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The Reichenbach Fall



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Episode Info

Season 2 concludes with Moriarty pulling off three ingenious capers in a day. He then plants seeds of doubt in the press about Sherlock's deductive abilities by making it appear as if Holmes' past successes were staged.


Benedict Cumberbatch
as Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman
as Dr. John Watson
Vinette Robinson
as Sgt. Sally Donovan
Andrew Scott
as James Moriarty
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Critic reviews for The Reichenbach Fall

Cumberbatch revealed just how good an actor he is. All series he has been magnificently mean, moody and far too clever for his own good. Now, facing a madman and his own demise, he made Sherlock palpably human.

February 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The fact that they pulled an entire emotional arc from one piece of setup at the start of "The Final Problem" is just gorgeous.

January 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Andrew Scott-as Moriarty, he's doing the maximally flamboyant version of the Joker's and Raoul Silva's..

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Reichenbach Fall" was a grandstanding conclusion to the brilliant BBC series, packed to the rafters with smart dialogue, audacious plotting, stylish direction and some truly wonderful performances.

February 17, 2017 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

At times it's faithful to Sir ACD's The Final Problem, then it will wander, taking in mobile phone technology and computer hacking and what have you. But it doesn't feel like cheating; more like an open relationship, agreed by both parties.

February 17, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a testament to Sherlock's writers that they are able to provoke such breathless speculation over a story that's been re-imagined so many times -- to take something old and familiar and make it just as electrifying as the original.

February 13, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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