Post by AntiArbitrator on May 18, 2014 13:45:09 GMT -5
This post contains details of what happened in the season finale.
I enjoyed the drama and intrigue in the season finale and the way all of the players were clever at playing the game.
The episode began with Sherlock trying to convince Mycroft that he was being framed as a traitor and murderer and that he needed to leave immediately. Mycroft was bewildered and made no effort to leave until Sherlock pressed Mycroft’s car key remote and Mycroft’s car exploded. Then Sherlock took him to a safe house that Ms. Watson had access to.
Why would they want to help him for, isn't he dirty?
No, he was not dirty and Sherlock and Joan worked together to determine who was framing Mycroft. But Sherlock was distracted because Joan had slept with his brother after she was so upset with him. He wanted to know why.
Joan arrived at the conclusion that Sherrington, Mycroft’s handler, was the mole in the agency so they needed a way to prove it. Sherlock was very upset that Joan was moving out and told her he would work alone since he would need to get used to it.
While Sherlock was at police headquarters, Sherrington came to his home. After questioning Joan, he threatened to put one of her eyes out with his thumb. Joan was scared but she was smart. Before she let him enter, she had linked all of the monitors so that the hacker network members could see and hear the conversation. Sherrington left in a hurry.
Sherlock was visibly upset that Sherrington threatened Joan and he blamed everything on Mycroft. That is when Joan revealed that Mycroft had returned to MI6 to keep Sherlock out of jail. Sherlock was shocked and went to his brother and promised to make things right for him. He also told Joan that she was important to him and he would become a better person for her.
Mycroft tracked down Sherrington and went to have a chat. He could not carry out his plan because Sherrington had written a letter that would go to the French crime family if he were dead. The letter would put the Holmes brothers and Joan in danger. But clever Mycroft had a Plan B. He contacted the NSA and they killed Sherrington. Because of the threat of the letter, they made it appear that Mycroft was also dead. Mycroft has to disappear and can have no contact with his family or Joan.
Joan was upset by the news and raced up the stairs crying. Sherlock and Mycroft had an awkward touching moment in which Mycroft hugged Sherlock and told him their time together meant a lot to him.When Sherlock went to Joan’s room, she was on the phone making arrangements to look at an apartment. He was disappointed and hurt. He went to the book in his bookcase where his last bit of heroin was located and put the little packet in his pocket.
The episode ended when Sherlock went to see Sherrington’s boss and accepted his previous offer to work for MI6. I did not see the heroin again so I do not know what he did with it.
This was a very exciting and often humorous season.
I was afraid Sherlock was hiding some sort of drug.
This may have been a humorous season, but it has come up short in that department in the last few episodes. Of course I like the characters and I do like to see mysteries solved, but this shows hasn't interested me much lately.