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The Lying Detective » 2nd Law of Thermodynamics - Watson's Purpose & Moriarty's return » January 12, 2017 8:40 am

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@rlogcabin83 Thank you! Yes, asteroid is probably the better connotation.

The Lying Detective » 2nd Law of Thermodynamics - Watson's Purpose & Moriarty's return » January 10, 2017 4:27 pm

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This episode strengthened my thought that the overall script is based on the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics (Humpty Dumpty). Details in earlier post

When Sherlock and Watson first met, how was Watson 'saved' from his walking stick? ...because he was needed, just as in this episode. It feels like groundhog day.
Moriarty keeps coming back, just as entropy dictates. What is the connection between Sherrinford and Moriarty, as mentioned before on this board? Are they the same person ('Miss me", posture, body language)
Would Sherlock know it is Moriarty and therefore doesn't/cannot say anything, however he does everything he can to save Watson?

The whole script is a complex adaptive system with a predestined outcome. Both Sherlock and Moriarty know that, and maybe even Mycroft. The successive series cycle where Sherlock and Moriarty come closer and then diverge again, like comets in an elliptical course around each other, eventually converging.  With each iteration the forces are getting stronger because of closer proximity and de interactions will become more intense and darker.
Sherlock and Moriarty are the two strongest opposing forces (good&bad) that have to collide. They were close in The Reichenbach Fall, but not close enough.
It depends on the success of the series, and the inspiration of the writers, at what iteration we are going to experience the grand finale.

Reichenbach Theories » SPOILER ALERT: Start with WHY - Moriarty's Law » April 13, 2014 12:54 pm

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It is all about Entropy.

Ever since this thought crossed my mind, I cannot think anything else...

Moriarty works according to the principle of the second law of thermodynamics and Humpty Dumpty is a reference to it.  He is using opposing forces, that attract each other, to get things done with little effort e.g. using the system to keep people out of the Tower to get himself locked in, or using Sherlock against the jurisdictional system to keep him out of jail.
In the Reichenbach Fall he sets up the police against the criminals, the secret service against investigative journalism and himself against Sherlock.  Moriarty sees himself as the smartest villain and finds an opponent in Sherlock.  During the swimming pool scene, earlier, he realises that Sherlock is not up to it yet because of the uneven power balance.

According to the law, for as long as opposite powers attract each other you have stability, until they collide.  His life's ambition is to enact the law and create the biggest chaos ever.  
The scene on the roof is also a test for Moriarty ("You're ordinary.").  Sherlock counters it, demonstrating to understand Moriarty's tricks, and says; "...prepared to do anything, prepared to burn, prepared to do what ordinary people don't do. - You want me to shake hands with you in hell, I shall not disappoint you. - Oh, I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second, that I am one of them."
When Sherlock also indicates he sees through the suicide plot, Moriarty restores faith in Sherlock, to be the one; "You're not ordinary. No, you're me. You're me, thank you." i.e. you are like me end we are destined to become one, entropy.  He can now continue with his plan.  

Sherlock later confesses to have had 13 alternatives for ending the rooftop scene.  Being 'equal', Moriarty must have had a similar amount of options lined-up.

Sherlock did not die and so Moriarty cannot be dead, it's the law!
You can compare it with a comet on collision cour

Introductions Please... » Hello from Belgium » January 25, 2014 10:56 pm

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Hi All,
There's been so much written about HOW it all happened but I have not seen much about WHY it is all had to happen.
I have been walking around with a thought for a long time now and I like to share it.
Watch out for my post.

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