Mary Morstan

Please be aware that this is massive – bring some times if you want to read it (and it’s only the first part, lol).

Before the episode aired, there were teasers going around, one of them said that TSoT is a love letter to John Watson. Naturally, everyone, me included, assumed that this is a love letter from the show’s creators to John because he’s just as much an important person in a show where focus mostly rests on the titular main character Sherlock Holmes.

I don’t think anyone predicted that we could be wrong. This was a love letter to John Watson, all right. But not from the creators. It came right from said titular main character himself.

I wasn’t sure how to approach this review, but in the last one using headlines worked pretty well. This time though it won’t be about characters, but events. I hope it all makes sense. There might be repeats in there, but it is still the easiest way to do this review.

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Because this speech is so beautiful that you can’t have it often enough in written form, to read it again and again, here is Sherlock’s (core) wedding speech, written by the incredibly talented Steven Moffat. Don’t say that often, but – bless him for these perfect words.
In addition, you also find Sherlock’s vow below.
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Entry to be found here; reposted from my Tumblr.

Sorry. I can’t do it any more. I was going to attempt to mimic John’s style of writing for an entire blog post but life’s too short. And I say that as someone who died over two years ago.

I started reading this blog post and squealed with happiness and laughed. Then I read on and was reduced to a simple smile. And before I had finished even that had died.
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Okay, before the episode is on next Sunday, I have to get a few theories and thoughts out, especially in face of certain (non-)spoilers.
Please be aware that this is of course possibly SPOILERy, so turn away now if you don’t want to know.
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A lot has been said about this episode already, by me as well, but I nevertheless want to go into again because there is so much to see and analyze, and I love how it is like this, because that makes a good TV show – at first you laugh a lot (and I sure did), but then you look behind all that and it is not so funny anymore. Continue reading

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