When I saw the first ten or so minutes of the show I thought for sure that Sherlock would go and accuse Culverton Smith based on the accusations of the man’s daughter. That Holmes would be betrayed by the daughter and end up hospitalised (I had seen the hospital bed in the trailer). This would allow Culverton to kill him, which had been his plan all along. And then Holmes would prove he was correct using the modern equivalent of somebody standing out of sight and listening.
That wasn’t how it turned out. As it turns out Culverton Smith had no idea about his “daughter” seeking out Sherlock Holmes or the detective’s increasing obsession with him. There was no plan to set Sherlock up for failure which we might have seen with an earlier villain. All we had with Culverton Smith was an evil man who couldn’t stop confessing and letting people know what he was while making it impossible for them to use his words against him. As villain’s go he was a very simple rich bad guy.
E on the other hand… Now I stated a while back that I thought Sherlock had been mentally conditioned by Mycroft and that his older brother was slowly feeding him the key to memories he had suppressed. That made me wonder if Sherlock knows he has at least one other sibling (something about that line that people stop looking at three thinking although this could be yet another reference to the possibility that the 13th episode will by the last)? Do his parent know and what did Mycroft do? What did Sherlock do will be a more appropriate question I think.
So the episode ends with E or Euros (the East Wind) shooting John. I really can’t wait to see where this goes.
Tonight I watched the death of Mary Watson and I was upset. After surviving a
vengeful former comrade who believed that she had betrayed him, she died saving
Sherlock from being shot by a mere secretary. It was a wasteful needless death
caused almost entirely by Sherlock's need to taunt. And throughout the scene
Mary told him to stop and he ignored her because his inability to truly
understand human emotion. It was actually a cool flashback to that first episode
where Sherlock and Mary met after John had hit him a few times and Sherlock
could not understand why his friend wasn't pleased to see him. This time it cost
Then came the last few minutes and the message to save John Watson. Save him
from whom? I'm assuming it was the red headed woman on the bus. No idea how Mary
knew about his apparent affair, but maybe there is more to E (after Missy
anytime a character announces themselves as a letter or short name I can't help
think "what's it short for?") and her comment about being a vampire than a
If not then the next best guess is himself. At the end of the episode John
Watson has lost his wife and turned his back on his best friend. Who will help
him put his life back together if the two people who love him the most are not
around? I bet the Molly/Watson ficcers are already working on this.
Good thing is there is only a week until we find out.
I've just seen the news that there is to be a JLA and Power Rangers
crossover. In the past DC has accomplished crossovers with He-Man, Marvel
Comics, Thundercats and many other franchises, so I suppose bringing in Power
Rangers is not that big a stretch.
But I do have a problem with such crossovers and that problem is Superman.
You see Superman is depending on the writer, powerful enough to shift planets on
his own and the rest of the JLA are often portrayed as his peers, each with a
level of power that grows and diminishes according to how powerful Superman
appears. So against the likes of Machine Empires or space pirates it would raise
the question of why do we need the Power Rangers?
Of course the good thing about Power Rangers is that there are different
types of villains. There are the machines, and pirates and aliens, but there are
also the magic users. And there perhaps lies the type of villain that would
cause Superman to ask for help. After all he is known to have a slight…
weakness when it comes to hocus pocus. Now the JLA does have its own magic
users, but I'm not sure many of them could be described as warriors, which when
facing an invading army is probably a useful thing to be.
And then I can't help but wonder how they will meet. If they were meeting
with Turbo or RPM I could have seen the Flash blundering his way into a
crossover by vibrating a bit too much around the barriers between dimensions.
And then of course there are always the possibilities of external influences
drawing the two worlds together for ulterior motives. It should be noted at this
point that I'm assuming the JLA will find their way to the Power Rangers' world
when it is perfectly possible that this is all the results of an evil spell or
one of Billy's inventions gone awry.