Moriarty comes close to stealing the Crown Jewels to prove it might be done but allows himself to be caught. Sherlock gives evidence at the trial where Moriarty has scared the jury into acquitting him and later visits Sherlock, camply taunting him with his superior computer skills, seemingly capable of any crime. Sherlock rescues two children abducted by his enemy, but his brilliantly accurate deductions, leading police to believe he may have been an accomplice in the kidnapping, get him arrested, going on the run with John. After a further encounter with Moriarty, who has persuaded a journalist to publish that he is an innocent actor paid by Sherlock to masquerade as his enemy for Sherlock's own glory, the two meet atop a very high building. Written by
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Katherine Parkinson, who played journalist Kitty Riley in this episode, did a series of Malteasers adverts with Amanda Abbington, Martin Freeman's wife. See more
The scenes shot on the roof of St. Barts are physically different from the street view of the same area. In the rooftop scenes, the front ledge of the building is about twenty feet wide. From the street the ledge is around 80 feet wide. See more
Dr. John Watson
No, I know you're for real.
Dr. John Watson
Nobody can fake being such an annoying dick all the time.
Certain letters in the credits of each Sherlock season 2 episode are red in color. In "The Reichenbach Fall" the red letters spell out the word "Believe". See more
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