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December 1, 2015 12:32 am  #1


I've been working on this for a while, but tonight thanks to London Spy I got confidence about a part of this solution I had doubts about.

So I used a Keyed Caesar Cipher with the keys Sherlock and 1.

There is a massive explanation of the method and the possible meanings of the result here.
And here the ties with London Spy that gave me more confidence.

Basically Sherlock as a key comes from the name of the show and 1 comes from:
SHERLOCK: I don’t have friends, I’ve just got ONE. (This I suspected before as a farfetched possibility, but
those who've seen London Spy might understand why now I don't think it's so farfetched anymore)


Last edited by Ho Yay (December 1, 2015 12:37 am)


December 1, 2015 8:12 am  #2


- really impressive! 

I see a joke in the fact that we could see the TORCH already with our own eyes 

Eventually everyone will support Johnlock.   Independent OSAJ Affiliate

... but there may be some new players now. It’s okay. The East Wind takes us all in the end.

December 1, 2015 9:02 am  #3


Indeed, it's impressive reasoning!
And TORCH can stand for so many symbols...

I'd be lost without my blogger.
"It’s not a ‘gang’ show, it’s the Sherlock and John show. It’s about developing their characters and their relationship, and the characters drawn into their orbit.”  Steven Moffat

December 1, 2015 1:19 pm  #4


John is literally carrying a torch for Sherlock.

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I ship it harder than Mrs. Hudson.

December 1, 2015 2:59 pm  #5


Interesting find, though I don't know what to make of it.
Clueing for looks.

January 22, 2016 4:22 pm  #6


I love this stuff... anyone who says that Mark and Steven really don't write puzzles for us to find in the shows is bonkers IMHO. I mean they write puzzles for Sherlock to solve and I really think they know lots of us who watch also like a good puzzle.

It's a bit like when Sherlock finds the trail left by the little boy in TRF... "Little boy reads all those spy stories."

You can't tell me that wasn't both Mark and Steven when they were younger. I mean sure some theories are way out there but hidden easter egg jokes are great. ;)

It's not really a ship, it's more like a life raft.


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