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* LaserSword: Three punk criminals attack Lestrade with [[Franchise/StarWars lightsabers]], she ''beats the living daylights out of them'', and we never see anybody wielding lightsabers again.

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* LaserSword: LaserBlade: Three punk criminals attack Lestrade with [[Franchise/StarWars lightsabers]], she ''beats the living daylights out of them'', and we never see anybody wielding lightsabers again.


* CallBack: Watson is shot in the leg, but, being a robot, he's able to shrug it off. Holmes has a brief moment of panic, however - a nice little nod to the famous "You're not hurt, Watson? For God's sake, say you're not hurt!" scene of "The Adventure of the Three Garridebs".

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* CallBack: Watson is shot in the leg, but, being a robot, [[MadeOfIron he's able to shrug it off. off]]. Holmes has a brief moment of panic, however - a nice little nod to the famous "You're not hurt, Watson? For God's sake, say you're not hurt!" scene of "The Adventure of the Three Garridebs".Garridebs".
* CurbStompBattle: Those thugs never stood a chance against Lestrade. Interesting, though, that we never see her fight that well again.



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Averted. One of the very times Lestrade is behind the wheel without driving like a speed demon. Still, her driving style is lampshaded by Holmes making a good-humored quip.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Averted. One of the very few times Lestrade is behind the wheel without driving like a speed demon. Still, her driving style is lampshaded by Holmes making a good-humored quip.quip.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Professor's perfectly-preserved body. Now where have we seen [[Recap/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCenturyTheRiseAndFall this]] before? ...This will be very important in the next episode.
* JustAMachine: How Holmes regards robo!Watson throughout the episode, openly rebuffing him once when Watson refers to both of them as being "gentlemen".
* KickChick: Lestrade.


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* LaserSword: Three punk criminals attack Lestrade with [[Franchise/StarWars lightsabers]], she ''beats the living daylights out of them'', and we never see anybody wielding lightsabers again.
* LatexPerfection: Watson's elastomask, which actually shocks ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' speechless.
* SaveTheVillain: Holmes tells Moriarty to "Ho-old on!" when they're hanging from the sapling in his flashback of Reichenbach. Moriarty looks scared, too. But they can't keep their grip on each other, and Moriarty falls to his death.
* SourSupporter: Grayson. Grayson, Grayson, ''Grayson''.
* SuggestedBy: The opening titles state that the episode is based on ''The Valley of Fear''. However, there is no tangible connection, aside from Holmes, Watson, and Moriarty being involved in both.
* ThreeAmigos: Wiggins, Deidre, and Tennyson.

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* CallBack: Watson is shot in the leg, but, being a robot, he's able to shrug it off. Holmes has a brief moment of panic, however - a nice little nod to the famous "You're not hurt, Watson? For God's sake, say you're not hurt!" scene of "The Adventure of the Three Garridebs".
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Watson gets a very brief one, just long enough for Holmes to well and truly panic and be very relieved and accepting of Watson when he comes out of the Thames.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Averted. One of the very times Lestrade is behind the wheel without driving like a speed demon. Still, her driving style is lampshaded by Holmes making a good-humored quip.
* LargeHam: Fenwick's hamminess is established when he catches the heroes.




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\nWatson retains the job of the opening narration, though now in a metallic voice.

Lestrade drives Holmes and robo!Watson to the Reichenbach Falls to see the place where Holmes buried Professor Moriarty in 1891. Holmes makes a quip at Lestrade's driving and catches sight of a large pine tree which, in a flashback, saved his life two centuries ago. Remember, the opening of the previous episode showed Moriarty ''and'' Holmes going over the edge. Holmes somehow managed to grab hold of a sapling (which somehow managed to hold two tall men's weight). Holmes was holding Moriarty's hand, but they could not keep their grip on each other, and Moriarty fell.

Back in the 22nd century, Lestrade lands at an ice cave near the Falls. Inside the cave, the trio meets the spectacle of Professor Moriarty's corpse, ''perfectly'' preserved in ice. Lestrade is aghast. If ''that's'' Moriarty, then ''who'' is the man running around New London with his face? Holmes even says that the man had no descendants.

A cave-in promptly occurs, sending our heroes back outside. (It's the first and unfortunately ''not'' the last time that Holmes will make some cry of alarm that does not at all sync with the action.) Professor Moriarty is now buried forever.

They return to New London to find that the crime wave mentioned in the previous episode is getting way out of hand. Worse still, people who previously had no criminal records are suddenly committing robberies. New London-wide. Holmes sets off to investigate, and Chief Inspector Grayson reluctantly allows Lestrade to join him. Holmes offhandedly remarks that the robot tag along. This casual attitude (displayed throughout the episode and heightened to annoyance) will come back to bite him later.

