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"To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.."
(Elbert Hubbard)


I studied Physics at the University of Vienna, but I'm interested in all natural sciences.

Since I don't believe in life after death I try to explore and learn as much as I can about this world.


Jan
17
answered How did Mary get access to Magnussen's apartment?
Jan
17
answered Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
Jan
17
comment Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
@JohnSmithOptional - To me that appeared to be showing off his dominance, like urinating in the fireplace.
Jan
16
comment Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
I actually expected John to be the one who shoots Magnussen. As you say, John has already killed once to save a friend's live, and afterwards he assured Sherlock that he wouldn't lose any sleep over it because the cabbie "wasn't a very nice man". - Surely John would also be willing to kill the not very nice Magnussen to keep Mary (and his unborn child) save.
Jan
16
comment Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
... I found it strange that Magnussen didn't retaliate against Mary. Why doesn't he feel the need to get back at her? My guess is that he isn't someone who lets his emotions control him. He swallowed his anger and pride and focused on the bigger picture.
Jan
16
comment Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
As arrogant as Magnussen is, he is also depicted as cold and calculating. We never see him have an emotional outburst. He never lets his emotions get the better of him. The only exception is when Mary has a gun to his head. - One would assume that after that near-death experience he would be more careful, especially when inviting Mary's two closest allies to his home...
Jan
15
comment Why did Magnussen need to pressure so many people to get to Mycroft?
@JohnSmithOptional - John had two pressure points listed: Mary and his sister Harry. Magnussen could threaten both, but seemed content with Mary. - In the last series finale Moriarty threatened to kill Sherlock's "only three friends": John, Mrs. Hudson and Lestrade. But Magnussen uses only John. I guess because he thinks that's enough. - I'd say he threatens as many people as he needs, not as many as possible.
Jan
14
comment Why did Magnussen need to pressure so many people to get to Mycroft?
I am wondering how pressuring the pressure point of a pressure point would work in practice. If Magnussen wanted Mycroft to do something, would he threaten Mycroft or Mary? Would Mycroft really be willing to trade state secrets for Mary's life? He didn't even care enough for her to attend her and John's wedding.
Jan
14
comment Why did Magnussen need to pressure so many people to get to Mycroft?
I don't think Magnussen built that "chain" deliberately, because it can potentially go on forever. Why not also include Mrs. Hudson, or mother and father Holmes? They will probably have friends they care about too, and those friends will have friends ...
Jan
14
comment Why did Magnussen need to pressure so many people to get to Mycroft?
I'd say the first step is to find something he can blackmail Mycroft with. If he can find nothing, then he has to move on to Sherlock, Mycrofts pressure point. Does Sherlock have a secret he wouldn't want to have revealed? No? Then how about John? No? Then how about Mary? Bingo. - I guess it comes down to Magnussen not being able to find usable "dirt" on Mycroft, Sherlock or John, otherwise he could blackmail them directly.
Jan
13
comment How did Mary get access to Magnussen's apartment?
Looking at how Mary was dressed she probably didn't use the front door, walked casually to the elevator (hoping that no one would notice her outfit) and asked Janine to let her in
Jan
13
comment Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
Magnussen threatened to expose Mary, which means he knew that even though she lied to John and shot Sherlock, they still stood by her. So, Mary wants him dead, John and Sherlock are in cahoots with Mary, ... how could Magnussen not be suspicious? - Sherlock did ask John to bring his gun, so he kind of expected to encounter a problem that couldn't be solved by wits alone.
Jan
13
comment Does Magnussen have no electronic assistance to remember the facts he needs for blackmail?
@JohnSmithOptional - I think it's the same video Magnussen watches in "The Empty Hearse", which I assume was shot by one of his men. He seemed to have been observing the bonfire incident live, so I guees he arranged for a live feed for him to watch.
Jan
13
comment Does Magnussen have no electronic assistance to remember the facts he needs for blackmail?
@tintinmj - Yes, that's possible, but if he keeps a video, why not also letters?
Jan
13
comment Does Magnussen have no electronic assistance to remember the facts he needs for blackmail?
@matt_black - When Watson says: "So, there are no documents. You don't actually have anything here." Magnussen answers: "Sometimes I send out for something, if I really need it, but mostly I just remember it all." - I would find it odd for a smart villain to store incriminating evidence in is own home. That's obviously the place his enemies (or the police) would look first.
Jan
13
comment Does Magnussen have no electronic assistance to remember the facts he needs for blackmail?
Although, Magnussen did keep a video of John's bonfire incident. And he kept Lady Smallwood's letters (he flashed them to Sherlock). So it seems like he does keep physical evidence.
Jan
13
comment Does Magnussen have no electronic assistance to remember the facts he needs for blackmail?
The text Magnussen sees does have a slight bend, like it's displayed on a curved surface. - But later, when Sherlock takes the glasses to inspect them, and we see Magnussen continue "texting", the text is not bend anymore.
Jan
13
comment How did Mary get access to Magnussen's apartment?
If it was just a storytelling technique to give the "Mary reveal" more gravitas, then I see no reason why it wasn't explained later, when Sherlock, John and Mary sit down to talk. Instead, Sherlock just says "... then you left the way you came." - Due to my frustration about the flaws/inconsistencies of the "Lazarus" explanation I wouldn't be surprised if the writers don't actually have a sound explanation for this either.
Jan
13
comment Is there a third Holmes sibling?
I hope he doesn't mean Moriarty... no, wait, Mother Holmes is a mathematician, that must be a hint that SHE is the real Moriarty... no, they wouldn't that...
Jan
12
comment Why does the director's name always show up in the end of the credits?
@Paulster2 - A possessory credit isn't only for directors. - Stephen King sued the makers of "The Lawnmower Man" because they gave him possessory credit against his objection (he had nothing to do with the film and didn't want to be connected with it in any way).