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January 13, 2014 8:37 am  #41


Re: Did you miss me?

Here's how I see it.

A) Moriarty is in fact dead. Then I would assume that they either carefully examined the body or (if Moriarty's people took it) would not rest until they'd made absolutely, 100 percent sure that they'd finished him for good.
In this scenario we can assume some impostor/his twin brother/new villain is using footage of Moriarty. I'm really struggling to understand why someone else would go to those lengths though. To what end? Revenge? Simply using Moriarty's reputation for yet unknown purposes? Hmm... The drama-queen-esque video message broadcast on every screen in the country does however hint at someone of Moriarty's caliber.

B) Scenario 2: Moriarty is still alive. If that is true then shame on the Holmes brothers for doing a sloppy job.
It would just seem too out of character for them to simply ASSUME he's dead if, for example, his body had mysteriously dissappeared from that roof. I just don't believe that after all their effort they'd let him slip away and got on with their lives.

Their reactions are quite interesting (I'm basing this on memories as I have yet to rewatch it). Their surprise shows me that they know he is dead. If they thought Moriarty were still out there they'd expect him to show up sooner or later.
Also they would probably keep tabs on him. Sherlock & Mycroft are simply too smart to be messed with like that.

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January 13, 2014 8:41 am  #42


Re: Did you miss me?

I wouldn't be surprised to see series 4 start with Sherlock excitedly putting his coat on to go after Moriarty, and Mycroft chirping 'Where are you going? I made that video you dumbass'

 

January 13, 2014 9:23 am  #43


Re: Did you miss me?

Well, I guess the Twin brother is a possibility...one of ACD mistakes was that he called the brother of Professor Moriarty "Colonel James Moriarty", but in a later story, he spoke about "Professor James Moriarty"....so the brothers even had the same name ;-)

 

January 13, 2014 11:31 am  #44


Re: Did you miss me?

We should take into account that Moriarty was seen after the credits. His former appearance in the plotline made perfect sense but the last encounter with him was cut outside the actual series.

IMO, this should cast doubt on our previous perception of simply everything we saw or thought we saw.
CAM stands for "knowledge is power".
John prefers not to know and can happily burn the knowledge about Mary and stick his head into the sand of love.
What about Sherlock?

What can we ever know about BBC Sherlock or "our" Sherlock? Moriarty after the credits looks like a clue for us to overthink and acknowledge that we don't know anything. TEH was IMO just crack theories. John coping with his friends suicide. The Sign of Three was fluffy Sherlock for the sake of emotions. A fairy tale in retrospect gone wrong. His last vow showed us the dark side of the coin all danger, adrenalin and everything goes to hell. A bit of a replay of TRF.

Sherlock Holmes is famous for imagination, theories, looking for proof and either verify or falsify them.
When assumptions are wrong and they are obviously almost all wrong, we need to change the theory. It's a big step to be able to do that.
In TBB Sherlock told Dimmock and John off: You have a theory you like, but your're choosing to ignore anything that doesn't comply with it.

Why not be aware now that we were made believe or that we wanted to believe and have a fresh look at the whole Sherlock starting with series 1?

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January 13, 2014 11:51 am  #45


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As for Mary meeting John because she was assigned to kill him...nonsense! She has had anew identity for 5 years and hasn't been killing anyone. They only met fairly recently.

m0r I bet you were over the moon by Moriarty's reappearance at the end! 

Just because a load of photos and a broadcast appear does not mean he is alive. If it is the same Moriarty and he didn't die on the roof I will be very, very disappointed in the writers!


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January 13, 2014 12:01 pm  #46


Re: Did you miss me?

I doubt that Morarty would have just sat back and allowed Sherlock to dismantle his network if he still had been alive.

I also doubt that the government people act that scared because there is Moriarty, but more because someone just managed to send a threatening message over all channels.

 

January 13, 2014 12:09 pm  #47


Re: Did you miss me?

Swanpride wrote:

I doubt that Morarty would have just sat back and allowed Sherlock to dismantle his network if he still had been alive.

I also doubt that the government people act that scared because there is Moriarty, but more because someone just managed to send a threatening message over all channels.

I agree with this.

 

January 13, 2014 12:10 pm  #48


Re: Did you miss me?

Davina wrote:

Just because a load of photos and a broadcast appear does not mean he is alive. If it is the same Moriarty and he didn't die on the roof I will be very, very disappointed in the writers!

 
Oh I don't think you'll be disappointed. Let's face it, a lot of photos, videos and even newspaper articles appeared about Richard Brook didn't they?
And look how that turned out?
Surely another 'consulting something or rather' could do the same as Moriarty with Moriarty's image to instill fear into the British Government ensuring they keep the ONE person who can beat this guy around for as long as it takes to catch him?
What an insurance policy that would be, having that sort of a weapon to unleash on society, an elusive Moriarty stalking in the underworld somewhere.
Now who would find that beneficial to their well being & longevity if they got into another sticky situation???

And as far as producing a show like that, wouldn't that keep the squeeing public intrigued for a while?
Appear to be giving them what they asked for.
After all, they have done that already this series several times, why wouldn't they keep doing it?

