Here we are on the second episode of Sherlock and half way though the season. Lets recap last week’s episode, well Sherlock came back from the “dead” to help solve a terrorist case. John punched Sherlock for making him think that he died.
This week’s episode starts of with an exceptionally angry Detective Lestrade.
As Lestrade it getting to a crime scene he receives a text message from Sherlock saying help, Baker Street, please come, help. Naturally, Lestrade thinks that there is something wrong. Lestrade gets to Sherlock who needs help with his best man speech. Lestrade is completely annoyed with the fact that Sherlock called him over for something so dumb. Come on we all know how Sherlock is, Lestrade should have known better. Lestrade did not realize that Sherlock will text him over something stupid so Lestrade had called in everyone to rush over to Baker Street.
Mrs. Hudson talks with Sherlock about how he feels about John’s upcoming wedding and his speech. We will find out later that Molly was very worried about Sherlock giving the best man speech. We see everyone come out of the wedding ceremony and take pictures. Of course Sherlock doesn’t get that he not suppose to be in all the pictures.
The maid of honor lets Sherlock know about the tradition of the best man sleeping with the maid of honor. Instead, Sherlock does what he can to help her find a guy at the wedding. Before the wedding Sherlock had interrogated some of Mary’s male friends especially those who were ex’s to see if she might cheat on John. He even gave some of them stipulations about the amount of times they can see her and how often they can call or text.
James Sholto arrives at the wedding and he is an old war friend of John’s. Mary did not think that James was going to come to the wedding. Sherlock was very unhappy to find out that John talks about James all the time but not about him. We all know how Sherlock get jealous easily when it comes to sharing John, no wonder most people think they are gay.
Most the episode is Sherlock’s best man speech with clips of other cases and events interspersed in.
With some reminding Sherlock remembers to read the telegrams, which are well wishes from people who were not able to attend. Sherlock starts by reading each one individually but then goes to cliff noting them. Sherlock begins with saying how he felt about John asking him to be his best man. While Sherlock tells everyone at the wedding, he had all this emotions about it. In reality, he just stood there frozen and staring at John. Which I have to say was rather hilarious. Sherlock really did not understand that he was John’s best friend.
The first movement that Sherlock does after that is to drink his coffee, which has an eyeball in it, Sherlock had been playing with the eyeball earlier and dropped it into his coffee on accident. According to Sherlock, an eyeball will not make the coffee taste bad; while I trust him, I don’t think I will be adding it to my coffee anytime soon.
Sherlock continues his awkward speech and I mean awkward speech by insulting the whole idea of marriage and pretty much everyone in the room. Come on, its Sherlock did we expect him to give a non insulting speech. Then Sherlock turns it around by saying all these great and wonderful things about John. How John is caring, warm, intelligent, and a wonderful man and how Sherlock is honored to be his best friend. Sherlock had everyone in the room crying, some how he turned the speech around. More importantly, Sherlock showed emotions and that he is an actually normal person, I am not sure how I feel about this.
Since Sherlock read a book on how to do the best man speech, he naturally followed every suggestion, so he chooses some funny stories. Sherlock goes on to talk about John’s blog (we all know how much Sherlock loves John’s blog) and mention a few their adventures by name. One of which includes an actual elephant in the room. Sherlock chooses to mention the story of the Bloody Guardsman, which is about a royal guard who is being stalked. While the guard has told others, no one seems to really believe him. Sherlock puts on one of the guards hats and sneaks in while John talks to the man in charge of the guards.
While John is talking with him, another guard runs in telling them that the guy who they were investigating (Bainbridge) is dead. John asks to examine the body but the head guard won’t let him because he thinks he is lying about being a doctor since John told him that he had been a soldier earlier. John yells at him telling him that he had been a soldier and was a doctor. By this time, they have brought in Sherlock who had been sneaking around. The head guard thinks that Sherlock did it but Sherlock puts all that to rest. Bainbridge had been killed in the shower and Sherlock is not at all wet. Sherlock investigates the scene and John examines the body. During John’s examination, we find out that Bainbridge is not dead, John asks his nurse (Sherlock) to put pressure on the wound. Sherlock does a Q&A (its Sherlock) asking people if they can figure out what the best point of the story is. Lestrade and Tom (Molly’s Fiancé) try to guess how it happened, but Sherlock being unSherlock says the best thing is how John saves lives. While Sherlock can deduce the mystery, John is amazing because he can save lives.
Then Sherlock recounts the bachelor party which I would like to note was just John and Sherlock. Sherlock decides that him and John should do a drink everywhere they found a body. After talking with Molly, Sherlock decides to conduct an experiment about drinking by using 40 ml test tubes.
After some drinking and John sneaking shots, we see John and Sherlock drunk, and somewhat sleeping on the stairs of the flat. Mrs. Hudson comes in asking them what they are doing back so soon since they had only been out 2 hours. Then Sherlock and John play a guessing game, they have to guess who the person or thing is stuck to their head.
During this time, a client comes in and during her story Sherlock and John fall asleep. She tells them that she went on a date with a ghost. Sherlock decides to take the case and they both go over to the crime scene still drunk. Sherlock starts to investigate but he falls asleep while doing it and also throws up in the apt. Lucky for both John and Sherlock Lestrade is able to get them out of jail the next day.
