Sherlock writer and co-creator Steven Moffat loves to leave his fans hanging and asking a bunch of questions. The finale seem to be executed perfectly teasing fans and stirring up some conversation about the show.
For example, during the series two finale of the BBC hit Sherlock, fans were left with quite the cliffhanger. Fans saw Moriarty (Andrew Scott) blurt out the line “As long as I’m alive, you can save your friends,” before shooting himself right in front of Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch). And to top it all off, Sherlock had to die in order to save his dear friend Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman).
So the finale basically showed Sherlock dead. When series three premiered on New Years, fans found out that Sherlock was in fact alive and kicking. He and Dr. Watson were back to solving mysteries and fighting crime, but the finale which aired last night brought on another cliffhanger.
If you haven’t watched it, then I suggest you avoid reading what’s about to come next. I warned you! One of Sherlock’s enemies has come back from the dead. Moriarty is alive, at least according to the last few seconds of “His Last Vow”. His face appeared on screen and he uttered two words: “Miss me?” So is he or isn’t he? Did he fake his own death?
This is what Moffat had to say about the finale.”You don’t know what’s going on there. We know what’s going on there but we’re not telling you!” he said. That’s not saying much and I imagine it’s quite frustrating to have to wait another year for series 4. But Moffat understands the fans’ pain. “It must be hell watching this show!”
So did you miss Moriarty?