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20 May 2012 @ 11:44 pm
Just re-watched Reichenbach fall.  
And oh God.  Martin Freeman deserves ALL the BAFTA's.  The man literally rips my heart out, tosses it under a bus and then stomps all over it.  His pain is my pain!!!  I just...  I just can't.  He made me even more emotional the second time watching it. I mean, I had remembered the man being sad, but to watch it a second time and truly observe how grief stricken he is.  It just whacks you straight in the heart with a rotten wooden board that has rusty nails stuck out of it.  And is it ok that at the very end when we see Sherlock watching John at the grave my very first reaction is to punch him in the face?!  Cause let me tell you, after seeing my poor baby John go through all that pain I feel very protective of him.  

And to top it off John is so very protective of Sherlock for the entire freak'n episode.  I mean he stands by him the entire time.  Richard Brooks and all of his amazing acting or incredibly convincing documents can't fool him.  From the very start John is fighting the tides of the press, and standing by him at the trial and making sure that Sherlock doesn't smile too much at figuring out what happened to the kids.  He keeps getting bothered by what other's think of Sherlock and he punches the freak'n chief of police in the bloody face for calling Sherlock a weirdo.  He goes straight to Mycroft and gives him all the contempt he can muster for betraying his brother.  And he doesn't even flinch for a second when Sherlock himself tells him that he's a fake.  And at the very end, at his very grave he tells him that he had not doubted him for a moment.  And so yeah, I freak'n want to punch Sherlock in the face.  lol

But that's just it isn't it?  That's just what Moriarty sees that makes him happy at the end.  That satisfy's him that Sherlock is just like him, that he's not ordinary or an angel.  He sees that Sherlock has it all planned out and that he's going to lie to his best friend and break his heart in order to destroy Moriarty once and for all.  In order to save his best friends life he's willing to be the devil, to go to hell and back.  So yeah I want to punch him but just like John I can't possibly hate him for what he does.  

Ugh.  This is epic.  I don't care what anyone has to say.  This is a love story of epic proportions.  OK my rant is over.  Just watch the video and cry with me.

northangel27lilyevans_snape on May 21st, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
I still haven't been able to bring myself to watch this episode a second time, and no, you are not the only one who wanted to punch Sherlock in the face at the end of the episode. I totally did too!

How much you want to bet that John throws a punch at him when he comes back in ep. 1 of Season 3?! ;-)
called_daughtercalled_daughter on May 21st, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh I am literally dying to know exactly how the reunion will go down. Like how and when and where will they see each other. I'm sure that the majority of exactly how it will play out will be up to Martin's acting choice. And he's so talented I'm sure he will be able to display an array of emotions at once. Which is what I'm hoping for. Shock, and relief and happiness and anger all at once. I'm personally hoping for yelling and screaming and crying to happen. All at once. lol All I know is that Moffat said that he found the way John reacts in the books (just fainting) to be unrealistic and he thought it would have been more realistic for him to shout obscenities at him. So I'm pretty sure anger will be one of the emotions we'll see.

Here is an online chat that just occurred with Moffat today that I just read: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sherlock/season2_chat_moffat.html?altcast_code=9928c73fdb
Of course he's very tight lipped about season 3 but what I did get from the interview is that Sebastian Moran will more than likely be the new villain and that Moffat says that their new villain is awesome. And there will be more really scary stuff in this season. I doubt Irene Adler will be seen in this season but he does seem keen to bring her back in a future season. Which I'm honestly kind of "eh" about, but I think Moffat has a personal thing for Irene so that's more than likely why she'll be back.
northangel27lilyevans_snape on May 22nd, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
I would make sense to bring in Sebastian Moran, because if I recall properly he is the main baddy in "The Adventure of the Empty House", which is the story in which Sherlock returns in canon. In the story he is arrested, so I"m not sure if he will be the bad guy through the whole series, or just for the first episode.

The general synopsis of Sherlock's return in "The Adventure of the Empty House", per Wikipedia reads:

The empty house across from Baker St flat has a clear view of a wax Holmes, which is bait for Colonel Sebastian Moran, a surviving lieutenant of the villain Moriarty. In April 1894, Watson (now a widower) checks 427 Park Lane where a young gambler, the Honorable Ronald Adair, was shot in a closed room on the 30th of March. He bumps into a wizened old book collector, who follows him home to his Kensington practice study then drops his disguise - it is Holmes.
Holmes apologizes for the deception needed to outwit and wait out other enemies, and describes his three years' exploits. He needed funds, so he confided in Mycroft, who preserved his rooms. After a roundabout route, they wait two hours until around midnight in the abandoned Camden House, when Moran shoots a specialized air-gun, fooled by Mrs Hudson moving the effigy from below to simulate life. Watson knocks down the villain, while Holmes whistles for Lestrade and the police.

