Season 1 Episode 24


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 16, 2013 on CBS
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Once again the mysterious Moriarty has his sights set on Holmes and Watson.

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  • Spectacular!

    This episode was downright brilliant! I was a little surprised that there was no genuine cliffhanger at the end and that Moriarty was caught, but you never know... something could happn next season.

    I loved the line "You named a bee after me". That's what makes the show unique and it was a beautiful way to finish off the season.

    I really enjoyued this episode and the whole season. Cannot wait for more!moreless
  • Curious loose ends....

    Just me wondering, maybe I missed something... what was the significance of Adler/Moriarty scratching holmes face... and what was the masterpiece she had painted...
  • Finally excited for the next season

    This show was pedestrian in the beginning, but in the second half it has elevated to a slightly higher position. Its by no means a great show. But its quite good.

    Loved the finale and didn't think they would have the balls to make Moriarty a female character, but was happy when it happened. Only thing that bothers me is that Sherlock is in no way a genius and Watson is almost as intelligent as him by the looks of it. But Lucy Liu as Watson has been a revelation. She's probably the best Watson out there! She makes the show so much better! I love the show for the characters, dislike it for the lack of intelligence sometimes.moreless
  • Moriarty male, female, does it matter?

    I've withheld judgement on Moriarty being not only a woman, but one Sherlock fell in love with till after watching the season over again. Looking back on it all and realizing now what the writers and creators did at the time, well, honestly, I think they took a bold and, now, wonderful step!

    Like many others here I was expecting, no, wanting Moriarty to be some really cool mixture of the many male versions seen over the years. Yet, honestly, without regards to PC, I really like this version and find it extremely acceptable (once I got past my expectation). Having had Sherlock in love, no not just in love, but deeply soul matching love with his great rival and nemesis is an outstanding twist!!

    Of course, they writers could do the same with say a bi-sexual Homes and honestly I can see Homes as bi-sexual, but keeping him straight was the way to go for this revision. Of course a gay or bi-sexual Sherlock Homes, in the future, would be another great view on, what is now, a literary classic character.

    The fact Moriarty is a woman and a past lover will influence this version of Homes in wonderfully dramatic ways and opens up an entirely new line of stores, which can involve the feelings of both past and scorn lovers. They can delve into Homes emotions changing over time from "thinking" M killed his lover to knowing the truth, to dealing with it, to going past it, and beyond. Who knows how it might turn out or what steps might occur along the way.

    Maybe M and H get back together for a time, as they put their differences aside for some joint reason. Afterwards Homes is willing to give it a serious try if M is willing to change. M can't or maybe it is H would in the end really can't accept the deal he proposed or accepted. Sherlock gives her a head start before calling the authorities. Does she stay and end up in prison or go back on the run and chase?

    What about this for a season (not series) ending, we're there at that moment when Homes is letting her go. He can 't accept her in the end and as an honorable man he's giving her a head start. She turns to him asking, but Homes what about all of those I'll end up killing or having killed in the future? Can you live with yourself knowing their blood, well part of their blood, will be on your hands. That all you had to do was continue to love me and they'd have still been alive to grow old, having families of their own, and . . ... It is at this point Homes realizes another fact, Moriarty is with child, their child!

    So yeah, there are reasons to dislike all the changes, but at the same time there are reasons to love this switch up!moreless
  • Hell hath no fury greater than a scorned Moriarty

    Despite all the nonsense about the european union and national currencies, I like the new Moriarty. But I hope it does not come back soon.
Jonny Lee Miller

Jonny Lee Miller

Sherlock Holmes

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

Dr. Joan Watson

Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn

Captain Tobias Gregson

Jon Michael Hill

Jon Michael Hill

Detective Marcus Bell

Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen

Isaac Proctor

Guest Star

Arnold Vosloo

Arnold Vosloo

Christos Theophilus

Guest Star

Dominic Fumusa

Dominic Fumusa

Jordan Colvin

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Watson: Sherlock, I think it's time.
      Holmes: For what?! You-you know I'll investigate this anyway, whether I have Captain Gregson's blessing or not.
      Watson: That is your choice, but right now, we are enabling you.
      Holmes: If you are the partner that I invited you to be, the partner that I believe that you can be, then you will stop this line of thought immediately!
      Watson: I am your partner, and you cannot keep going on like this! Now, what--
      Holmes: You know, I almost stole a vial of opiates from a crime scene yesterday. You know why I didn't? Because of you. Because I knew how disappointed that you would be in me. And if I only had the words to describe how disappointed in you I am at the moment.
      Watson: I don't expect you to understand right now, but I know what you need to do. Moriarty said she was smarter than you, that you needed to let her win. It is the only way this does not eat you alive. She was right. Let her win.

    • Moriarty: You're not afraid of me.
      Watson: Too angry to be afraid.

    • Bell: How you doing? I mean, all the stuff you're dealing with, it's next level. You know, to think that lady would mess with your head, to this degree...
      Holmes: I know it must seem strange. But, uh, tell you the truth, I've come to believe it might be a good thing in the long run.
      Bell: Good thing?
      Holmes: Yeah.
      Bell: Must be some interesting math you're doing.

    • Watson: The muscle in your shoulder is shredded okay. You need to be treated for the pain.
      Holmes: May I remind you I am a recovering drug addict?
      Watson: May I remind you that there is such a thing as non-addictive painkillers?
      Holmes: How good can they be if they're non-addictive?

    • Moriarty: Same old Sherlock. You look at people and you see puzzles. I see games. You? You're a game I'll win every time.
      Holmes: You might as well just kill me now, 'cause whatever it is you came here to do I'll stop you.
      Moriarty: I would never kill you. Not in a million years. You may not be as unique as you thought, darling, but you're still a work of art. I appreciate art. What I-I can do, what I will do, is hurt you. Worse than I did before. I have reserves of creativity I haven't even begun to tap. So please for your own good, let me win.

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