miss me

So...

1. For a couple of seconds I thought Mary might be alive

2.Your allowed chips.

3. Mrs Hudson continues to be a total badass

4. John didn’t you hear Molly Sherlock is KILLING HIMSELF WITH DRUGS

5. Culverton Smith is so slimy and creepy it made me feel uncomfortable to watch him

6. John hitting Sherlock had me flinching

7. I don’t want to die

8. You cock! Trust Sherlock to have me laughing 5 seconds after crying

9. Mycroft bow chicka wow wow

10. Mary giving great advice even from beyond the grave

11. Yay Irene I love Irene

12. Awww Happy Birthday sherlock

13.John crying was the most heartbreaking thing

14. THE HUG! Need I say more

15. Totally thought for a second Euros was Moriarty in disguise. (Seriously I thought he was gonna pull of some elaborate prosthetic mask and be like hiiiiiiii)

Miss Me?

So “Miss me?” isn’t a message from Moriarty, it’s a message from Euros.  “Do you miss me, your own sister who you pretend doesn’t even exist?”  I’ll admit, I love that – it’s a very reasonable question for her to be asking. 

At the very least, she’s manipulating Moriarty’s image, but I’m inclined to believe she’s done more than that - her handling of Culverton Smith is precisely in line with Moriarty’s MO: find a baddie, pretend to help them, actually use them to mess with Sherlock, and let them die/get arrested when Sherlock defeats them.  

So, questions:

- Was she involved with Moriarty before his death, or is she just using his image now?  Hell, maybe she is Moriarty, and the Andrew Scott character really was just Richard Brook.  I don’t love retconning “everything was really the work of this character we’ve introduced at the last minute” but at least they’ve laid a bit of the groundwork.

- I really can’t tell what’s up with Mary, her characterization and arc is so damn incoherent, but I’m inclined to believe she was working for/with Euros too.  The writers have given themselves an out by having Mary say ‘thought that’d get your attention’ w/r/t the “Miss me?” on her post-mortem dvd but a conspiracy of women fits well with TAB-as-decoder-ring – maybe with the twist that none of the women in the TAB conspiracy are part of the actual conspiracy.  (So: Euros, Mary, and oh let’s go with Lady Smallwood.)

- How long ago were Sherlock and Euros separated?  Presumably childhood, because of the beach and “I’m not a child anymore, Mycroft” but also Sherlock not recognizing his own sister.  Even high as a kite, he’s the most observant man in the world and he had a whole evening with her.  But: was Euros a part of Sherlock’s life when Carl Powers died and Moriarty and Sherlock’s paths first crossed?  How young was she when she was locked away?

- Speaking of… why does Euros seem to have it out for Sherlock in particular? Especially when she says he’s nicer than “anyone”?  It makes sense for her to be going after Mycroft, and it makes sense for her to go after Sherlock to get to Mycroft, but shooting John Watson seems like “burn the heart out of you” territory.

I am eagerly looking forward to the fandom meta machine’s input on this one.

Honestly y'all get your shit together. I mean no harm or anything but suddenly giving the whole of Sherlock a bad name mainly because your otp isn’t canon is childish beyond words.

I personally loved the episode and am still at a loss for words, this was unexpected and very, very great.

If you miss me, contact me, call me, text me, message me, find someway to send something to me. Don’t tell me you miss me and disappear for days. I miss you too. But I’m getting tired of being the only one starting talks.
—  Zachary Wolfgang Applebaum
“What was directly behind you when you were murdered?”

“The bullet itself is blocking most of the blood flow. Any pressure or impact on the entrance wound could dislodge it. You need to fall on your back. That way gravity is working for us.”

“She was dying. The bride. So she made her death count.”

“You were my whole world.”

“Just tell him. Tell him. It’s all over now. Tell him.” 

“I’m the Storyteller. It’s on DVD.”

“I’ll burn you. I’ll burn the heart out of you.” 

“John said he’d have anyone but you.”

“Anyone.”