OKAY, CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS FOR A SECOND?
Moriarty is in Sherlock’s Mind Palace. CHAINED UP, IN SHERLOCK’S BLOODY MIND PALACE.
Not only did Sherlock fully accept the whole “I am you” “You’re me” conversation that they had, he recognizes it IN HIMSELF that there is a part of him that truly is Moriarty.
AND HE CHAINED IT UP.
Sherlock Holmes: high functioning sociopath | knows 243 types of tobacco ash | the difference between alpaca wool and Icelandic sheep wool | destroyed a terror network in two years | made a whole nation believe he was dead
- Thinks his morning tea just sort of happened
"I believe in Sherlock Holmes""Yeah, well that won’t bring him back."
Let’s talk a little about this scene. Sherlock’s mind referenced certain people as he was dying, but upon review they weren’t random. They were those who had kept him alive for the last two years.
Molly, the inside man.
Mycroft, the confidant.
And, Anderson? Yes, and it’s beautiful…
Anderson, the believer.
He kept Sherlock alive in the way we did. Not by being integral like Molly, or important like Mycroft, but by simply believing in him. By coming up with theories and starting a fan club all on the basis of believing that if anyone could defy death, it was Sherlock Holmes. So when Sherlock thought he was really going to die and that there was a minimal chance of survival - his mind palace also turned to Anderson. To the person who, despite all evidence to the contrary, believed he could survive.
Okay, THIS gave me chills.