I am pleased with the episode, mostly... I wish Sherlock/John can really talk it out (instead of having fights and Sherlock manipulating John into forgiving him in the underground). Like Anderson, I am a bit disappointed with how Sherlock faked his death... Then again, I expected so much, with the fandom coming up with different theories and stuff... I hate to sound ungrateful, but I was a bit let down. It was brilliant, if only Sherlock/John reunion scenes were a bit longer, and more serious.:)
Sorry for the lateness again and I see what you mean. I am okay with all of the theories but as far as John and Sherlock go, I wanted a bit more too. That tension without Sherlock being a cute little git and messing with John.
Although I liked the fact that the episode was focused more on the relationship, and that the whole carriage-bomb thing was just a means to bring them back together as bros (XD), however what was kinda weird for me was the portrayal of Sherlock's parents. No kids as emotionally stunted as Mycroft and Sherlock grow up in a family that ordinary XD all in all though i'm really excited for next ep. and I loved the Sherlock/Moriarty kiss!
Sorry I am replying to these late, I just saw them today. Still relevant! Doesn’t matter!
I totally agree, I was thinking that myself. There had to be something to make them the way they are, though I adored Sherlock’s parents being played by Ben’s real ones. That was a nice touch.
And I’m all with you on that kiss…
I don't believe either scenario was what really happened to Sherlock; in fact, I think that Moffat and Gatiss took our fanfics and tumblr posts and made them into an episode. I mean, how many people thought about the stress ball to stop the pulse, or the air bag, or even the duplicate. And the whole "#notdead" stuff; I mean, we were the ones who created that. They took our real-world and put it into Sherlock's. We'll never really know how he did it.
I totally agree, I know that came to mind with the stress ball immediately. It seemed like however lately the fandom had been dealt with by the actors especially with fics and fanart that we were being mocked more than anything. I stand by Gatiss and this he pulled everything together really well with the two year gap that had let the fandom sort of take over. I think it was nice seeing those things brought to life even if it did seem odd in doing so. I sort of like the nebulousness as well, leaving it up to the viewer because as a whole I don’t think we’d ever agree haha thank you so much for the ask!
I liked the episode, but I hope that the next two episodes will be more intriguing. I thought that this one was flirting too much with the audience (fan girls and boys) and not focusing on the plot but on the relationships. And also, Sherlock is a "sociopath" (I don't like that term) and I think that during this episode he has become some sort of hero, not the anti hero he was. But, lets be honest, Sherlock will always be a really good show no matter what.
Awesome input, I’m a sucker for my antiheroes as well and Sherlock will always be one of my favorites and I hope he sticks to those roots as well.
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