Re: Go on then...what are your theories?
I don't think Moftiss or anyone will be telling us if anyone is right or wrong. They have the best advertising for Series 3 around - internet fandoms, bloggers, and all things related. And the series hasn't even been shot yet! (except of course for the solution. Hmmm wonder if we can hack something to get at it? lol) JUST KIDDING! Don't arrest me, unless you send Sherlock with handcuffs.
Brando, my theory on the little girl is - she was eating chocolates laced with mercury. Mercury poisoning leads to hallucinations & schizophrenia, she only needed a picture shown & a suggestion that HE was the bad guy. I don't believe in the mask theory or surgery theory either.
The seals on the letters were stamped with a magpie, the music at the start when Moriarty committed all the crimes was "The Thieving Magpie", so just a reference to that so that we knew who sent the letters.
Lestrade didn't accept the idea of Sherlock being the kidnapper, he was acting on orders to arrest him and he was disagreeing with Donovan & Anderson. He even rang Sherlock to warn him. Now doing that could have given Sherlock time to make a run for it if he wanted to, but he chose not to. Even when at the police cars when Sherlock escaped, LEstrade didn't want to chase after him, he was ordered to do so.
Moriarty was released by Mycroft because they couldn't get anything out of him & had nothing to charge him with. It'd be pointless and illegal to keep him locked up.
Also, please note that sentences can also end in full stops. The exclamation mark can be overused.
Sherlock Holmes 28 March 13:08
Mycroft’s popularity doesn’t surprise me at all. He is, after all, incredibly beautiful, clever and well-dressed. And beautiful. Did I mention that?
"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."