it probably is. but i hate the whole death as a major final plot point and then LOL NO NOT DED. and i dont want to give you false hope but after tumblr exploded because of the words or whatever gatiss tweeted a pic of andrew scott with the caption
”the professor is in” tAKE IT AS YOU WILL I HOLD NOW RESPONSIBILITY
I don’t want him to still be alive, though. Death was his victory.
Looking at the comments, I have to say that while it certainly isn’t the most flattering thing to be called out as a five year old or a nine year old, I’m sure we can at least give him credit for emotionally aging by four years in the space of a couple scenes ;)