131 Thoughts I Had During 'Sherlock' Season 4 Episode 1

131 Thoughts I Had During 'Sherlock' Season 4 Episode 1

Are we ever going to find out what happened with Moriarty?
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After three years of waiting it's finally here.

Season 4 of Sherlock has finally been released. After years of waiting, the response to "The Six Thatchers" has been starkly divisive. As a ferocious fan of both the series and the novels, I have spent the past three years eagerly awaiting the response to "His Last Vow". Although I was delighted to see that the game is back on, some moments of the episode lived up to the hype while others left us feeling, as Moriarty would say,

"I'm disappointed, I'm disappointed in you, Sherlock."

Regardless, the episode left us ravenous for next week's chapter, "The Lying Detective". Like the world's only consulting detective, viewers had a constant stream of thoughts racing through their minds throughout the episode, however the episode seemed to provide more questions than answers.

Here are a list of 131 questions "The Six Thatchers" posed:


*BEWARE, THERE ARE SPOILERS AFOOT.*

1. Season 4! Season 4! I'm so excited! Are we finally going to find out about Moriarty's return?

2. How much does one have to donate to get added to the Masterpiece Trust?

3. Alan Cummings! I adore you, can you summarize me as a person sometime?

4. They name the third brother in the recap! Does that mean we're going to meet him this season?

5. Yes! Moriarty, we do miss you! Please come back! Please? Is anyone ready for you to be dead?

6. Why is Sherlock tweeting? He's never been especially into social media before?

7. Two grown men fighting over Twitter? (Actually, this is what I imagine happening in Trump's meetings. Am I wrong?- Sorry, that's the last time I will ever compare Sherlock to Trump.)

7.5. Sherlock's response to cookies is actually me.

8. Of course Sherlock is lying. It's not a natural high. He tried to OD moments ago, assuming this meeting takes place immediately after "The Abominable Bride." How long after that episode is this meeting?

9. What's an ice lolly? It sounds amazing!

10. How did they doctor that footage so quickly?

11. But is Moriarty REALLY dead?

12. Ah! It's the opening! I could cry. Could I be more excited?

13. So the sharks combined with the story are creepy. Foreshadowing?

14. John? What happened to you hair?

15. Awesome? Is Sherlock using slang?

16. Could this montage be better? I don't think so.

17. "It's never twins," BUT Moriarty's death was twins in the original stories. Me thinks thou doth protest too much. Red Herring?

18. How does Benedict Cumberbatch speak so quickly?

19. Wait, Sherlock tried to arrest a Jellyfish, what precisely happened?

20. BABY WATSON! BABY WATSON! Did Mary give birth in the car?

21. Why did I forget how much I love Molly?

22. Why won't you put the phone down Sherlock?

23. Rosamund?

24. Where did Molly get her outfit? It's adorable!

25. Worst time for Siri to go off. Awkward. But who hasn't been there?

26. AHHH! Could Sherlock and Rose's relationship be any cuter?

27. Who's the ginger? She kind of looks like Zooey Deschanel. Why is she so smiley?

28. Again, what's with the hair John?

29. Not to sound like an uncultured American, but who's the bust?

30. Skype call? Is FaceTime not a thing in the UK?

31. A Power Ranger on the car? Why haven't I done that before?

32. Is it wrong to feel bad for the power ranger?

33. What's the significance about the two kinds of vinyl?

34. Why is Sherlock giving Greg the credit?

35. Greg, his face! He's so excited! Will he ever find out Sherlock doesn't really know his name?

36. Mary, mama assassin! Could she be more perfect?

37. Margaret Thatcher? The man's obsessed. Is he a politician? Is it normal to build a shire to her in your home, in England?

38. Tell me about the bust Sherlock. Is she the first of the six Thatchers?

39. Wait, what happened to Charlie?

40. Aw, what a good son. Is Sherlock trying to break viewer's hearts?

41. OOH, is Moriarty involved? Pray tell Sherlock.

42. They recognize the irony of Sherlock calling Mycroft hypocritical for calling Margaret Thatcher arrogant, right?

43. "It looks very fully functioning." Oh Mycroft. Sherlock's showing photos of the baby, I appreciate that they're humanizing him, but why?

