I O U: Ten Reasons Why John Watson is Actually Moriarty
(1) They already told us:
They’ve been telling us since Season 1:
(2) Are We Sure That Little Girl is Pointing At Sherlock. Are we sure. Are we positive.
(3) The Storyteller.
Who’s the storyteller of the Sherlock Holmes canon again?
(4) Sherlock’s first introduction to John (and his subsequent deductions) is paralleled to his first introduction to Moriarty:
Of course Sherlock’s deductions about Moriarty are totally wrong, manipulated by fake characteristics that were planted to fool Sherlock into dismissing him.
But let’s face it - faking an entirely psychosomatic limp that you can forget about half the time, offering a phone that’s been engraved with “clues,” and loudly declaring “different from back in my day” when you enter the room aren’t much more difficult than irritating one’s own eyes to suggest that you go clubbing and picking up a visible underwear brand.
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