Memories Are Being Recycled Using The AGRA Acronym
is nothing new under the sun.”
A.G.R.A is an Acronym for:
Study in Pink / A Scandal in Belgravia
Scandal in Belgravia / A Study in Pink
TST gave us a new acronym order on screen during Mary’s flashback in
good. I love acronyms. All the best secret societies have them.”
G.A.R.A is an
A Study in Pink
A: A Scandal in
How it Works: Callbacks/memories
from these four episodes repeat continuously in a pattern starting
with MHR and ending with TFP. It’s like a stream of consciousness on
this merely a stream of consciousness abuse?”
A: Anderson wearing a similar sweater to John in ASIP
G: The pink phone from TGG
R: Sherlock faking his death
A: Sherlock winking
G: Sherlock’s return in Series 3 is a cliffhanger
R: Flashback to TRF, Richard Brook, Sherlock’s Grave
A: Mycroft saves Sherlock from being killed by a lead pipe vs
Sherlock saving Irene from being killed with a sword
G: Trains Trains Trains. John on a train vs John on train tracks
A: Flashback to ASIP “You invaded
R: Reference to Moriarty and his
A: “I am not gay” to Mrs. Hudson vs
“I’m not actually gay” to Irene Adler
Sherlock disguised as a waiter vs. Sherlock disguised as a security
R: Moriarty’s fake kiss. Sherlock
begins to explain the fall to John
A: 13 possibilities vs 13 rows in Bond
Air plane. “I’m not lonely.” “How would you know…” vs (“Sex
doesn’t alarm me.” “How would you know…”). Sherlock’s
shadow on door when Mrs. Hudson sees him again for the first time
also happens in ASIB
G: Bomb in train car vs bomb strapped
to John in TGG
A: Anderson’s sweater similar to John’s
R: Sherlock’s explanation of the fall
to Anderson. We see Moriarty again.
A: 1:29 on the bomb
G: Bomb doesn’t go off just like the
bomb in TGG doesn’t go off
R: John asks Sherlock if he will tell
him how he survived the fall. “I asked you for one more miracle”
A: Sherlock putting on the deerstalker
and walking out to meet the press
G: TEH has a cliffhanger (Cam watching the video at the end).
A: Mrs. Hudson’s
husband. “I’m a high functioning sociopath.” Harry’s alcoholism.
Mike Stanford. “So hard not smoking.” Eyeball in cup of tea vs eyeballs in the microwave
Loss. Sorry about that one.” Reference to Sherlock faking his
“I know Ash.” vs “I know human ash.” And his partner, John Hamish
Watson.” Sherlock using sliding magnifying glass when cluing for
looks (this is a callback to TGG as well)
G: The stag
night is similar to Joe Harrison and Westie’s stag night at a bar.
Alka-Seltzer fuzz is similar to the fuzz when Sherlock is testing
blood from Janus Cars in lab. Also used in the show’s opening titles.
R: Courtroom for
MP scene vs courtroom for Moriarty’s trial
“John Hamish Watson”
“The Woman she knew.” Irene Adler. Vatican Cameos
“I have to delete something,” on the steps to Sholtos’
room vs “I’ve must have deleted it” in the beginning of TGG
where Sherlock explains he only remembers information he finds
pressure points vs Moriarty saying “Everyone has their pressure
points.” Same red writing is used on the hotel video for the jurors
as on screen during CAM’s pressure point scenes
A: John dreaming
(flashbacks) of the first time he met Sherlock in ASIP while in bed
G: John has
started riding his bike, and goes to a crack house. Joe Harrison
rides his bike and sells drugs.
A: “The Game
is on!” Anderson looking for drugs in Baker Street
R: Sherlock is a
celebrity in the newspapers
A: Janine in
Sherlock’s bedroom vs. Irene in Sherlock’s bedroom. Sherlock trying
to obtain Lady’s Smallwood’s letters about an affair from CAM’s safe
vs Sherlock trying to get pictures of an affair from Irene’s safe.
Fireplace parallels as well.
telling John he’s put on weight since getting married vs Sherlock
telling Molly she put on weight since dating Jim from IT.
explaining to John about the keycard to get in CAM’s Tower vs.