44. Can you tell us more about Sherlock's childhood, Mycroft?

45. But is Mycroft Wikipedia?

46. Another smashed Thatcher?

47. This is awkward, is the woman at the front door Lestrade's ex wife?

48. Nope, apparently she's from Interpol. What's the big deal about this pearl?

49. Where did John get that balloon though?

50. Wait, how is Sherlock deducing all this about the man's wife?

50.5. Ooohh! Okay...

51. Who is Sherlock texting?

52. Craig? How can Sherlock remember that but not Greg?

53. What's the radius for bloodhounds tracking blood?

54. Whiskey and Caffeine? Is the vandal a college student?

55. A murder? Wow, that vandalism escalated quickly

56. Is the vandal/ murderer looking for something in the bust?

57. Can you punch someone underwater in a pool? Doesn't the water prevent momentum?

58. Is Moriarty really not involved?

59. A flash drive? Oh no! It's the same one from "His Last Vow". Did Mary give John a fake one?

60. How did things get even more intense? Protect her Sherlock!

61. Wait, Ammo, like bullets?

62. AGRAs an acronym?

63. WTF, MARY?

64. How does Sherlock have an underground bunker? Where did it come from?

65. So, does that mean Mary's real name starts with an R?

66. REALLY? Why did you drug him, Mary? You were having a moment?

67. Redbeard? Are they trying to break our hearts?

68. But is it sentiment?

69. Wow, Mary's accent is impressive. Are all assassins trained in feigning accents?

70. Why is her breakdown making me cry?

71. How is she changing her plan based on dice. Does she have six contingency plans every time she rolls the dice?

72. How long has Mary's ID been there?

73. I know that voice... How is Sherlock there?

73.5. Okay, a tracker in the memory stick, that makes sense.

74. Wait does that mean John doesn't trust her? Why else would he be tracking her?

75. How did they arrive at the house before her? Based on the conversation Sherlock was having, it appears as though they'd been there for a while.

76. But wasn't it dangerous to name the baby after your alias, Mary?

77. Could AJ have worse timing?

78. Why am I unhappy AJ's dead? He tried to kill like five people this episode.

79. Amo or Ammo? That is the question.

80. Wait, why is ginger Zooey Deschanel back?

81. Why is flower power lady talking to John?

82. Why didn't you throw her number out, John?

83. WTF John?

84. Really, your assassin, mother, nurse, genius, wife isn't enough?

85. She misses you? Is that an undercover Moriarty reference?

86. I repeat, WTF John? Your child and loving wife are a room away?

87. Does Mary know?

88. Why is it taking you this long to break it off?

89. Why is she at the bus stop? Is she following you? You're smarter than that John. End it now!

90. You're aware this is unacceptable, right, John Hamish Watson? You're making me regret naming my cat after you.

91. Is Lady Smallwood the British Woman?

92. Does she know Sherlock's watching the episode?

93. So, does Mary know about the affair, if "receptionists know everything"?

94. Why haven't you told her yet, John?

95. How did Sherlock manage to send two different texts at precisely the same time?

96. What's at the aquarium?

97. Ah, so the receptionist did it?

98. Does the receptionist lady know she's reprehensible?

99. Can John get there faster?

100. Has Sherlock's backup been there the whole time?

101. Why hasn't Sherlock moved, she fired a bullet?

102. How was Mary able to take the bullet, and yet Sherlock so statuesque?

103. Come on, let's get Mary medical aid. She's going to be okay right? We learned how to treat a gun shot in season 3. I know it was three years ago, but we still remember it.

104. Does anybody have a tampon? They were invented solely to prevent blood loss bullet wounds in WWI.

105. Why isn't Mary lying on the ground yet? Immobilize her! Stop the blood. The bullet is still inside her, otherwise the aquarium behind her would have cracked. Lay her down. You can save her John!

106. Is it wrong to be satisfied Mary has finally apologized for shooting Sherlock?

107. Why are you letting her die John? You were an army doctor. You know she should be on the floor?

108. What is the noise John's making? Is he okay?

109. Why is John blaming Sherlock for Mary's death? She jumped. It's not like Sherlock pushed her. He broke a vow too.

110. Are any of the viewers ever going to be able to enjoy an aquarium again?

111. Is she really dead?

112. Really, though? This show doesn't have the best record of people staying dead.

112.5. Wow, there's her cremation. I guess she is really dead.

113. Why am I having so many emotions? I came here to have a good time and am honestly feeling so attacked right now.

114. WAIT, Sherlock's at John's therapist's?

115. Does Mycroft really live there?

116. What's the 13th on Mycroft's fridge?

117. Is Mycroft calling the third Holmes brother?

118. Sherlock left John's balloon up. Why does this show insist on emotionally killing me?

119. "Say the word Norbury" that was the receptionists name. Why is Sherlock punishing himself?

120. Miss Me? Are we finally going to get an answer to what happened with Moriarty? It's not like we've waited three years for answers or anything.

121. Mary? Were you working with Moriarty?

122. How did the tape end up with Sherlock, since Mary's dead?

123. What case is she referring to?

124. Molly, you look so upset. What's in that letter?

125. I repeat, WTF John?

126. 2017 just started, why does Sherlock insist on emotionally traumatizing me so early?

