Sometimes I feel like all this pent-up frustration will end up in me becoming a serial killer.
The makers of Tumblr should just go ahead and rename it Cumberbtch.
So in HoB, when Sherlock tries to catch Dr. Franklin in the moor, he sees in his mind Moriarty. Why Moriarty? It could be written off that Moriarty is Sherlock’s archenemy. But I think there’s another reason Moffat/Godtiss showed us Moriarty. This episode (obviously) aired before we know much about the Rechienbach Fall. And Sherlock says in his explanination that Dr. Franklin couldn’t just kill Henry because dead people get listened to. No, he had to discredit everything Henry ever said about his father. Then he would kill him. Well, wasn’t that Moriarty’s “final problem”? If he killed off Sherlock like he wanted to in the Great Game, then Sherlock would’ve been seen as a smart consulting detective. Someone who got in Moriarty’s way. But if Moriarty discredited Sherlock, then no one would believe him. So, you see, I think Moffat and Godtiss have been leading us to this ending for quite some time before we knew it. Another example would be in SiP, when John wakes up after his nightmare, the camera focuses on his coffee mug, which has the Royal Crest on it. Then it focuses on an apple John puts next to it. And the next thing we see is the gun lying on top of John’s computer. We always knew how it was going to end, we just didn’t observe. The royal jewels, the IOU apple and Moriarty shooting himself in the mouth. God, if I wasn’t sucked into this whirling vortex of feels and love for this show, I would hate it.