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I just thought of something….. 

If they are purposefully recreating the social phenomenon surrounding The Final Problem of 1893, that means very soon, I would guess within a couple weeks, the BBC is going to announce Sherlock will not be renewed for a fifth series. The only thing Holmes fans are holding on to is the idea that there might be a fifth series to clear all the loose ends. Everyone has given up on the idea of The Lost Special. The BBC is going to take away hope of a fifth series, too, and they’re going to do it soon. 

Right now the dedicated Holmes fan base is complaining about many things, but it’s not mourning. 

We know “The Empty House” was the story written after Sherlock’s death in The Final Problem and the hiatus, but keep in mind “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – the story Holmes is arguably most recognized for – came out between “The Final Problem” and “The Empty House”.  It could do this because Doyle claimed “Baskerville” to be set years in the past, so it didn’t matter that he’d killed Holmes in The Final Problem. The people rejoiced, and overnight thousands of fans subscribed to the paper, back on the Sherlock Holmes bandwagon. 

Out of nowhere Doyle gave Sherlock fans the story of a lifetime. When all hope was lost, Holmes revived. The crowd went wild. A legend was resurrected. 

So if the BBC announces very soon it will not renew Sherlock for series 5 and Gatiss comes out to say, “Yeah, we had a good run, but we left it in a great spot. This is for the best. We will not continue writing.” – keep everything you know about Doyle’s history in mind and remember The Final Problem.

“Human experimentation from the perspective of lab rats”


The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire:

“Matilda Briggs was not the name of a young woman, Watson,” said Holmes in a reminiscent voice. “It was a ship which is associated with the giant rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared.

(See also: Series 3 reference to tGRoS.)

Sherlock: Euros Holmes [INFJ]


Introverted Intuition (Ni): Mycroft said as a child that Euros had the ability to see things she shouldn’t, to know things about people beyond her years or level of comprehension; she was seeing and factoring in “patterns,” which lead her to formulate singular visions of what she wanted to accomplish. She created a difficult, metaphorical “clue” for Sherlock to find Redbeard after kidnapping (and subsequently murdering) his friend, which was so individualistic (subjective) that neither he nor Mycroft could make any sense of it. Euros solves complex puzzles from her prison cell, in exchange for “treats” from Mycroft; she set the events of Moriarty in motion, years in advance. The fact that she has contingency schemes for anything that might go wrong reveals she’s seen potential alternate outcomes, and shifted them all to support her greater vision (the end game was always Sherlock returning home and finding or losing John). She intuitively reads her brothers strengths and weaknesses, sensing their weak or blind spots, and…

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): … targeting their emotions. Everything she does is calculated to hit them where it hurts; she wants Sherlock to make difficult moral decisions, to face the emotional torment of taunting Molly into confessing love for him, knowing how painful it will be for both of them; she uses a frightened child to elicit Mycroft and Sherlock’s empathy; she revels in the emotional reactions to suicide, to dropping people off cliffs, to baiting them with the thought of crashing an airplane into a city full of people; in her “interview” with Sherlock, she tries to entangle him in emotional discussions and shocks him with cruel revelations; she’s good enough at flattery and emotional “faking” that she seduces Watson into a texting relationship that strokes his ego, and is a passable therapist; she flatters, charms, and flirts with Sherlock in pretending to be someone else. She “convinces” people to let her control or manipulate them, using emotion. Finally, her entire motive is emotional: she got jealous that Sherlock wouldn’t play with her as a child, so she constructed a “puzzle” and “games” (Ni) with which to emotionally connect. At the end, Sherlock talks a “frightened child” into revealing John’s location, using empathy and emotional appeals.

Introverted Thinking (Ti): She clearly sees humans as lab rats; Sherlock knows this, also that she has no motive other than to “study” them. Euros has no logical reason to do this to any of them, other than to deepen her understanding, satisfy her own abstract intellectual understanding of reality, and further support and shape her own conclusions. She is so detached (as a psychopath) that she understands emotion on a conceptual level, but not on an actual level, so the fact that Mycroft refuses to kill someone, that John also cannot pull the trigger, and that Sherlock would rather kill himself than the two people he loves most, both excites and baffles her. There’s no “rules” to her logic or the games themselves, other than to have fun and explore.

