Tonight's Murdoch Mysteries. SO MANY SPOILERS FOR IT. You have been warned.
So, on Murdoch Mysteries
(a Canadian crime drama set in turn of the 20th century Toronto with a scientifically-minded lead detective, William Murdoch, played by Yannick Bisson), Arthur Conan Doyle is a recurring character (played by Geraint Wyn-Davies (yes, he was a vampire once upon a time)), so Sherlock is a fictional character in the Murdoch Mysteries 'verse.
Tonight's episode featured a guy in a mental fugue who thinks he's Sherlock, and not doing too bad a job at it (except for oh my god his Sherlock accent is often more ridiculous than RDJ's from the first movie) helping Murdoch and the Toronto constabulary with a case, them all knowing he's nuts and not really Sherlock, AC Doyle showing up because he's on tour and this is during the original Sherlock fandom Great Hiatus (MM's Doyle does not have the same attitude that real Doyle had (though damn I'd've loved to see Geraint Wyn-Davies ranting about the fans petitioning his mother to get him to bring back Sherlock Holmes) and there wasn't a gaggle of moon-eyed fans with black armbands glaring daggers at him from the sidelines) AND one of the actual bad guys in the case being solved is called Sebastian Moran, AND when confronted by Doyle with the fact that Sherlock is dead after the Final Problem, delusional Sherlock offers a way out as straight-up fan meta that Doyle takes a shining to, along with the criminal's name. The case involves the guy-who-has-become-Sherlock's childhood, and they have to get him off being Sherlock for a while to solve it, but then he reverts, is briefly put in an asylum and escapes, and ultimately heads off, still as Sherlock Holmes, and with the goodwill of the Toronto constabulary in not handing him back to the asylum when they meet up again.
Not only does this mean that the writers of the Mudoch Mysteries got 'Sherlock Holmes' to fan-meta his own way back to life after the Final Problem in MM 'verse (where there is a Holmes cognate in the shape of William Murdoch and Crabtree has his Watsonny moments among the stochastic meandering) even though Holmes is in fact a confirmed fictional character (...I feel like there should be an Inception-style "BWAAAOOHHNG" noise here...)
. This means.
THIS MEANS.MURDOCH MYSTERIES JUST RETCONNED A WAY TO HAVE 'SHERLOCK HOLMES' AS A POTENTIAL RECURRING GUEST CHARACTER.
And then my head exploded. Because oh, yes.
So, anyway, yeah. After today, I really needed that.
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