Sherlock becomes very intrigued by the case and deduces that the man is not dead but actually someone who uses the names and places of the recently deceased. Sherlock questions some of the girls that had been on a date with this man (in his head by this point) but he cannot find a connection between them. Until he remembers, that Tessa had used John’s full name when she had introduced himself and John to the superintendent. It took years for Sherlock to learn John’s middle name and he had to find his birth certificate. The only other female who knows John’s middle name is the amazing Irene Adler. Enter Irene Adler into Sherlock’s head as she reaches out to him he tells her no he is working he does not have time for her which suggest that Sherlock thinks about Irene at times.
Then Sherlock remembers that John’s middle name was printed on the wedding invitations. That means Tessa saw the wedding invitation and that the killer is at the wedding and after someone at the wedding.
By this point Sherlock’s speech has gone all crazy because he is deducing the answer to the crime while trying to talk to everyone else so sometimes he slips and has to cover it. Sherlock also realizes that the royal guard it connected, the killer used him as a run through of his plan by stabbing him through his belt, in by doing so the belt was the only thing keeping him from bleeding out. How to figure out who would be the target well Sherlock had to figure out who you would want to kill at a wedding.
It would have to be someone who does not go out much and lives remotely – John’s friend James Sholto. Sherlock gives him a message saying that he is the target. John asks Sherlock to end his crazy long speech because they have a cake to cut. Sherlock does and Sholto uses this time to leave the room. Sherlock quickly explains to John what is going on and John gives Mary a kiss and runs off to help Sherlock. They are on their way to Sholto’s room but Sherlock cannot remember which one it is but Mary shows up and tells them which one. They all arrive outside the door but Sholto has locked it, he has his gun his lap. Sholto won’t come out until Sherlock convinces him that they would not do this to John on his wedding day. Sholto has John come in and help him out.
Sherlock then later on deduces that the photographer was the killer. The photographer’s brother had been in Sholto’s platoon when it had been attacked and he had died. Lestrade then arrests the photographer.
Sherlock is later dancing off to the side with the maid of honor because he wanted to practice for when they had to dance later. Sherlock tells her that he actually loves to dance. Sherlock plays the violin during John and Mary’s dance and after he is done he give them a small speech where he says three instead of two.
Later on, the dance floor he tells Mary that he knows that she is pregnant. John is mad that he did not realize it since he is a doctor but Sherlock tells them that he is happy for them. After seeing that everyone was happy and dancing at the wedding Sherlock puts on his coat and leaves with a smile on his face.
I have to say I enjoyed seeing John’s wedding, I would have much rather seen him get married in his uniform like they had him do in Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. I knew Sherlock’s speech was going to be interesting; I have to say they did not disappoint. It started horribly awkward but it did have some amazing touching moments. I do wish that his speech had not been pretty much the whole episode but they did do it in such a creative way that I don’t feel like I lost anything. I am sad that all we saw of Irene Adler was a blip; she is my favorite character from the show. I know that she is only in one story but I really wish I could see more of her.
I was kinda hoping that Sherlock visited her during his 2-year absence but that remains to be seen. While he said wonders where she is, that could mean since the last time he saw which was either when he saved her or during the 2 year absence I am hoping for the later so we can see some flashback scenes. I was happy to see everyone was at the wedding granted Mycroft did not attend but he had been invited. I am wondering if the place we saw Sherlock talk to the girls was his mind palace, it would be really exciting if it was. I am definitely looking forward to seeing Sherlock’s reaction to when John and Mary’s baby is born. Everyone was trying to explain to him that things will change now that John and Mary are married.
Until next week when I recap the season finale,
It took me about 30 minutes to even start trying to write this after the season finale, because well OMG. This was definitely one of the best season finales ever. Lets recap what happened last week, a demon possessed Macey and made her kill a priest, oh and the demon possessed look does not look good on anyone.
This episode starts with Abbie leaving a voice mail on Ichabod’s phone; I must say Ichabod has the nicest voice mail. Then Ichabod texts Abbie back, he is moving up in the world he can text now and he had to deal with autocorrect. While Abbie is in her kitchen she finds Andy Brooks sitting on the floor, well hello Andy thanks for stopping by to visit, what news from Moloch do you have to bring.
Andy basically repeats what they already know which is that Ichabod is supposed to deliver Abbie’s soul to the Moloch. Andy also makes sure that Abbie knows that he does love her, before he leaves.
Ichabod is playing around with Washington’s bible to decode the secret messages in it. It is discovered that Washington knew that Ichabod was one of the witnesses – can someone please tell me how he knew this. Apparently, Washington knew all about the supernatural stuff that was going on, I guess that is how you become President know about all the crazy stuff. Washington had some magic performed on him when he died to protect him from the evil that was around. Then he had them resurrect him like 4 days later so that he could exist between worlds and draw the map to purgatory for Ichabod to find in the future. Can anyone else say Zombie George Washington? Ichabod does his I am beyond brilliant thing, kinda like Batman and Sherlock Holmes and figures out that the priest who died in the first episode might have some answers. Naturally when they need help with things that require psychic powers they call in Henry Parish. Apparently, Ichabod dated Betsy Ross at one point.
Irving is questioned about what happen the night the demon possessed Macey. Irving later finds out that his daughter is in for questioning and they are taking a DNA sample from her because of the priest and cop that died in the safe house. We all know that Demon Macey did it, but obviously, the other cops are not going to accept that answer. Irving naturally asks them how his 13-year-old handicapped daughter was supposed have killed someone. They don’t care and tell Irving that if his daughter is a match they will arrest her.
Down in the sewers where dead Andy lives, him and Moloch talk. This causes a bunch of bat to come flying at Andy, which all I can think is run. The bats form a cocoonish thing around Andy. We later find out this morphed Andy into a bald creature that really channels Moloch or another demon. This new Andy, well it’s not his best look, but better than the snapped neck look.
