After a four month absence, Sherlock Holmes returns to Baker Street following several attempts on his life. Holmes had been away on an important assignment for the French government - recovering the Mona Lisa that had bee stolen from the Louvre. He was successful in his task and appropriately rewarded by the French but he raised the ire of the crime's perpetrator - Professor Moriarty. On the morning of his return, the Professor visited Holmes in his flat and warned him to cease or he would have no choice but to take extreme measures. With several attempts on his life having already taken place, Holmes and Watson head for Switzerland. Moriarty is a relentless pursuer however and he and Holmes have a fateful encounter at the Reichenbach Falls.
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The originally story didn't make clear what Holmes's case with the French government was, let alone if Moriarty had anything to do with it. For this adaptation, it involved the theft of the Mona Lisa and was a crucial part in bringing down Moriarty's organization. See more
When Holmes and Moriarty topple over the Reichenbach Falls, both the stuntmen playing Holmes and Moriarty are wearing safety lines which are soon blocked out by the camera. When they start to fall, these lines are most prominent. See more
When I returned to Baker Street from a short holiday in the spring of 1891, I had seen little of Holmes for some time. I saw in the papers that he had been engaged by the French Government upon a matter of supreme importance, but I could hardly foresee that it would have so violent a consequence. It lies with me now to tell for the first time what took place between Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty in that fateful year.
The only episode to have a title card at the beginning credits and end credits. See more
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