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gravesdiggers:

The mysterious case of the possible promotion?

Sherlock has got into a bit of hot water with Boris Johnson complaining of “BBC bias” and claiming he was being mocked in the fake newspaper article right at the start of The Sign of Three…

We’re more interested in the top article though.

(You can read the full text of the article here, on our LiveJournal discussion post, courtesy of braisinhussy - but be warned, it’s not very complimentary to our beloved Lestrade).

Several sharp eyed people (JessC among them) have spotted that in the article Lestrade is referred to as DCI (Detective Chief Inspector) implying he got a promotion. (This would be about 6 months after the Fall).

In the end credits however, he’s listed as before as DI Lestrade. So there are three possibilities:

  1. The article is wrong and he’s still a DI.
  2. He did get a promotion… and then got a demotion and went back down to DI.
  3. The end credits are wrong.

I can’t believe he would get promoted after the events of the Fall and before Sherlock is exonerated but that said, the article is very clear about him being in charge (and responsible) for the Waters Gang investigation.

Maybe he got demoted for massive misuse of police resources to a hoax call in Baker Street or when Jones took all the credit for finally catching the Waters Gang in the act? Or worse, maybe when they cleared Sherlock they gave him the credit for all of Lestrade’s record (much like Anderson did) and took back the promotion on those grounds!

Thoughts?

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serazienne:

the sign of three | season 3 episode 2 (for lovegood-and-boswell)

A mix for when your best friend gets married | when you get married and your best friend is your best man | when you promise them both that marriage won’t ruin their friendship. ||  A mix for their wedding | your wedding. ||  A mix for stag nights | speeches | solving a murder | dancing. ||  A mix for the sign of three.

listen—>

DO YOU EVER HAVE YOUR FRIEND SEND YOU A SONG AND GO “YEAH THIS IS LIKE A SHERLOCK SONG” AND THEN YOU SAY “OOH OOH MAKE A WHOLE PLAYLIST” AND THEN THEY NOT ONLY DO IT BUT THEY MAKE IT ALL SHINY AND DEDICATE IT TO YOU AND PUT IT ON THE INTERNET FOREVER

Basically what I am saying is THANK YOU, KATIE. I’m sorry it took me like a year to find it.

I am beyond excited.

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After watching the newest Sherlock episode

Katie: suddenly remembering why i tumblr saviored lestrade
Katie: actually i don't think i ever did
Elizabeth: dude you ought to have girded your tumblr loins you knew this was coming
Katie: i flexed too late
Caroline: #I think you should change your name to lovegood-and-lestrade #because of how much lestrade is on my dash...
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moonblossom:

furiousposhman:

Things I love about this bit:

1) Mary knows what they both need. Sherlock is terrified, both of the wedding itself and his role in it and of losing John and their relationship irrevocably changing. He needs to be reassured that John is still his best friend, and they’re still gonna go on cases and have adventures and do fun stuff cuz they’re best friends. John needs that too, and he needs time away from the wedding and the lady to have some stupid fun with his best friend. They are stupid boys and she knows it and she loves them both for it. 

2) John and Sherlock, in addition to (separately and “”“sneakily”“”) wanting to take care of each other, both really want to please Mary. They want to make her happy and make their changing relationship work and they’re all COOPERATING and I mean christ, look at Sherlock’s face and the thumbs up, they are all in such cahoots they are so dumb. 

3) With the way this shot is framed, it looks like Mary has bison horns which makes me giggle. 

Ugggh, yes. This whole bit made me so happy. And sneaky Mary with cheeky devil horns is the best.

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Mary,

Lots of love, poppet. Oodles of love and heaps of good wishes from CAM. Wish your family could have seen this.

"

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"The Sign of Three"

Mary gurl are you in some deep shit or what

(via makokitten)

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meowdici asked: Agree with your post: Cute at times, but something's been bothering me about Cumberbatch's Sherlock and I couldn't explain it properly, but you hit on it exactly. I expected charm via character development but that doesn't seem to have happened at all. & you're right about that scene on the train being emotionally abusive as hell. John said the lovely canon line and it was a huge joke to Sherlock. Holmes is blunt, he isn't a big bag of dicks arbitrarily. Wanted to love it, still hopeful though?

Makes you miss the sweetheart Sherlock of the pilot, doesn’t it?

I don’t really understand why they keep throwing in all of these “I made you feel like absolute shit, what lark” bits between their “Three Garridebs” moments. Sherlock freaking out about John would not only still be meaningful but also not be undermined by the possibility that Sherlock is, once again, deliberately putting someone whom he supposedly cares about in a bad place just for laughs. I shouldn’t have suspected Sherlock of putting John in that bonfire when he was fishing John out. But it actually felt pretty damn possible after Hounds of Baskerville and the beginning of this new episode.