Ichabod, Abbie, and Henry all go to the grave of the priest and they have Henry touch the body of the priest.
He gets a bunch of visions but the beads are cursed so it is hard for him to keep hold. However, he grabs back on because he wants to help them find the map and free Katrina. Henry is able to give them some information about that helps them figure out that the map is with Washington’s body. I swear they are going to get this guy killed with the amount they make him use his psychic powers. Of course, a bunch of demons come out of the ground to attack them; Ichabod and Abbie beat them off.
The downside with going to visit’s Washington’s grave is that there are 2 different grave sites. Thanks to Henry’s vision, they know which one to visit.
They get to the gravesite and naturally there is more than one possible option, because is can never be that easy. I naturally thought of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indy had to figure out which cup was the actual Holy Grail. Ichabod was able to deduce which one of the graves was Washington’s grave. Then they walk down a tunnel and the Washington’s stone coffin rolls out, now we are in National Treasure. They open the stone coffin where Ichabod takes the map from Washington.
Andy decides to visit them in the crypt at this point by jumping down Batman style. Abbie is able to pull Andy out from his demon-possessed haze long enough for him to beg her to kill him. Abbie thrust a spear like instrument through Andy’s head and Andy dies…again. Unfortunately, Andy blocked the only entrance out of the crypt but they are able to find another way out, again National Treasure. Oh look, Andy is getting back up I guess he is not dead…again. Abbie, Ichabod, and Henry get out of the crypt as it collapse thus I think actually killing Andy. Andy had asked Abbie to burn the map; Abbie convinces Ichabod that burning the map is the right thing to do. As much as Ichabod wants to free Katrina, he burns the map. I swear I could hear all the Ichabod and Abbie shippers screaming for joy. Last time I checked Ichabod has a photographic memory can’t he just use that ability and memorize the map?
While all of this is going on Irving decides that he is going to do whatever it takes to save his daughter. Irving turns in his gun and says that he was the one who killed the priest. The last we see of Irving is him being led away to jail, Irving wins the father of the year award for protecting his daughter.
Ichabod finally uses his photographic memory ability and redraws the map; there was no way he was going to leave his wife in purgatory. Henry has a dream of Moloch raising the 2nd horseman from the grave. Then Ichabod finds himself back in the Revolutionary War time and he sees a ginger lady walking by so he follows her thinking that it is Katrina. The ginger lady is not Katrina, sorry Ichabod not all gingers are your wife. Ichabod is not dreaming he actually stumbled upon a Revolutionary War reenactment. Ichabod is able to buy clothes, finally he will getting some new clothes that he likes. Ichabod buys the exact same thing that he has been wearing. I see Ichabod is going for the Fred Flintstone method of dressing. Jenny asks Ichabod if this means that he will be getting rid of his coat but Ichabod reuses to let some hipsters ruin his coat why wearing it all wrong.
They group begins to realize that this is the 13th anniversary of the day Abbie and Jenny saw Moloch in the woods. They think there is a good chance this means that the 2nd horseman is coming. Ichabod then confesses that he redrew the map from his memory. Abbie was not happy about this but Ichabod tells her that never planned on using the map without her knowing. They know they need Katrina to perform the spell to stop the 2nd Horseman from coming. Abbie tells Jenny to go through all of Corbin’s stuff because there might be something in there that might help them. Jenny does not like the idea of Abbie going into purgatory because of the prophecy that Ichabod will deliver her soul to Moloch. Abbie tells Jenny that she cannot live her life being afraid. Jenny tells Abbie that she better come back or else she will go in there with guns blazed and get her.
I love these Mills sister moments. Ichabod uses the phone to find where they need to go; apparently, the map app is working for him this time. The last time the map app was not working but the social media updates were. Henry reminds them that purgatory will try to trick them and if they fall for it, they will be stuck there forever. Abbie and Ichabod say the incantation that will take them into purgatory, the door opens and they walk in hand in hand. All I could think of was grammar school class trips hold your buddies hand so you don’t get lost.
Abbie wakes up in Corbin’s cabin with a bump on her head. Corbin and Andy are both alive and Abbie is on furlough from the FBI because of her injury. Corbin and Andy do everything that they can to make Abbie feel welcomed and at home. Before she is about to eat, the food (all I can think is don’t eat it or else you are stuck, I have obviously read too much Greek myths) Abbie remembers when she said that she would love Corbin to not be dead. Abbie realizes that this is not real and gets taken out of the cabin.
Ichabod in turn is back in England, Ichabod has been offered a professorship at Oxford and Ichabod’s father is proud of him. Ichabod is enjoying his coming home party and having his father praise. Ichabod is giving a glass to drink because they want to trap him and there but then, Ichabod remembers that this is not real because it is something that wanted. Ichabod is taken out of there. Side note, great casting on Ichabod’s dad Victor Garber was absolutely perfect in that role.
Jenny is listening to the tapes, which lead her to visit the ruins of the old Trinity Church (which is the church that Katrina gave baby Jeremy too). Jenny cannot find anything there but finds a sign buried under some leaves. Jenny grabs the sign and she calls Abbie telling her that Saints Name is the Sign and that she should not trust someone. The Horseman of death shows up, shoots Jenny’s car, and flips it over. Jenny is left for dead as the Horseman walks away.
