I just want to point out something to those of us who haven’t waited years between episodes of Sherlock. The time between Episode 3 and Episode 4 was two years, meaning fans had to wait TWO YEARS to find out what happened to Sherlock and John at the pool with Moriarty. There was a massive cliffhanger and then fans WAITED and then it turned out to be nothing of importance. What a let down! Oh but wait! That’s exactly what happened between episodes 6 and 7. Sherlock fell, but he survived somehow, and then fans waited TWO YEARS to find out how, but it didn’t matter how because the massive cliffhanger was nothing of importance. AND THEN they DID IT AGAIN between episodes 9, 10, and 11, spanning THREE YEARS and the Moriarty’s return massive cliffhanger turned out to be NOTHING.
will i ever stop being amused at Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat hyping up the last episode of Sherlock so much, saying that “if they pull it off it’ll be record breaking, something never done before” - and then putting out one of the most mediocre seasons and final episode that I’ve ever seen in my life, that was so poorly received by the fanbase, that they actually assumed there was a secret 4th episode airing unannounced
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OKAY BUT WHY: 67 questions that have popped into my head in the past 24 hours
In stream-of-consciousness order:
1. Skull hell. 2. Why kill Mary if she’s good 3. Why was the hospital dedicated in 2044 4. Why is he writing the blog post about the baby being born in an image file befORE THE BABY WAS BORN 5. What the hell was John’s letter to Sherlock and why do we never hear anything about it again 6. Why was the lady Carmichael mirror so perfect we could predict actual dialogue lines (“You promised!”) 7. Why did TAB “PROVE” Moriarty was dead when it only proved you need a friend to help you make the blood splatter 8. WHO WAS TAKING CARE OF THE BABY WHEN EVERYONE HE KNOWS IS AT THE THERAPIST’S HOUSE 9. How did John get out of the stupid well if his fucking feet were chained to the bottom 10. Why does a gun go off at the end of TLD, but in TFP it’s a tranquilizer 11. Why bring up that romantic entanglement “would complete you as a human being” if you don’t return to it 12. How did Mary jump in front of a bullet, and why is her death scene just like the “Hollywood deaths” that they criticized when Sherlock was shot 13. Why did nobody know who John was in TLD when in THoB everyone knew it was his blog (he fucking writes it in the first person) 14. Why is the blog stopped since S4 starts 15. How does EVERYONE know the story of the Merchant of Samarra when it’s not actually that common 16. How does Mary know to call him a Dragonslayer 17. How did Sherlock know that Ghost!Mary was saying he should wear the hat 18. How did John make the deduction about how Sherlock figured out how he knew which therapist he would choose and when he’d be there 19. How did John have an affair with a woman but he DOESN’T RECOGNIZE HER WHEN SHE’S SITTING RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM AT THERAPY 20. Why has Mycroft been so clearly linked to Moriarty 21. Why set up that footage of a shooting can be altered 22. Why have Culverton say that line about revealing your secret to your friends when it’s completely irrelevant thereafter 23. How did Lastrade know about Sherlock killing Magnussen anD MARY’S PAST 24. If Mycroft knew who Mary is then why didn’t he ever say anything 25. What happened to the stupid black pearl a. What’s the point of DI Hopkins 26. Mirrors a. You will John-style never convince me that these mirrors were a lie 27. Making history? What history 28. Promos a. Sitting in the “married ones” room with the burnout in the shape of an anatomical heart b. “Sherlock’s in love, but with who”—is this really just to be cruel 29. How does Mary know where to go when he texts “the curtain rises” but texts John the actual address 30. Let’s talk about the mysterious crypt lair that Sherlock has for ONE SCENE and then never returns to 31. How come the Six Thatchers was already a different case they had done on the blog 32. Vatican Cameos 33. Umbrella sword gun 34. James or John 35. Mrs. Turner next door has got married ones 36. What was Sherlock going to say on the tarmac 37. What couldn’t John tell Ella after Sherlock died 38. And why does Sherlock go to see Ella and talk about a recurring dream in a weird ass attic office but it never comes back around 39. Gerridebs is their favorite case but it’s made into the biggest “no homo” joke 40. Why be obsessed with Sherlock’s sex life 41. Why does the AGRA drive look different 42. How do you survive being exploded from a second story flat with no injuries a. You. Don’t. 43. How can you possibly redeem Euros after everything she’s done 44. Why did Euros have a random breakdown in the middle of her grand plan—ALSO THE WHOLE PLANE MAKES NO SENSE 45. Why were people not more worried about how she killed Victor 46. “Drowned Redbeard”—an ACTUAL CHILD was missing and the suspect said this and they didn’t think to check all the fucking wells 47. How did his family all agree to pretend that Redbeard was a dog and never mention his sister ever again 48. WHERE IS MORIARTY’S BODY 49. Euros appears to have super mind-control powers? 50. WHAT ABOUT THE FREAKING MEMORY DRUG 51. Why has every episode been focused on how relationships are more important than the stories, but then Video!Mary is all like “relationships don’t matter because YAY detective stories” 52. Why did Euros just leave John after she tranq’d him 53. Whole episode is about how his childhood is what makes Sherlock who he is but ends episode with “but who you are doesn’t really matter” a. Great man -> good man? Eh. Doesn’t really matter. 54. The camera error in TST 55. How did they get onto the boat? A helicopter? Why not just take it to the island? How did Sherlock get inside as a member of the team? They only found John and Mycroft 56. How was the chess game promo a spoiler 57. Why was he using twitter in TST but then John was surprised he was on social media in TLD 58. Lamp hell. 59. What was the lie in TLD 60. Why was the episode called the final problem? The final problem was established to be to burn the heart out of him 61. Why is the static in Sherrinford a weird waterfall 62. Why did Sherlock paste John’s face on the Vetruvian Man (okay this wasn’t S4 but also I CANNOT LET THIS GO) 63. Why wasn’t Euros in the family video and why did noBODY EVER BRING HER UP IN SHERLOCK’S LIFE AGAIN— “Euros may have been my daughter but Sherlock seems to want to forget she existed entirely so let’s all pretend we didn’t have a daughter” 64. Why are all the villains textually queer 65. Who is the woman in the photo who was looking out the window holding an elephant 66. Why did Sherlock say that Mary destroyed the AGRA drive, when it was John 67. 26 pages of dialogue.