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January 13, 2014 12:17 pm  #49


Re: Did you miss me?

I said it in another thread, too, but this could also be a possibiity: Whether this was really Moriarty - I doubt that - we will see. Maybe another villain.
Or just Mycroft. His first words to Sherlock, when Moriarty is back on scene are: "Have you learnt your lesson?" As if the starting plane was a kind of lesson/punishment (and that it was obviously to Sherlock) and never meant to reach a destination. As if he knew that the exile will be very short. He could have arranged that all to get his brother out of the official penal system, imo that´s also a possibility. And material about Moriarty to make a little film clip he should have enough .

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January 13, 2014 12:31 pm  #50


Re: Did you miss me?

I think the "Have you learnt your lesson?" comment was meant to sound like Mycroft is still the alpha-Holmes in control of the situation. I don't know how to explain it better.
I'm convinced he really meant to send him off (though he probably would have got him home safely before anything could happen to Sherlock).


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January 13, 2014 12:34 pm  #51


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MissMe? wrote:

I think the "Have you learnt your lesson?" comment was meant to sound like Mycroft is still the alpha-Holmes in control of the situation. I don't know how to explain it better.
I'm convinced he really meant to send him off (though he probably would have got him home safely before anything could happen to Sherlock).

Doubtless he will be the alpha-Holmes. Also in my version.

 

January 13, 2014 12:39 pm  #52


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True But I don't think Mycroft had anything to do with Moriarty's little appearance. He seemed truly surprised.


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January 13, 2014 12:43 pm  #53


Re: Did you miss me?

I have to watch it again. Just saw it once right now. And I don´t insist on that , it was just another possibility coming to my mind.

 

January 13, 2014 12:48 pm  #54


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Mycroft also managed to convincingly sell that the proporsition to send Sherlock on an assignment was not done out of brotherly love, but because it was practical - and we all know that this isn't true. Sherlock is Mycroft's pressure point after all.

 

January 13, 2014 12:50 pm  #55


Re: Did you miss me?

anjaH_alias wrote:

I have to watch it again. Just saw it once right now. And I don´t insist on that , it was just another possibility coming to my mind.

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January 13, 2014 12:57 pm  #56


Re: Did you miss me?

Ozma wrote:

I wouldn't be surprised to see series 4 start with Sherlock excitedly putting his coat on to go after Moriarty, and Mycroft chirping 'Where are you going? I made that video you dumbass'

I'm with Ozma and Anja on this. That video looked fake, very fake. Mycroft has a motive to make something like that and he has the opportunity. 

That and I was shocked that Mycroft might kill his brother, like literally kill to death, with the secret mission thing. I hope it isn't true. The fact that Mycroft wanted Sherlock to go on the mission rather than to prison suggests that he had something planned, otherwise he wouldn't choose death over imprisonment. The 'I hope you've learned your lesson' seems a bit telling as well. And surely Mycroft would just be as good an actor as Sherlock. 

Maybe Mycroft even foresaw Sherlock's intention to steal his laptop and was just playing along. What neither of them knew was Magnussen's mind palace. 
 

 

January 13, 2014 12:59 pm  #57


Re: Did you miss me?

And let's not forget; Mycroft, like Sherlock, just loves it when people think he's a psychopath. Only he's way better at pretending to be one. 

 

January 13, 2014 1:04 pm  #58


Re: Did you miss me?

Hm, now you got me reconsidering my thoughts. I have to watch it again tonight. And then some more.

However, let's not forget how Mycroft stood by when Sherlock was being tortured in TEH, so he probably wouldn't have minded Sherlock getting at least a little bit "punished" on his secret mission.


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January 13, 2014 1:07 pm  #59


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silverblaze wrote:

Ozma wrote:

I wouldn't be surprised to see series 4 start with Sherlock excitedly putting his coat on to go after Moriarty, and Mycroft chirping 'Where are you going? I made that video you dumbass'

I'm with Ozma and Anja on this. That video looked fake, very fake. Mycroft has a motive to make something like that and he has the opportunity. 

That and I was shocked that Mycroft might kill his brother, like literally kill to death, with the secret mission thing. I hope it isn't true. The fact that Mycroft wanted Sherlock to go on the mission rather than to prison suggests that he had something planned, otherwise he wouldn't choose death over imprisonment. The 'I hope you've learned your lesson' seems a bit telling as well. And surely Mycroft would just be as good an actor as Sherlock. 

Maybe Mycroft even foresaw Sherlock's intention to steal his laptop and was just playing along. What neither of them knew was Magnussen's mind palace. 
 

 
So you believe that Sherlock, who has been duped with fake videos, pictures etc before, would swallow the "Moriarty's alive" story even though he saw him kill himself & had some kind of plan to get rid of that body etc? I very much doubt that; and yes I do believe Mycroft would whisk his brother out of the country on a 'suicide mission'. Once out of the country & away from many prying eyes, Mycroft would have ... again... helped his brother escape death.  That's what he does; that's the facade of the relationship they want everyone to see.


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January 13, 2014 1:16 pm  #60


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kazza474 wrote:

that's the facade of the relationship they want everyone to see.

Facade?
No.
They deeply care for each other.

 


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