Sherlock (2010– )
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The Reichenbach Fall 

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

Director:

Toby Haynes

Writers:

Steve Thompson, Arthur Conan Doyle (based on the works of) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman ... Dr. John Watson
Una Stubbs ... Mrs. Hudson
Rupert Graves ... DI Lestrade
Mark Gatiss ... Mycroft Holmes
Andrew Scott ... Jim Moriarty
Louise Brealey ... Molly Hooper
Katherine Parkinson ... Kitty Riley
Vinette Robinson ... Sgt Sally Donovan
Jonathan Aris ... Anderson
Tanya Moodie ... Ella
Tony Pitts ... Chief Superintendant
Jaye Griffiths Jaye Griffiths ... Prosecuting Barrister
Ian Hallard ... Defence Barrister
Malcolm Rennie Malcolm Rennie ... Judge
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2012 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Douglas Wilmer, seen in the Diogenes Club, played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (1964) and The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975). See more »

Goofs

In the courthouse scene, where Moriarty asks security to reach into his pocket, she does so and places a piece of gum into his mouth. A trained court security officer would not do this, as this would place them in a position of disadvantage. In addition, as Moriarty was in custody, his clothing would be searched and contraband such as gum would have been disposed of. Gum especially is a security concern as it can foul locks,etc. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ella: Why today?
Dr. John Watson: [long pause] Do you want to hear me say it?
Ella: Eighteen months since our last appointment.
Dr. John Watson: Do you read the papers?
Ella: Sometimes.
Dr. John Watson: Um, and you watch telly?
[pause]
Dr. John Watson: You know why I'm here.
[pause]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References The Departed (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Stayin' Alive
(uncredited)
Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
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The most seducing of all deductions
20 January 2012 | by vsmahesh18See 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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