Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sherlock season 2 open ending

• John warned Sherlock, the media will make you and break you. Sherlock already knew that and was using it to draw Moriarty out, he allowed himself to become a public hero, something he would never normally do.
• The body hanging in Baker Street at the beginning – one of Sherlock’s experiments may have been used or just a simple red herring.
• Sherlock’s vast underground network of people were already alert working on the kidnap case.
• Moriarty ignored Molly as relevant to Sherlock, she was not mentioned as one of his friends so he did not have ‘eyes’ on her allowing her alone to move freely.
• Sherlock chose the location of the meeting, he never does anything without a reason.
• Moriarty says he has already told Sherlock something crucial before he taps his fingers communicating the code. Is this eluding to something else?
• The small bouncing ball that Sherlock was playing with.. which he might have used to slow his pulse.
• John standing in just the right place so he could see the jump but not the ground
• The open back truck filled with ‘bin bags’/cushion bags, at the spot where Sherlock landed, driven quickly away, who would drive away from a situation like that
• Molly had access to blood, the hospital morgue, and areas which were being renovated in the hospital (the newspaper headline) so could move Sherlock’s body once in the hospital without alerting a real response team. Also she is able to falsify the death certificate etc
• The cyclist who knocked Watson over, enough to disorient him for a few minutes.
• People keep Watson away, he just manages to try a pulse and is convinced he is dead. Either the pulse is cut off temporarily by the ball, or something else. He also sees quantities of blood enough to assume massive head trauma.
• It is possible the drug from the previous episode may have been used on John so he saw what he expected to see, a dead Sherlock. This was not necessary as shock alone would put John in susceptible state.
• Sherlock is a musician, did he miss that the code was music – no way, he used this to play into Moriarty’s madness.
• Could Mycroft really have been ‘tricked’ to give up Sherlock’s life story when interrogating Moriarty, knowing that he was fixated on killing his brother.
• The gunman with his sights on John, even at the end his sights are still on him, it was crucial that his reaction showed a belief Sherlock was dead. Only then did he pack up.
• The IOU on walls were interesting but not relevant to the death scene except that there was only one shooter present to worry about.
• Sherlock stated Moriarty was behind the girls kidnapping so was ahead of him in thinking at every stage.
• The girls scream highlighted to Sherlock either there was a doppelganger of him, or a life like mask.
• If there was a doppelganger hired by Moriarty he would be dead, he leaves nothing to chance … so in a morgue somewhere there may have been a Sherlock look a like.
• The children were poisoned so perhaps a Sherlock mask would be all that was needed, and so could have been Moriarty himself, although he hates to get his hands dirty.
• Sherlock knew there were new ‘neighbours’, the assassins, and that Moriarty was planning his demise.
• Sherlock knew after the meeting with Richard Brooke that Moriarty’s insanity had reached tipping point and the time for him to act was now.

So …
It would appear to me that Sherlock actually jumped (the flailing body suggests a live person with the desire to survive the fall). He falls into the flat bed truck, serious injury averted due to the bags etc.

John runs over and is knocked down and left badly dazed by the guy on the bike as arranged by Sherlock to win those few seconds to prepare the ground scene. (The guy never stopped to help, just like the truck which drove away immediately, leaving the body revealed lying on the ground).

The body on the pavement is either Sherlock dead, which it isn’t, so it must be Sherlock appearing dead. He rolled off the truck was soaked in fake blood easily obtained and provided by Molly to mask a grievous head wound and possibly use the ball to slow the pulse or a mental technique (which Sherlock could have learned in his earlier years). John never got too close and although normally astute he was disoriented and in shock and had the overwhelming expectation that he just saw Sherlock kill himself.

The group on scene immediately were more of Sherlock’s network, keeping people away, shielding the scene, attending to John. The main gunman who had seen Sherlock jump but not land moves his sights back on John who is now running, he follows him and does not take his sights off him until he sees John is convinced Sherlock is dead. If he had been in a position to see him hit the ground he would have packed up earlier, so he was not in a position to kill Sherlock only the arriving Watson.

Sherlock is taken inside to the area of the hospital under renovations to escape any real trauma team and to get away, Molly would be able to arrange this.
They could have buried the experiment body from Baker Street.

Thinking of how they might re-start this scene as a flask back for the next episode … I can picture them taking the ‘dead’ Sherlock all bloody through the hospital to a safe unoccupied area …

The interplay and various meanings of the ‘dance’ between Sherlock and Moriarty might be fascinating to bring out in the next episode as well but the physical means of a dead but alive Sherlock only have a few scenarios.

Moriarty’s death and with some Mycroft fixing Sherlock could come back as a hero sacrificing his own reputation to aid the secret service in getting rid of the world’s greatest criminal mastermind, well something like that.

Playing detective ... how cool!

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