The final problem is over. The end sounds more like an ending.
What a journey for audiences.
I recall my first time watching this series in late fall of 2010. A study in pink, sounds familiar to the famous A Study in Scarlet. It does, however, bring the famous Sherlock Holmes back from the 19th century to modern world.
Even I recall the first case I touched at 10-year-old, The Adventure of the Dancing Men. Those dancing men draw my nightmare for the next weeks, pushing me, frightening me, tortuing me in those days.
The Dancing Men
From that time, I understand, Sherlock Holmes is more than a name. For most people, soul of Holmes hides deeply in the brain. People enjoy solving problem, which is always based on deduction. A negligbile detail, an unusual thing, a little tricky set, lures our mind. It's a kind of stimulation, like a drug, or panacea for people just like Holmes. Drug is easily addictive. When people get some, they always want more.
It's hard for this series to keep people stimulated. Season 2 is the peak, of course. When I read reviews for Season 3, I heard unpleasant complains for those stories. Some people would rather Sherlock Holmes died at the end of The Reichenbach Fall, on the rooftop, than back with mysterious explanation. Why James Moriaty died but Sherlock Holmes still live? The next two seasons set James Moriaty as gimmick, again and again. Some people blame it, for exploiting a dead person.
In deed, James Moriaty, describled as "Napoleon of crime", should be the last resort in the final case. That is what we watch in this episode, "The Final Problem". I believe this is the final case. The problem, begining with Holmes, ends with him. It's all about Sherlock Holmes, no relavent to others. He is Sherlock, a man once locked, unlocking himself in the end.
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