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I watched 'A Scandal in Belgravia' the other week and this is still nagging at me.

Sherlock's reading a paper in one scene, with the headline 'Refit for Historical Hospital'. He's holding it up for a good part of the scene, with the headline clearly visible throughout, (just about) in focus whenever it's in shot.

Caps by pineapple_sky

It feels as if it's deliberately being kept in shot but it's not referenced in the episode at all. 

Pet theory! - This is the 'hidden' clue that Steven Moffat says no-one has noticed yet. The set and props on the show are so intricately thought out and cleverly put together, it's hard to think there's not a reason for the headline being there. 'Sherlock' loves putting little visual clues in episodes too - the most immediate one that comes to mind is the Vermeer exhibition being advertised early on in 'The Great Game'.

I have absolutely no idea how or why this would be relevant. The placing of the morgue? Secret trap door? Handy scaffolding? Builders with a penchant for bungee jumping? High-vis parachutes? I'm just posting this so that in the unlikely event that there's something in it I can be insufferably, insufferably smug.

(It could, of course, just be 1895-blog-visitors-type foreshadowing.)

Also, simply because I love this moment, I bring you:

Rupert Graves' face is absolutely priceless. Lestrade, alcohol and the sexual-harassment suit waiting to happen.


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Mar. 3rd, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
Well spotted. Smart arse.
Mar. 3rd, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
How *very* dare you!

The more I think about it, the more it could just be foreshadowing. Reichenbach's such an iconic part of the canon that I can see they're just as likely to do that as well.

As far as theories go, the placement of the morgue is the best I can think of for now - maybe it's been moved so it's adjacent to A&E or to the level below? From memory, isn't Sherlock also wheeled into the hospital through a door which is yards from where he fell?

Thinking too much about this.

Ooh! Must go listen to your RPM challenge entry.
Mar. 3rd, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
I'll be keeping an eye out now for anything related to that paper.

A quick google shows a lot of fans think it's significant.

Me, I was still wondering if Moriarty was the evil missing 3rd Jedward twin.

Don't be surprised by how crap my RPM album is. THe more I listen, the more I want to change.
Mar. 4th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
Despite the fact that millions of people watch this show, I didn't actually think of googling it. *facepalm*

Ah, well, any excuse for Sherlock caps.

RPM entry not at all crap! Will reply in full this week.

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