* Moriarty has adapted like a pro to the 22nd century by the time ''Holmes'' hits the scene.
** And then Holmes proves himself to be even more awesome by adapting ''in less than a month'' to stop Moriarty on the Moon.
* Watson gets something of a BigDamnHeroes moment in [=HOUN2=] when he comes riding in on the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent "hound"]], just in-time for the thing to jump into Moriarty's getaway ship.
* A [[ChildProdigy little girl]] has New Scotland Yard running in circles and even "deceives the Master of Deceit," as Holmes so poetically puts it.
* In [=SUSS2=], Lestrade ''kicks Moriarty's ionizer out of his hand'', in something of a CallBack to his pulling a similar move on her in [=HOUN2=].
* Moriarty and the Musgrave Sword. The man can alter ''matter'' with the thing!
* Holmes crashes a criminal's car into New Scotland Yard... just by bad driving!
* Moriarty and Holmes both use [[{{Mcguffin}} the Mazarin Chip]] to great effect, but Holmes's command for "Fireworks!" in the climax of the episode tops it all. Consider it a Crowning Episode of Awesome for them both.
** A crowning moment for the writers as well, taking one of the most reviled Holmes's stories and making it ''awesome'' and [[Funny/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury hilarious.]]
* When it gets right down to hand-to-hand combat, Holmes ''mops the floor with the larger Moriarty''. [[MusclesAreMeaningless So much for that muscular build!]]
* Holmes is an 80s-something soul in a 25-year-old body. Clearly, a recipe for pure win.
* The entire premise of the show in the first place!