Sherlock, 2.3 - Andrew Scott
Sherlock, 2.3 "The Reichenbach Fall" - The mousy mastermind of evil, Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) © 2012 Hartwood Films/BBC for Masterpiece

Episode 2.3
First transmission on Sunday, May 20, 2012 (US),
Sunday, January 15, 2012 (UK)

The official details…

Season 2 on PBS, Masterpiece slot in USA. On BBC 1 in UK.

The return of Moriarty. The crime of the century. Can Sherlock possibly survive? James Moriarty possesses the greatest criminal mind that the world has ever seen.

Sherlock and John knew he wouldn’t stay hidden for long. But even they never guessed the sheer scale and audacity of the crime that would propel Moriarty back into the headlines. The crime of the century. The Tower of London, the Bank of England and Pentonville prison – all sprung open on the same day, as if by magic! But Moriarty’s plans don’t stop there…

Sherlock and John lock horns with their old enemy in one final problem that tests loyalty and courage to their very limits. Sherlock must fight for his reputation, his sanity and his life. But is he all he claims to be?

Cast: Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), Dr John Watson (Martin Freeman), Mrs Hudson (Una Stubbs), DI Lestrade (Rupert Graves), Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss), Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott), Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey), Kitty Riley (Katherine Parkinson), Sgt Sally Donovan (Vinette Robinson), Anderson (Jonathan Aris).

Written by Steve Thompson, directed by Toby Haynes and produced by Elaine Cameron Vertue

Jan Vincent-Rudzki

UK editor of Film Review Online