If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Any Sherlock fan has been keeping up with the British modern day Sherlock TV show. Although it has an annoying schedule as a Masterpiece Theater episodal drama, it receives high critical praise. *SPOILER* The cliff hanger at the end of the 2nd season saw Sherlock Holmes (and possibly Moriarty) fake his/their own death(s). Writer Steven Moffat has stated that the clues are all there if you know how to find them. So, how did he do it?
I have read several theories on-line about how this could have been achieved. They go from logical to bizarre. Some people point to a lorry/truck that passes by at just the right time for Sherlock to have jumped in and pushed out a dummy. Some say that it was actually Moriarty's body that fell and the truck was used for Sherlock to jump out of so Watson could see him on the street. And an even better theory is that Watson didn't really see anything and Sherlock used the delusion gas from the Hounds of Baskerville episode to fake out Watson. Of course, the question is how good is Molly, Sherlock's accomplice in all of this. We can also check out the original story, where Doyle meant to kill off Sherlock for good, so when he brought him back years later, he had to come up with a good story, which I think I remember part of it being that Watson didn't see what he thought he did.
Another idea that has occurred to me after re-watching Series 2 is that this will be an opportunity to bring back Irene Alder, whose character is widely credited for the popularity of the series, even though she only appears in one episode. At the end of that episode Sherlock saves her from certain death. So, she's still out there and is a perfect accomplice for Sherlock's non permanent death.
After how the Great Game cliffhanger was resolved I pretty much know that whatever I think is going to be wrong. Apparently it was already filmed, though.
I have also read that they went ahead last year and filmed the important bits of faking the death, which is pretty smart.
I had many theories about the open of Series 2 that didn't pan out too! I was hoping for something a bit more dramatic to match the tension at the end of The Great Game.
Here is something I saw today on the Sherlockology Facebook page that refers to that truck again,
"The fake death is a piece of cake! Just watch the last episode slowly and you will see the van with rubbish bags. And in the next minute there is no van. So SH really fell, but bounced by the bags. That is why he didn't let Watson come closer and ordered to stand BEHIND the small building in front. Come to St. Bart's hospital and see with your own eyes!"
I am, unfortunately, not able to swing by St. Bart's anytime soon, but this is the umpteenth reference to the van/truck/lorry. So most likely it has nothing to do with anything! ;)
I think the Truck has to do with it, but really I can't see how could they explain us seeing Sherlock's wounded face and cut to him moments later without a scratch.
Goddamn it! This show is taking too long.
BTW. Do you think that the I believe in Sherlock Holmes movement will be refferenced in the show?
I hadn't thought of that, but I think it is likely that the Sherlock folks would add that nod to the fans into the show. Perhaps a newspaper headline. . .
And yes, this wait is lame. I find myself actually wishing for Christmas to come and go so that at least I'll know they're filming :)
Another theory "They showed Sherlock with a ball. If that ball was put between his arm pits, it would seem like he has no pulse.
He tells John to keep looking up, because someone from a story below him is already throwing a body thats dressed like him.
Sherlock himself jumps into a dumpster/safe zone. The other body falls down. John gets pushed down by govt agents working for mycroft. He doesnt actually see sherlock hit the ground. Sherlock switches places with the body, and then john comes upto him and checks his pulse."