I don't know what you're implying, but you're probably wrong.
That's how far the horizon is, not how far you can see.
I thought The Empty Hearse was a godawful episode. Not only does the method that he survived not make sense* but the pacing and plot of it was all over the place, jumping from place to place, from past to future with no apparent reason or rhyme made it painfully difficult to keep track of what (if anything) was going on. The amount of filler and padding didn't help, with far too much time being spent with the Sherlock fanclub. With so much going on, none of the characters had time to show emotions developing naturally, they were just lurched from one extreme to the other.Sherlock was also really out of character. I understand him being callous, he's a self-admitted sociopath, but the playing with John at the end for his own amusement was just cruel - the act of a psychopath rather than a sociopath.Furthermore, the 'deductions' Sherlock is making now aren't even explained, they might as well give him psychc powers. How does he sudden; l know about *SPOILERS* an underground station under the houses of parliament that the Underground geek just neglected to remember until Sherlock reminded him, despite having the maps spread out in front of him?*SPOILERS*Moriarty had people watching to make sure Sherlock died, are you telling me that none of them noticed people moving a sodding bouncy castle below? Or the army of people making it look as though Sherlock had died? I hope that this isn't the 'real' explanation because if so then it only makes sense if his death was orchestrated purely for John's sake*/SPOILERS*
They never explained how he survived.
The rest of his deductions weren't any different than before
QuoteThey never explained how he survived.I'm confused, so when 'Sherlock' reveals his trick with the airbag, that was just in the fan's head? In which case, why splice that scene in with the cliffhanger on the train? This is the sort of incoherent plotting I was talking about.As for the station, I'd have to watch again because I'm pretty sure Sherlock found or remembered the station while talking to the geek. (Didn't he then go on to explain how various stations have closed and opened or merged over time?)QuoteThe rest of his deductions weren't any different than before The obvious one is the guard in Serbia who he tells about his wife having an affair, not only that she was having an affair but when he could catch them at it. Chances are Sherlock lied and he just knew that the guard was paranoid about his wife which Sherlock exploited, in which case, fair enough.While there might not be a difference in the Real World, Sherlock clearly believes there is (See the first episode.) Regardless, if Sherlock's character has gone from being being uncaring about people's feelings to actually taking gleeful pleasure in making them suffer then it isn't a character development that I like. If it was a bit of a writing slip-up then I can move on and forget about it but this version has worked well because despite being obnoxious and smug, Sherlock is still supposed to be a sympathetic character. What he did on the train with John was just unsympathetically cruel.
He's supposed to be more of an asshole than before, I think. He became more human while he was with John, and then he lost a lot of that while he was hiding. He's regressed.
I quite liked the way it ended. Looking forward to the next series.
Quote from: EnigmaZV on January 14, 2014, 05:30:25 AMI quite liked the way it ended. Looking forward to the next series.How long's that going to take?