Ichabod and Abbie find themselves surrounded by the lost souls of purgatory. Abbie is not sure that it is really Ichabod so she asks him to show her that thing she taught him when they had caught the Headless Horseman, the fist bumps makes another appearance.
Abbie and Ichabod find the church that Katrina frequents; of course, Katrina is wondering what Ichabod is doing there. Ichabod says that he came to free her but Katrina will not leave. Abbie is not having this because they did not come into purgatory for nothing. Katrina tells them that she can leave but that someone must stay in her place. Abbie volunteers to say, Ichabod tries to talk her out of it but he cannot. Good job Ichabod you fulfilled the prophecy. Ichabod tells Abbie that he vows to get her out and Katrina gives Abbie her pendent that will protect her from Moloch. Now all the Katrina and Ichabod shippers are screaming for joy. I guess that Abbie will not be getting Ichabod that phone upgrade. Ichabod and Katrina leave purgatory where they meet Henry who is waiting for them. Katrina performs the spell over the area where the 2nd Horseman should be.
While in purgatory Abbie runs into Moloch really early on and she fights him like the badass that she is, the necklace also helps. Abbie runs away and finds herself in the dollhouse that she and her sister had as kids. In the dollhouse are the kid versions of Abbie and Jenny. Young Abbie tells older Abbie that she exist because Moloch took part of their memories of that day away. Older Abbie asks to see the memory, it was of Moloch raising someone out of the coffin. Abbie freaks out and tries to get out of there but she cannot because she it trapped.
Casting the spell did nothing, which Katrina does not understand. Then Henry performs some magic and traps Katrina and Ichabod against the tree. Henry is the 2nd Horseman – War, well that is just great.
That is not all we find out the body that Jenny and Abbie saw Moloch pulling out of the grave was that of Jeremy Crane. Jeremy’s blood was strong enough to keep him alive so he feed off the vines. He heard Moloch calling to him, willing to give him salvation, Jeremy considers Moloch to be his father. When Jeremy got out, he took on the name of first church he saw – Henry Parish. What Henry is the son of Ichabod and Katrina; I did not see that coming. The Headless Horseman comes and takes Katrina with him. Jeremy then buried Ichabod in his coffin.
At the end, Irving is in jail, Jenny is possibly dead, Abbie is trapped in purgatory, Katrina was taken away by the Headless Horseman, Ichabod is buried alive in his son’s grave, and Henry is really Ichabod’s and Katrina’s son.
The season finale – amazing especially the last 10 minutes, I definitely did not see Henry being the 2nd horseman or him being Ichabod and Katrina’s son. To leave all the main character’s lives up in the air is crazy. I was freaking out about this ending for 30 minutes. I do still have issue with George Washington knowing that Ichabod was a witness that definitely felt like a plot device. I am not sure how I feel about zombie George Washington, he came back just so he could draw that map. This episode was channeling National Treasure more so them some of the other ones. I can’t say that I don’t enjoy the spins on history because I do. I don’t also want to feel like I am watching something I have already watched before either. Other than those issues I really enjoyed this episode. Ichabod and phone technology was amazing. I always love those Mills sister moments. Irving really got the dad of the year away by protecting his daughter. The writers did a great job and they really hit all the major points.
Until the fall,
Sherlock, well I have to say I have only just gotten into this show, but for those of you who have seen my New Years blog know this. I pretty much saw all 6 episodes in a week. I love Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock; he is absolutely amazing in the role. I was definitely excited to see the Season 3 Premiere. Where did season 2 leave off… well Sherlock was presumed dead.
In order to save the lives of John, Mrs. Hudson and Detective Lestrade, Sherlock had to die otherwise Moriarty would have them killed. To ensure that Sherlock would die, Moriarty killed himself. Moriarty was not as bright as he thought because he never thought that Sherlock cared for Molly. Sherlock went to Molly to help him with what he needed to do.
The episode starts with a telling of how Sherlock survived, he basically put a Sherlock mask on a dead Moriarty who was the dead body on the street.
Sherlock jumped off the building with the aid of bungee cord. The cord pulls Sherlock back up and he crashes though the window and kisses Molly.
Which we all know the Sherlock and Molly shippers went crazy over. Then Sherlock leaves the hospital while John finds the dead body. This turns out to only be a theory that Anderson tells to Lestrade. Lestrade does not believe the theory.
Then we are taken to another place Siberia more than likely, where a guy with long hair is being beaten up. It turns out that Sherlock is the one being beaten and that Mycroft is sitting there just letting it happen because he cannot blow his cover. Mycroft brings Sherlock back to London to help uncover a terrorist plot. When Sherlock gets back to London a Ms. Congenitally/ Hunger Games treatment is performed on him to make him look like his usual self.
I dunno I was kinda feeling the long curly hair.
John finally visits 221B Baker Street since Sherlock “died,” Mrs. Hudson is happy to see him but sad that he has not tried to contact her. John tells her that he has found someone who Mrs. Hudson naturally assumes it is a guy. John tells her that is a girl and that he is not gay. Some men just have a hard time accepting that they are in a bromance, let’s be fair Sherlock and John are one of the original bromances.
Sherlock goes the restaurant that John plans on proposing to his girlfriend at, even though Mycroft told him that John might not be happy to see him. Sherlock obviously does not listen and disguises himself as a French waiter with various items he picks up throughout the restaurant.
Eventually Sherlock lets John know that it is him since John was too nervous about the proposal to notice. It takes Mary a few moments but based on John’s reaction she figures out that it is Sherlock. I thought John was going to punch Sherlock but he didn’t he punches the table instead.
