We all know how it ends. The ending of The Final Problem. Sherlock and Moriarty plunge to their deaths and Watson is left heartbroken and sad. All right, that’s chill, bro. I can handle that.
But then Sherlock (BBC) comes around. And takes that “plunge” to a whole new level. That heart-stopping, tear-jerking, mind-blowing finale broke the hearts of millions around world. But of course, Sherlock stuns us again with one more miracle. For us and for his BFF Watson.
The real question is: HOW DID HE DO IT?
After two days of speculation and discussion (in my head and with my friends), the only solid thing we know is this:
Molly Hooper is the key.
This episode has whipped Sherlock fans (old and new) into a frenzy across the Interweb. I, for one, am FREAKING OUT. My heart goes out to poor Dr. Watson, who is just so heartbroken and lost without his BFF. While watching that phone conversation between the two, my was biting my lip as tears streamed down my face. The last time I felt so torn was when I was 13 after watching Lion King and lying on my bedroom floor listening to Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn.” However, I’ve read the Sherlock Holmes books enough to know that Sherlock will return with even more fascinating adventures in which (hopefully, -fingers crossed-) will feature one of my favorite stories from The Return of Sherlock Holmes, “The Adventure of the Dancing Men.”
Before season 3 unveils, I can’t help myself but to dance around (excuse the pun) my theory around the “Reinchenbach Fall.” The only real loose end that did not get a real follow-up was the children’s kidnapping.
Kidnapper + Plastic Surgery = Fake Sherlock (think back: little girl screaming when she saw Sherlock at the police station)
Fake Sherlock + Real Sherlock = Dead Fake Sherlock
Watson + Bicyclist + Hard Cement Ground = Woozy Watson
Real Sherlock + Jumping off a building = Landing on nearby garbage truck or some sort of overhang/shorter building
Woozy Watson + Dead Fake Sherlock = Heartbroken Watson (“My best friend is dead.”)
Dead Fake Sherlock + Molly Hooper = Time of Death for Fake Sherlock/Success/TAKE THAT JIM MORIARTY
Hey, Mr. Moffat, what do you think?