Sherlock: Season 2, Episode 3

The Reichenbach Fall (20 May 2012)

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Jim Moriarty hatches a mad scheme to turn the whole city against Sherlock.

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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 don @ minifie-1

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Ian Hallard, who plays Moriarty's defense attorney, is the real-life husband of Mark Gatiss, who plays Mycroft Holmes and who is also co-creator and writer of the show. See more »

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When Sherlock and Jim are at the roof top and Sherlock laughs and comes back to Jim to tell him what he missed, it's clearly visible that his scarf is a little messed up, but when the shot is focused on him 2 seconds later, the scarf is perfectly straight. See more »

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Jim Moriarty: Sir Boast-a-Lot was the bravest and cleverest knight at the round table, but soon the other knights began to grow tired of his stories about how brave he was and how many dragons he'd slain, and so they began to wonder "Are Sir Boast-a-Lot's stories even true?"
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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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The most seducing of all deductions
20 January 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

oh my word!This is indeed the one of the most beautiful adaptations i have seen for a long time.It was fast paced,juicy but then very much intriguing.

Actually i was left disappointed by the third episode of first season-'the great game',so obviously i was expecting something similar till i saw this and the hell i do rather i wish the story never ends.It has all the ingredients of a perfect sherlock story plus the emotional quotient that we don't often see in Holmes narratives and this for me was the best part of it.

One of the interesting thing in this episode was that it used the humane part of Holmes-he did crumble or appear to crumble under pressure from his age old nemesis Moriarty .And my review won't be complete without acknowledging the contribution of freeman as Watson-he donned the role with such command that i can't imagine sherlock without the assistance of him.

As with everybody else am waiting for the next series to unfold........


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