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The Abominable Bride » The Abominable Bride (for those who have seen it) » January 7, 2016 4:35 pm

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kgreen20 wrote:

I'm afraid I've missed the episode.  Any chance someone'll post it to YouTube?
 

Um, try BBC iPlayer. It should still be showing for a fair while yet.

The Abominable Bride » The Abominable Bride (for those who have seen it) » January 6, 2016 8:33 am

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DavidM1337 wrote:

"Moriarty is dead. And I know what he does next."


 

Yes, and I *need* to know too! Any theories anyone?

The Abominable Bride » The Abominable Bride (for those who have seen it) » January 1, 2016 10:50 pm

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I practically screamed when I finally recognised the coroner! Although I did have a funny feeling who the pointy hats were once we could see them.  So very clever but I do feel a bit sorry for anyone coming to Sherlock for the first time. I recommended tonight's Special to a friend on the strength of it being Victorian, as she hasn't watched the first three seasons - a bit too modern for her - I just know when I see her on Tuesday she's going to be going "Huh&%$$&*(^%^&?>>????" at me. Sorry, Anne ...
Aaaaaaaaaaaanyway, I'm glad it segueded into season 4. More lovely 'what if's' until setlock in the spring. I hope ...

Series Four Suggestions & Ideas » Called it! » October 27, 2015 9:15 pm

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tonnaree wrote:

asylum69 wrote:

Okay, I'm on the Molly band wagon and I'm afraid my brain is in two minds as to what could happen: either Molly dies or Molly is Moriarty's sister (planted into Sherlock's life a long time ago and is obviously a brill actress as she seems to have gained his hard-won trust. Moriarty had many years to formulate his plans re: Sherlock and Molly is his Ace in the Hole. I don't think Sherlock's heart has been burned yet, but predict that, via Molly, it will be in season 4.

I feel that Molly being involved with Moriarty somehow stretches things a bit too far even for this show.  She helped Sherlock fake his death.  Sherlock went on to dismantle most of Moriarty's network.  I can't come up with any idea how that would've been something Moriarty wanted to happen.

Hmm, yeah, I know. Not watertight. Ever since I realised that Sherl and Molls would never get together, I have wanted them connected in some way and I love the themes of tragedy and deception, I'm afraid. I always kind of hoped that Molly was some kind of deep-cover mole. Oh, well, I guess I just have to wait and see.
 

Series Four Suggestions & Ideas » Called it! » October 13, 2015 7:24 pm

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Okay, I'm on the Molly band wagon and I'm afraid my brain is in two minds as to what could happen: either Molly dies or Molly is Moriarty's sister (planted into Sherlock's life a long time ago and is obviously a brill actress as she seems to have gained his hard-won trust. Moriarty had many years to formulate his plans re: Sherlock and Molly is his Ace in the Hole. I don't think Sherlock's heart has been burned yet, but predict that, via Molly, it will be in season 4.

Benedict's Press » Benedict mentioned on BBC Radio 2 » March 18, 2014 12:46 am

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I heard this about 5 minutes ago and I've only just calmed down the laughing enough to type a reply. Poor woman...http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/shout.png

Fan Meet Ups » Manchester, UK Sherlock meet up (SUGGESTED DATE: 14TH JUNE) » February 24, 2014 7:41 pm

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SherlockHound wrote:

Thank you for the offer! It would be much appreciated.

One idea I was wondering about actually, which could be in addition or another time or whatever, is that the Frankfurt Christmas Market is on in Birmingham from the 15th of November. I'm not sure what others think, but I always love that particular market when it's on... what do you think?

And what idea for dates did you have on the Manchester meet, SH? I'll probably come up by coach since they have cheap rates at the moment...
 

I live near Birmingham and although Manchester is too far to go for a meetup - I'm public transport only and don't have the dosh to be honest - I would so be up for a meetup for the Frankfurt Xmas Market; I've been a couple of times and it's a fantastic place to get presents!  Plus all the Sherlock chat...

Fan Meet Ups » Birmingham, Midlands based fans? » February 18, 2014 10:13 pm

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Sherlock Holmes wrote:

Yup. I'm on their mailing list and I've been to both of them so far, so I'll let you know when the next one is and post it up on here.

Thanks, that's great, I'll keep an eye out on the board for that, definitely!!

Fan Meet Ups » Birmingham, Midlands based fans? » February 18, 2014 10:12 pm

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Sherlock Holmes wrote:

Did you guys know that there are regular East Midlands Sherlock meet ups held in a cafe near New Street station?
 

Woah, that's fantastic. That's easy enough to get to.  

Fan Meet Ups » Birmingham, Midlands based fans? » February 17, 2014 8:45 pm

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Hi Rebecca!  I sent you a pm, don't know if you received it or not. Hope I sent it correctly.  I sent a pm cos I put my email addie on there for if you wanted to contact me.  I'm about 7 miles outside Brum city centre.

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Fan Art » Sherdolly » January 23, 2014 11:45 am

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You are a genius!  (Small, very select club...)  These are so adorable and gorgeous and sweeet and squeeeeee!-worthy....
Speaking of worthy....  I am so 'not'.
You are a goddesshttp://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

I laughed so hard - 'No Sheet Sherlock'.  Ohhhh, more please!!!!

Fan Meet Ups » Birmingham or Solihull - any fans out there feeling isolated? » January 23, 2014 11:39 am

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Hi! I'm quite a newbie on this forum and I was just wondering if there were any Sherlock fans out there who can't get to Manchester or Leeds or London for meetups.  Something in our local area would be nice, don't you think?
Post if you are in Brum or Solihull or anywhere around, and are interested in meeting up.

