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The Abominable Bride » TAB Quiz » January 12, 2016 1:47 pm

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Yep, 100%....not sure whether I should be proud of that or not!

The Abominable Bride » Sherlock's secret admiration/affection for Lestrade » January 8, 2016 4:41 pm

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Solenn wrote:

I suspect Sherlock to forget Lestrade's name on purpose . Sherlock is so obvious http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/stoned.png

Oh, yes, to me it seems obvious that Sherlock "forgets" Lestrade's first name because he thinks it's hilarious.

The Abominable Bride » Nods to Canon & Other SH Works » January 6, 2016 11:54 pm

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Come to think of it, the meditation pose in that scene is a canon callback--one of the places Holmes went to after Reichenbach was Tibet, and it's probably the only place he'd have learned lotus position in the Victorian era!

The Abominable Bride » Nods to Canon & Other SH Works » January 6, 2016 2:57 am

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And of course there is Mycroft's weight:

Mycroft Holmes was a much larger and stouter man than Sherlock. His body was absolutely corpulent, but his face, though massive, had preserved something of the sharpness of expression which was so remarkable in that of his brother. His eyes, which were of a peculiarly light, watery gray, seemed to always retain that far-away, introspective look which I had only observed in Sherlock’s when he was exerting his full powers.

“I am glad to meet you, sir,” said he, putting out a broad, fat hand like the flipper of a seal. “I hear of Sherlock everywhere since you became his chronicler. By the way, Sherlock, I expected to see you round last week, to consult me over that Manor House case. I thought you might be a little out of your depth.”

(Didn't Mycroft in the show also say something about expecting to Sherlock to consult with him over a case?)

And then there is the young pageboy--Watson speaks of Billy the page in several stories.

The Abominable Bride » Three Johns » January 4, 2016 10:04 pm

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I think it's Sherlock feeling that John doesn't properly appreciate Mary's abilities.

The Abominable Bride » Sherlock's secret admiration/affection for Lestrade » January 4, 2016 5:36 pm

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Lilythiell wrote:

But in all seriousness, I think it shows his attachment to Lestrade as well as Lestrade's attachment to him, of which he's aware.

*giggle* But yeah, this. Agreed.

The Abominable Bride » "You see but you do not observe" - Early Clues That It Wasn't Real » January 4, 2016 5:02 pm

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Using a flashlight to go after the ghost, while John is trying to keep a candle lit.

The Abominable Bride » Sherlock's secret admiration/affection for Lestrade » January 4, 2016 5:00 pm

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He trusts Lestrade to always help him. But then we knew that: Lestrade is the only person who reacted to his return with open delight (and a hug!), and Sherlock didn't miss that--he suggested him to John as a best man, even.

His Last Vow » HOW did Mary do all this » September 2, 2015 3:45 pm

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OTOH, I'm sure it would never occur to Mycroft that Sherlock would not denounce his shooter because it was someone he liked--"caring is not an advantage." He would be more likely to think Sherlock was holding back information if it were someone that Sherlock wanted the satisfaction of catching himself.

His Last Vow » HOW did Mary do all this » August 28, 2015 9:21 pm

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Mycroft wouldn't have to do more than a standard check to come up with everything about John, no effort required--the military keeps highly invasive records. The only thing he did extra was tell a minion to get hold of the psychologist's records, and that is explained by the fact that someone seeing a counselor was moving in with his brother--let's make sure it's the obvious and not something dangerous. He'd have no reason to do more than an equally cursory check on Mary--she wasn't moving in to Baker Street.

The Reichenbach Fall » Where did John go? » August 27, 2015 3:04 am

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tobeornot221b wrote:

Where did John go after the process?
To 221B, as fast as his legs carried him.
But  - in order not to disturb the tea party -  he was stopped by Gatiss and Thompson.
 

Well put!

His Last Vow » HOW did Mary do all this » August 26, 2015 7:31 pm

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On the one hand, we don't know that Sherlock didn't start poking around after coming up with "liar" at first examination of Mary. Alternately, a regular background check might well have come up clean, but Sherlock bypassed all green lights, having seen Mary in full assassin mode.

His Last Vow » HOW did Mary do all this » August 25, 2015 5:18 pm

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Sherlock--having, you know, actually been shot by Mary--had a better reason than Mycroft to dig into Mary's background. It's not as though she wouldn't have the training in how to put together a reasonably sturdy fake background.

The Empty Hearse » I hope I'm wrong about this... » August 24, 2015 6:27 pm

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Ariane DeVere wrote:

There are many reason why - despite what Mofftiss said in the DVD commentary - I'm not convinced that the Lazarus option was the truth any more than the other two options.  I think there are parts of it which are the truth, but not the whole thing.

This, exactly. 

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » Hamlet at the Barbican - contains spoilers about the production » August 18, 2015 9:06 pm

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That's why they have previews, so they can make changes before opening night. (And that is why it's not cricket to review before opening night.) (And why it really isn't right to charge full price for tickets to previews, but of course if they can get it, they do. )

His Last Vow » HOW did Mary do all this » August 17, 2015 9:52 pm

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nakahara wrote:

Mycroft has whole file on John (as we saw in TEH), so it´s very unlikely that he overlooked Mary who was directly connected, even intimate with John - Mycroft´s subject of observation.

But even if he by chance overlooked her before Sherlock was shot, I somehow doubt the same thing can be said after Sherlock was shot. Mycroft would move heaven and earth to uncover the identity of a dastardly shooter, IMHO.

Mycroft doesn't know as much as he thinks he does--he thinks Irene is dead, remember. He even knows--he said outright--that Sherlock can bamboozle him, he just thinks that in Irene's case he wouldn't want to. I'm sure he thinks the same about whoever shot Sherlock--but it seems clear that Sherlock does not in the least want Mycroft involved.

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » Benedict to play Hamlet on stage » August 17, 2015 3:34 am

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Yitzock wrote:

the same thing happens when people stage door at Broadway theatres, so there's not much you can do.

Most of the Broadway theaters, though, are amid other theaters, offices, and hotels--there aren't a whole lot of apartments right there (although there are some, for the theaters a bit farther west).

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » Benedict to play Hamlet on stage » August 13, 2015 7:57 pm

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In general, a good production of a Shakespeare play is SO MUCH BETTER than reading it...so why do they teach Shakespeare in high schools by having students read the things? 

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » News of Hamlet » August 13, 2015 12:23 am

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It's all etickets nowadays...so I still have them. And there is nothing about recording on the part that looks like a ticket, but at the bottom of the page is this: 

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES - THE USE OF CAMERAS, RECORDING DEVICES, CELL PHONES, BEEPERS, AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES DURING THE PERFORMANCE IS PROHIBITED. LATECOMERS WILL BE SEATED AT THE DISCRETION OF MANAGEMENT.

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » News of Hamlet » August 12, 2015 11:09 pm

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I only noticed it at the end of the intermission--the rest of the time they must have stayed on it, because they had had to speak firmly to the teens right in front of us and I definitely would have noticed if the screens had come back on, but I didn't notice the ushers more than once or twice, being engrossed in the show. So they must have the technique down to an art.

Right before the show started there was a warning that no recording was allowed and to please turn off your phones (which reminded me to turn off my--non-smart, non-recording--phone). There's been enough coverage of Broadway actors throwing fits from the stage that most New Yorkers, at least, know that theaters are taking a strong line against it.

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