For those who can’t watch this (Sherlock PBS: The cast and creators on Episode 2), I’ve uploaded an hq version of it
NEW LINK (the other one wasn’t working and then I uploaded the muppets one instead of the interview one, sowwy, i’m silly): HERE (feb 05)
UPDATE: if you’ve downloaded it before and it’s something a previous interview, it’s because i’m really dumb and I’ve shared the wrong video. But it’s fixed now. SORRY. UGH I’M THE WORST.
SPOILER WARNING IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE EPISODES (which at this point sounds ludicrous but fair warning).
UPDATE: Link updated as of feb 13
I have this idea.
What if Mary is the one that decided that it was John turn to live? The texts she received perhaps they weren’t skip code but the opportunity to make a choice. Perhaps it’s a sick game by CAM, perhaps he found out about Mary.
The texts begin by saying: Save souls now! Perhaps that was just it. Save a soul: John (Watson) or James (Sholto)?
Saint or sinner? We could consider John to be a saint (or as everyone would call him he is, he saves lives), and Sholto is a sinner (the public eye views him as one, because of him lots of innocents have died, imagine if he was killed, it would be redeeming).
The more is less? The benefit of saving the life of one that could eventually save the life of lots (John) versus the benefit of hundreds feeling redeemed by the death of one (Sholto).
And John is saved. The choice is made, and it’s Mary and Sherlock of course who save him.
And Sholto goes to the wedding, with burn scars. Probably the ones that John would have ended up with. Perhaps somebody saved Sholto, perhaps it was just a warning… of things to come.
I don’t know where this is leading but coincidences? I don’t think so?
Edit: the photo we know from Sholto from the war didn’t leave him with scars, so the scars weren’t made from the war. They are new scars.
But what if all the “trolls” are actually Sherlock in his campaign to keep John safe from harm?