When Sherlock makes fun of John’s mustache then John launched himself at the Sherlock knocking him down in the restaurant. Sherlock talks with John and Mary at another place but does not give John the answer that he needs which is why did he stay away for 2 years. Eventually John gets completely pissed off (he never gets pissed at Sherlock) and punches Sherlock in the face. I knew this was going to happen because John was so distraught over the loss of Sherlock there is no way he would not have an intense reaction to him being alive. Mary tells Sherlock that she will talk to John and Sherlock does his look at you deduction technique.
I have to say this is one of my favorite aspects about Sherlock that he can look at a person and deduct a great deal about them.
Sherlock visits Lestrade to let him know he is still alive and Lestrade reacts the best out of everyone by giving him a big hug. Poor Mrs. Hudson, Sherlock gives her such a fright when he comes back. He also reveals himself to Molly who naturally knew that he was not dead.
Another version of how Sherlock survived is told Sherlock has a fake body attached to a cord while he talks to John; it’s the fake body that falls. Sherlock and Moriarty are sitting on the roof laughing about it because they are romantically involved.
This turns out to be a lame story made up by the Sherlock fan club. During this time the TV say that Sherlock is alive and then their cell phones go off letting them know Sherlock is alive. I have to say that I love it when Sherlock texts various people at the same time.
Mycroft comes by to visit Sherlock and to see how he is doing on the case. Well they play a game of operation, which is just hilarious. Then Sherlock and Mycroft get into basically a who has the bigger penis contest by showing off their brains in a deduction game.
Sherlock invites Molly to solve crimes with him, so she takes down notes during some of the meetings. While John is having a normal day in the office until he freaks out thinking that one of his new patients is Sherlock – the patient is not Sherlock. Sherlock and Molly visit a client who shows Sherlock footage of underground trains. Basically someone got onto one of the trains but never gets off. Sherlock deduces that this man is actually Lord Moran. Sherlock and Molly visit a crime scene with Lestrade, which just has a skeleton. Sherlock turns into a bloodhound by sniffing the body so that he can gain some more information on it. On the way out Sherlock and Molly talk about how she won’t be able to do this. Molly thanks Sherlock for the day and tells him that she is engaged. Sherlock thanks Molly for helping him fake his death and gives her a kiss on the cheek as he wishes her the best.
John went by 221B Baker Street, but on his way there, he is drugged and kidnapped by some guys. Mary gets a few random text that do not make any sense at first but then she deduces that there is a hidden message telling her that John is in trouble. Mary runs to Sherlock who she asks for help finding John. Sherlock commandeers a motorcycle in probably the best way possible by just putting his hand up.
Mary and Sherlock race across London to save John. Where Sherlock maps out a route to go and calculating the time it would take them to arrive. They make in just enough time before John is burned alive.
This would not have been as bad if the guy who kidnapped John was not trying to kill him in front of his daughter.
John naturally goes over the next day to talk to Sherlock because what else is he going to do the guy did help save his life. Sherlock’s parents are leaving when John gets there (side note those are Benedict Cumberbatch’s real parents). John is shocked to see how ordinary they are. John notices Sherlock’s wall and Sherlock begins to tell him about the case. They get a video call from the client that Sherlock visited with Molly. Sherlock realizes that during that time not only did Lord Moran disappear but that his whole train car did as well. The client helps them figure out where the car might have disappeared.
Sherlock and John race down to the underground tunnels, John tells Sherlock that he should call the cops but of course, Sherlock doesn’t. I would like to say that I love how John got right back into being a detective with Sherlock, it was almost like the 2 years never happened.
They eventually find the car that they think is carrying the bomb only to find out that the train car is actually the bomb. Lord Moran actually set the bomb remotely, giving John and Sherlock only 2 ½ minutes to defuse the bomb. John naturally thinks that Sherlock knows how to defuse the bomb because well its Sherlock and he can do anything. Sherlock tells him that he does not and hopes that John does since he had been a soldier. John makes Sherlock go to his mind palace because somewhere inside there should be the information on how to defuse the bomb. Sherlock tells him that there not, both men have a moment as they brace for death.
We are shown a scene of Sherlock being recorded, yay they did not die in the train car. Sherlock is telling someone about how he faked his death; basically he had the whole thing set up with Molly and his brother Mycroft. Sherlock made John stand in that location so he would not see anything that is going on. When Sherlock jumped, he landed on a giant air cushion. Sherlock arranges for John to be knocked down which give Sherlock time to get off the air cushion and lay down on the ground with fake blood. Sherlock made sure to find a way to stop his pulse because he knew that John would be sure to check. Sherlock had figured out that Moriarty had found someone who looked like him because Moriarty had a little girl convinced that Sherlock kidnapped her. That is where Molly comes in because she got a hold of that corpse to help fake Sherlock’s’ death. It turns out that Sherlock is telling this all to Anderson, who had arranged the skeleton death earlier. Anderson finds the problems in Sherlock’s story making him doubt that he was even told the real story.
Back on the train car, well I guess we all got excited too soon. Maybe we didn’t because Sherlock starts to laugh, apparently there was an off switch on the bomb that Sherlock has flipped, the bomb was stopped at 1 ½ minutes. John is naturally annoyed at Sherlock for making him think that they were going to die. The cops come a few moments later to help them Sherlock had called them. As Lord Moran tries to escape, the cops stop him.
