HEY ANTIS STOP SAYING THAT SHERLOCK ODed TO FIGURE OUT HOW MORIARTY WAS STILL ALIVE. I’ve seen the argument about 300 times now, and that is a completely incorrect point because at the time he overdosed, Sherlock did not yet know that Moriarty had “come back”. So the notion that he overdosed in order to solve this mystery makes literally zero sense.
Why do everyone hate the new episode? Like, yes, I’m disappointed that Johnlock isn’t canon and that Moriarty isn’t alive. But it was still a freaking amazing episode?? I mean, Eurus was one of the most fascinating characters ever, you got the whole redbeard thing explained, the plot was amazing, etc.
You can’t deny that this was one of the most well written episodes of anything ever.
This theory has probably been already made, and will be written in broken english with some stupid mistakes because it’s 2AM right now, sooo sorry about that.
Ok so in the Abominable Bride, the bride fakes her death with the two guns, blablabla you’ve seen this ep so, you know it, not gonna resume everything. She shot herself with the gun, but not really etc.
So, at the end of the ep, we saw Moriarty wearing the bride’s dress. Basically, Moriarty = The Bride. But this ep is “made” by Sherlock’s imagination, and he’s basically taking things from real life to create this dream / hallucination.
So maybe Sherlock was solving the case. Maybe during this hallucination he figured out how Moriarty could still be alive. Of course there is the fact that we didn’t see Moriarty with two guns when he killed himself, and right now I’m tired (and a bit lazy) to keep looking for facts : if someone has already done this theory with a lot of details and everything, can you share it with me ? I would love to read it !
In TAB they explicitly said Moriarty’s body was never found. NEVER 👏🏻 FREAKING 👏🏻 FOUND 👏🏻 So you mean to tell me that he just decided to be a puppet with the information he got from Eurus and then willingly commit suicide on top of Bart’s? Not buying it. We may have gotten a flashback sequence tonight but Moriarty is still alive - until it’s better explained otherwise I’m not giving up. AND LETS NOT FORGET THAT HE PLAYED STAYING ALIVE BEFORE HIS “DEATH.”
The reason Sherlock shouted “it’s never twins, Watson!” is because that is the obvious answer. Twins is so obvious. I mean, Watson immediately thought of it. It wasn’t clever enough. Gothic enough. Dramatic enough. Sherlock always wants things to be clever, and that’s what Moriarty claimed to be Sherlock’s downfall in TRF. Things are not clever. This is ordinary. Twins. Brothers, like in ACD canon. Watson suggested twins, Sherlock shut him down, Sherlock came up with a crazier, dramatic answer but A SECOND MORIARTY CAME TO HIM. Moriarty in the dress. He came back, just like the one who was dead. He is the twin. That’s why his head isn’t blown off like the other Moriarty at 221b. He’s still very much alive. If Sherlock was right about Lady Carmichael, she’d be the one in the wedding dress. But since the answer is twins, the boring answer, Moriarty is there. Sherlock knows it’s twins, though, he finally concedes it’s always him thats hoping for a clever result and Watson was right from the beginning.
“So what if he’s right, he’s always right, it’s boring.”
ok i still don’t know if i want jim moriarty to be alive for a couple of reasons (his ending was perfect and i don’t want to see sherlock or john killing him tbh, it would be kinda ooc) but at the same time….
imagine a sheriarty reunion at the pool. just do it. it would be perfect.
The problem with the “Molly goes off with a still-alive Moriarty at the end” tease Sherlock is setting up is that if it *doesn’t* happen (and it’s simply a mind palace thing), everyone is always gonna be secretly thinking: “Yeah, but that’s what you SHOULD have done because it would have been an amazing twist.”
Anything you actually do would pale in comparison.