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->"Welcome to the 22nd century, Holmes!"

May 4th, 1891. Dr. John Watson is recounting for us his journey with SherlockHolmes through Switzerland. While sightseeing at the Reichenbach Falls, an old man runs up to them and asks for Watson's help in the village they'd just left. Watson acquiesces, leaving Holmes alone with the old man. Holmes dryly reveals the man to be none other than Professor James Moriarty, his archenemy. Moriarty promptly attacks Holmes, and Watson turns just in time to watch both men plunge over the side of the rocky path into the falls below. Back in voice over, Watson says that he's lost his dearest friend... or has he?

May 2103. [[InspectorLestrade Inspector Beth Lestrade]] is on a high-speed [[CarChase hovercar chase]] through New London, ignoring [[HollywoodPoliceDrivingAcademy the results of her reckless driving]]. That is, except when her compudroid, Watson (an affectionate nickname... maybe), points it out to her. She catches up to her escaped convict, Dr. Martin Fenwick, and is laying the cuffs on him when his hovercar takes off. Lestrade catches a glimpse of the driver's face, a horribly ''familiar'' face... Fenwick calls the mystery man "My master. ''Your'' worst nightmare."

Fenwick is returned to New Scotland Yard for cryptnotization, a mindwipe process used by the police to turn criminals into harmless citizens. Lestrade's not convinced that Fenwick has been cryptnotized successfully, however, and starts investigating. The Yard's database confirms her incredulous fear: her mystery man is the spitting image of Professor Moriarty. Chief Inspector Grayson, however, is not convinced, pointing out how easy it is to impersonate someone these days with [[LatexPerfectionMask an elastomask]]. It doesn't help, either, that the reckless young Lestrade is on very rocky ground with her boss, who seems as prone to temper tantrums as she is. But a new break-in reveals a very interesting fact: the genetic data left behind is not recognizable by the Yard's database. Lestrade points out that it's possible if your perp is older than the system - say, two hundred years older?

Well, that does it. Only one thing to do now: return to life the one man who ever stopped Professor Moriarty. That's right -- SherlockHolmes. Good thing Holmes was preserved in his own honey, too, because it makes the job that much easier on Sir Evan Hargreaves, a scientist Lestrade wanted to check out earlier to see if he had anything to do with Moriarty's apparent resurrection. As it turns out, he didn't, and he's more than happy to help out, even if he's never done this before. Holmes's previously 80s-something body is returned to the physical age of 25 years old.

And, apparently, waking up in the 22nd century isn't such a big shock. Apparently. He deduces that the very-much-female Beth is not only a Lestrade but an inspector, as well, and even goes so far as to deduce that there's a crime wave she needs his help in solving. Yes, Holmes, Lestrade really ''did'' bring you back for more than your sparkling wit and good looks. Thank you for taking the first step towards ShipTease.

All the history Holmes has to catch up on is quite a bit for him to handle, but it's the revelation of Moriarty's return to life that is his first major shock. Lestrade manages to blackmail Grayson into allowing Holmes to investigate their mystery man.

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->"Welcome to the 22nd century, Holmes!"

May 4th, 1891. Dr. John Watson is recounting for us his journey with SherlockHolmes through Switzerland. While sightseeing at the Reichenbach Falls, an old man runs up to them and asks for Watson's help in the village they'd just left. Watson acquiesces, leaving Holmes alone with the old man. Holmes dryly reveals the man to be none other than Professor James Moriarty, his archenemy. Moriarty promptly attacks Holmes, and Watson turns just in time to watch both men plunge over the side of the rocky path into the falls below. Back in voice over, Watson says that he's lost his dearest friend... or has he?

May 2103. [[InspectorLestrade Inspector Beth Lestrade]] is on a high-speed [[CarChase hovercar chase]] through New London, ignoring [[HollywoodPoliceDrivingAcademy the results of her reckless driving]]. That is, except when her compudroid, Watson (an affectionate nickname... maybe), points it out to her. She catches up to her escaped convict, Dr. Martin Fenwick, and is laying the cuffs on him when his hovercar takes off. Lestrade catches a glimpse of the driver's face, a horribly ''familiar'' face... Fenwick calls the mystery man "My master. ''Your'' worst nightmare."

