John: ..there were times I didn’t even think you were human.
I theorize that Sherlock was actually from a Star Trek-canon alien race, surgically altered to appear human and was sent down to Earth in order to determine whether or not we were ready for First Contact with his pre-Federation species (like the ST:TNG episode 4.15, First Contact).
Moriarty was beginning to see through his disguised life, though. “Not ordinary,” he called him. (Even Donovon called him a freak.) He had to abort his mission. Sherlock was to transfer all of his accumulated studies (that’s why he was experimenting so much at his flat) to his cloaked ship orbiting above the Earth’s atmosphere, jump from the building, and destroy himself.
However, he wasn’t expecting to become so attached to his favorite experiment: John. He couldn’t bear to leave him. (He doesn’t even realize he loves John! He doesn’t even understand what love is..) He managaed to convince everyone - his fellow disguised alien (Mycroft), his entire pre-Federation race’s scientific community, and all of the people on Earth who knew him as Sherlock Holmes - that he had killed himself.
BUT! what actually happened was that Sherlock programmed his ship to secretly duplicate himself in the transporter beam (like what happened to William and Thomas Riker on the ST:TNG episode 6.24, Second Chances); therefore, successfully continuing a secret life on Earth in order to eventually reunite with John at some point in the third season.
PERFECT way to end such an awesome two-part episode. I was DYING! Just about woke up the whole house! Data and Riker are just too much for me.. [last lines] Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Number One, will you set a course for Starbase 227, I’ll join you on the bridge shortly. Commander William T. Riker: Wait a minute - you’ve been declared dead. You can’t give orders around here. Lt. Commander Data: [to Riker] If we are to adhere to the exact letter of Starfleet regulations, then technically, sir, you have been declared a renegade. In fact, I believe you are facing twelve counts of court martial offenses. You cannot give orders either, sir. Captain Jean-Luc Picard: That’s quite right. And as I am supposed to be dead, I’ll go and get some sleep, and Mr. Data, I suggest that you escort Commander Riker to the brig. Lt. Commander Data: Aye, sir. [while Picard enters his quarters, an amused Riker starts to go about his own business, when Data holds him back… ] Lt. Commander Data: This way, sir. [… and, unperturbed, leads him away in the opposite direction] Commander William T. Riker: Data, he was joking… You know that, right? Data? HAHAHA I can’t believe I’m going to see these two in person this summer.. WHY ISN’T AUGUST YET?!
Just started watching Gambit: Part 1, episode 7.4.
I love the idea of Riker as captain and Data as second officer. I think it should’ve been like this from the beginning…
Here comes the Reginald Broccoli ~ahem I mean Barclay~ epi-cute photoset.
This man is so adorable. You cannot resist the broccoli.
Episode 4.19, The Nth Degree
That rock formation looks familiar..
Episode 3.4, Who Watches the Watchers?
P.S. This title of this episode reminds me of Watchmen because of one of the movie’s taglines: “Who watches the Watchmen?”