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Dialogue the Second - In Lieu of Writing a Review of HIS LAST VOW

The second FB conversation I had last night, copied and scrubbed so that I may place it on the record. As my Kinja blog has chronicled my thoughts and feelz about this show over the past few months, it seems that these two conversations belong here as well. [spoilers, duh]

Both conversations took place on my phone and I was outside. My fingers were so numb! Ergo, not a lot of deep analysis. Just feelz.

Friend

Holy fuck this is crazy

Wow, just wow

Erudita Vanitas

Just saw these messages. What are you wowing and holy fuck this is crazying?

HLV?

Friend

Yes indeed

Erudita Vanitas

Do share.

*taps foot*

Friend

It was just a crazy episode. John fights a junkie, Sherlock gets shot by Mary and Moriarty returns. It was a doozy

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Erudita Vanitas

Nice summary. Now tell me what you thought of it.

Friend

I thought it was interesting the way they brought up John's addiction to excitement, for starters.

Erudita Vanitas

Go on.

Friend

I liked how Sherlock reacted when he had been shot. I liked the contrast to the way his mind palace looked compared to Mags.

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Erudita Vanitas

Go on.

Friend

What did you think?

Erudita Vanitas

It had some pleasing moments.

But I hated it.

And I'm done.

Friend

Why did you hate it?

Erudita Vanitas

It completely torpedoed the whole concept of ACD Sherlock Holmes.

Friend

How so?

Erudita Vanitas

There are a hundred stories that can never be told now because john will be busy changing diapers and Moffat is too homophobic to even let them hug much less run across London's rooftops solving crimes together.

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Contract killer Mary? Wtf?

It's terrible fanfiction.

Friend

They will still solve crimes. I admit that was a bit of a stretch.

Erudita Vanitas

I'm done.

Friend

Forever or until next season?

Erudita Vanitas

Until Moffat leaves.

Friend

I doubt that will happen since it's partly his show

Erudita Vanitas

I'm done with any Sherlock that stinks of Moffat.

Friend

I would still have some iffy episodes scattered through the series than no episodes at all.

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Erudita Vanitas

You can't undo ep 9.

John? So out of character.

Mycroft? Even worse.

Friend

He had been drugged.

Erudita Vanitas

(WRT Magnussen, not mama and papa Holmes, which was awesome)

Friend

Alright, I'll let you seethe.

Erudita Vanitas

I'm not mad. Just disappointed.

Friend

They will be better ones. It's not like every episode of any show ever made was awesome.

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Erudita Vanitas

It's not the episode, it's what they can't undo.

Friend

It may all end up making sense.

Erudita Vanitas

Okay. Give me your speculation on how this is salvageable.

Friend

One thing I learned during the long hiatus and avalanche of fan theories is that sometimes it's better not to speculate and just sit back and watch.

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Erudita Vanitas

And anyone who knows Moffat knows better than to persist with such quaint optimism.

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Friend

It's not him I am optimistic about. It's john and Sherlock. I like watching the people on the show do what they do. The stories may not always be the best but they still bring the goods. I hated the story in the blind banker but I still liked watching it.

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Erudita Vanitas

Well John will still have to go change diapers instead of chasing down Chinese smugglers now.

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Friend

He couldn't go a month without the game, I give it half that with a baby at home.

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Erudita Vanitas

Sherlock Holmes the character and concept is only as good as the voice we hear it through, which is his faithful Boswell.

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Super comic book hero Mary makes Sherlock superfluous to John's happiness.

Friend

If she lives

Erudita Vanitas

Yes. And Mary's arc could have neatly ended like that but not now that she's preggers.

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Friend

Unless that is part of a bigger arc for John.

Erudita Vanitas

The show is called Sherlock. Not John.

Friend

What if Sherlock has to save john from being killed because he went after the group of people who killed his wife and unborn daughter?

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Erudita Vanitas

Then we'd have another seven seasons of John moping and mourning instead of chasing killers over London's rooftops. Bo-ring.

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Friend

Can't he do both?

Erudita Vanitas

Not without turning Arthur Conan Doyle's stories into a daytime soap.

Friend

Ok, I will watch them regardless. If I can watch the last episode of House I can sit through another series of Sherlock

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Erudita Vanitas

I'm not foolish enough to say I won't watch it anymore EVAR (streak of masochism, remember). But it will be completely devoid of any shit giving. As if it is a completely different Sherlock Holmes adaptation.

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Friend

Maybe that is the best way

Erudita Vanitas

BBC's Sherlock is now Firefly. Eight and 3/4 episodes. Nothing else.

Friend

Until they make a movie to tie up loose ends

Erudita Vanitas

Sorry

7 and 3/4.

Friend

Alright

Erudita Vanitas

Freezing outside. Going in to computer. Brb in 5.

Friend

Kk

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