Could Moriarty return for series 3?
Early on, Sherlock co-creator/writer duo, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, had an idea just how Sherlock Holmes’ arch nemesis, Jim Moriarty, would appear. Moffat explained, “Moriarty is usually a rather dull, rather posh villain so we thought someone who was genuinely properly frightening. Someone who’s an absolute psycho.” ‘Absolute psycho’ is a gross understatement when you see the end result of Andrew Scott’s brilliant portrayal of Moriarty. Those who have seen series 1 & 2, know that Moriarty will go to great lengths to lure Holmes into his web and, in most instances, exhibits pure enjoyment when Sherlock figures things out and pure outrage when he takes too long. Moriarty truly believes he and Sherlock are mind palace buddies and are at a level no one else will ever match. Because of this obsession and, because he is an absolute psycho, this leads me to believe what I witnessed recently as proof positive that Moriarty survives, Holmes knows it, and that they both return for series 3.
Just for fun, let’s both start and fuel the rumor that it’s possible that Moriarty could come back for series 3. We know for a fact, however he may do it, that Sherlock Holmes will survive the fall from the rooftop of St Barts. So why couldn’t Moriarty survive a little gunshot wound to the head on the same rooftop? Why fuel speculation? Easy. Two clues from a recent drive this week through New Mexico. One being that Moriarty, so in need of having to match wits with Holmes, is leaving clues as to where he is and how far away he is.
So, is it just me or do you agree that these are proof positive clues that telly viewers are in for something amazing with series 3 of Sherlock and that both Moriarty and Sherlock are a part of it? Or, do I just have too much time on my hands and need to pay closer attention to the road while driving….