Originally Posted by gwsat
Admittedly, the explanation of Mary's nearly fatal shot to Sherlock's chest was preposterous. Mary's explanation that she had intended that it not kill him was unconvincing.
That wasn't Mary's explanation; Sherlock deduced it, did he not? Perhaps he was faking a deduction to make John not hate Mary as much, but it's hard to tell. The part that doesn't line up for me is that he equated her indirect shot to the coin (which happened by accident, because she almost missed) with her supposedly deliberately
non-fatal shot to his chest. Either she's a master markswoman who decided not to kill him, or she's a rusty spy whose aim isn't what it once was, but she can't be both. Sherlock's reasoning didn't really make sense in that instance.
Other than that, I enjoyed the final episode of the series much more than the previous two. It redeemed series 3 in my eyes, too.
Originally Posted by archiguy
I actually saw the first sentence of your post only because of AVS's infernal and relatively recent practice of printing the beginning of the most recent post on the forum headline page.
That option has always existed, and you can turn it off. It may have accidentally become enabled for you in a recent forum software change.