That would be delightful! In my head, he merely had a career-ending injury and is teaching at Hendon and the most painful scenes of 6x01 never happened, but I like the way you think.
Bean's first name is Matt. Because I say so!
Still cannot get over the babyface. Especially considering that if you remember that Horatio was supposed to have been 17 when he joined the Navy (not Ioan's 24/25 at time of filming) and Archie likely a bit younger, Archie would have looked even more like that! BABYFACE. KILLING ME.