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Sherlock season 4: Eurus was a perfectly fine villain. So was Culverton Smith. As was Vivian Norbury.

Then Moriarty showed up out of nowhere dancing to Queen.

And you realised: Christ, none of you can live up to this ever, can you?

Because Moriarty was equally as scary and dangerous. But he was also campy and had a sense of humour.  

That’s the key about Moriarty as a villain. Always was. Scariness combined with a bit of silliness. 

Every villain on Sherlock after Moriarty failed because they took themselves too way seriously.


Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Andrew Lincoln, Michael Cudlitz, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chandler Riggs and Alanna Masterson at Walker Stalker Con Atlanta on October 29, 2016

“The Final Problem” didn’t confirm that James Moriarty is Dead but it might have just confirmed that he’s Alive

I know. We’re all upset. We’re bothered. We’re hurt. “The Final Problem” didn’t go the way we wanted it to. I despised the episode the first time I watched it. I loathed it the second time I watched it. But the third time, well, the third time was different. 

James Moriarty is alive. “The Final Problem” isn’t the end of his plan. It’s the beginning. 

What I’ve complied will hopefully make this episode make sense. 

Here are the topics I’m going to discuss, in detail:

  • What is Eurus’ grand plan? And why and how would Moriarty help her with that? 
  • What’s the significance of Eurus telling Moriarty “Redbeard”?
  • What is Moriarty’s “Final Problem”?
  • The Flashback scene gives the writers credibility when they bring Moriarty back in Series 5
  • Why would Moriarty say “This is a recorded message” and why would Eurus mention that Jim is dead?
  • Who was Eurus’ and Culverton Smith’s mutual friend? 
  • What is the meaning of the number 13 on Mycroft’s fridge?
  • Who hacked all of the tv screens in London?
  • This episode gave us no new evidence that Moriarty is dead; some recorded videos and a character saying it. We’ve all seen this before. 
  • If “The Final Problem” is over, why record Andrew Scott as Moriarty, implying that we haven’t seen the last of him?

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