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April 21, 2012 9:54 am  #1


Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

Surely if she was trying to distance herself from her brother and the Black Lotus then living right next door to one of their HQs is kind of crazy?


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April 21, 2012 10:00 am  #2


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

But her brother didn't live there; he tours with the circus.
Also, I don't think the Lucky Cat was a HQ of any sort, just a drop off point. It may not even be a regular drop off point, just one used while the circus is in town.


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April 21, 2012 10:03 am  #3


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

imo it serves the cliché: All Chinese people in London live in Chinatown...


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April 21, 2012 10:08 am  #4


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

Oh it certainly is a bit. The whole Chinese thing was VERY over the top cliché.
That was one of the disappointments of this show.


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April 21, 2012 10:13 am  #5


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

Haha yeah, true about the cliches.

So it's just a major coincidence that she lives there then? She might not even know they used that place as a drop off point?


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April 21, 2012 10:24 am  #6


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

They probably have drop off points everywhere to divert suspicions.


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May 29, 2012 8:24 pm  #7


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

Well, sorry to heap aspersions on this already-much-maligned episode, but does anyone else think it absolutely incredible that Sherlock would notice Soo Lin's flat simply because the phone book was outside the door? The open window wasn't on the street, so the resident(s) could in fact have "gone on holiday". And even if it did look suspicious to him, I just can't suspend belief sufficiently to believe that the flat was "coincidentally" rented by Soo Lin.


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May 30, 2012 7:04 am  #8


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

Well frankly let's face it, if she didn't live there, there would have been a lot of dead ends & probably would have taken weeks to connect her going missing or being dead with any of the other things going on. In which case an unsolved mystery probably.

Once I remind people , they don't make shows about 'ordinary days where nothing happens', people do their laundry & grocery shopping and the world is a happy place.


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May 30, 2012 7:17 am  #9


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

kazza474 wrote:

people do their laundry

I see your "they don't make shows about ordinary days where people do their laundry" and I raise you one Big Bang Theory ;)

edit: typo

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May 30, 2012 9:03 am  #10


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?


I wish you kids wouldn't talk about shows I have no idea about.


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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?
--Mark Gatiss

"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."
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May 30, 2012 1:45 pm  #11


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

kazza474 wrote:

Well frankly let's face it, if she didn't live there, there would have been a lot of dead ends & probably would have taken weeks to connect her going missing or being dead with any of the other things going on. In which case an unsolved mystery probably.

Once I remind people , they don't make shows about 'ordinary days where nothing happens', people do their laundry & grocery shopping and the world is a happy place.

Well, true that. However, that moment seemed almost to have been written by whoever wrote the script for the "National Treasure" movies (which, notwithstanding their utter implausibility, I absolutely loved!).


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May 31, 2012 1:40 am  #12


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

@Tantalus That comment about National Treasure made me chuckle. I loved those movies when I was younger (oh my god, that was EIGHT YEARS AGO) but I recently rewatched them and starting poking all these holes in it. Really annoyed my family. Unfortunately, they do the opposite to me when we watch Sherlock. "You know they could trace that call, right?" "You know that Semtex can't be set off by a bullet, right?" And I just want to say "Stop maligning my favorite series!"

I think maybe Soo Lin lived in Chinatown because she was more comfortable with the language? Like even though I've been learning French for two years, I would still want to live in an English area of Paris if I moved there. Just to ease my way. I guess I'm just defending that slightly cliché decision. XD


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May 31, 2012 7:50 am  #13


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

So much hinged on her living in Chinatown in this episode that they had to have her living there. Of course it is a dreadful cliche, sadly much of that episode is.


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October 5, 2012 7:31 pm  #14


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

Or just a happy coincidence.


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October 5, 2012 7:59 pm  #15


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

I thought her name was next to the door? Or am I remembering wrong?

And also, the guy from the museum left a note for her on her door addressing her I believe?


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October 5, 2012 9:50 pm  #16


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

Er, yes.  Sorry, did I miss something?!


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October 5, 2012 10:40 pm  #17


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

^ Sorry, I should have quoted who I was responding to, I wasn't responding to your comment. I was referring to -

Tantalus wrote:

Well, sorry to heap aspersions on this already-much-maligned episode, but does anyone else think it absolutely incredible that Sherlock would notice Soo Lin's flat simply because the phone book was outside the door? The open window wasn't on the street, so the resident(s) could in fact have "gone on holiday". And even if it did look suspicious to him, I just can't suspend belief sufficiently to believe that the flat was "coincidentally" rented by Soo Lin.

And a couple other comments questioning how Sherlock knew it was her apt./flat.


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October 6, 2012 7:27 am  #18


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

Because it's a TV series and he's Sherlock. 
More on the writing and writer of this episode...elsewhere!


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October 6, 2012 8:11 am  #19


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

besleybean wrote:

Because it's a TV series and he's Sherlock. 
More on the writing and writer of this episode...elsewhere!

Pretty descriptive answer really. Why are ANY 'heroes' in the right place at the right time & guessing the right solutions?
Because if not, you would have a boring show.

I find it fascinating how people want to suspend reality enough to go off on very odd tangents with wild theories & fantasies of future shows, yet the simplest things like 'how come he knew this & that" which are the basis for most shows of this kind are mocked.


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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?
--Mark Gatiss

"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."
Robert McCloskey
 

October 6, 2012 10:22 am  #20


Re: Why does Soo Lin Yao live next to Lucky Cat?

I'm rapidly becoming aware on here that people are prepared to entertain all kinds of fantasies, while choosing to skip by the blindingly obvious! 
This fandom falls over itself with irony upon irony.  Ha!


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