rifles & trifles
Lory. I periodically black out thinking about Sussex and bees.

Has anybody ever talked about that shot in which we’re made to believe Sherlock and Mycroft are playing chess while they’re instead playing operation in terms of: the game = the whole show, and audience perception of it?

Like s1 being shown as a chessboard, reign of rationality, which starts blurring in s2 and in s3 it is revealed the game being played was operation all along, it was always about feelings, it was always a romance 

and its thin perspective disguise of overtly clever case-centered crime drama slowly got removed

I suppose in this reading you’d have to put the actual players, Sherlock and Mycroft, aside— OR it could work if you consider Mycroft is the main meta-narrator (voice of the writers) and Sherlock is the name-sake of the show

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