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Friday, 10 February 2012

Falling's just like flying, except there's a more permanent destination

Well, push me off the top of a hospital, because it's been absolutely ages since Sherlock Series Two Episode Three aired, and I can't believe it's taken me this long to get my act together and give a little review. My sincere apologies - I have honestly never been so busy in my life.

And what can I say? It was absolutely gobsmackingly awesome and 100% riveting. In fact, there is so much to say that I may just have to give you a long spiel of the rushed notes I made while re-watching it, otherwise I will be forever kicking myself for leaving something out. I'll put in brackets any explanations necessary because some of them I can't even understand myself. So, here goes:

Not sure I like his therapist (Aimed at John's therapist, who got his hands shaking from trauma wrong in Series 1 Ep 1, and doesn't seem to understand the enormity of SHERLOCK DYING)

Falls of the Reichenbach - the Reichenbach hero (nice touch there)

Boffin & the Bachelor

Casual hanging mannequin (some theories as to whether this has something to do with Sherlock's survival?)

I wonder where we can get Moriarty's app from? Loving the symphony conducting.

"He's back"

Conan Doyle reference on newspapers (look closely - another nice touch)

"I'll just be myself"

Trial - hilarious - "would you like to know who ate the wafer?"

Sherlock makes tea :)

"Every fairy tale needs a good old-fashioned villain"

Finger tapping - binary (I would like to take a moment to point out that I figured out it was binary before it was mentioned. Yes.)

Everyone needs a live-in ordinary person.

IOU? Apple, hospital windows. "I owe you a fall Sherlock" (Is this the last we'll hear of this?)

John taken off in a strange car AGAIN

Anderson's back! Doing a brilliant impression of an idiot. And Donavon = a bit of a cow tbh.

Molly = Moriarty's girlfriend (did anyone else other than me forget this little nugget of information?)

Screaming child - why? (Possibly left unexplained?)

Sir Boastalot cab movie - creepy as. Slowly his world falls apart around him - brilliant editing between 2 scenes + music. (A massive nod to Andrew Scott at this moment, who I must say was awesome throughout.)

I'd quite like 4 assassins to protect me. (Slight nod to the book)

So much love for John with the "no-one could fake being such a dick all the time" line.

The punch. YES JOHN.

Moriarty the storyteller ... lock up your children. Rich Brook - Reichen Bach (How do they think it all up?)

The Molly scene. Aww.

Mycroft. Tut tut tut. Smarmy git. Another awesome John moment.

Music - Beegees - staying alive's boring. (I must also take a moment to mention SH's (that's not Sherlock Holmes) musical awareness to spot the Johann Sebastian Bach references.)

Mrs Hudson's injury = nod to original (where John was called away to a supposedly dying woman). Also suicide call allowed by M (similar to the note which John finds)

M's short coat has NOTHING on Sherlock's.

Even cares about Greg - despite not knowing his first name before Ep 2 (but no Molly in friends list...)

Martin Freeman - had nearly in tears - "don't be dead" line even when you know he's not dead & didn't even believe the lie at the end - John! (I must admit, his acting was superb.)

So, that's pretty much all the notes I scribbled down and have spent the last however long trying to decipher, except for the possible theories on how Sherlock survived, but I think the plan is to save that for another post. This was a particularly amazing and clever episode, sending me through all the emotions from despair to laughter and back again (repeat process constantly for 90 mins), and credit must be shared equally between writers, directors, actors, musicians, camerapeople and in all honesty everyone who was working on it. I can't wait until Series Three!

If you have anything else you'd like to add about this episode, or theories on Sherlock's survival, or just anything Sherlocky or Benedict-related, please leave a comment.

Thanks for reading

BB :)

"Do you think you could survive for just a few minutes without showing off?" --- Judge to Sherlock

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What about when Moriaty looks over the edge and says, "looks like you have an audience" or words to that effect, we then see the street. There are 3 benches, and the one on the right, i think has the body that will be "sherlock" as the beautiful Benedict Cumberbach jupms into the van with all the plastic bags in?