• Anonymous

    Why is Moriarty so obsessed with Sherlock? They don´t have a long past and Moriarty beat Sherlock the last time.

    • Anonymous

      My thoughts exactly !

    • Because as said in the previous series, Moriarty likes to see Sherlock dance.  Moriarty is the greatest criminal in the world because he executes his crimes so specifically that no other person, other than Sherlock Holmes could foil them or discover why or stop other crimes happening.  Also Moriarty knows that Sherlock is as equally obsessed with him, and wants to be able to defeat the greatest detective in the world.  He wants to show that he is simply a man with a brilliant mind, but simply a man, and being just a man, he can be defeated

      • Anonymous

        That doesn´t explain why Moriarty would scratch “Sherlock” into the walls of his cell. Maybe Sherlock is the reason why Moriarty is locked up or he did something else to him we don´t know about yet.

    • Anonymous

      Its interesting because it implies that Moriarty was captured by the authorities, yet i thought the whole purpose of the Reichenbach fall story was for Holmes and Watson to prove that Moriarty was guilty.

      • Anonymous

        In the last scene Mycroft said “let him go”. Maybe Moriarty blackmailed his freedom and now Holmes and Watson have to catch him.

  • I really liked the episode overall. There is just two shots that really didn’t work for me and totally took me out of the story at a point I really wanted to pay attention too. It is still bothering me and I really think this is the only thing the show has done that I asked “why?”. Its the scene after Sherlock has seen the hound and Watson is talking to him about it in the pub. This shot, screen cap attached, just bothered me because they’re cutting two different takes together and mashing it as one. They don’t just use this set up once but keep cutting back to it and back to it over and over again. It was just so obvious of a mash up and for the life of me I don’t understand the choice. it didn’t fit stylistically at all. Why not just go to the coverage they have of Cumberbatch or Freeman? Why mix the two? Especially when the mash up is done poorly. Sorry for the small rant, I have no one else to talk to about this show.

    On a side note, was it just me or did anyone else think the long pause before Sherlock wrote Maggie as the password and just the letter “M” sat there was another reference to James Bond? Do you think another James Bond reference is going to appear in the finale?

  • Anonymous

    It was a nice refreshing change to a simpler plot rather than the complex cases in Series 1 and The Scandal in Belgravia. 
    Loved the acting and the writing is sharp, supplied with witty dialogue.
    Plenty of behind the sofa moments, in this episode. Gatiss does what Gatiss does best.

  • Calebxy

    That dog looks VERY scary!

  • Anonymous

    Another brilliant episode with a clever plot. I really liked how the relationship between John and Sherlock was brought out in this story. The shots of the moor were stunning. 

    The only thing I’m still not sure about is how Moriarty is portrayed in Sherlock. Its good that they’ve tried something different to make him a bit of a psycopath but i’m not sure that Andrew Scott pulls it off as an intense villain. To be fair, he hasn’t really had much screen time.