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You're right. I'm just wondering what it has to be that makes John leave Mary. If (dreaded if) her redemption by Sherlock turns out to be true and there is no longer arc, no plan in s4 and we really have to take HLV at face value, then what must happen for John to get back to 221b? Mary dies - cop-out. I just want to see John see Mary for what she really is, he has to catch her in flagrante delicto, so to speak.
But that’s the thing. I’m not entirely sure Moffat sees Mary as bad -but I am entirely sure he will do something with her - so either make her die by sacrificing herself or turn her into a villain.
I am also entirely sure that he doesn’t understand that if John goes back to 221b because Mary died (or anyway as a default option because Mary is no longer there in whatever capacity) people will think it’s a cop out.
I think cop out is what’s going to happen.
Gentle reminder that Gatiss is the showrunner, so let’s not worry overmuch about Moffat here.
What do you mean Gatiss is the show runner? Moffat is the creator? And writes as much Sherlock as Gatiss? Am I missing something here?
A showrunner is basically a TV version of a film director. Yes, Sherlock uses guest directors but the showrunner is responsible for the overall direction of the show as a whole (as the name implies, running the show). Gatiss is the one who is on set every single day of the shoot, not Moffat, because Moffat is the showrunner on Doctor Who, and therefore he’s too busy to make day-to-day decisions on Sherlock. Yes, they do collaborate and are considered co-creators of Sherlock, and yes they do joint and separate interviews regarding the show, but at the end of the day it’s Gatiss’s baby. He’s the one making the final judgement calls on the show.
Yes, Lady-r0salind is correct, Sherlock is far more of Mark’s show then Steven’s, and Dr Who is Steven’s baby. Think people forget this, or don’t know it.
Show me some actual evidence of that (aside from Mark being on set more) and I’ll believe it. Sure, DW is Moffat’s, he’s the show runner, so he has less time for Sherlock than Gatiss. But they have never said anything to suggest that they are anything but equals in Sherlock (if they have, again, please show me!). They always say We, they have written the same number of eps, and are listed as co-creators. Suggesting Mark actually has more power in some way, imo, “making final judgment calls”, has no basis in fact from what I’ve seen. But please feel free to prove me wrong with actual links or quotes!
Here is a link to a good meta concerning Mark’s role as show runner with a few of the more obvious clues as to who actually helms this show.
[Boy and his Box]
“Looks like it’s just you and me again old girl.”
#Oh my bb Nine #After you ended the Time War #flipped the switch reversed the polarity activated the doomsday device #After it was over and your eyes opened and you woke up #you realized that you hadn’t been killed #for some terrible reason you couldn’t begin to understand you’d been spared #even though you didn’t deserve it or want it you’d been spared #How long did you stay like this? #Alone in your TARDIS wondering WHY? #Wondering what you were supposed to do now?#Wondering if it was even possible to be a fraction of the man you’d been before?#Re-examining everything over and over again and never coming to any conclusion except you deserved to die #And then deciding that if you were going to die you’d at least die while saving others #And so you went to your console and laid your hands on your TARDIS and whispered a quiet plea that she would take you where you needed to go #And lo and behold there was a Nestene infestation right in the middle of London #And your hands were swift and sure when they made that explosive device #and everything was going to plan #except a troublesome human in the basement#I have a bit of a Nine situation (via gallifreyburning)
So me and my baby sister are watching frozen and she asks me how Elsa got her powers, and I just say I don’t know. And she is quiet for a second but then she shouts
“MAYBE IT’S FROM ALIENS!!!”