Sherlock explaining to John about Moriarty’s keycode to break into
the Tower of London.
falling backwards after being shot by Mary is similar to him falling
backwards after being drugged by Irene
G: Louis Moffat
playing young Sherlock Holmes. He was the voice of the kidnapped kid
A: Stairs from
ASIP and the hallway where John shot the cabby and saved Sherlock’s
“Off you pop”
A: “The Woman
G: John hugs
Mary vs John “hugging” Moriarty at the end of TGG
Janine in tabloids wearing the hat vs tabloid newspapers in TRF “Why
is it always the hat, John.” Beehives vs The Bee Gees (Stayin’
A: Red rose from
Irene Adler in Sherlock’s hospital room. Lestrade saying he will take
video of Sherlock in the hospital.
vanishes through window vs Joe Harrison going through a window
A: The lie
(Mary) hidden in plain sight
R: Mary faked
her death vs Sherlock faking his death.
with the parents vs Christmas at Baker Street
Watsons are about to have a domestic” vs “Did you two have a
A: Irene’s theme
is played so dramatically, it’s hard to ignore. Flashback to
Christmas with the parents.
G: The AGRA
memory stick vs the memory stick at the end of TGG. Mary’s past is
similar to Westies (top secret spy)
A: Mary saying
to John, “You don’t even know my name” vs John saying to Sherlock
in ASIP “I don’t even know your name”
lawn.” vs “Sod this”
A: “Low tar.”
“Your loss would break my heart” vs “Caring is not an
advantage. All hearts are broken in the end.”
G: “I’m not a
A: “Do your
research, I’m a high-functioning sociopath.”
G: Red laser
lights from snipers on Sherlock. Louis Moffat playing young Sherlock
A: The plane on
the tarmac vs Bond Air plane on the tarmac. “If you’re looking for
return. His face on TV screens vs his face on the TV in the cab
Montage of TAB
A: Unzipping the
G: Dressed up as
a security guard
A: Riding crop,
John meets Mycroft, “The Game is on!”
G: “Don’t make
people into heroes, John.” Bomb strapped to John. “I’ll burn the
heart out of you.”
A: Naked Irene
Adler. “Are you wearing any pants?” “This is how I want you to
killing himself on the roof
A: Sherlock and
John running through streets of London after the cab
R: John and
Sherlock handcuffed. “We are going to need to coordinate.”
Sherlock’s grave. “I asked you for one more miracle. Don’t be
dead.” “I heard you.”
A: Recreation of John and Sherlock meeting for the first time in ASIP
G: Sherlock looking out the window, “The curtain rises…”
Emelia Ricoletti shooting herself in the mouth vs Moriarty shooting
herself. Peter Ricoletti. “How could he
A: “Come when convenient…”
G: Sherlock doesn’t know how the solar system works
R: Diogenes Club
A: “I thought I looked rather enormous” vs “Putting on weight
G: “You see but you don’t observe.” “Legwork”
R: Orange pips sent to Eustace in envelop vs Breadcrumbs sent to John
in envelop. “Means death”
A: “A dead woman walking the earth” vs “you’re a dead man
walking” (Jeff Hope)
G: “The Orange pips were a reminder.”
A: Picture of Irene Adler. “You’re human.” vs “People want to
know your human.”
R: Breaking glass vs. Moriarty breaking the glass at the Tower of
A: Lestrade saying the body (Eustace) had a note vs. Jennifer Wilson
having left behind a note. Sherlock rushing down a staircase.
G: “Putting on weight?” vs “How’s the diet going?”
R: Moriarty scene at Baker Street. Emelia Ricoletti vs Peter
A: “Dead is the new sexy” vs “Brainy is the new sexy”
G: “Putting on weight?
R: Ricoletti and Moriarty.
A: The deerstalker is introduced. “You’re Sherlock Holmes. Wear the
R: Ricoletti shooing herself. A substitute corpse. “You can’t kill an idea once it’s exist” vs “you can’t kill an idea, can you?” “Molly Hooper found a body for me when I…” The waterfall
A: Sherlock looks out the window, exterior shot vs the same exterior
shot at the end of ASIB
G: Moriarty. Classified top secret with Mycroft.
