Why John’s reconciliation with Mary was not a lie
I’ve seen a lot of meta about the infamous “Is Mrs Watson good enough for you?” scene. A lot of people seem to think John has faked his forgiveness and is in fact lying to Mary; and that this is part of a large long-term plan to bring her down quietly behind her back.
There’s certainly some ambiguity in that scene: how Mary doesn’t outright ask for forgiveness; how John still looks angry and sullen; how he says “these are prepared words”.
However, I’ve always thought that scene was more about showing how difficult it is for John to speak out about his feelings. That’s why he explains that his words were “prepared”: he’s not usually able to come up with a confident, nicely worded speech like he did.
However, it’s these two scenes that clinch it for me:
"Did you just drug my pregnant wife?"
He doesn’t call her Mary. He calls her his pregnant wife. Despite the seperation, and despite the awkward forgiveness scene, John still considers Mary to be his wife and mother of his unborn child. Furthermore, he’s angry that Sherlock has apparently done something to her to make her faint.
"Do you want your wife to be safe?"
"Yeah of course I do."
This time it’s Sherlock referring to Mary as John’s wife. Why would he keep calling her that if he secretly planned on taking her down?
Also John’s response. “Of course I do.” John has said he’s still pissed off at Mary. He’s still hurt and betrayed. But does he want her to be safe? Of course. He says it instantly. Not even a second thought about it.
If Sherlock and John really had been scheming to remove Mary all this time, why would they keep up the pretence once she’s drugged and unconscious? Why would both of them keep calling her John’s wife? Why would John so obviously still care about her?
You can speculate a million things about this episode. And who the hell knows about Sherlock and Mycroft who are capable of extreme subterfuge and deception. But I think it’s clear that the showmakers and script writers intended for John and Mary to have honestly reconciled. We can take it at face value. John has been away from home, sulking, but the forgiveness scene at Christmas is intended to be interpreted as what it is: an awkward, but honest, forgiveness scene.
After succumbing to a fever of some sort in 1705, Irish woman Margorie McCall was hastily buried to prevent the spread of whatever had done her in. Margorie was buried with a valuable ring, which her husband had been unable to remove due to swelling. This made her an even better target for body snatchers, who could cash in on both the corpse and the ring.
The evening after Margorie was buried, before the soil had even settled, the grave-robbers showed up and started digging. Unable to pry the ring off the finger, they decided to cut the finger off. As soon as blood was drawn, Margorie awoke from her coma, sat straight up and screamed.
The fate of the grave-robbers remains unknown. One story says the men dropped dead on the spot, while another claims they fled and never returned to their chosen profession.
Margorie climbed out of the hole and made her way back to her home.
Her husband John, a doctor, was at home with the children when he heard a knock at the door. He told the children, “If your mother were still alive, I’d swear that was her knock.”
When he opened the door to find his wife standing there, dressed in her burial clothes, blood dripping from her finger but very much alive, he dropped dead to the floor. He was buried in the plot Margorie had vacated.
Margorie went on to re-marry and have several children. When she did finally die, she was returned to Shankill Cemetery in Lurgan, Ireland, where her gravestone still stands. It bears the inscription “Lived Once, Buried Twice.”
what did i just read
Irish women are strong as fuck
I’m Irish and I can conclude that we are motherfucking metal
Can I have a source???
Finish the sentence: Do me
a favor and do me
and fucking do me
and then after that you’re going to fucking do me
#I’d say ‘that escalated quickly’#but actually it refused to escalate anywhere
A Brazilian man recently submitted a birth certificate that if verified would mean he is 126-years-old.
According to the document, Jose Aguinelo dos Santos, was born on July 7, 1888 to African slave parents.
Once verified he will be the oldest man on the planet.
This is amazing also this is for white people who like to say slavery was “so long ago”
this should be the most reblogged post on tumblr before it dies
We need to reblog this so much that the post breaks
People are losing their fire and forgetting about Ferguson. That’s exactly what the police want, though: for all of this to just go away and for people to forget about it.
Don’t let that happen.
hey what if someone invented a machine that allowed women to transfer their pregnancies to men and then the government passed a law that if a woman didn’t want to have a baby the biological father was required to carry it how fast do you think birth control would stop being an issue
BEST NIGHTBLOG POST EVER
"IT’S UNETHICAL TO FORCE PEOPLE TO CARRY A BABY!!!!" MEN SHOUT
"NO FUCKING SHIT!!!!" WOMEN REPLY
"You remember the years when lost was airing?"
*Falls to the ground and cries*
"Yeah, those were the days… :("
D: You really gonna go for a drink with me?
C: Yeah! Course I am, why wouldn’t I?
D: I just thought…
C: Thought what?
—Doctor Who, 8x02 - Into the Dalek
In which ~someone has a type.
i love how we have all collectively decided that it was a Clara clone that just happened to appear in Captain America
best modern family scene ever
It’s like one of those tumblr posts that just can’t catch a break