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SPOILERS: Has a big Sherlock fan-theory just been proven true?

November 11th, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments

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It looks as though a certain fan theory about Sherlock regarding a murder has been confirmed by, erm, the show’s official colouring book.

According to Tumblr user ladymacphisto, the Sherlock: The Mind Palace colouring book gives credence to a theory about the true identity of Sebastian Moran, one of Sherlock’s main enemies.

We have never seen Moran on screen in Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s BBC series, he has been a looming presence and was the assistant to Moriarty in the original books (continues).

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With the snipers in the pool scene at the end of season 1 and beginning of season 2, and Moran’s skill as a marksman, fans have theorised that Moran is one of the snipers – although it has never been officially confirmed.

However, the bigger fan theory is that John’s wife Mary Morstan is actually Moran –
Amanda Abbington’s character was revealed to be a skilled marksman in series 3.

The colouring book, which includes a clues game involving items from the series, features an intriguing teaser – Mary’s wedding ring (continues).

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The ring is seemingly placed where the clock is in the pool sniper scene, the user suggesting a link to the crime in ‘The Sign of Three’ at John and Mary’s wedding, and that Mary is one of the snipers in the pool scene, thus confirming her as Moran.

Other users have suggested from this that the clock means that Mary’s days of hiding are numbered, while others have suggested that Mary is one of the snipers, but not necessarily Moran (continues).

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We’ll just have to wait and see for the show’s fourth season before we really know but this is pretty convincing nonetheless.

Sherlock also pops up in the BBC’s new drama preview:

Thnks to Squareeyed for the scoop

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.