I might seem naive writing this. Maybe I am, but at this point, I don’t even care. I’m not letting my favourite TV series go without even trying to make sense of it. I’m not sure if I’m right, but I really hope so. We’ll see if I made myself look like a fool.
After I watched The Six Thatchers and The Lying Detective, I was confused. Something was not quite right. One of the things I’ve always loved about this show, is it’s precise attention to detail and it’s clever subtext. The things they put to it, even the smallest details, are not random. Those things are carefully thought and meaningful. For me, it was obvious that the writers were creating a beautiful, carefully crafted romance between John and Sherlock. I don’t need to explain why I (and many others) think this way, since @pearlrebs has already done a brilliant video-series about it. I’d like to thank her for that.
After TST and TLD aired, we looked trough them carefully. Since the episodes were confusing and
illogical, we tried to search for clues, some explanation. We are used to doing that, the TJLC community is smart. “Pretty damn smart”, as Sherlock would say. We understand subtext, we read between the lines. Then The Final Problem aired. It was upsetting, rude. I was so angry afterwards that I stopped watching almost immediately after the credits rolled, therefore missing this trailer after it. Check out this post by @london2go.
you don’t agree with TJLC and johnlock, don’t worry. It’s not what I am trying
to prove here. As I was saying, the details in this show are carefully planned.
The show I know doesn’t make silly mistakes and plot holes like it did on
This skull-situation also needs explanation. Also, the new one was glowing like a TV screen in several scenes.
For a moment, lets forget the plot and look at the visuals instead. Special effects of the show used to be inventive and realistic. The scenes were filmed in various locations. It is obvious that they have a big budget for making the series. However, The Final Problem was mostly filmed inside a studio. The special effects were lacking and really fake looking.
Here we have a comparison. Explosion of the Palace of Westminster from The Empty Hearse, and exploding Baker Street from The Final problem.
Also the “patience grenade” is a goddamn plastic toy. Also, since it’s motion activated it should have exploded countless times before it actually did.
It’s also funny how Doctor John Watson, who in The Abominable Bride said: “I’m an army doctor, which means I can break every bone in your body while naming them.”, is suddenly unable to tell a difference between dog’s and human’s bones.
These are just examples of everything that is wrong about this episode. It would take me forever to list them all. I‘m sure everyone knows what I’m talking about at this point.
My main point is, that is it possible for Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat to suddenly lose all their ability to write great stories? Is it possible that they really think this nonsense as “groundbreaking”, “television history”, “insane wish fulfilment”? Could it be, that we were completely wrong about the show?
I’d say that it is not possible.
Could this episode have been fake? Could there be a reasonable explanation behind all this? Could they really go trough all this trouble?
I’d say that it is improbable, but not impossible.
“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
Maybe this is Sherlock’s Reichenbach Fall. The world is made to believe that Sherlock is a fraud.