I’m reblogging this because I like to point at it as the only moment on the show when we might - might - get a glimpse of the real Jim Moriarty. Every other second he’s onscreen, he’s acting. Every time he shows up, he’s a different person. Even the rooftop scene is performative, a creation for Sherlock’s benefit.
But right here, in this moment, he’s focused on the decision he has to make (go and deal with Irene’s phone call? or stay and die?), and it’s such an important decision for him that all his brainpower has gone into it. In this moment, he can’t act. This is Jim Moriarty.
Or maybe not. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe he’s still acting. If that’s the case, then never once do we see who Jim Moriarty really is. He’s a character within a character, buried so deeply under his own creations that he may not even exist anymore. (Which, as a brief aside, I would like to point out is why Andrew Scott got the BAFTA.)
But if there is a moment when we see him as himself, this is the one.
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