A: “High functioning sociopath”
R: “I’m glad to be alive” vs “staying alive.” Moriarty’s
revenge after dying on roof
A: Sherlock stabbing the mantel vs stabbing the mantel the first time
him and John visit Baker Street
G: John blogging
R: “The spider makes his move” vs “Moriarty is a spider with a
A: “Come back, it’s the wrong thumb” vs Mrs. Hudson saying “Ugh,
G: “You see, Watson, but you don’t observe.” (Baby Rosie throwing
the toy in Sherlock’s face)
A: The Six Thatchers case from John’s blog. Using magnifying glass.
Dead body in car.
R: Moriarty flashes on screen. Black pearl vs Moriarty’s diamond in
the Tower of London
A: “Then he becomes a pirate for some reason.” vs “But
initially he wanted to be a pirate.”
G: Sherlock looking into his white microscope, testing blood vs
testing blood in Carl Power’s case. Pets are so loyal. “A noose to
hang my neck in” vs “Hanged, yes.” “Like hiding a tree in a
R: Mentions of Moriarty. Glass breaking.
A: “Tell her she’s a dead woman walking” vs “You’re a dead man
walking” (Jeff Hope)
G: The memory stick
A: Ajay falls backwards as he is drinking and lands in his room,
passed out vs Sherlock falling backwards and landing in his bed after
R: “Ammunition” vs John tells Mycroft he gave Moriarty ammunition
A: Mary drugs Sherlock vs Irene drugging Sherlock
G: Memory stick
R: A note to John
A: Plane vs Bond Air plane. “You’re at my mercy” vs “Beg for
G: The curtain rises (text to Mary)
R: Mary’s DVD’s vs “I’m a storyteller. It’s on DVD.” John’s note
to Sherlock vs Sherlock’s note to John
13 on the post-it note on the refrigerator vs. 13th
row on Bond Air plane
G: Cliffhanger with John’s note and Mary saying “Go to hell,
(The opening shot of a gun firing could fit in here as John’s gun
R: John’s therapy session with Eurus looks similar to his sessions
with Ella in TRF
A: Faith with walking cane vs John with walking cane
G: Sherlock looking out of window onto the street vs Sherlock looking
out the window watching John crossing the street
A: Flashback to John with his cane. The whole scene with Faith Smith.
Walking around London, eating, Mycroft spying on them. “Amazing”
Gun in handbag vs gun in drawer. Throwing the gun in the Thames.
R: Talk of suicide. Sherlock on the ledge of a bridge vs Sherlock on
the ledge of Bart’s Hospital
G: Sherlock shooting the wall
A: Sherlock in the boot of the car vs the dead guy in the boot of the
car in ASIB
R: Mrs. Hudson’s having a slow-motion “earthquake” with the tea
spilling vs the man at the Bank of London in TRF in slow-motion with
his tea rumbling and spilling. Handcuffs vs Sherlock and John
A: “I’m not your housekeeper!”
R: “You pretended to be dead for two years!”
A: “The game is on,” said Mrs. Hudson
R: “Thought this was some sort of trick…”
A: Hiding in plain sight. Texting Faith vs Texting Hope
R: Nurse Cornish is a big fan vs Kitty Riley being “a fan.” Both
take place in and near the restroom
A: Wear the hat. The queen, her majesty.
R: Bliss vs Domestic bliss
A: The game is on.
R: Return to Bart’s Hospital
A: Morgue with dead woman vs Morgue with “Speckled Blonde” or
Morgue scene with Irene’s fake dead body.
R: Culverton’s keys vs Moriarty’s keycode. They can both go anywhere
A: Faith with walking cane. John leaves behind his walking cane as he
did in ASIP. Mycroft sends car to pick up John. Mycroft looking for
drugs vs Lestrade looking for drugs at Baker Street. John deduces
there is a secret brother vs Sherlock deducing John’s sister
R: Mary’s DVD vs Moriarty’s DVD
A: John rushes to save Sherlock from killing himself
R: “Off you pop.” John uses a fire extinguisher to break down the
door vs Moriarty using a fire extinguisher to break the glass at the
Tower of London. “There must be something comforting about three”
vs “Your three friends in the whole world will die.” Molly is the
A: Irene’s text message. Sherlock wearing the hat
R: The “Miss Me” in black light vs “Help Us” in black light.
