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#4. The First Episode of Sherlock Predicts the Main Character’s “Suicide”
Doing her duty as a TV cop (that is, being antagonistic toward the brilliant outsider who always turns out to be right), Sergeant Sally Donovan says this early on in the episode:
"One day we’ll be standing around a body and Sherlock Holmes will be the one who put it there."
She’s convinced he’s a psycho, and to Sally’s credit, he is, but it’s also true that at the end of Season 2 the police end up on the scene of a death Sherlock was responsible for — his own. Even more chillingly, the taxi driver who’d been responsible for all the murders throughout the first episode turns out to be a pawn in Moriarty’s cat-and-mouse game with Sherlock, and even says this to the detective:
"I’m gonna talk to you, and then you’re going to kill yourself."
That thing in the middle, that’s a warship. After most of the Allied Fleet was destroyed by the Japanese at the Battle of the Java Sea in February 1942, HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen's captain was ordered to escape with his ship to Australia. But, you know, the Japanese were still hunting them. So the crew moored her in a cluster of small islands, and covered her in greens and branches. From a distance, it was supposed to look like the Crijnssen was just another small island. And it worked!
Okay. But let’s talk about Thor for a second. Thor does not get enough love and (Loki forgive me) he is honestly one of the best fucking characters Marvel has. And it’s shown so simply and so beautifully right here. He is so fucking chill about everything. Obviously, he doesn’t live in space, he lives in Asgard. But he knows everyone thinks he’s kinda like an alien, and he just goes along with it because why not? These humans are funny in their lack of understanding, but it’s an endearing kind of funny. Just like in the first movie, where Darcy tells him to smile so she can take a picture of him and he has no fucking clue what she’s doing or what a phone is and it could kill him for all he knows but he just fucking smiles and keeps eating his delicious pancakes because he’s just so chill like that. And if you look at his face in the first gif, it’s very serious and concentrated but the moment Darcy starts talking to him he loosens up and is like “Muscles? Ah, yes I suppose I am quite muscular. Oh, she’s inquiring about Asgard. But she called it space. She seems confused as to my origins, but it’s not of import. I like space, that’s a good name. I shall call it space too.”
And that little head nod he does back to her in the last gif. I’m dead. Deceased. Murdered from Thor cuteness.
He’s just.. ugh, Thor doesn’t get enough appreciation. There are so many little things he does that go ignored but no more. His complete adorableness will be appreciated.