FANDOM


  • So...any ideas why Mycroft would be so...pissed that Sherlock decides to go after this new villan? Shouldn't he be like...standing on Sherlock's side?

      Loading editor
    • Don't forget, we don't have any context at all for how Mycroft is connected to Magnussen, because we know absolutely nothing about Magnussen yet.  Which is fine, that's how it should be. :)  But delving into the realm of theory...

      Magnussen is based of Milverton in the ACD stories, who was a blackmailer.  Maybe Mycroft is so much as pissed as he is being coerced. 

        Loading editor
    • In The Empty Hearse, there was a news report which showed a hint that Magnussen may be affiliated with Parliament in some way, so that may be how Mycroft and him are connected.

        Loading editor
    • Don't you mean "His last Bow"??

        Loading editor
    • His Last Bow is one of Doyle's original stories (and also the name of the collection of stories which includes His Last Bow).   His Last Vow is the third episode of Sherlock Series 3.

      His Last Vow is based more upon The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton than His Last Bow, but there is a double-agent spy (not Holmes this time) and Holmes tells Watson that an east wind is coming (not the Germans this time).

        Loading editor
    • To answer the original post, Mycroft is upset because he finds Magnussen's knowledge of pressure points useful at times.  Sherlock is repulsed by blackmail, but Mycroft has no qualms about paying Magnussen for information - the ends justify the means.

        Loading editor
    • Mycroft isn't upset in my opinon. He's just displaying an "I told you so" expression to Sherlock. "I told you so" because Sherlock has invested feelings to the Watson family and that he has no choice but to execute their plan B (hint: re-watch the scene in the Holmes family home). Plan B includes not being able to see his friends again, I think.

      The fact that there's a plan B proves that Mycroft actually anticipated Sherlock's plans. Or, they may have planned this together before (after Mycroft's visit to Sherlock's flat, probably).

        Loading editor
    • A FANDOM user
        Loading editor
Give Kudos to this message
You've given this message Kudos!
See who gave Kudos to this message