127. Go to Hell, Sherlock? What does that mean?

128. Is it some sort of code? Is she talking about Rosie, since she made those devil and Antichrist jokes? Is that where Sherlock will have to go to save John? Does she blame Sherlock for her death too?

129. Are we ever going to find out what happened with Moriarty?

130. Why is it that after three years of nothing all our questions are ignored and we were instead greeted with heartbreak and more daunting questions?

131. Is it next Sunday yet?

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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What The 2019 'Season Of The Crab' Means For Your Zodiac Sign

It could be a super emotional month for everyone.

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It's officially summer, and that means it's time to dive into the watery depths of Cancer season on June 21. There is a different energy in the air; different from the vibe in Gemini season. Each sign can expect to notice its effects, whether they are obvious or more subtle.

Cancer season means you're probably going to feel more moody than usual. Maybe you're crying more often. Maybe you'll feel more dreamy and intuitive. Maybe you'll be more irritable. Whatever the case, it never hurts to know what you're about to get yourself into.

So what does Cancer season mean for you, based on your zodiac sign?

1. Cancer - 21 Jun to 22 Jul

@rebeccahmac_

Happy solar return, cutie crustacean!

This is one of the dreamiest times of the entire year for you, but lacking structure and planning could prove stressful. You're in an imaginative zone and you may not feel like settling down before chasing the stars, but you must think ahead so things will work out.

2. Leo - 23 Jul to 22 Aug

@lolasuxs

Cancer season will find you exploring who you want to become, and what you want to leave behind. With your season just around the corner, this is also a magical time for healing and exploring yourself. Journaling, creative pursuits, or talking things through are wonderful ways to nourish your soul.

3. Virgo - 23 Aug to 22 Sep

@nahomi.17

This Cancer season, you'll find that the stars and the moon are asking you to rest. You will be faced with many choices and decisions this month. Enjoy your time fostering whatever creativity comes to mind. Do not force yourself to go out if you're not feeling up to it. It's okay to be you and be alone sometimes.

4. Libra - 23 Sep to 22 Oct

@tiiffahh

Cancer season and Neptune retrograde begin on June 21, causing you to need to pause and reflect on your goals. Change can be uncomfortable, but every small shift brings us closer to our goals. Be willing to take a risk, and let the universe push you in the direction of happiness and adventure.

5. Scorpio - 23 Oct to 21 Nov

@jordansavannah_r

Cancer season finds you traveling and opening new doors of opportunity. Are you really gaining anything by holding onto the past so tightly, Scorpio? Set your sights on new dreams, and leave all those people and situations that are holding you back in your rearview mirror.

6. Sagittarius - 22 Nov to 21 Dec

@zelzhcabbage

The question Cancer season asks you now, Sag, is whether you'll run away from your past, cling on to it, or do the emotional work necessary to process it and let it go. Appreciate the memories you are making and try not to get too wrapped up in the little things that annoy you. This is a time for experimentation.

7. Capricorn - 22 Dec to 19 Jan

@xxadriiana

You love your deadlines and goals, but remember that taking care of your emotional health will ultimately help you be more efficient! Trust your intuition, take it slow, and use the energy for play and creativity rather than detailed planning.

8. Aquarius - 20 Jan to 19 Feb

@yeeshibee

Cancer season this year is all about being comfortable and doing what you know, so go ahead and stick to that. This is also a great time for you to check in with yourself when it comes to wellness and your habits.

9. Pisces - 20 Feb to 20 Mar

@stephdangle

This Cancer season, the heightened emotion that is in the air will bring you natural happiness. Go out, have a wonderful night under the summer stars, and use your experiences for inspiration. It will reinvigorate your soul to be more creative and more adventurous.

10. Aries - 21 Mar to 19 Apr

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Cancer season finds you focused squarely on your personal life. It's a wonderful time for an adventure. Go on that hike. Wake up early and drive to the beach. You'll feel an inclination to do it all-- and you can! Remind yourself that you are capable.

It will be hard to stay focused because the vibe just feels so good, but Neptune's retrograde brings intriguing messages to your dreams, so pay close attention to your inner voice at this time.

11. Taurus - 20 Apr to 20 May

@belendenike

Cancer season causes emotions to be even more extreme so you'll probably reach your breaking point this month, Taurus, but you are never alone in the problems that you face. Remember to control your temper long enough to cool off and take some relaxation for yourself.

Take a day off and drive around with the windows down. Take five days off and drive to the beach to hang out and reflect. Whatever it is that you need to feel better, it is time to do it this month.

12. Gemini - 21 May to 20 Jun

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Cancer is a sign that's all about security and protection, and you're really feeling those vibes right now. Your confidence is running high, as you are feeling more in control of your life. Get rid of the elements in your life that won't propel you forward.

Just as the moon and ocean cycle, so do we. Cancer is that strong energy that gets you up in your feels; it's sure to be a ride.

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