So, they talk about the “groundbreaking” thing of playing three different roles… But before Sian Brooke there was another person in the Sherlock series that played three different roles. Meet Moriarty, Jim from IT and Richard Brook.

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They can tell me again that was the groundbreaking tv history they teased ;-)


His Last Vow IS Sherlock’s six-month suicide mission

Sherlock is given the fatal 6 month assignment and it’s cut short before it even begins.  We all know how HLV ends.  But what if this exact same thing happened earlier in the episode, too?  According to Mrs Hudson fawning over the idea of a “spring wedding” in TEH and Mary’s wedding invitations in TSOT, it is apparent their wedding took place on May 18th. 

Then John and Mary go on their honeymoon and John doesn’t see Sherlock for “about a month”.  For the sake of argument, let’s assume John doesn’t see Sherlock until June 18th, one month after the wedding, the day he finds Sherlock back on drugs. That’s the night he gets shot in CAM Tower.  The night of Mary’s reveal is a week later, as Sherlock explains to the EMTs that come to pick him up and bring him back to the hospital. So, it is incredibly possible that Sherlock goes back to the hospital on June 25th.  Exactly six months before Christmas.  So what does that mean?

It means this is Sherlock accepting a six month suicide mission:

while this is Sherlock dying once his time is up:

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anonymous asked:

Hello :) was wondering if you thought Sherlock's comment about Mycroft & OCD was a throw-away line or if you think Mycroft is OCD?

I think it was just a quick little way to draw attention to how alike and simultaneously how unalike the Holmes brothers are. Mycroft always unconsciously corrects the door knocker, but Sherlock always, unconsciously, pushes is back out of alignment. We saw him do it and not notice it as he walked through the door to 221b. 

Mycroft, canonically had the “tidiest and most orderly brain.” He craves order in the same way that Sherlock craves disarray. They are, in so many ways, different sides of the same coin.

So in my theater studies, one of the things I’ve picked up on the most is how important costuming is. For example, the right costume can say ‘this character is important and needs to be looked at’ even if the character has very few lines or doesn’t appear that often.

This is a bright, colorful costume. This is a costume that says “Look at me!” Also, that hair-bow thing make her really easy to spot:

We can’t really see her face there, but we know exactly where she is because of the bow being recognizable. That allows us to know that that person is Molly without having to take the time to wonder; time which we can then use to notice who she’s looking at and how far away from her fiance she is. 

These are things we were meant to notice. (Basically, Molly is important and not happy with Tom.)


Mycroft: “Not at all. Maybe he just doesn’t mind being different. Doesn’t necessarily have to be isolated.”
Sherlock: “Exactly […] He’s different. So what. Why would he mind? Quite right. Why would anyone mind?”

Mycroft: “Why do you hate him?”
Sherlock: “Because he attacks people who are different and preys on their secrets. Why don’t you?”

“Different.” Two exchanges between the brothers, from The Empty Hearse and His Last Vow.

I want to be up there with the two people that I love and care about most in the world. Mary Morstan … and … you. So, in fact you-you mean … Yes. I’m your best man… friend? Yeah, ’course you are. ’Course you’re my best friend.

*Mary dies*


*John blames Sherlock for Mary’s death*