25 Days of ‘Sherlock’ - Day Twenty-Five: Whatever Tickles Your Fancy.
Well, for my final post, I decided to have a look at the third season. Now, of course, the third season won’t begin shooting until early 2013, supposedly, which means it is liable to not be premiered until Christmas 2013 or maybe even January 2014, which is a long way away. But regardless, we can make some possible guesses.
Now, we know, according to Gatiss, that the first episode will be based on “The Adventure of the Empty House”, which is where Holmes returns from his faked death, as well as captures Colonel Moran, which is an obvious start for “Sherlock“‘s return, which also will include Watson’s reaction to Sherlock. So we know the first episode will be this one. It also seems likely, following the habit of the previous two seasons, and Moffat being the one discussing the return, that Moffat will write this one. However, seeing as how the last two seasons have had Moffat write the first episode, maybe Gatiss will take this one? What we don’t know, is what will follow it, with Gatiss even teasing fans by referring to the episodes as “The Return. The Second One. The Third One.”
The second episode, well really we have no clue, but let’s presume that it will be an episode based on a story that follows “The Adventure of the Empty House”? Or, will it be similar in the vein of season 2, the second episode based on a feature length book, such as maybe…”The Sign of Four”? The book is based before Moriarty, but what it includes is stolen treasure, four convicts, the East India Company, numerous elements that presents a big enough challenge for Holmes, but big enough that could also help him regain the respect of his “colleagues”, who are probably quite angry with his betrayal. This could make sense, and I reckon it is possible that Thompson will do this one.
But what will be the third one? Supposedly it will have the biggest cliffhanger. So, I have a possible feeling, that this may be the most original of the series, it won’t be based on an exact story, it will just have hints to the unused stories yet. And what could be a huge new element, I reckon, would actually be something to do with Mycroft. Each season, Mycroft’s role has slowly been built up, and the relationships between him and both Sherlock & John, and the biggest storylines are the most emotional ones, the ones built on character, and these three are the biggest characters. I’m probably completely wrong about this, but I just get this slight feeling, and it seems likely that Gatiss will write this, as he probably would understand Mycroft the most. But, this is all just throwing ideas out.
Either way, the previous two seasons have been awesome, and I would be surprised if the third isn’t as awesome, the fact they have so long to write it and plan it should hopefully make it the most consistent season yet.
25 Days of ‘Sherlock’ - Day Twenty-Four: Another Favorite Quote.
Moriarty to Sherlock, I always thought it was an awesome allegory for the entire series, which was very clever.
Sherlock: [Dryly] Oh, let me guess, I get killed.
Moriarty: Kill you? Um, no. Don’t be obvious I mean, I’m gonna kill you anyway, someday. I don’t want to rush it though. I’m saving it up for something special! No no no no no, if you don’t stop prying… I’ll burn you. I will burn.. the heart out of you.
Sherlock: I’ve been reliably informed that I don’t have one.
Moriarty: Oh, but we both know that’s not quite true. Well, I better be off. So nice to have a proper chat.
Sherlock: What if I was to shoot you now? Right now?
Moriarty: Well, then you could cherish the look of surprise on my face. Because I’d be surprised, Sherlock, really I would, and just a little bit… disappointed. And of course, you wouldn’t be able to cherish it for very long. Ciao, Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock: Catch…. You…. Later.
Moriarty: [High pitched, sing-song voice] No, you won’t! —
25 Days of ‘Sherlock’ - Day Nineteen: Favorite Moriarty Quote.
This, for me, is where Moriarty demonstrated he could be terrifying. When I first saw the reveal, I found it questionable, but then he shouted “That’s what people DO!” and it got my attention. And then this bit, convinced me: Andrew Scott could be great.
25 Days of ‘Sherlock’ - Day Eighteen: Favorite Watson Quote.
Watson in response to Sherlock. Cracking line.
25 Days of ‘Sherlock’ - Day Seventeen: Favorite Sherlock Quote.
One of the best moments for showing the humanity in Sherlock.
25 Days of ‘Sherlock’ - Day Fourteen: Episodes Ranked by Preference
From favorite to least favorite:
- A Study In Pink
- The Great Game
- The Reichenbach Fall
- A Scandal in Belgravia
- The Hound of Baskervilles
- The Blind Banker