“I didn’t watch the whole documentary. After a few episodes, it was too painful. I kept wanting to scream at Pam!”
But the final hour is called “Heroine” for a reason, as this is also a story about Joan Watson at the end of the day. In a case where Sherlock is at his weakest, and when he is unable to realize that the path to victory is failure because it means acknowledging that failure is even a possibility, it is Joan who sees more clearly. Joan isn’t afraid of Moriarty, but is rather protective of Sherlock (as both his sober companion and his partner), and the confusion that Moriarty’s emergence creates within Sherlock creates surety for Joan. If Sherlock only sees puzzles and Moriarty only sees games, Watson sees actual people: her interest in Sherlock is human, the kind of relationship that Moriarty can’t even imagine (referring to her as a mascot at one point in their lunch date). While the truth about Moriarty robs Sherlock of the most striking, human connection he believed he had ever made, the resulting investigation reaffirms a more powerful connection in his partnership with Joan, the newly discovered species of Euglossa Watsonia a metaphor for what happens when an extremely rare bee miraculously unexpectedly finds a compatible partner.
So, @EricNewsom made some avatars for the Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Kickstarter Campaign, and I posted them in an update there, but I never shared them with the wider world, here.
So I am seeking to rectify this oversight now.
Please, please, please consider contributing to our campaign. Our goals are lofty, but I truly believe you get an awful lot for your pledge, for your support - as of this time, almost 400 pages of content, 192 of them in hardcover, with lots and lots of bells and whistles.
As always, thank you!
“You are kind, my lord,” she said, defeated. “I am a ward of the throne and my duty is to marry as the king commands.”
Tom did such an amazing job directing this entire episode but this moment - the closeup when the strongest man alive is breathless from kissing the girl he could barely stand two years before. He’s just so amazed. The way his eyes light up and the smile on his face. In this one moment, everything really started to change for Clark and Lois without them even realizing it.