She has a degree in musical theater and performance and thinks that musical soundtracks should form a fundamental part of everyone's daily existence. Does the title of the series four finale suggest a permanent end to the show, the death of a major character or something else entirely? Aged just five, she had to ask big brother Mycroft what pain was. This Is How Elementary Ends For All Its Major Characters. However, is it fair to say that this scene indicates that Molly is nothing but a stock female character with no internal growth or struggle? In fairness, the show is called Sherlock — ergo, every character, male or female, essentially exists to support the emotional growth of that main, male character. As Sherlock Holmes fans will know, The Final Problem is the name of the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle short story in which Holmes apparently meets his end, plunging from the top of the Reichenbach Falls in the clutches of his arch enemy Moriarty. For the use of the phrase in Sherlockian studies, see, The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Great_Game_(Sherlock)&oldid=972026069, Wikipedia introduction cleanup from November 2015, Articles covered by WikiProject Wikify from November 2015, All articles covered by WikiProject Wikify, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Television episode articles with short description and disambiguated page names, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Sherlock's surprising ignorance, discussed on John's blog, about several commonplace subjects including, Andrew West, the name of the MI6 clerk, comes from ", This page was last edited on 9 August 2020, at 19:14. OK. Dammit, Steven! [3] The laboratory used by Sherlock was filmed at Cardiff University School of Earth and Ocean Sciences. Fans are greedy, though, and we all want to know if there will be more after that. In a way, that’s what makes the scene so brilliant. Still dead, sadly. Moffatt is certainly right that Sherlock has become "an occasional treat." And it could be that Abbington used the phrase “golden wrap” simply because there is no new Sherlock anywhere on the horizon, if ever. Sherlock claims that Woodbridge was strangled by an assassin called the "Golem" using his bare hands. What of Eurus, though? You can unsubscribe at any time. We had to do a version of the scene in 'The Final Problem' in which the two arch-enemies meet each other. There would be nothing strange in stopping for a while. In response to fan criticism on Twitter, Molly actress Louise Brealey tweeted her own assessment of the scene. I just started watching and I'm on Season2 Episode 2 and when are they going to resolve the end of season one?! One room contains an empty coffin, which Sherlock deduces is meant for Molly. Worse still, Sherlock could see all this unfold, and if watching her ignore his call was upsetting, then watching the way she reacted when Sherlock uttered the three words to her was downright brutal. I saved Molly Hooper!” – the cost is high, and, Eurus explains, unnecessary. He also had this to say: There's never going to come a time when we do a longer run, because this is what the series has become. [7], "The Great Game" was partly set in a disused sewage works. [8], "The Great Game" was first broadcast on BBC One on 8 August 2010. As far as we can see, the real reason behind the show’s delay can be the undying conflicts between the lead actors, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. I'm talking, of course, about Molly Hooper's forced love confession to Sherlock Holmes. Eurus is also very good at using emotion to get others to do her bidding. But as of now, their schedules are packed, so even if there is a chance of the show to come back, it will be happening in 2022 or 2023. According to Eurus, she is Moriarty’s revenge, so in essence, her games are all part of his posthumous plan. He also tried, multiple times throughout his life, to protect both Sherlock and their parents. Mycroft Holmes urges Sherlock to investigate the death of Secret Intelligence Service clerk Andrew West and the disappearance of a flash drive containing missile plans. But, uh, answers like this are really frustrating for fans. How Does Elementary End? Eurus tells Sherlock that Molly’s flat is rigged with explosives, and unless he can convince Molly to say the code phrase “I love you” before the timer runs out, Molly will die.