In Germany the last episode of the UK series Sherlock has just been broadcast and I there are so many wild thoughts on my mind that I can’t possibly go to bed now but need to share them with you.
Attention: If you have not watched Sherlock “The Reichenbach Fall” then please do not read on! No really: Don’t!
Ok, so Sherlock jumped off the roof, except that I don’t think it was Sherlock and most of you won’t either. It can’t have been Sherlock because he’s alive.
So, here’s what I think happened:
Sherlock definitely asked Molly for help and Sherlock was the one who proposed the rooftop of the hospital as a meeting point to his nemesis Moriarty. My theory is that Molly has been there all along. It might even be that the text message shown (“I’m waiting. JM”) was from Molly? M would fit, what’s her surname? (Ok…. I know, it’s rather awkward to put the initials in the reverse order, but hey! Allow me some creative freedom!)
I think Sherlock was prepared all along, too. In the German translation, Moriarty says “Ich schulde Ihnen einen Fall.” (“I owe you a fall.”) Is this just a happy coincidence in translation or an intended pun? Maybe some of you could help me by telling me what the English original is saying? So, according to the German translation, Sherlock might have anticipated his fall.
Now, when Moriarty shot himself Sherlock could quickly sprint down the stairs and… get on a bicycle! On the rooftop, Molly dresses dead Moriarty in Sherlock’s signature coat and Sherlock (already on the streets) places Watson in a position where he cannot really see the person on the roof. Molly pushes Moriarty off the roof, Sherlock (on the bicycle) knocks over Watson and rushes to Moriarty on the pavement. If Molly and Sherlock are really, really quick and have a car ready, they could get rid of Moriarty’s body, Sherlock can lay down on the pavement and as soon as Watson is conscious again, he catches a quick glance at Sherlock which is enough to convince him that he is actually dead.
These are only my initial thoughts and there is a great chance that I will wake up tomorrow and feel really ashamed for this post because it just doesn’t add up. I myself can see a lot of problems with this thesis but some of it’s aspects might maybe turn out to be true.
This is nothing more than my humble attempt at understanding the genius mind of Sherlock Holmes.