Fenwick is returned to New Scotland Yard for cryptnotization, a mindwipe process used by the police to turn criminals into harmless citizens. Lestrade's not convinced that Fenwick has
-> '''Grayson:''' ''"You've been cryptnotized successfully, however, stewing in honey too long. How could you know that?"''\\
'''Holmes:''' ''"Careful observation
and starts investigating. The Yard's database confirms her incredulous fear: her mystery man is the spitting image of Professor Moriarty. Chief Inspector Grayson, however, is not convinced, pointing out how easy it is to impersonate someone these days with [[LatexPerfectionMask an elastomask]]. It doesn't help, either, that the reckless young Lestrade is on very rocky ground with her boss, who seems as prone to temper tantrums as she is. But a new break-in reveals a very interesting fact: the genetic data left behind is not recognizable by the Yard's database. Lestrade points out that it's possible if your perp is older than the system - say, two hundred years older?

Well, that does it. Only one thing to do now: return to life the one man who ever stopped Professor Moriarty. That's right -- SherlockHolmes. Good thing Holmes was preserved in his own honey, too, because it makes the job that much easier on Sir Evan Hargreaves, a scientist Lestrade wanted to check out earlier to see if he had anything to do with Moriarty's apparent resurrection. As it turns out, he didn't,
perceptive thought: [[{{Catchphrase}} eyes and he's more than happy to help out, even if he's never done this before. Holmes's previously 80s-something body is returned to the physical age of 25 years old.

And, apparently, waking up in the 22nd century isn't such a big shock. Apparently. He deduces that the very-much-female Beth is not only a Lestrade but an inspector, as well, and even goes so far as to deduce that there's a crime wave she needs his help in solving. Yes, Holmes, Lestrade really ''did'' bring you back for more than your sparkling wit and good looks. Thank you for taking the first step towards ShipTease.

All the history Holmes has to catch up on is quite a bit for him to handle, but it's the revelation of Moriarty's return to life that is his first major shock. Lestrade manages to blackmail Grayson into allowing Holmes to investigate their mystery man.
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->"Welcome to the 22nd century, Holmes!"

May 4th, 1891. Dr. John Watson is recounting for us his journey with SherlockHolmes through Switzerland. While sightseeing at the Reichenbach Falls, an old man runs up to them and asks for Watson's help in the village they'd just left. Watson acquiesces, leaving Holmes alone with the old man. Holmes dryly reveals the man to be none other than Professor James Moriarty, his archenemy. Moriarty promptly attacks Holmes, and Watson turns just in time to watch both men plunge over the side of the rocky path into the falls below. Back in voice over, Watson says that he's lost his dearest friend... or has he?

May 2103. [[InspectorLestrade Inspector Beth Lestrade]] is on a high-speed [[CarChase hovercar chase]] through New London, ignoring [[HollywoodPoliceDrivingAcademy the results of her reckless driving]]. That is, except when her compudroid, Watson (an affectionate nickname... maybe), points it out to her. She catches up to her escaped convict, Dr. Martin Fenwick, and is laying the cuffs on him when his hovercar takes off. Lestrade catches a glimpse of the driver's face, a horribly ''familiar'' face... Fenwick calls the mystery man "My master. ''Your'' worst nightmare."

Fenwick is returned to New Scotland Yard for cryptnotization, a mindwipe process used by the police to turn criminals into harmless citizens. Lestrade's not convinced that Fenwick has been cryptnotized successfully, however, and starts investigating. The Yard's database confirms her incredulous fear: her mystery man is the spitting image of Professor Moriarty. Chief Inspector Grayson, however, is not convinced, pointing out how easy it is to impersonate someone these days with [[LatexPerfectionMask an elastomask]]. It doesn't help, either, that the reckless young Lestrade is on very rocky ground with her boss, who seems as prone to temper tantrums as she is. But a new break-in reveals a very interesting fact: the genetic data left behind is not recognizable by the Yard's database. Lestrade points out that it's possible if your perp is older than the system - say, two hundred years older?

Well, that does it. Only one thing to do now: return to life the one man who ever stopped Professor Moriarty. That's right -- SherlockHolmes. Good thing Holmes was preserved in his own honey, too, because it makes the job that much easier on Sir Evan Hargreaves, a scientist Lestrade wanted to check out earlier to see if he had anything to do with Moriarty's apparent resurrection. As it turns out, he didn't, and he's more than happy to help out, even if he's never done this before. Holmes's previously 80s-something body is returned to the physical age of 25 years old.

And, apparently, waking up in the 22nd century isn't such a big shock. Apparently. He deduces that the very-much-female Beth is not only a Lestrade but an inspector, as well, and even goes so far as to deduce that there's a crime wave she needs his help in solving. Yes, Holmes, Lestrade really ''did'' bring you back for more than your sparkling wit and good looks. Thank you for taking the first step towards ShipTease.

All the history Holmes has to catch up on is quite a bit for him to handle, but it's the revelation of Moriarty's return to life that is his first major shock. Lestrade manages to blackmail Grayson into allowing Holmes to investigate their mystery man.

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