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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Moriarty keeps referencing his "Final Problem" - namely, how he and Sherlock will settle their score. This is a reference to the Sherlock Holmes story "The Final Problem," which was the basis for this episode. 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
[after Sherlock is arrested
That's our man?
Sgt Sally Donovan
Uh... yes, sir.
Looked a bit of a weirdo, if you ask me. Often are, these vigilante types.
[notices John staring at him
What you lookin' at?
[Cut to later; the Chief Superintendent walks out onto Baker Street with a handkerchief to his bloody nose
You all right, sir?
[John is slammed against a police car next to Sherlock and handcuffed to him
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
Written by David Arnold
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