’s apparent flight from
London, through randomly selected places around the world. Many of us
have noticed that elements of this flight are strange; I’m going to
discuss some of them here.
First, Mary seems to be selecting her
destinations based on (a) three rolls of a die and (b) the selection of a
location based on this roll – from this source:
Many of the place names listed here are obsolete. There are
references to East Germany (reunited with West Germany in 1990), the
USSR (dissolved in 1991) and Yugoslavia (dissolved in 1992). Many of the
cities are very old, but Noranda, Quebec, was founded in 1926 and
became Rouyn-Noranda in 1986, so that sets the date limits for this
source. Most of this period was dominated by the Cold War, which lasted
from 1947 to 1991.
lThe Man from UNCLE is an American spy fiction television series broadcast on NBC in 1964.
It follows secret agents, american Napoleon Solo, and Soviet Illya Kuryakin who work for a secret international counter-espionage and law enforcement agency called UNCLE, U.N.C.L.E. is an acronym for the fictional United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, a secret international intelligence agency, consisting of agents of all nationalities.
Ian Fleming contributed to the concepts after being approached by the show’s co-creator, Norman Felton .
U.N.C.L.E.’s primary adversary was THRUSH (WASP in the pilot movie). The original series never divulged who or what THRUSH represented, nor was it ever used as an acronym. However, in the UNCLE novels written by David McDaniel it is the T echnological H ierarchy for the R emoval of U ndesirables and the S ubjugation of H umanity,  described as having been founded by Col. Sebastian Moran after the death of Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls in the Sherlock Holmes story, The Final Problem. THRUSH’s aim was to conquer the world.
In 2015 came out a film shot by Guy Ritchie who takes on plot and characters from the TV series.
In 1963, professional thief-turned CIA agent Napoleon Solo. He has to atone for committing crimes, going under cover as a secret agent. Do you remember someone?
HE extracts Gaby Teller, daughter of Dr. Udo Teller, an alleged Nazi scientist-turned United States collaborator at the end of World War II, from East Berlin , evading KGB operative Illya Kuryakin.
He later reports to his superior, Sanders, who reveals that Gaby’s maternal uncle Rudi works in a shipping company owned by Alexander and Victoria Vinciguerra, a wealthy Nazi sympathizing couple who intend to use Teller to build their own private nuclear weapon and give it to lingering Nazi elements.
The trio travels to Rome , where Gaby and Kuryakin reluctantly pose as an engaged couple, and Solo pretends to be an antiquities dealer.
During the operation, Uncle Rudy turns out to be a sadistic ex nazi torturer, but when he ends up on the electrically powered chair he doesn’t stop confessing.
He in the end dies for a short-circuit (fire) of the chair (containment structure) that he himself had designed.
The mission ends on an island with a fortress.
The landing mission is shot with cuts on the screen that resemble the style of Tiblisi’s operation.
At the end of the mission, the three agents involved, American, Russian and English form a new team, code name U.N.C.L.E.
Prompt: To distract Sherlock, you suggest playing a game of CLUE to pass the time. Little do the two of you know that you’re both incredibly competitive.
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“How about a walk?”
“For the final time Sherlock, John was very clear on your rules. You seem to not notice that you are getting over being sick and you have broken blood vessels in your eye. You’re not leaving the flat!”
It had been a few days since the incident with Culverton Smith, and Sherlock Holmes was not a man that you could keep confined inside for very long. He lived and breathed adventure, and to spend his days inside was driving him insane.
Sherlock sat up from his spot on the sofa, a mischievous grin spreading across his battered features. “We’ve still got CLUE.” He suggested, pulling the game box out from underneath the sofa. You’d heard alot about this game from John since you’d become Sherlocks girlfriend after The Reichenbach Fall, but you’d never had the experience to play it yourself.
“I’m so going to regret this.”
“Y/n, can you be any slower? John may return with Rosie at the rate you’re going.”
You leaned forward on your knees and intently studied the game board. “If you don’t shut up, you’re going to learn what my wrath looks like.” You snapped, pressing your lips together as his eyes lit up. It had been an hour and a half since you started, and his sarcastic comments about your actual lack of knowledge for this game was beginning to get under your skin. “Who’s to say that Mr. Boddy wasn’t killed in the sitting room? What incentive does the butler have to off his boss?”
“Like I said, you see but you do not observe.”
“I observe that you’re a cheater! You can’t use your deduction skills in this game!” You cried out. Sherlock quirked an eyebrow as you jumped to your feet and stood in a fighting position, your hands fisted in front of you. “I’m going to fight you, Sherlock Holmes.”