John in therapy. Eurus with gun on John = Moriarty’s snipers on John
A: Eye opens vs. John’s eye opening in ASIP
G: TLD left us with a cliffhanger, and John in danger
A: Bond Air plane with sleeping/dead people and the same child
R: Moriarty’s voice “Welcome to The Final Problem.”
A: “John might like to call his daughter vs Why would Jennifer Wilson still care about her daughter
G: The bomb at Baker Street
A: “The pirate.” vs “But initially he wanted to be a pirate.”
R: The guards and the security cameras. Sherrinford Prison =
Pentonville Prison. Sherlock walks into Eurus’ cell while she plays
the violin, her back is turned vs Moriarty walking into Baker Street
as Sherlock plays the violin, his back is turned. Moriarty says Bach
would be appalled vs Eurus saying “Not Bach, play you.”
A: Sherlock plays Irene’s theme. Vatican Cameos.
R: Moriarty with head phones and dancing vs the entire sequence of
him at the Tower of London with the Crown Jewels. The guards
escorting him. The security cameras are similar.
A: Christmas. Moriarty.
R: Five minutes between Sherlock and Moriarty. Moriarty in front of
the glass cell vs Moriarty in front of the glass with the Crown
Jewels. Sherlock and Moriarty shown next to each other in a cell in
A: Little girl on plane
R: Moriarty’s Final Problem
A: Little girl on the plane
G: Moriarty going “Choo Choo…” trains and more trains
A: The walls of the second room are red and gray, and similar to the
walls where Jennifer Wilson was found dead.
A: Bond Air plane and little girl. John says Irene Adler loves
G: Molly’s “I love you,” scene is set up like the scene in TGG
with the painting and the Super Nova.
R: Moriarty. “Took her only five minutes to do this to us.”
A: Little Eurus in John’s sweater from ASIP
Little girl on the plane says, “You mean where the driver
is?” vs John talking to the train guy in TGG: “What about the
“They’ve gotta live with it, haven’t they?”
R: Moriarty’s revenge
A: The plane!
R: Time to solve the final problem
A: Young Eurus wearing John’s sweater from ASIP
G: Shot of pool from the TGG
A: Young Eurus in John’s sweater from ASIP
R: Gravestones. Cemetery vs the cemetery at the end of TRF. Arresting
Eurus vs arresting Moriarty.
A: John in shock blanket. Lestrade saying his line “He’s a good
one.” Shot of Sherlock opening the body bag and John in bed from
ASIP. “You know where to find me…” text.
G: Sherlock shooting the wall
A: Sherlock stabbing the mantel
The Lost Special: The pattern ends with Sherlock shooting the wall and stabbing the
mantel. Mrs. Hudson told us what these two actions mean. The case is
still unsolved and there are still unanswered questions.
Series Two is EMP: Mycroft Meeting with Moriarty and John
If EMP starts on
the roof or after Sherlock jumps: How does Sherlock know Mycroft
met with Moriarty in THoB?
present for the meeting between Mycroft and Moriarty at the end of
While Sherlock is
giving his explanation of the fall to Anderson in TEH, we get these
two parallels below:
The one on the
left is a flashback during Mycroft’s conversation with John in TRF.
And the one on the right is a flashback during Sherlock’s explanation
to Anderson in TEH.
If EMP began on
the roof or after, how does Sherlock know Mycroft met with Moriarty
in a cell? How does he have the same flashback? No one ever told
Sherlock. John never told him.
present for the conversation between Mycroft and John in TRF.
TRF, John told Mycroft that he gave Moriarty the perfect ammunition
to destroy Sherlock. In TST, the word ammunition
is used again by Mary. Mary also wasn’t present for the conversation
in TRF. We learn that ammunition
is really amo or
And later we are told Norbury used the code word love.
Norbury is love.
So love replaces ammunition in the scene from TRF. Norbury is John
and Mycroft. But is Norbury
Yes. Wasn’t it
actually Sherlock who gave Moriarty the ammunition? Didn’t Sherlock
give Moriarty love to use against him?
Yes. “I’ll burn
the heart out of you.”
name is love. amo, amas,
amat. “I love, you love, he
Mary’s death scene is a recreation of
TRF. Sherlock is a witness to his own destruction.
