Do I have to say this again?
All right then.
WARNING: This post contains MASSIVE (and by MASSIVE I mean MASSIVE FOR REAL [gonna fanboy a lot]) spoilers about Sherlock’s episode: The Final Problem. If you haven’t watched the episode yet, get the **** out of here.
Ahh Sherlock’s season finale. I had the fortune of watching at the same time it was being broadcasted at the U.K. since they cut the final 10 minutes of the episode here at the BBC’s official channel.
Right so the episode begins with this little girl who (omg that’s Eurus) is on a plane about to crash, and she gets a call. And the one who is making the call is dun dun dun Jim Moriarty AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! And then of course, our lovely intro.
Anyway, I’m going to start with what were my expectations on this season.
First of all, when I saw the trailer that was released last year on Comic Con, I thought “hey! Maybe we can finally discover how Moriarty did all these stuff on the past series! An explanation of how he was getting ready to catch Sherlock and how he was one step ahead”. Well, I technically found out how, Eurus.
But what caught my attention was the name “Sherrinford”. The planned name for Sherlock Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made before using his actual name, the name which was later used on non-canon stories for a third Holmes brother. Plus, the names “Smith” and “Thatcher”.
Turns out “Thatcher” was indeed a very good hint for the fans, since they knew which story the chapter would be based on (the weird thing is that there are two “The Six Thatchers” stories in the Sherlock canon now but meh). But we later found out The Six Thatchers would reveal a very important part of Mary’s past, as member of AGRA (another reference, this time to the Agra treasure in The Sign of Four), which we previously thought was the name of Mary, since she told John that on His Last Vow.
Then the name Smith, obviously a reference to Culverton Smith, the villain of the short story “The Dying Detective” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and, may I say, one of my favorite stories. You can notice that when the name “Smith” was revealed I was very excited.
Turns out I was right! That picture was John watching Sherlock pretending to be dying (as mentioned on So… Sherrinford?). This time doing it in a modern and brilliant way. Amazing job Steven Moffat. The Lying Detective became my favorite episode of the entire Sherlock series.
But the most shocking part was the ending, when finally Eurus Holmes made her appearence, revealing how she fooled Sherlock and John days before. Although, what was Sherrinford then?
Well, last Sunday we got to find out Sherrinford was actually the place were Mycroft kept Eurus, because of some crazy stuff the naughty girl did when the Holmes siblings were children.
This time Eurus revealed how she helped Jim Moriarty with his business with Sherlock, and also played a game with him, Mycroft and John on Sherrinford. The final problem. Where they would be forced to solve and save people. Although it wouldn’t be that easy…
Yes, that sentence which killed us on the teaser posted by the BBC one month before the episode, was actually a sentence for Molly. (See I love you).
My poor Molly 😥 I’m so glad she didn’t die. That would’ve killed me—
The way Eurus played with Sherlock was indeed interesting and great. Plus the reference to the short story The Musgrave Ritual which on the Sherlock canon meant the death of Redbeard which wasn’t actually Sherlock’s dog but his best friend.
Yes, Eurus Holmes was a very bad girl.
And even though half the episode felt rushed, and even though there are tons (TONS [my friend included]) of people who disliked the episode, I’ve got to say the ending was amazing.
As my mother would say, every good or bad person had that moment on their life which made them the people they are today. And of course that was the case of Eurus. A problematic sibling relationship.
Still though, how did she manage to talk to Sherlock via security cameras while pretending to be a little girl on a plane? (Unless of course those were also recordings, like the ones Moriarty did before he died).
Yes, Eurus was the person in charge of the Miss Me? recordings.
The P.S. recording of Mary felt like too much. The episode would’ve worked out better without it. But it showed us how the Baker Street boys were back, with more cases to solve and the toddler Watson, Rosemund.
The Adventure of the Dancing Men, another wink to Sherlock fans.
This was a very good finale for the season, and also, a finale for the show.
I mean, of course there are lots of other stories that are left, about Sherlock getting older, him beekeeping, or his house on the countryside…
But I feel like the show would just stop having that special tasting it has left on us, Sherlockians. I don’t like the idea of another season of Sherlock.
Although, another special, like The Abominable Bride, released years later to show us how Sherlock and John are still playing their game, wouldn’t be bad. A special episode. Just that. Not a bad idea. Anyway, even if another hiatus is coming or not, the decision will be taken by the Sherlock crew.
I just have to say this was the best way to end the show (at least it was for me), and of course, in the 150th anniversary of A Study in Scarlet. Sherlock has become one of my favorite TV shows, and it’s very special to not just me, but for millions of fans over the world.
Now if we could go to Speedy’s and order some sandwhiches, that would be great. I’m starving.
The sky is the start line.
P.S. Happy Blog Anniversary to me! xD