John comes by the next day and tells Sherlock everything he has said at his grave, the most important being that he asked him to not be dead. Sherlock tells John that he know because he had been there. We learn that Mary and Mrs. Hudson are there as well, because Sherlock and John is are going to be talking to press about the terrorist incident. Molly comes by with her fiancé who looks very much like Sherlock but everyone makes sure not to say anything. Sherlock goes outside to talk to the press wearing the iconic Sherlock Holmes hat.
Somewhere is a warehouse looking place there is a creepy looking guy watching the footage of Sherlock saving John.
I have to say I enjoyed this episode, but then again I always enjoy Sherlock. It was a great way to bring him back to London and it was so interesting to see how many people actually knew he was alive and who didn’t. I also appreciated all the different how he survived stories. It almost reminds me of the Joker telling his origin or how he got the scars story. It was great to see how everyone had moved on with their lives well except for Mycroft. I really appreciated that with Molly since she knew that Sherlock was alive, that she was able to move with her life. I cannot tell you how happy I was to see John punch Sherlock, besides the fact that we have all been waiting for that, John was lied to, and he had a right to be pissed. I would have done the exact same thing only sooner. This was honestly the perfect way to bring him back to London.
I have to say one of my favorite things about this show is that they show us how Sherlock’s mind works. I love seeing that, I enjoy it so much when he just looks at someone and can deduce so much about their lives.
It was also great to see Sherlock map out the path to save John and to include ETA times. Seriously it is amazing to see his brain in action, I wish mine did that. I would love to be able to do even a quarter of what he does.
Lets talk about the mustache; you really didn’t think I was not going to talk about it.
I already knew about it and everything else because thanks to other social media sites and England getting it first people were already taking about it. I had no official opinion on the mustache until I saw the episode yea it needed to go. I have no idea what John was thinking, but I think that was great creative writing. The only person who could get John to shave it was Sherlock; right after Sherlock makes fun of it… it is gone.
Join me next week as John asks Sherlock to be his best man and as John marries Mary.
Lets recap what happened in last weeks episode, well we basically get some idea of what happened to Coulson after his apparent “death”. All I can say about that is feels, lots of feels.
This episode starts off in the SHIELD academy where some of the students are going into the pool. While swimming in the pool, a giant sheet of ice starts across the top of the pool.
My first thought was Iceman is at the SHIELD Academy (yes, I know he can’t because of all the legal stuff but hey ice and its marvel – it was a logical jump to). It did make for a good action scene at the beginning of the show.
In the Bus, Ward, Fitz, Simmons, and Skye are all talking about the SHIELD Academy. Skye is trying to understand it better since she never attended. Fitz tells her she would have been recruited to the easiest part of the academy. Naturally Skye wants to know which part is the hardest to get into, Ward says Operations, Fitz and Simmons say theirs. There is definitely rivalry between those two sections, it is not surprising since we find out that basically none of the section communicate with each other. Coulson is hiding in his office looking at the file of his death that Nick Fury had sent over.
We find out that Coulson and May won’t be joining them at the academy. They instead they will be heading to Mexico to check out a lead that could give them more info into Skye’s past, not that they tell anyone else on the team this.
Ward, Fitz, Simmons, and Skye get to the academy, which causes Ward to make fun of the science division. That causes Fitz to make fun of Ward’s division. Fitz and Simmons are whisked off because well they are big shit on campus.
Fitz and Simmons come in to give a talk to the student body, which is actually going very well until Donnie one of the students turns into a block of ice. Iceman is apparently at the academy (I guess the x-mansion was getting boring) and he doesn’t like Donnie.
We find out some great information about Donnie, he is basically super smart and is a stand out much like Fitz and Simmons who were the youngest to graduate.
May and Coulson are chilling in Lola looking for the guy who could give them more information on Skye’s past.
May is trying to convince Coulson to stop obsessing about what was in the file and about what happened to him. May tells him she knew him before and after if she thought there was anything more or anything that needed to be looked into she would help him, but she doesn’t. Coulson does not want any more secrets, so May tells him that she has been sleeping with Ward. Right at that moment Coulson sees the guy they are looking for (Agent Lumley). May jumps out of the car and run after him while Coulson follows along in Lola. May gets Lumley into the alley where she fights him; this guy must have left SHIELD before May became a thing because seriously fighting her is dumb.
I will give Lumley credit he does manage to get a hit on May that might be the first time anyone has hit her all season. As Lumley is running up the fire escape to get away, Coulson blocks him by flying up in Lola. Coulson tells Lumley that they are from SHIELD and Lumley is excited to hear this because he thought they were someone else going after him. He knows that they are there because of the girl.
Ward, Simmons, and Skye all head down to the boiler room, of course Ward makes fun of the fact that they hang out in the boiler room. That is until he sees what they have done to it; of course, the nerd kids modified it, there are lights, tables, pool table, and a bar. Ward is quite jealous because they have nothing like this in Operations. Skye find out who else was up for the Sandbox (the place you want to go to) in order to find out who might have something against Donnie. Apparently, Iceman is not up for the Sandbox nor is he actually at the academy. Skye points him towards a girl playing pool; Ward goes over to make friends with her.
Well this girl happens to be fake Katniss from Starving Games the horrible Hunger Games spoof – if you have not seen it check out my previous blog post about it before seeing it. Fitz on the other hand was sent off to talk to Donnie. Donnie is doing the loner thing in his room. Fitz reaches out to Donnie by basically telling him that he was like him, he hated the school but it all changed when he made a friend. Fitz notices Donnie’s ideas along the wall, Donnie shows Fitz his idea for something else that he cannot get to work. Fitz being the helpful person that he is tells him how to fix it. Back in the boiler room, Ward continues to talk to the girl who basically tells them that Donnie and Seth have been talking to each other about how Fitz was coming to the school. They are both huge Leo Fitz fans. Fitz was never supposed to come to the school until this happened….oh no they are the ones who have been freezing everyone. Simmons calls Fitz to make sure he is all right, Fitz then realizes that Donnie was trying to create basically an ice gun. Fitz goes running towards Donnie’s room to confront him only to be hit in the head with an air gun by Seth.