I'm sure that Moffat and Gatiss will spice it up, but I wouldn't be surprised if they use this as a general outline.
called_daughtercalled_daughter on May 22nd, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
Yes I know that they are going to be basing that first episode after The Empty House. Like you said I'm sure it will be spiced up quite a bit since the episode will be 90 min. And yes, it does seem as if there might be another villain other than Sebastian Moran that most likely will pop up in the 3rd episode of the series. No doubt you heard that Moffat said that they had figured out the ending to the next season and that it will be even more frustrating than the Reichenbach Fall? I can't even begin to guess how that will go, only that in canon John does get shot at some point so I wouldn't be surprised if he will be shot as part of a cliff hanger.

I actually just read another new interview with both Moffat and Gatiss today and they were asked if John would be getting married and they both declined to answer. Moffat insisted there would be surprises in the 3rd series and that it wouldn't be surprising if we knew about them. I still think that John getting married is kind of pointless and that I could only see them doing it to surprise the audience. I dunno we'll have to see. Someone else asked if John was married to his work with Sherlock and Moffat said he didn't know but Gatiss said that he was.

Oh and the interview that I linked to you earlier with Moffat, he was asked if Sherlock was fake crying when he was talking to John on the roof. Moffat heavily insinuated that he did. What do you think? I'm inclined to believe that he did, since I'm under the belief that Sherlock had his death planned out for most of the episode. I also think they plan on saving Sherlock really crying for a later moment in the show.

"Steven Moffat: They love each other very much. The whole story is that, always has been - these two unshakeable friends who complete each other, and redeem each other. It's a story over a century old, and we show no sign of getting tired of it, and why should we? Some people want that love to be, well, more romantic, and good luck to them. Everyone should enjoy the show the way they want to and all interpretations are equally valid - I'm only a writer. Personally, I thought Charlie's Angels all lived in the same jacuzzi - I was happy"
^^ I liked this quote. Once again I am comforted in knowing that he sees their friendship as the main point of the show. Also I like that he admitted that everyone is free to enjoy the way they want to and that all interpretations are equally valid. For me that's what fan fiction is for. It makes me happy. :D
northangel27lilyevans_snape on May 22nd, 2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I read that chat after you linked me too it. Moffat was being infuriatingly vague, as always! ;-)

I actually believe that Sherlock was fake crying with both Molly and John in 'Reichenbach'. Sherlock has pretended to feel things he doesn't with Molly and John in the past. For instance, he's not above turning on the charm and flirting with Molly if he needs something from her, and he was acting pretty sweet with John in 'Hound' when he needed to drug his coffee. That is consistent with sociopathic behaviour, too, so yeah... I won't be surprised if that turns out to be true.

I like to think that he did feel a tiny twinge of regret that he had to put John through what he did, but this is Sherlock. He realizes that it is necessary in order to save those that are important to him, so I'm sure that he would consider the hurt that his fake death causes to be a necessary evil. Sherlock is always very pragmatic.

As for John marrying, I would be surprised if they decide to bring that into it. In "The Empty House" John is already widowed, so it seems rather pointless to bring it in, unless they were going to use it as some sort of plot device to build relationship between Sherlock and John (kind of like they did in the movie with Robert Downey Jr., and Jude Law).

And yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if they ended next season with John being shot. It would be a logical story arch as far as character development is concerned. This season we have Sherlock 'dying', and John having to experience that loss, and all the pain that goes with it, but that isn't really something that Sherlock understands on a personal level.

I would be wonderful for Sherlock to have to face the reality of losing John; for him to have to go through what he put John through at the end of Season 2. I would LOVE it if they ended Season 3 that way.
called_daughtercalled_daughter on May 22nd, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
I agree that Sherlock faked the tears. I always thought that he had. He did have it all planned out for awhile I believe. And besides I still think they will save an honest Sherlock reaction for something like this:

In an instant he had whisked out a revolver from his breast and had fired two shots. I felt a sudden hot sear as if a red-hot iron had been pressed to my thigh. There was a crash as Holmes’s pistol came down on the man’s head. I had a vision of him sprawling upon the floor with blood running down his face while Holmes rummaged him for weapons. Then my friend’s wiry arms were round me, and he was leading me to a chair.
“You’re not hurt, Watson? For God’s sake, say that you are not hurt!”
It was worth a wound - it was worth many wounds - to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay behind that cold mask. The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking. For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain. All my years of humble but single-minded service culminated in that moment of revelation.
“It’s nothing, Holmes. It’s a mere scratch.”
He had ripped up my trousers with his pocket-knife.
“You are right,” he cried with an immense sigh of relief. “It is quite superficial.” His face set like flint as he glared at our prisoner, who was sitting up with a dazed face. “By the Lord, it is as well for you. If you had killed Watson, you would not have got out of this room alive.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle;
The Adventure of the Three Garridebs

Yes, this NEEDS to happen in series 3. NEEDS TO HAPPEN. I remember reading an interview where Gatiss and Moffat talked about this being very memorable to them so I wouldn't be surprised if they had this happen, with of course some twists and turns and hopefully even more drama. :) This is my new dream.
northangel27lilyevans_snape on May 22nd, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
Mine too!