Sherlock “The Reichenbach Fall” ***SPOILER ALERT***
If you haven’t seen last nights series two finale of Sherlock, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, then read no further. If you have, my guess is that you will dig deep into the following interview with co-creator/co-writer, Steven Moffat, and then watch your DVR recording several more times with a bit more of a critical eye.
If you did see the brilliant final scene, what really happened when Holmes plunged to his death? Or did he? Following the BBC broadcast of the final episode in the UK, Moffat teasingly told The Guardian‘s Stuart Jeffries, “There is a clue everybody’s missed. So many people theorising about Sherlock’s death online – and they missed it! We’ve worked out how Sherlock survives, and actually shot part of what really happened. It all makes sense.” He went on to say that both he and co-creator Mark Gatiss wanted to baffle a nation by killing off Sherlock, putting his body apparently in plain view on a London pavement and then bringing him back from the dead. FYI, in case you’re wondering, they not only successfully baffled the UK, but now the States also.
While the world’s greatest, and only, consulting detective will be back for a third series of three 90-minute episodes, viewers can only sit and wonder just how Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss bring ‘Holmes back from the dead’. Unfortunately, they’ll have plenty of time given the third series will not begin filming until 2013, most likely. In the meantime, let us know what you think….