That last Ask got me thinking about Mary’s files. An idea popped into my head and I’m just going to run with it. (Warning: this is a total crack theory. Feel free to rip it to shreds.)
Sherlock fixates on the drive the second Mary sets it down. This is a case, and he needs data. He listens to the way Mary subtly manipulates John. If you love me, don’t read it in front of me. John will comply – he’s a romantic. Sherlock knows this just as well as Mary.
That won’t stop Sherlock from reading the files. But hold on – Mary knows that. Mary knows when Sherlock’s fibbing, she can read him quite well. So, Sherlock realizes, whatever is on this drive, Mary knows Sherlock will see it eventually. That means it contains information she wants Sherlock to see. (And Sherlock undoubtedly knew right off the bat that there was no way someone as clever as Mary would simply carry around a hard drive containing the information needed to “put her away for the rest of her life.”)
Mary setting that drive down was a carefully calculated strategic move. Sherlock knows a game of chess when he sees it. One move, and one survivor.
And this, this, is Mary’s move.
People still don’t think Mary is awesome? Really?
They arrived! Woo :)
I feel like this looks extremely symbolic
Notice how they are both in the same position but Elsa’s reflection is on the “right” side
Notice how Elsa can still see the kingdom while all Hans can really see is himself
K A T N I S S E V E R D E E N
- When you hate a character: He survives
- If you love a character : He dies