Other » Season 3 DVD/Blu-ray question » January 22, 2014 7:20 am

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sj4iy wrote:

All of the Doctor Who dvds have had the prequels and minisodes as 'special features' on their dvds, so I would assume this would have the same.

Okay, I'm a Brit and have just received the Region 2 version of the season 3 dvds. There are some special features but mainly about the technical aspect of how certain things were shot, plus a section on the fans, the villains and speculation.
However, there is NO sign of the Many Happy Returns mini episode, NOR any audio commentaries.
I'm assuming they wanted to get the discs out asap.  Personally, I would have swapped having the tiny wait for the mini ep and the audio comms.  Particularly the latter.  Anecdotal material is vital to me to satisfy my 'what was going through their minds when' bunnies.
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His Last Vow » There is no time when we will not need Sherlock Holmes » January 14, 2014 5:19 am

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sirlockofthesher wrote:

the contradictions of Mycroft bother me in this episode.

How does Mycroft NOT see that CAM is maneuvering to have Mycroft under his power?

He speaks to Sherlock openly during Christmas saying,"Your loss would break my heart"

"Oh Sherlock what have you done?" Looking at him as a young child and saying, "There will come a time when we will need Sherlock Holmes". 

Not given to outbursts of brotherly compassion and then recommends a 6 mo. suicide mission...

Then he calls Sherlock back off of the Jet when "Moriarty" pops up again.
(Is anyone else shocked that Sherlock would be so congenial after his death sentence when Mycroft needs him again... his brother just sent him off to die)

Your thoughts?
 

Um, sorry spoilers for season 4
Mycroft runs the country.
I think that Mycroft has arranged - without the other government members and MI6 etc knowing - for this threat of the return of Moriarty to ensure that Sherlock actually never really goes on the mission. He puts on an act for the benefit of others - in a similar manner to his younger brother - but he also exercises a bit of his usual elder brother authority over Sherlock - the four minutes he was in the air - "I hope you've learned your lesson", to try and make sure that Sherlock doesn't do anything so wildly self-sacrificing again.
Just my twopennyworth ...

His Last Vow » Drugs: Do you believe Sherlock? » January 13, 2014 2:29 am

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Sherlock Holmes wrote:

So...Sherlock was taking drugs. He argues it was for the case? What do you think? Was there a legitimate reason for him to be in that drug den? Because...in the end, it didn't actually have anything to do with Magnussen, did it? I feel like he just used that as an excuse...I don't know. I can't think of any actual connection between the drug den and Magnussen. Unless I'm just not remembering something from the episode.

the scene in the drug den and the wife going to John saying about Isaac on the drugs is actually an interpreted part of another canon story, 'The Man With The Twisted Lip'.  Watson goes to the opium den to find the guy and finds Sherlock there undercover, just like in the episode.

The Empty Hearse » So that "clue everyone has missed". Do we know what that is? » January 11, 2014 8:00 pm

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I think I've got the clue everyone missed.  I think the correct explanation is the one that Sherlock gives Anderson because the clue that everyone's missed is actually given whilst Sherlock and John are in the lab and John gets the phone call about Mrs. Hudson being shot.  What's Sherlock doing when that happens?  He's playing with a smallish black ball on the counter top.
The squash ball he will use to stop his circulation temporarily.  
Honestly, these writers are sneaky, I've watched that episode half a dozen times at least and I've only just realised.

Character Analysis » Molly Hooper Fan Club » January 7, 2014 6:21 pm

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Okay, newbie here, just posting my couple of 2 cents worth:

With regard to Molly's inclusion into the series - in respect to her not being canon - when Conan Doyle wrote the stories, you could perhaps bear in mind that women were regarded rather differently then to how they are now.  In Victorian England, women did not have the power or the understanding or respect that is regarded as their right today.  Men understood other men in as much as they were regarded as being more important than women, generally speaking, and also that they were - again, generally speaking, much more able to be fulfilled human beings. Women were even more of a mystery than they are considered now, by the male population and because we fear what we don't understand, for thousands of years their role has been strictly defined and enforced, largely speaking, so that the men could maintain control of their own environments much more than they are able to today.

As this version of the stories are very deliberately modern day, I feel that Molly (although she has only been included through the series because Lou was so very good in the part) is absolutely a necessary inclusion in the series.  One of the previous posts has already pretty much stated why [sorry don't know how to include quote from that post without losing this reply} and I would add that although women to a fair extent allowed themselves to be restricted by men because a) they didn't have a lot of choice in the matter, and b) it made their lives less stressful, imho, I'm assuming that they would still have had a lot of the emotions and desires that the women of today have. Therefore we are getting a very important point of view - the female perspective - that was simply missing from the original stories. 

My other 2 cents worth is much shorter (phew! says you); it is that Sherlock only seems to be really mean to Molly when she shows signs of having a boyfriend.  Whether he manipulates to ensure that the people he needs s

Introductions Please... » Hi from middle-aged fan » January 2, 2014 12:23 am

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Hi!  I'm an old time Sherlock fan as in the visual media.  Seen most of the movies, tv series etc. Have only recently acquired the stories, I'm ashamed to say, and am making my way through them now.  Did read one or two of the shorter ones in school, the one that sticks in my memory so far, The Engineer's Thumb mainly because it sort of reminded me a bit of the more fantastical and scary parts of the Phantom of the Opera. The traps etc.  Plus, gruesome way to lose a thumb...
Loved the Granada series but now hard pressed to know which I prefer; that one or Sherlock.  
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