Sherlock Writer Tells Fans to Brace for a Shock

As many of you know, Summer and I are still reeling (REELING, I SAY) from the news that our beloved got engaged to someone other than me.  (Wait, what was that Summer? I can’t hear you from Boston.)  Well now, Mark Gatiss, who plays Mycroft and is the co-writer for BBC’s Sherlock is telling fans to prepare themselves for tragedy in series four.

I don’t think my heart can take any more tragedy!

Although Gatiss is playing coy, most of the speculation I’ve heard on “teh webz” is that they will SPOILER kill off Mary as that’s what Doyle did in the books.  Gatiss, however, has said that although they’re following the plots of Doyle’s books, they’ve changed enough around in the world that we should expect the unexpected.  So what do you guys think?  Are you ready for another tragic series of Sherlock?

BTW, I’m still in mourning.  Maybe this vacay in the tropics is just what I need…

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20 Responses to Sherlock Writer Tells Fans to Brace for a Shock

  1. Speaking of heartbreak, did anyone read the Chris Pratt interview in GQ? He…does not come across particularly well in it.

    • nastyemu says:

      I didn’t read it yet, but it was written by Drew Magary, who writes about his balls A LOT. So that could be part of it.

      • I hope so, but unless he was blatantly misquoting Chris, I don’t know. Most of what made me go “…Hmmm” were things he actually (allegedly) said.

        • old man fatima says:

          Like what? I don’t want to bother reading it… does he just sound like a big old dummy? Or does he say really uncomfortable things?

        • He talks about how he loves trophy hunting, and wants to go hunting in Africa because the you can kill such “beautiful” things there–and he does say he eats everything he hunts (I’m fine with hunting non-endangered species for food, btw), but then mentions killing and skinning coyotes, so, who knows. Then there was a random, judgey quote about women who choose home births, and another weird, f-bomb laden rant about how much he hates hotels. I don’t know–it was nothing terrible, but added up to a strange overall impression.

        • facetaco says:

          I also would like elaboration. I read it, but I started to trail off because it’s really long and the guy who wrote it seems like a total buttmunch. But he seemed fine to me?

        • old man fatima says:

          Yikes. Trophy hunting is not cool, and eating everything you kill is definitely very different from going on old timey safari in Africa to kill something beautiful.

        • taoreader says:

          I know I’m in the minority here, but I never was a Chris Pratt fan. He is talented though, so I’m bummed to hear he would enjoy killing something beautiful. Take a picture, idiot!

  2. old man fatima says:

    I hope the shock is that Sherlock marries Watson, takes his name, and becomes a house husband while Watson focuses on his medical career. The fans have been begging for a ship with those two for a long time, I think this is the only way to do it and still disappoint 90% of the fan base, which is what Moffatt seems to love more than anything. He’s like a monkey’s paw.

  3. flanny says:

    I hope the tragedy is that 221B Baker Street burns down, but no one is hurt, but then all our pals move to Cabot Cove, ME, and Sherlock & Jessica Fletcher become crime-solving buddies. Wasn’t Jessica friends with a doctor? He and Watson could open up a practice together.

  4. Sota says:

    I’ve been watching on Netfix and I am not up to present time yet, but I have a question for someone who knows anything about Brits. Do they all have crazy colorful and damask style wallpaper? Is that a normal thing across the pond or is it just a set design trend for the show? Seems like every victim or person of interest’s apartment (and clearly Sherlock’s place) has a crazy wall pattern.

    • gnidrah says:

      Hello! Resident Brit here! In a word, no. I do not know anyone with such heavy wallpaper/decor. You might have one wall, but certainly not a whole house. Maybe my family & friends are just bland & boring though….

  5. summerestherson says:

    *faces Northward, shakes fist* ARTDOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRKKKKK!!!!!

  6. Side note: Mr Truck just sent me this because he knows be so well:

  7. taoreader says:

    I didn’t know Mark Gatiss was a co-writer! Mycroft is my favorite (favourite?) character. He’s mysterious and complicated and he loves his brother in that semi-sociopathic way.

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