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Sherlock: The Lying Detective
Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... We're going over the latest episode of Sherlock with 'The Lying Detective' (Season 4, Episode 2)... and there will be spoilers... heavy spoilers... spoilers so heavy that if I were to pick them up I'd break my back!
THE GAME'S AFOOT!
Just how do you
follow up on the death a fan favorite character like Mary with a
teaser ending with a prerecorded message for Sherlock to save John?
By having Sherlock nearly dying to allow John to save him! This
episode was very keen on stating a clear obvious direction but at the
same time planting seeds for next weeks finale. Overall this was a
First and foremost,
from this point own there will be spoilers, you have been warned…
Because the big
thing about this episode is its ending of the revelation of Sherlock
and Mycroft’s ‘brother / sister’ is playing games and is
totally nuts, setting up an elaborate scheme apparently to sick
Sherlock on the heels of a major public figure who indeed was a
serial killer, which in its way allowed for Mary’s request for
Sherlock to allow John to save him to take place. It’s amazing how
well the pieces fit together… it may seem too perfect, but that is
the case of Sherlock, all the pieces of an episode fit together. Now
this new ‘Holmes’, playing up the ‘Miss Me’ bit is quite
clever indeed, as it seems like Mycroft was under the impression she
was locked away somewhere.. but it’s clear she’s been out and
about for some time, to get John to stray from Mary, to pretend to be
a therapist, and to pretend to be Faith, the get Sherlock on his
case, this takes some incredible planning and foresight. Was she
counting on perhaps Sherlock to be killed? Who knows, but we do know
she reveals herself to John at the end and aims a gun at his face for
the big cliffhanger.
Of course she was
not the villain in this episode, no, it was the obvious creep
Culverton Smith, who used his fame and fortune to have a murder
castle built within a hospital so he can ‘unleash’ his urges at
will… he did play a perfect counter for Sherlock who was a bit…
well way off center, and he nearly got away with everything, but a
little too cocky and arrogant, but still he seemed pleased that he
got caught, cause now that he’s confessing to everything, he can
break into America… which probably says a lot about my home nation.
But lets get right
too it, a huge part of this episode was John dealing with his grief
with the loss of Mary, and Sherlock realizing he’s all too human
since Mary sacrificing herself put a value on his life… and even
though he’s looking to save John, in the end they end up saving
each other. They are best friends, too damaged souls who have found
each other and who lift each other up from their respective depths.
When John beats the holy hell out of Sherlock to stop him from
apparently attacking smith, and Sherlock saying he’s entitled to do
so speaks volumes… and of course John confessing he cheated on Mary
by speaking to an illusion of her in front of Sherlock adds another
dimension to friendship.
Other things of
interest include that Lady Smallwood and Mycroft Holmes are
apparently an item… and Mrs. “freakin” Hudson, who steals the
show by not only tearing around town in an Aston Martin, by tearing
the piss out of Mycroft for not knowing his brother as well as he
thinks he does. As a quiet pillar of the show, its so great to see
Mrs. Hudson get a huge spotlight put on her.
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Comic Books that act as an expanded universe for a franchise seen only on TV, Video Games or Movies are pretty cool in my book.
They get to either bring back characters and concepts that were one and done, which provides familiarity and acts like a gateway to get non-comic readers a reason to pick up a comic. Which is the case of this weeks comic: Star Trek The Next Generation #36…
And yeah, I’ve had this copy for years since I don’t have the back cover any more and am Iucky to still have the front cover.
But as you can tell from the cover, it features the return of Ardra.
For those of you who may not know: Ardra was the antagonist in the season four episode, ‘Devil’s Due’, where the Enterprise-D responds to a distress call from a planet that was being tormented by a person claiming to be their Devil. Ardra in actuality is a con-woman who uses her knowledge of the planet’s culture along with devices like transporters, holograms a…
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