Friday, December 12, 2014

Spencer Hastings has the same initials as Sherlock Holmes.

It is in fact meaningful when a fictional characters has the same initials of an older more well established fictional and/or historical and/or mythological character.  There is a reason countless fictional spies have the initials J.B.  And John Conner has the initials J.C.

It shouldn’t have taken me this long to notice this.  I’d been comparing Spencer to Sherlock Holmes for awhile, especially after she deduced a phone number from a parrots chirping (I also thought of Batman of course).  And last season's stimulant addiction storyline just further codified it.  She’s the real modern Sherlock Holmes, not Elementary, not that BBC show, not Robert Downy Jr. not even Gregory House.  Spencer Hastings is truly the greatest Great Detective.

And then there is her older sibling and also possibly the only person on Earth smarter then her, Melissa Hastings also has the same initials as Mycroft Holmes.

I suppose that makes her Watson the other 3 Liars, and Tobey her Irene Adler.

If you want to really chase this analogy down the rabbit hole, it shouldn’t be to difficult to guess who would be moriArty.

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