Coulson and May are talking to Lumley, they find out that him and his partner had been called in to investigate a 0-8-4. When they get there, an entire Chinese village was dead and so were various SHIELD agents. They had all died to protect Skye who is considered to be the 0-8-4. Wasn’t an 0-8-4 an alien or unidentified object in the second episode? Lumley’s partner took her from a dead agents arm and then took her to an orphanage. From there Skye was bounced around different foster homes to protect her, Lumley’s partner was killed by people trying to find Skye. May begs Coulson to not tell Skye any of this information.
Donnie and Seth have been working for Ian Quinn who we have not seen since Skye infiltrated his home while undercover for SHIELD. Seth calls Quinn telling him that they have been discovered. Quinn is not happy to hear this and convinces Seth to turn on the machine so he can see what it does. Seth then peer pressures Donnie who is not sure about turning on the machine to do it otherwise Quinn won’t give them the money. Donnie does it, (note peer pressure sucks) but it is a waste because Quinn had already decided to turn his plane back around and give up on the boys.
Skye and Simmons are on the plane; Skye confronts Coulson about why he is ignoring her. Coulson then tell Skye about everything he had discovered causing Skye to cry. Coulson’s only way to comfort her is to touch her cheek. This caused a lot of feels for Skye.
The machine Donnie has created caused a massive ice storm around the school. Ward, who was chilling in the basement the whole time, tries to go outside but the storm was too much.
May decides to fly into the storm since the only way in is through the eye of the storm. Donnie tries to turn off the machine because is it causing way too much damage but the machine explodes throwing him and Seth back. May wins the pilot of the year award by flying the plane into the storm without killing anyone. The team runs out and grabs both Donnie and Seth and then flies out of there. Seth sustained horrible trauma to the head. While Simmons does her, best to save him Coulson calls it. Donnie now has to deal with the fact that he killed his only friend.
Donnie is being shipped off to the Sandbox but not as a scientist but for observation. May confronts Coulson about telling Skye about her past but Coulson tells her that Skye took it very well. Instead of it, destroying her she actually said that she was wrong about thinking no one wanted her; this whole time she had a SHIELD family watching her. Skye visits the wall of fallen agents to say good-bye to Lumley’s partner.
While Donnie is being taken over to the Sandbox, we discover that he can create ice from his finger. Again, I go to Iceman, but since this is Avengers he has to be Blizzard – I foresee a future villain.
Coulson calls Quinn to tell him that he knows what he was up to and that he should stop because SHIELD is after him. Quinn just tells Coulson that the Clairvoyant tell him hello.
This was another good episode of SHIELD, I enjoyed finding out more about the SHIELD Academy. It was great to see who popular Fitz and Simmons are now. Of course, it was great to see Ward being all Operations pride. I am happy that Coulson did not keep Skye’s past from her. It was really great to see that maturity in her character. She really took that great, I don’t think I would have taken that as well as her. I do have a question about the whole ice storm thing the machine broke. Wouldn’t that mean the storm just keeps going, there was no mention of how they stopped it. It is just disappear because if that is what happened then I think we found the cause of the polar vortex. I guess we just accept that broken machine means the storm eventually stops.
Well join me again in a few weeks when I will recap the next episode of SHIELD. I am very excited for this episode because it will have special guest star Stan Lee.
Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D recap
Let’s recap what happened on this weeks episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, we as we know from last week Agent Coulson was kidnapped and no one knows what happened to Mike Peterson.
The episode starts with an apparently alien artifact being sold to Centipede. Since they have Agent Coulson naturally Agent Ward and Agent May come into the scene very dramatically and start punching and kicking everything. Victoria Hand shows up and pretty much tells the guy selling the artifact that he is coming with them.
I don’t know about the rest of you but Victoria Hand does not scare me. I kinda want to punch her in the face.
Back on the plane, Victoria Hand is ordering people around as if it is her plane. Ward and May are good agents who are trained to respect authority so they let it happen. Naturally, Skye is not all right with this and does some hacking into SHIELD, which sets off the alarms on the plane. Victoria yells at Skye and tells her that she is done and off the plane. Ward naturally tries to stop this but when May is asked she tell Victoria, that Skye is of no use on the plane. Really, May why do you have to be like that? Skye is told that she will be debriefed and she is done. Fitz, Simmons, and Ward are not having any of this; they give her a “sandwich” aka a device that will stop her bracelet and let her hack just once and let her know that she has 15 min to get off the plane. On her way out Skye says, “Don’t touch Lola,” to the guy trying to touch Lola. It’s nice to see that the team protects Coulson’s car even when he is not there.
We see that Agent Coulson is alive with not a whole lot of damage to him. Po keep trying to use this machine induce his memories.
Of course Coulson is stubborn and tough so he doesn’t give in. Unfortunately, that involves the use of a taser like device and the hard way. When Coulson is brought back to his room, well he doesn’t look as good. He does manage to steal an instrument that will help him cut through his ropes and escape. Coulson gets outside, yay he is free – only to discover that he is on a deserted western movie set (not really but that’s what it looks like) and the bad guy is waiting for him.
