Melodramatic Mayhem: Sherlock Finale "The Final Problem" Takes you High and Then Lets You Down!

Sherlock Season 4 Finale "The Final Problem" is about Moriarty and the Third Holmes

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They want to adapt from the original vintage story, they want the nuances of their new just as much! Result?

Chaos in the plot and difficulty to grasp the sudden, and swift twists and turns.

A young girl wakes up on a plane to see oxygen masks dangling from the ceiling. Everyone on the plane is down and out except her alone in the cold. The girl hears a phone ringing, guess what happens when she answers it. It’s Moriarty, who tells the girl: “Welcome to the Final Problem.”

Sherlock’s previous episode, 'The Lying Detective,' ended with the surprise reveal that John Watson’s (Martin Freeman) sort-of girlfriend, as well as his new therapist, were the same person. As it turned out, 'E' was also the same woman who tricked Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) into believing she was a client in the previous episode. All of these women shockingly, turned out to be Sherlock’s never-before-mentioned sister, Eurus (Sian Brooke), as the show took pains to point out, being a Greek word which means 'the East wind.' The episode ended on a cliffhanger, with Eurus shooting John at the end of his therapy session.

For once, like in four seasons, Sherlock was about someone other than Sherlock!

The rollercoaster thrill-ride yesterday began with a bang, a bomb blew 221B Baker Street to shreds, Holmes and Watson having a narrow escape. And the maniachal question "Did you Miss me?" was answered at last with criminal mastermind Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) making a grand comeback (we were expecting him nonetheless), despite having shot himself five years ago, alive and well and up to his old devilish tricks at the cost of people and lives. However, this shock twist, just one of many wasn’t a resurrection but Moriarty was just a pawn used by the main villain Holmes’s darkest, deadliest adversary yet: his own sister!

Indeed the Holmes' sister stole the show in this one!

The episode also saw Mark Gatiss, also the creator of the show, but identified as Mycroft, the prodigenous elder brother who is the only link to all that is related to Euros! 

So to sum it all up, the finale episode had pretty much a lot to digest and too many new revelations that had to be dealt with! And the catches are just not over, there is still the entire mystery around Redbeard! But let just leave you to it to reveiw the tremulous one and half hours on your own!

The rest of the episode is devoted to an elaborate series of mind games and experiments that Eurus has pulled to get to Sherlock because no matter how important, no matter how integral, everything that happens on Sherlock is always about Sherlock Holmes and the rest have the purpose to either love him dearly or hate him to death!

And now with season four complete, fans are holding on tight for the announcement of the fifth season.


Is 'The Final Problem' Sherlock and Watson's last case?

Creator Moffat wants to keep us in the loop and has said “If this is the last time - and I’m not planning on it to be, but it might be - it is possible that we could end it."

To that we say,


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