YMMV / Sherlock S 02 E 03 The Reichenbach Fall

  • Complete Monster: Moriarty sets about his plan to destroy Sherlock's reputation and life. He pulls of several heists targeting the Bank of England, Crown Jewels, and prisons to claim he has a universal hacking program, and escapes justice by threatening the jury to advertise that he can not be convicted. He has a man that looks just like Sherlock kidnap the 7 and 9-year-old children of the Ambassador to America, and then kills his accomplice after he outlives his usefulness. He then feeds the children chocolate laced with mercury to kill them if Sherlock canít find them. When the children are rescued there panicked reactions to seeing Sherlock implicate him of the kidnapping, the crimes Moriarty was blamed for, and the cases Sherlock himself solved. Moriarty threatens to set his assassins on Sherlock's only three friends in the world, John Watson, Greg Lestrade, and Mrs. Hudson, if Sherlock doesn't commit suicide. Moriarty was ultimately a man so committed to winning his "game" with Sherlock, that when Sherlock points out as long as Moriarty's still alive, he can force him to call off the assassins, Moriarty responds by merrily eating his gun to give Sherlock no choice but to kill himself.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Jim Moriarty. He well-and-truly earned his stripes.
  • Signature Scene: Sherlock's death.
  • Tear Jerker: Sherlock saying goodbye to John and John's reaction to his death.