Skye after being kicked off the plane, she tries to hack into SHIELD through a public computer. Of course, that doesn’t go well because SHIELD blocks her and all the other computers at the café. Skye leaves in her big FBI looking truck (it seriously looks like the one Booth drives on Bones), then remembers the guys who’s info she was hacking before can help her so she crashes the car and makes On Star take her to his house. Skye breaks into the house, calls the guy’s job and tells them that there is a break in and the cops need to question him. She uses that time to put on her SHIELD outfit. Once the guy gets there, she tells him that she is Agent May and uses the knowledge on him to get him to do what she wants.
Victoria Hand had sent one of her best guys in to break the guy who was selling the alien artifact but her guy failed. Naturally, Ward went in, apparently Simmons and Fitz have modified the plane so that part of the roof of the interrogation room can open and make someone fly out. Well that happens to be a good interrogation move, it was really funny seeing Fitz and Simmons do rock, paper, scissors to see who got to activate it. Naturally, Victoria Hand is not happy about this or the fact that Skye never showed up for her debriefing.
Back where Coulson is being hostage, they are using the taser on him again. Apparently, the Clairvoyant who is controlling everything cannot see how they saved Agent Coulson. (I personally think it would be awesome if the Clairvoyant turns out to be Stan Lee since he is supposed to do a guest appearance). Raina happens to be there is her floral dress, because that is all she wears.
Well Po talks to the Clairvoyant over the phone who then apparently asks to speak Raina. Well apparently, the Clairvoyant agrees with Raina who hands the phone back to Po, who is then killed over the phone. I have to say killing someone over the phone is pretty impressive. Now Raina is in charge of trying to get the information from Coulson. She uses a different technique – feelings. She is such a manipulative female. Raina tells Coulson how the girl he loved not only loved him back but that she cried for days after being told that he was dead. How it is horrible that SHIELD is lying to her and to him. Coulson agrees to go back into the machine and let it work. Really, Coulson, feelings is what gets you.
Skye has gotten the guy to do what she wants him to do, but before that happens basically rent a cops show up and threaten arrest/shoot Skye. Well being on the plane and training with Ward paid off because Skye takes out the cops and ties them up. I must say she does a great impression of being a badass SHIELD agent. The guy gets the information that is needed. Skye calls up Simmons.
We learned earlier in the episode that May is not a cold-hearted bitch, because she did not send Skye off the plane because she does not like her. She did it because she knows that she does more good when she works under the radar.
When Simmons gets the phone call from Skye, she can’t let anyone know that it is Skye because of the extra agents there. Lucky for them that they created a safe word that Simmons uses which causes May to kick everyone out of the room. May takes the phone to find out what Skye knows. Ward tells Victoria what Skye found out that, Victoria doesn’t want to go. Ward tells her that she doesn’t have to, but they him, May, Fitz and Simmons are all going after Coulson.
Coulson is back in the machine and this time it is working, he is managing to see past the images of Tahiti (which turns out to not be a magical place).
We see a room with doctors (one of which happens to be the preacher from firefly) and a lot of bloody utensils. Preacher/Doctor is against what they are doing to Coulson who is begging for them to kill him. The top of his head is open and there is a spider machine poking at this brain.
This part of the show had all the feels while watching it. Coulson does manage to lie to Raina telling her that he sees only black. I am beginning to think that Black Widow teaching the how to manipulate people course at SHIELD.
Skye shows up at the deserted western movie lot first in a car she borrowed from the guy. Of course, she is spotted but she has nothing to worry about because Ward, May, Simmons and Fitz hit him with a car.
Ward goes off to hit some people (I swear he likes hitting people) while May and Skye look for Coulson. Skye finds Coulson who is begging to die, when Raina tries to stop Skye, Skye punches her. Skye turns off the machine, which causes Coulson to come back to reality.
Everyone welcomes Coulson back on the plane with no hugs. Victoria Hand welcomes him back by basically saying that she can’t stand the plane. I should also mention that Victoria Hand spent most of the episode complaining that she does not understand what the big deal is about one agent. It Coulson and Nick Fury loves him (Nick Fury and Robin Scherbatsky, I mean Captain Hill, have been asking for updates). Since Coulson knows none of this, he thanks her for her help. Coulson also thanks Skye for her help since he was told all that she did for him and he takes the bracelet off her.
We see preacher/doctor get into his car only to be startled by Coulson in the back seat of the car. I see that Coulson wanted to do the creepy thing again. Preacher/Doctor basically tells Coulson that he had been dead for days but that Nick Fury would not let him die. By the time he was brought in, they were on the 7th surgery and unfortunately they had to keep him conscience to figure out how to save him. They gave him the memory of Tahiti in order for him to become the person that he was before. He had lost the will to live, again all the feels.
In the bonus scene we see Mike Peterson who we were told had been killed in the explosion. Well he is not dead, he is burned and missing a leg but he is alive and unfortunately back in the control of Centipede.
I liked the episode, it if definitely one of my favorites. I always love it when the team bands together. I also love it when the team doesn’t listen to Victoria Hand. I really enjoyed Skye acting all tough and like a SHIELD agent. I love it when they show her caring about the team. I wish we had found out more about what happened to Coulson but if we found out all at once that would take some of the anticipation away. I do have to say it gave me a lot of feels, because I hated seeing what they did to Coulson.
Join me next we as we uncover more about what happened to Agent Coulson. We find out what they have been hiding about Skye’s past. The team also visits the SHIELD academy in next week’s episode.