Extroverted Sensing (Se): She doesn’t act until she’s sure, and prefers not to have to react in the spur of the moment; she runs things from behind screens, but also confesses that she can go “overboard” when engaging with physical reality; Euros dismembered a nurse enough that she couldn’t tell whether it had been male or female when she finished;  and she doesn’t mind shooting people when the occasion calls for it, even if it’s still from across the room.

Note: Euros is a “super-human” just like both her brothers (contributing to the overall “mystical” impression of a Ni-user) but she still sees the world in terms of patterns and shaping reality to fit her subjective vision.

Eurus didn’t even bother putting explosives to Molly’s house. 

She was so damn sure that her plan about Molly would go the way she had planned it. She was so sure that in the end Sherlock would be devastated, stressed and in desperation to save Molly. She knew at one point that they’d both say I Love You - that it would confuse things between the both of them. Emotional context, it destroys you everytime.

Eurus’ plan was never to kill Molly. Her plan was to play with Sherlock’s mind, break him from the inside. She toyed with him for the whole episode, as if Sherlock was a lab rat. 

Let me ask you, how did Eurus even know about Molly? How did she even know that putting Molly in front of the fire would devastate Sherlock? 

Eurus was a genius.

And a big part of her plan involved Molly.

Eurus thought that threathening Molly’s life could be a good advantage against Sherlock.

I mean, if that doesn’t say something, I don’t know what does. (apart from Sherlock saying “I love you” twice, obviously)

Also, Whoever thinks that Sherlock didn’t go and explain the whole situation to Molly after everything ended, is wrong. I am not even saying “probably wrong”, like, you’re %100 wrong. We see Molly at the end, entering 221B with a smile on her face, she evidently looks happy. If Sherlock hadn’t gone to her and explained it all, she wouldn’t even look at his face again. Molly has never sunk that low and she never put up with his “stupid games”. 


The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire:

“Matilda Briggs was not the name of a young woman, Watson,” said Holmes in a reminiscent voice. “It was a ship which is associated with the giant rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared.

Lord Moran = the “big rat” of Sumatra Road Station = the giant rat of Sumatra = a story for which the world is not yet prepared

If only there had been one little line added to the scene…

“This isn’t torture this is vivisection. We’re experiencing science from the perspective of lab rats.”

*Sherlock leans his head against the back of the room and closes his eyes*

“You know something John? I meant it. When I told her I loved her the second time. I felt it. But look what I did to her. Look how hurt she was.” Pause. His voice quavers as he says “It was all my fault.”

*silence and Sherlock takes a breath*



DVD commentary from The Empty Hearse:

Gatiss: ‘Cause we had revealed the three key words the previous summer. Rat, wedding, bow. 'Cause I wanted—
Moffat: Without having written a word of the show.
Gatiss: I wanted to do The Giant Rat of Sumatra, which is the most famous of the unrecorded adventures. What it was eventually going to be was a great point of issue. All I really knew I wanted to do was something on the Tube, 'cause I’ve always loved it. But it went through an awful lot of permutations, didn’t it?
Moffat: And constant ways of “How do we make it a rat?” 'Cause we’ve promised. Promised a rat.

You’ll notice they waited until they were almost done filming Series 4 before releasing the three key words this time.

anonymous asked:

I'm also convinced that there's something bigger coming (actually it's my only and last hope) cause something doesn't seem right, that's true. But why let the fans be so disappointed and angry and betrayed? All of us, the ones mourning the death of canon johnlock, and the ones mourning the death of the whole show?! Like Sherlock we're just being rat labs in this weird experience? Are these just the side effects?

if i am right, they didn’t plan on us caring about this so deeply is my answer