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221B: There will be blood

BBC Sherlock

Rating 12 (violence)

Spoilers for The Reichenbach Fall

It's only after Sherlock's funeral that Molly is certain they'll get away with it. She doesn't attend the service in case he decides to reappear then: her heart couldn't stand it. As it is, she's a nervous wreck, but everyone presumes that's just the grief of obsession. People think Molly's pathetic, clinging hopelessly to the belief that Sherlock wasn't a fraud. In fact she's mostly worried that someone will realise who rigged the DNA testing of the corpse.

And who pushed a dead man out of a second-storey window. She's much stronger than she looks; you have to be, in her job. And Sherlock's right, as usual. Smashed onto the pavement, one broken body in a fancy coat does look like another, if you're in complete shock. If you know that it's your friend there, your mind papers over discrepancies. The dead never look quite like the living: every doctor knows that.

Molly feels desperately sad for John, but she's gloriously unconcerned about Sherlock having killed Jim. Not after all the people he murdered, the children he tormented. She'd have shot Moriarty herself if she knew how to use a gun. At least she was useful this time. Though it's somehow typical that Sherlock also left her with the job of secretly removing Jim's body from the roof at Barts.


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Jan. 22nd, 2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
Poor Molly, the unsung hero of it all. I think it's canon at this point that she was part of the scheme, and I hope that she will get some long-overdue credit next season.
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