Reichenbach riddle solved !!!
I just watched the Reichenbach Fall on German TV. Then I read all your theories. Rhododendron ponticum, the rubber ball, the biker, the homeless network and the body switch in the phone box. But there is still one big thing missing. You need some kind of trampoline placed there at the right time and carried away in the few seconds before John gets around the corner. Or a bungee rope or an airbag or a laundry bin or anything else like that. A device someone would see. Something someone would probably tell Kitty Riley. Especially someone “relaxed about taking bribes”. Not talking of cameras and members of the Moriarty network.
And here is my solution how it goes. There is one trick Sherlock could use which cannot be seen. So no one will know, no one can tell. Sherlock needs only Molly for help and she can absolutely been trusted. It’s the magnetic levitation! At about 16 tesla they let frogs fly in a laboratory. Every greater hospital has a magnetic resonance imaging. Experimental MRI’s use up to 9.4 tesla -> http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/133/3/858. So its pretty close to reality. And, lucky Sherlock, there happens to be a cellar of the St. Bart’s right under the sidewalk where the MRI is located. There it is, your “pink suitcase”.
And after I got to this point, I found that even the out of character clue fits in. The most unusual thing for Sherlock was to call for Anderson. One moment before doing this, he seemed to look at something different than the bottle of oil. Something that made him forget his antipathy against Anderson. Something we had a better view of a few seconds before: magnets!!!
To make the story complete, there is a Michael and Karen Sherlock(!) who formed a company to market a flying magnet under the name “Levitron” in the 90’s.
There’s just one problem. Moffat might read this and change the plan. So be quietly, quietly…
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