“I’ll burn you ,i’ll burn the heart out of you”
suicide of fake genius
我X你妈！！he’s not a fake,he’s not!!
In the latter half of the episode, when the media is convinced that
Sherlock has concocted the cases he solved, and hence 3/4 of NSYs
(Lestrade, against Donovan, Anderson and DCI?Gregson, literally), I
wonder whether they are under the impression that Sherlock has somehow
also managed to create and then catch “Interpol’s most wanted”?
Moriaty boasts at the end of the episode that instead of catering to
Sherlock’s fancy (of being clever, or just being overdramatic?), he
simply strategizes some bold daylight robbery with some willing inside
helpers. In the case of the Crown, only one “helper” appears on the
screen, and he simply triggers a false alarm, and thus seems to be
probable. In the other two cases, Bank of England and the P Prison,
however, the vault has been opened and the prison security has been
tempered, which is far more demanding than a mere false alarm, and how
many staff (and how senior they should be) Moriaty had to bribe or
threaten is above my imagination. It cannot be only a few, or I am
seriously worried about the internal control of British institutions
(sorry, occupational hazard). Furthermore, if it only takes some
“willing inside helpers” to break in these highly secure premises, it is
a wonder that they haven’t been broken into in the same way before.
Arrest of Sherlock (paying homage to Horowitz’s latest Holmes novel?)
is more than far-fetched, so now NSY could issue a warrant simply based
on a girl’s scream and nothing more…substantial? Conclusive? Lestrade
has already explained that the girl was traumatized, and still, though
reluctantly, arrested Sherlock even without bothering to check his alibi
or other corroborative evidence when the abduction took place (at least
Again, the gun that Sherlock grabbed after arrested. So suddenly
Sherlock is so dangerous that NSYs have to be armed when arresting
But again, when Sherlock and John were hiding (in the plain sight?)
in St Bart’s, NSYs suddenly lost all the interest in catching the
fugitives. Don’t tell me Lestrade cannot even figure out St Bart’s.
As the phone call is from “paramedics”, it is extremely strange that
the place John rushed to for Mrs. Hudson is Baker Street, not a
hospital. (Or he’s just back from one, informed there is no such
Not assumed plotholes, but just some notes：
BBC’s Moriaty is definitely not the “good old-fashioned villain” that
ACD has depicted in the canon.
In TGG, when Sherlock challenged, “why would you give me a hint” in the
Janus Car case, Moriaty replied, “Why would anyone do anything.”
Again during the tea chat after Moriaty’s release, Sherlock again
wondered, “What is this all for”, and “You don’t want money or power,
This version of Moriaty is less oriented, hardly predictable, and thus
more intimidating. The best and, might I say, only weapon of Sherlock is
his logic, but Moriaty doesn’t do logic. He just doesn’t play along the
rules, although I find the “you die or your friends die” trick
The Phone Call before the Jump. Of course for Moriaty, Sherlock dying in
disgrace is the point (and I have to say, I cannot see the point.
Psychopath. Right), but is it really necessary for Sherlock to pull such
dramas in front of John? He only needs John to be convinced of his
death, and it could be not this …… effusive I guess? What can he
possibly achieve by admitting “I am a fake” (or have we just heard some
hint Sherlock intended for John, “fake”? But again such hint conflicted
with his intention to misguide John into believing he’s dead)?
The public has already been messed up, but Sherlock will not give a damn
about others’ opinion even after the world ends. He values John’s
opinion, obviously, but does he seriously believe that John will buy
such laughingly blatant lie? Seriously, “I researched you before we
met”. So now Sherlock you are a prophet and detective? How convenient.
Since John, and I wholeheartedly believe together with Mrs. Hudson and
Lestrade (or I will be extremely disappointed in you, DI Lestrade, where
is all the “Sherlock Holmes is a great man” stuff?), will not accept the
theory the media are feeding them with, EVEN Sherlock himself has
admitted, what is the point of admitting/lying in the first place?
Deus ex Mycroft. This is a character that needs extreme subtlety in
handling. The tricky part of allowing a seemingly omnipotent image in
the play is that if Mycroft is indeed as powerful as depicted in the
Adler case, as alluded by his presumptuous younger brother, and as
suggested in the way he manipulated the CCTV cameras in ASiP, there
would be no much room left for storytelling! There would simply be no
case, no drama conflict, no criminal mastermind (at least not allowed to
play with his baby brother like THAT) in the first place! But now such
criminal mastermind does exist, so either Mycroft is slipping, or
Sherlock is exaggerating, and both assumptions are infuriating.
So the only option we can turn to is the conspiracy theory, or I’d
rather call it “overinterpretation”. What we have seen on the screen is
not the truth. Both Holmeses have more than one ace in their sleeves.
Sherlock is just showing off his theatric instead of intellectual
prowess on the roof top when he appears to be outmaneuvered by Moriaty.
Let’s just hope the writer will come up with some more convincing
storyline in Season 3, at least more convincing than my babbling here!
Enough Angst. But where is Comfort?! When Sherlock makes coffee in the
Hounds, John takes it as an apology, but it turns out to be an
experiment. But which one is the case: Sherlock feels the urge to
apologize to John, and he suddenly finds an ideal opportunity also to
test his sugar theory? Or Sherlock needs an opportunity to experiment on
John, and he finds that the apology gesture will render John less
suspicious? Here comes the doubt, and the doubt will remain. This is the
doubt John will harbor: are the emotions Sherlock displays genuine? Or
just covers for his other motives? Not the doubt Sherlock thinks John
will have, “Is Sherlock a fraud”, as other “disgustingly normal people”
do (Shame on you Sherlock Holmes!).
Sherlock has an outburst when he thinks John is upset by others’ doubt
as John himself cannot even entertain the possibility that Sherlock is
just a fraud.
永利网站，In other words, he thinks John also falls to the doubt by Moriaty’s
trap, only reluctant to admit it (just as Donovan has argued about
Lestrade). It is true that what other people talk about Sherlock always,
strangely(according to Sherlock), upsets John, but I don’t think it is
out of fear that one would be pressured or tempted to succumb to the
doubt (as the King in Cab!Moriaty’s tale), but out of indignation. John
knows public image and the like never bothers Sherlock, and he certainly
will not ask Sherlock to change in order to meet others’ expectation
(all right, maybe a little bit, for manner’s sake) or clarify others’
suspicion, but he just cannot help feel offended on Sherlock’s behalf,
and disappointed, even “repelled” at others’ stupidity and blindness.
Moriaty’s trick works well on most normal people because they find the
lie “preferable to the truth”, and they will be happy not to feel
inferior to Sherlock any longer if Sherlock is “proved” to be one of the
average, intellectually speaking.
But it does not work on John. It will never work on John. As far as John
is concerned, nobody can be that clever but Sherlock, and even Sherlock
cannot pretend to be the annoying bastard all the time. Sherlock is the
best, the wisest, and the most human human John has ever met. This is
the truth John believes in, and anything else can just piss off (now I
am really babbling…).