The grin that spread across his face made your heart melt. “Do you want me to teach you how to observe?” He mused, gasping as you took another step forward and lightly punched him in the forearm. “I observe that you’re the cutest short human being I quite possibly have ever seen in my life.”
“This cute human being is going to beat that adorable smirk off your face.” You collapsed in his embrace and smiled as he kissed the top of your forehead, wrapping his arms around your waist as you flipped off the CLUE board and launched it across the room. “I vote next time you’re incapacitated and on doctors orders that we just watch movies, and you deduce the endings until your heart stops. Sound good?”
“Can I spoil the movies for you?”
“We’ll talk about it.”
John entered the flat with Rose balanced on his hip and rose an eyebrow at the disaster that was the CLUE board and pieces. His eyes flickered towards where you sat on the sofa, Sherlocks head in your lap and the rest of his body curled up in the fetal position. “Good Lord, it looks like a tornado came through here.” He mused, sitting the baby down in her high chair. “I take it CLUE went as expected?”
“I may or may not have threatened to beat him stupid for cheating.” You kissed your biceps and wiggled your eyebrows at John. “I may be tiny, but I’m more mighty than anything Sherlock Holmes can deal with. He should fear me.”
“You’ve been saying that since we met, and believe me, we all fear your ferocity.”
Alright all, since the last breeding didn’t take, I am now on a wait list for another breeding with a very similar pedigree (less French show, more Dutch and ringsport). The theme is Sherlock Holmes for registered names. I need to tie it to Castiel. Top ideas have been:
“Kennel Name’s Reichenbach” - after The Reichenbach Fall; relates to Supernatural for the ep 10x02 “Reichenbach.”
“Kennel Name’s On The Side Of Angels” - a quote from Holmes in The Reichenbach Fall; obvious relation to SPN.
Summary: an American forensic psychologist hired by Mycroft Holmes. You thought it would be more interesting and fulfilling than your previous job with a law firm in London but you had no idea how much it would change your life. Or really, how much one person would change everything.
*Lines borrowed from the episode The Reichenbach Fall in BOLD.*
You were careful after Moriarty showed up in the flat and you noticed Sherlock was as well. The sitting room had been stained somehow. You barely spent any time in there and avoided walking through it at all. John had noticed and you could tell that he thought you were afraid of Moriarty and kept away from that room because of him. Sherlock had noticed but didn’t mention it. Your spontaneous distractions didn’t happen often, but you never allowed it to happen anywhere near the sitting room. Mycroft’s words would whisper in your head and you knew it would only make matters worse. Caring is not an advantage.
You sat in the kitchen staring into a cup of tea feeling a storm bearing down all around. You were just waiting for the first crack of lightning. Your phone buzzed on the table and you jumped then cursed under your breath. Glancing down, you saw Mycroft’s name flash on the screen with an attachment. You opened it and a video clip played. It was silent but you could practically hear the little girl’s scream. Another text came through with a single word, a coded message that simply meant go. It was the first flash of lightning and you only had to count until the thunder shook the windows now.
You closed your eyes, thinking back to two nights ago and how differently the night was playing out. Mycroft’s words had been driving you insane that night too. His arrogance always drove you up a wall but the way he had infected his brother’s mind had bothered you even more that night as you sat on Sherlock’s bed mulling it all over.
Day 4- First Sleepover Head Canon
The first time Sherlock stays at Molly’s is after the Reichenbach fall. Molly held him in her arms, comforting him before he had to go. She told him about her life to distract him while running her fingers through his hair until they both fell asleep.
Symbolism in Sherlock: Birds, Trees and Butterflies
Something that caught my attention a while ago is that many wallpapers,
cups and other objects in Sherlock have a bird and tree pattern and
there are also a few butterfly designs. It could be a coincidence since
they are very common motifs but I had a closer look at these recurring
motifs for fun and think that there were some interesting findings, so I
decided to share this. There are a few other motifs that will be
addressed here as well (e.g. apples and clowns on Rosie’s wall), but the
focus of my post will be on trees, birds and butterflies.
Aaaaw and John loves helping Sherlock… if it wasn’t for the fact that Sherlock don’t always trust John to tell him everything.
Like not picking up the phone in A Study In Pink in the taxi, like not telling him the plan in The Lying Detective, because he wouldn’t like it. Like ignoring Vatican Cameos in The Final Problem (if that is even real), Like not telling John, he was still alive after The Reichenbach Fall.
And this is still the main problem. Sherlock is emotionally ready to be in a relation with John. John is getting closer and closer, maybe we just need a hug here… But were are still stuck in the same conflict from The Empty Hearse. Sherlock has to show John that he trusts him. But well, I guess he sort of did that, by trusting John to come save him, though John insists that he only went because Mary told him to. But - the man he wants to be, is the man who saves Sherlock, so go on John, help Sherlock, save him, and save yourself in the process.
