As we have previously reported, next year’s Sherlock Christmas Special will feature Moriarty and we can now reveal that in fact the mystery surrounding the sinister character will be wholly solved during the episode.
Fans of the hit BBC detective series will know that Moriarty (Andrew Scott) seemingly shot himself in the head on top of St Bart’s hospital roof at the end of series two, which sparked the fake suicide of Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Sherlock’s choice of exit was to jump off the building which, as was proved during the first episode of series 3, could have been carried out without injury several different ways but there aren’t many ways of shooting yourself in the face at point blank range that could be credited to trickery.
However, at the end of series 3 fans were shocked when a video message popped up on the world’s media showing Moriarty announcing his return. Was he still alive?
Of course we do not have the answers yet, this is Sherlock after all, but what we do to go on are quotes that show co-creator, Mark Gattis, has given The Radio Times, in which he confirms that the mystery will be “completely solved” during the festive special next year, whilst avoiding details of how.
He did seem to hint at the fact that Moriarty is still alive, and that the 2015 Christmas Special may well not be the last we see of him, telling the publication:
“Well, it’s very hard to put a lid on Andrew Scott…”
The Sherlock 2015 Christmas Special is due to begin filming early next year, with a view to begin filming the fourth series of the award-winning show at some point later in the year.
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