Norbury, or love,
is sent to prison. Sherlock keeps his emotions inside his own prison,
context destroys you every time.” - Eurus/Sherlock
Mycroft is suppose
to be a mirror for Sherlock’s cold mask. But because the mask is just
a facade, Sherlock subconsciously uses his brother to remind himself
of his love for John.
Mycroft is a
stand-in for Sherlock during the meeting with Moriarty in THoB, and
during the conversation with John in TRF.
How else do we know this?
Mycroft’s Meeting with Moriarty in THoB is Recreated in TFP
Mycroft meeting with Moriarty in THoB & shown in flashbacks in
TRF = Mycroft meeting with Moriarty at Sherrinford shown in a
Eurus meets with Moriarty. She takes the place of Mycroft meeting
Moriarty in a cell in THoB.
“Mycroft fed Moriarty information about me” = Eurus’ five
minute “Redbeard” conversation with Moriarty.
And if Eurus is Sherlock…
Then it’s actually Sherlock who takes Mycroft’s place in THoB. And
it’s Sherlock who takes over Mycroft’s place in the conversation with
John in TRF.
Sherlock is actually saying in TEH: “I fed Moriarty
information about me.”
And he did. However, Sherlock didn’t feed Moriarty information
about his reputation, he fed him information about his heart.
“New information. She’s out.” John in TFP. Eurus out of her
cell is love. Sherlock in love. Moriarty let out of his cell in THoB
is love unleashed. Sherlock believing love is dangerous, a weakness, ammunition
is what leads him to the rooftop of Bart’s Hospital.
The five minute conversation between Eurus and Moriarty is the
meeting at the pool in TGG. Is this where EMP begins? Sherlock, not
Mycroft, gave Moriarty ammunition. Sherlock gave him amo. He
gave Moriarty love to use against him. He gave him Redbeard.
He gave him John.
Eurus puts Mycroft in her old
cell = Sherlock puts himself/his love for John in his old cell. Eurus
only had one cell in TFP. The old cell they are referring to is the other
metaphorical one from ThoB/TRF where Sherlock fed
his heart to Moriarty.
“Do you have cannibals here?”
Who are the other three cannibals Sherlock fed his heart to?
Irene, CAM, and Janine? “Yes, you are.” “Look how you care
about John Watson,” “I know what kind of man you are.”
Side note: In HLV, Sherlock tells Mary that he won the empty
houses of Leinster Gardens from the “Clarence House Cannibal” in
a card game. Mary is a mirror for Sherlock’s cold facade, the
sociopath he tries so hard to be. The empty houses are his
soul/emotions. The Cannibal is Moriarty. Sherlock didn’t win in the
game against Moriarty, he lost. “Nearly cost me my kidneys” =
Cost Sherlock his heart. The lie hidden in plain sight.
“Mycroft has been lying to you.” No. Sherlock has been lying
“You were upset, so you told yourself a better story.”
Why is Anderson wearing John’s sweater from ASIP in TEH?
Sherlock’s explanation to Anderson in TEH is a recreation of
Mycroft and John’s conversation in TRF. Anderson is suppose to be
John. And Sherlock is suppose to be Mycroft.
This is suppose to be a love confession
caught on camera.
“In the act!”
The sweater is amo…love. Both
Anderson and little Eurus wear the sweater because Sherlock keeps
trying to forget love. Love is manipulative (Eurus) and can rule your
head, make you crazy (Anderson).
“But he can’t stop confessing.”
This is also why Anderson’s scene interrupts the confession in the
train car carrying the bomb/heart. The bomb is a callback to John
wearing the bomb in TGG. It’s all about love, but because Sherlock
believes love is abhorrent and dangerous, he interrupts his own
narrative to deflect his emotions. Ironically, he envisions Anderson
in John’s sweater because he can’t escape the truth (love) no matter
how hard he tries.
“Once you’ve opened your heart, you can’t close it again.”
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- gregs white tuxedo
- steve hackett fairy white clothes
- neil moustache era
- ged robes/japanese kimonos
- mike rutherford 1976 beard
- jon anderson blonde hair
- jeff lynne without sunglasses
- richard wright star sweater
- ian anderson hats
- robert fripps scarves
- rick wakeman have a shit day t shirt
- eddie jobson make up
- john wetton sideburns