reichenbach fall

anonymous asked:

what's the best, most iconic johnlock quote?

I’ve had this in my inbox for over 20 days now because I’ve been struggling on how to respond. That’s only because there are so many quotes involving the two of them that I feel are so significant and important and hold so much in what they say, but every time I’d try to think of something the same quote would stand out to me every time. No matter how I tried, the same moment appeared as if it were being projected in my head and no matter what it was the first one I thought of every time I tried to think of how I’d answer this so I’m just deciding that it can only mean that that’s the one I have to choose. So that will be the one I’m going for.


James Moriarty paced around the consulting detective with an pondering expression, his eyebrow raised at the answering statement to his almost-rhetorical, theatrical question. “How interesting,” he mused, his footsteps beating a slow, steady pattern around Sherlock that left the detective trying to figure out what was running through the criminal Napoleon’s mind. For Moriarty, it could be any number of things that he processed after Sherlock’s one word answer. 

The man’s answer had baffled Moriarty. Yes, of course, he had used John and Lestrade and Mrs. Hudson as targets to make this ingenious plan of his work, but this? No, he had expected a vastly different answer. No. No, this was not going according to plan, and Moriarty didn’t like that. He didn’t like that at all.

Love was a hormonal and irrelevant matter to people like him and Sherlock. Love clouded the mind, caused people to make impaired decisions and it was a distraction. Love was below people like them; love was for the weak. The desperate. Those who had nothing else.

He had expected Sherlock to be above love. He had studied Sherlock, had followed his every movement closely, and he had found a calculating mind, a cold genius who knew just as well as he that love was nothing more than a false hope planted in people’s mind, a manipulating factor that was too destructive to do any good.

Yet this answer spoke differently. Moriarty continued to circle Sherlock, his eyes narrowing as he tried to figure out this new turn of events, this new factor that had not anticipated for.

“You know, people say love is for fools,” he drawled, hoping to provoke a reaction from the archenemy glaring at him in the chill London air. “Are you a fooool, Sherlock?”

“Love is not a waste of time,” he stated, watching the consulting criminal pace closely. “I would try to explain it to you, Moriarty, but you will never understand. Love is not a choice, but alas for you, you will never experience love. And for that, I pity you, James Moriarty.” 

‘Till I finally died which started the whole world living.
…oh, if I’d only seen that the joke was on me.


BBC SHERLOCK | Death in Samarra (Jimlock/Sheriarty)

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In this post, ReiSoulzero talked about how in the reichenbach scene of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” movie, Holmes closed his eyes before he pulled Moriarty with him to the Fall, so Watson would be the last image he would see before his death…

Well, I was rewatching the movie, and Holmes did this not only then, in the Reichenbach scene, he did it before, in the train scene where Watson is healing his injuries. Holmes almost dies in this scene, so, in the movie, they show he’s looking at Watson before he close his eyes and surrenders to death in the train scene.

He did this twice, and I can’t help to think about the tarmac scene in “His Last Vow” from BBC Sherlock, when Sherlock makes John laugh so he can see him smile for the last time: