I think it’s about time I talk about one of my obsessions.
This is Benedict Cumberbatch and he is the most gorgeous human being to ever exist. He plays Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s Sherlock. If you haven’t seen Sherlock yet, you need to. I mean it. You NEED to see this show. There are only six episodes (so far). Go watch it. I’ll wait here. Come on back when you’re done.
Spoilers follow. You shall not pass…unless you’ve seen all of Sherlock.
I could talk about this show forever, but in the interest of being coherent and not simply repeating BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH IS THE MOST PERFECT HUMAN BEING over and over again, let’s talk about the emotional roller-coaster that was the end of season 2, and more importantly HOW THE HELL IS SHERLOCK STILL ALIVE.
1. It wasn’t Sherlock that jumped
Why this could be true: Sherlock asked for Molly’s help and she has access to dead bodies. Or it could have been Moriarty. Plus, we never see a full body shot of Sherlock standing on the ledge while he’s talking to Watson. And the buildings behind his head are kind of inconsistent, I think. Maybe.
Why this probably isn’t true: Benedict Cumberbatch was filmed falling and landing on the ground. The person falling was obviously moving his arms and was alive…before hitting the ground that is.
2. He landed in the garbage truck (and then rolled out onto the ground…)
Why this could be true: There was a garbage truck nearby. The doctors and nurses easily could have been in on it, either because Sherlock enlisted the aid of Molly or of his brother. Also, because Watson was hit before he could make it to the body, it’s possible it wasn’t his body on the ground and was replaced with a fake. Or…it was him and he used the rubber ball trick to stop his pulse.
Why this probably isn’t true: The garbage truck really didn’t look anywhere close to where the body was landing.
Why this could be true: NOTHING ELSE MAKES SENSE.
Why this probably isn’t true: Sherlock is all about that ridiculous science crap.
When the answer is finally revealed we’re all going to feel like idiots for not figuring it out.
I’ve always wanted a chance to use that gif #dreamscometrue