Does Sherlock use his own phone when he calls John from the roof?
The phone that Sherlock uses on the roof has a camera. The phone that Sherlock uses in the lab when he texts Moriarty appears to NOT have a camera. See my post for the photos.
Notice they keep saying in the newspapers that Sherlock is dead but NEVER say anything about Moriarty being dead because they didn’t find his body there! If they went up to the roof to see where Sherlock jumped from and investigate then they should have found his body, unless! he walked away after he saw Sherlock fall because he was never dead!!!
submitted by: Emily
What is the one thing that a master criminal must keep secret? Just as a superhero must keep their face hidden, a criminal, in order to be successful, must be unidentifiable to everyone. So, why would Moriarty show his face quite plainly? Why would he show himself to Sherlock when he generally speaks to Sherlock through other people?
My theory is, and it might be a stretch but would be genius, is that Moriarty is not Moriarty at all, but rather an actor paid to be like Moriarty. The real Moriarty could have paid a mentally insane actor to act like a master criminal in exchange for money, or fame, or something that crazy people value highly. Therefore, Sherlock this whole time was fighting an actor and not the real criminal.
The clues on Sherlock are always in the wording, and very rarely are actually made seen, as more people discover through sight than through sound, thus the show would be boring for most if all we saw was all that was important. Sherlock asks if Moriarty is ready to burn, and Moriarty then shoots himself, apparently the actor was ready to fall in order to secure what he wanted, and his employer’s safety.
Sherlock also explains to Watson that a perfect lie is one that is wrapped in truth, making it easier to be believed. Moriarty was telling the truth that he was an actor, and a very good one at that, but his lie was that Sherlock was his employer.
If you think about it, it really would make sense, use another person to be your eyes and ears and decoy, while you call the shots. You become untouchable, and your employee becomes the target.
Of course, It may be something completely different, and would be equally genius I expect; but this seems to make the most sense, and offers the most logical proof. Once it is exposed, the magic trick is really just a veil around a simple puzzle.
submitted by: Jim
Heads up, these are more questions than theories. So feel free to suggest what might happen because my brain’s not working very well right now. J
So I’ve read a few theories that Sherlock telling John that Moriarty was a fake as a final insult to the consulting criminal; they truly ‘die’ together, both physically and in regards to their reputation. However, I’m a little confused as to what they’re going to do about Moriarty’s dead body on the roof of a hospital.
People are naturally going to assume that Sherlock killed him for exposing their ruse, so he (Sherlock) would have to deal with that once he comes back from the dead. Because the police won’t leave the roof unscoured right?
So whilst all the theories are great, there’s just a tiny loophole; what about Jim? Or more specifically, his dead body.
Some possible solutions:
- Sherlock threw Jim’s body over the roof (whilst perfectly possible, I think this theory is too… elaborate for Moffat and Gatiss. Too many details. And yes, I am aware of what I’m saying).
- Somehow he manages to prove the Jim and Richard Brook are one and the same (possibly using the Rumpelstiltskin theory, which is amazing).
Any other suggestions as to what they’re going to do?
submitted by: yourblessingindisguise
I agree that Molly had something to do with it, and perhaps so did Mycroft (even though he is cold, he would have had a stronger reaction to his brother’s death, and was probably merely reacting to Sherlock’s ruined reputation).
But here’s an explanation to how he survived the fall. When Watson goes to look at Sherlock’s body from afar (when there’s 6:54 left in the episode), there’s a truck full of bags that look awfully cushy… and the top is open. It also conveniently prevents a full view of Sherlock by John. It’s possible that a cadaver was all ready on the vehicle to be thrown out after Sherlock safely lands in the truck’s cushy surroundings. John also conveniently gets hit by the biker so the truck has time to drive away. Makes sense…
Plus, if Sherlock was going to commit suicide, he would go calmly and logically, not flailing and crying. He was probably emotional over his reputation and because he wouldn’t want John to think less of him.
I know its not exactly a theory, but still.
I noticed something that I’m not sure is relevant or not. In the first half of A Scandal of Belgravia, there are reds dots on the skull picture in the flat. They’re also in the shape of an M. Moriarty, maybe? I don’t know. I couldn’t think of anything that his could mean. Maybe one of you can.
submitted by: Pattie (email@example.com)
I think the clue Moffat said we missed, what Sherlock does that is out of character, is asking Molly for help.
He never asks for help, he always knows everything and that little bit definitely wasn’t in character.
submitted by: ar0sebyanother-wouldsmellassweet