Now if we could just get a lost special or something to show us that - that would be great.
I don’t mean to anger any Sherlolly shippers or anything, but
there was something in TRF that I really think is extremely important and notorious, something that concerns how much (or little) the show is investing in Sherlock and Molly’s relationship. It also demonstrates to what extent Sherlock’s concern for Molly is perceived by others.
Upon rewatching the episode (again) I realized something that should be bloody obvious but the momentum didn’t allow me to see at first.
You know when Sherlock is talking to Moriarty on the roof of St. Barts, and Moriarty reveals his plan of killing all his friends if Sherlock doesn’t commite suicide? (rethoric question, of course you all know this scene
because it’s intense as fuck).
All of us Johnlock shippers squee’d a little when Sherlock’s first reaction to that was to immediately think about “John?”. And Moriarty’s answer was: “Not just John. Everyone.” Mrs. Hudson, Lestrade. “Everyone.” At first I thought that ‘everyone’ was meant as a broad term: Just because he didn’t name each of Sherlock’s acquaintances, doesn’t mean Jim Meticulous Moriarty had forgotten about them.
But what does Moriarty add then? “Three bullets, three gunmen, three victims.”
Waitwaitwaitwai— three? Only three? I thought Sherlock had more friends than that, more people that cared about him. Like, I don’t know, Molly.
Now, we all know that Sherlock and Molly are (one-time character appearances aside) probably the two characters that share less screen time throughout the show. This means that they are rarely seen together by other characters. If you had to choose the three people closest to Sherlock’s heart, the show has all but told us she will not be among them. Sherlock might come to her for help on counted occasions, and he may trust her (I mean, if it’s obvious for us that she’s a good person, it must be clear as daylight for him), but she’s not as important as any of those three people. It’s right there, before our eyes.
But that’s what the show tells us. That’s as far as how much the show is actually investing in a Sherlock/Molly relationship (which is not very much, if you ask me). We could probably read a little farther into this:
These lines, while obviously produced by the writers, are all the more important because of who delivers them: Moriarty. Moriarty, the spider. The man who’s so obsessed with Sherlock that he’s made of his disgrace, of his demise, his sole, main purpose. This man, who’s even let himself be tortured in order to gather as much information as possible about the detective. Who has always been one step ahead and made him dance. The man who pretty much outwitted him (or so he thought) ‘till the bitter end. The man that couldn’t stand to leave a story unfinished. Even if it meant getting rid of the last loose end: himself.
And what are his words of choice?
“Your only three friends in the world will die”.
Word by word. Moriarty, who has even dated Molly for the sake of getting closer to Sherlock, who has seen the two interact and is most certainly aware of the love Molly feels for the detective, this Moriarty, has been witness to all of that and has decided it wasn’t good enough. That it wasn’t enough to trigger Sherlock’s alarm and make him jump to his death in order to save her. To the point where he doesn’t even consider her a friend of Sherlock’s.
If the man who’s most willing to hurt Sherlock by killing the people he loves doesn’t deem Molly worthy of his attention, I don’t know what else needs to be said.
He doesn’t consider her one of Sherlock’s weaknesses. Even if she believes in Sherlock, Moriarty must have come to the conclusion that the detective doesn’t reciprocate her feelings at all (not in vain has Sherlock ALWAYS been oblivious to any of her advances, no matter how NOT subtle they were). Like I said, Sherlock trusts her, because it’s extremely evident that she is a good person, and that her infatuation for him means she’d do anything to help, but Moriarty has decided she’s not one of the people that can make Sherlock jump (bad pun, sorry) into action and dance to the spider’s song (which is undoubtedly BeeGee’s Staying Alive, in case anyone was wondering —Why would you?).
So, what we are basically told here, twice at the same time (indirectly by the writers, directly from Moriarty’s lips), is that Molly will never be such an integral part of Sherlock’s life as these three other people are, the first of which is John.
It always has been John, and it’s always gonna be John. We still have been shown no indication that this pattern could change in the foreseeable future of the show. In fact, it’s only intensifying with every passing season. So far, there is not a thing Sherlock hasn’t done for John. Whatever it was.
And with all this I just wanna say that we, as Johnlock shippers, have it bad, but boy, would I hate to be on the Sherlolly ship with all that water rushing in through so many holes.
Edit: since it’s been like two years since I last watched the whole 3 seasons, I forgot some important stuff related to this that happened after The Reichenbach Fall. I wrote another (shorter)post about that to correct myself.