ISNT BILLY SHORT FOR WILLIAM
ARE YOU TELLING ME
SHERLOCK NAMED A SKULL
licking and flicking people, peeing on things, the magnussen business
Due to the last thirty seconds of His Last Vow, I find it necessary to bring up a small point which has gone largely unnoticed by most of the fandom: Moffat and Gatiss have been, from the beginning, working through explaining or excusing the worst of Arthur Conan Doyle’s (many) continuity errors.
They mentioned in an interview once that they were careful, if they ever saw an opportunity, to provide caveats for Doyle’s errors. For example, John’s wandering war wound: one story places it in his leg, the other in his shoulder. Moffat and Gatiss solved this of course, by giving him a literal wound in his shoulder and a psychosomatic one in his leg. Also they canonized John’s middle name being “Hamish,” which was long-held fannon for why his own wife once calls him James instead of John (Hamish is a Scottish form of James, so some have imagined she may use it as a pet name).
But the point of all this is that at the panel where they said all this, Moffat ended the night (way back in 2011!) by pointing out that they only have one major discontinuity left to resolve: When Doyle writes of James Moriarty’s brother, he names him James Moriarty. Moffat pointed out that they still had yet to explain why Moriarty might have a brother with the very same name.
Since that moment, I have never doubted that Moriarty was coming back. They were dead-set working out a clever reason to have two “brothers” each named James. So while I don’t know (in fact, I doubt) that their explanation for Moriarty’s comeback is literally “stunt double brother,” it may help in your theories to remember that they will probably be trying to address that too.
the first thing sherlock says is “IT WAS MYCROFT” what a fucking five year old
IT’S BEEN TWO HOURS NO
a sign that our old friend hiatus has returned
New Sherlock mascot Redbeard AKA Murray the Irish Setter!
Seen here , photos and cute story from the dog owner @Anthea_Crowe. He is not a professionally trained acting dog. This was his first acting gig. One of the casting crew recruited him for the show, who remembered him from puppy classes. Anthea gives the training credit to her dad. She says that Benedict liked the dog quite a bit and didn’t seem bothered “when the dog was all over him trying to kiss him.” She says Murray “enjoyed his day and gave Benedict plenty of kisses.” Oh, and young Sherlock was Steven Moffat’s son.
Anthea adds that Murray is the sweetest little dog ever, is very loving, and has an obsession with tennis balls!
Well done Murray! And welcome to the Sherlock fandom!