“When all else fails, there are two men sitting, arguing in a scruffy flat, like they’ve always been there, and they always will. The best and wisest men I have every known. My Baker Street Boys. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.”
The Sherlock ending was one of the most magnificent pieces of television I’ve ever seen. The emotion, storyline, characters and cinematography was out of this world. I personally don’t ship Johnlock, they are the perfect set of friends, and that’s it. The writers never queerbaited, they’ve specifically outlined that Johnlock will NEVER happen on the show. Please stop trying to bring down this fantastic episode and ending because your OTP didn’t go canon. If you want to read into the show and make fan fiction, then by all means do that, but don’t go so deep as to convince yourself that ‘Johnlock’ is real and the writers are using ‘hints’ throughout the show before a big reveal in the finale episode.
To be honest, I feel sorry for you guys, you don’t like the final episode ever, you’ve finished the show off in a terrible way. Don’t ruin Sherlock because it’s different to how you envisioned it. Don’t do that to yourself. Even if you’re upset about Johnlock, appreciate it for how amazing it was, how the writing was beyond perfect and how it really captured our characters for who they are.
This was the ending of Sherlock, and it was one of the best conclusions I’ve ever seen. I will always adore this show, and how they brought it all home in the end, it amazes me.
It ended openly, you can interpret it however you want. But it ended how it started (with the addition of a baby). John and Sherlock back in 221B Baker Street, raising little Rosie, doing what they do best, solving crimes.
okey sherlock fandom listen up. right now emotions are high and everyone is kind of in a state of disaster. some people seem to be really mad with how the episode turned out, but lets just take a moment and turn off all filters.
stop thinking about ur ships stop thinking about the so called ‘plot holes’ stop thinking about all the meta u read. just look at the episode for what it is. if you really watch the episode for the genius it is, it was actually so amazing. I mean, come on. these writers are fucking amazing. they know what they are doing. it doesn’t get much better than this. there was so much planning so much thought so much eFFORT put into this show to make it what it is. and what it is, is truly a work of art.
okay so some are mad they’re ship didn’t become canon… so what? you have all the context you need to make it canon your self. continue writing fanfic and living out your ships. that’s all the creators ever wanted you to do anyways, take the show and run with it. look at all the context they give you for your ship and take it from there. as for the 'plot holes’, if you really think about it, a lot of them are far fetched. eVERY season has its 'plot holes’ (or like tiny things that don’t matter but people point out). i’ve seen the biggest one so far was mary getting shot. a) she’s a trained assassin and jumped beFORE the bullet was shot. and b) people are complaining about he bleeding more than sherlock, but we have nO way of knowing that they get shot in the exact same place. case closed. do this will all the 'plot holes’ and i’m sure you will find some way to reason them out.
all in all this show was amazing and i think we as viewers need to forget all these little things and all our ships and remember that this show is sherlock. sherlock holmes. the detective. that’s what the show has always been. we have to pay more respect to this amazing show. the creators need to know how amazing they are. let be real, basically everyone wants another season, and complaining about how 'bAd’ the season/episode was is not going to get you anywhere. take a step back and look at this show for its mastery.
So I think this it is. The final problem. One last hurray for old time’s sake. I mean of course I can be wrong, and believe me, I dearly hope so. BUT, if this is the finale, then it is a beautiful way to go out.
Let me start this off by saying that I didn’t predict any of this. I couldn’t. And this episode has opened a rarely touched aspect in the Sherlock series: Emotions. Sherlock’s feelings, to be exact. We see him with familial love, with Mycroft and Eurus, and. Wow. What a ride. It’s kinda like the untouched route until recently: Mycroft trying to protect Sherlock, through unorthodox ways of course but come on, not the point, Sherlock choosing to kill himself rather than shooting either John or Mycroft, oh I can go on and on about this. And of course, there’s John. The best friend, the family. One of the powerful lines: “This is family.” “That’s why he’s here.” That family is not only blood but what you made for yourself too. Eurus is… a little more complicated, and harder to connect to, but the loneliness, the hurt, is what I can understand.
Molly Hooper deserves a mention too. Just look at how far they’ve gone from the start. “It’s not a game.” Remember how Sherlock used to manipulate her feelings for favours? It’s not an experiment, you heard the man. While this may not be romantic love, it’s still love, one form or another. Molly Hooper isn’t just someone. He cared for her too.
Another character development for me is how human Sherlock is. ‘Loose morality’ is what I usually go when describing him - remember ep 1 when he kinda, sorta, STEPPED ON A DYING MAN’S WOUND JUST TO PRESS THE ANSWER OUT - but now? “It’s not a game anymore.” Oops. Is it too much to hope?
In January 2014, Moffat said that ss5 had been plotted. This is likely to be the true, but even if it isn’t, I want to thank you all for creating such a beautiful show. Thank you for all the hard work, for the satisfying creation, for everything. It’s been a pleasure.
On a side note, if you want to release ss5, NOT making us wait for three years might be a good idea. Just saying :)))
What i expected when i read the name of the last episode of season 4: Moriarty, Moriarty, Moriarty, Moriarty, good ol’ James Moriarty
What i got: Feels that i didn’t want, emotions that i can’t handle, pain pain and more pain, emotional destruction, freaking heart attacks, an inside that is dead and numb, more emotions, more feels, pain pain pain pain
I just wanted to say that- and this is my opinion, which I am entitled to have- I think this series of Sherlock has been the best yet, and I bloody loved the finale.
I cried, I gasped, I really started to question my life choices.
And I thought it was amazing.
So, Moffat, Gatiss. Whatever else anyone says, whatever it did or didn’t have, however glaring the continuity may have been- I didn’t notice. I was too caught up in an excellent story, one that I hope to God you’ll keep telling.
God job, boys. Whether it’s the truly final problem or not… good job.
I feel like I need to say something about this season of Sherlock. although it made me very dizzy at times (particularly episode 2) I found this season to be absolutely incredible. the filming, script, story line, acting and building of characters were all part of making this season one the best yet. and there is absolutely no reason to overlook this series as being one of the worst over the simple fact that your ship didn’t sail. can we all just have a little sense for once? Sherlock will forever be my favourite show purely because of benedict and martin, but just because their characters have not been paired doesn’t make the whole show horrible. there are countless shows that don’t pair the two most shipped characters, and yet they are still good shows and people don’t get upset. John and Sherlock are best friends, they don’t need to be in a romantic relationship to prove their love for each other because everyone knows that they do, just not in that way. so please knock some sense into yourself and stopping putting so much hate onto this season because behind it all it was actually really incredible.