How did Sherlock, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, survived The Reichenbach Fall? No one knows, but we have a hilarious answer you might fall for.
The Reichenbach Fall is the third episode of Season 2, in which Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) dives from the roof of St. Bartholomew and dies. But did he die? Of course, he didn’t! Sherlock returns in the very first episode of Season 3.
- Why did Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) commit suicide in The Reichenbach Fall?
- How did Sherlock survive The Reichenbach Fall?
- This Diehard Sherlock fan has the answer.
But how did Sherlock survive The Reichenbach Fall? The same question was asked by John Watson (Martin Freeman), not once but at least a dozen times. However, due to getting more than one answer, fans still don’t know how Sherlock survived the fall. It’s been 2 seasons since the fall, yet no clue or explanation came from the creators or actors to satisfy the curiosity of detective fans.
But this one explanation that we have, is not only legit for you to believe, but adds too much fun to Sherlock Holmes.
Why did Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) commit suicide in The Reichenbach Fall?
The Reichenbach Fall, inspired by “The Final Problem” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, presents the conflict between Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) and Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) at its peak.
By this time in the BBC series, Moriarty had managed to undermine Sherlock’s public image, and feed the lies of Sherlock being actual Moriarty. With Sherlock being unable to solve The Final Problem, the police on his back, and a sniper pointed at John, Mrs. Hudson, and Lestrade. He has no other option but to willingly fall for Moriarty’s trap.
After misguiding Watson to Mrs. Hudson’s home, Sherlock goes to face Moriarty on the rooftop of St. Bartholomew to defeat him. To his ignorance, Moriarty has him trapped from all fronts beforehand.
After getting defeated by Moriarty, Sherlock calls Watson to confess of being the actual Moriarty. While Watson watches Sherlock standing on the roof from a certain distance and pleads to back-off, Sherlock dives from the roof and kills himself.
Though we had doubts, after seeing his body, and finding Watson mourning even after months, we had to believe that Sherlock was dead.
How did Sherlock survive The Reichenbach Fall?
In agreement with our doubts, Sherlock Holmes did survive The Reichenbach Fall in Benedict Cumberbatch starring BBC series. Several explanations were put forth in the following Season 3 and Season 4.
For once we believed the first explanation Sherlock gave to John Watson, but as every time Sherlock intentionally told a different story, we were left with no explanation to believe at all.
What was the actual trick? Did Sherlock manage to arrange a safe-landing-pad and then fake his blood and death while Watson was obstructed on his way to Sherlock’s body? Did they actually put Sherlock’s face on Moriarty, and it was Moriarty who Watson saw diving? Or did Molly help Sherlock in disguising his suicide? Fans want to know the answer as restlessly as Watson does.
This Diehard Sherlock fan has the answer.
While all the experts had been digging through the books to find the answer, one diehard fan of Sherlock Holmes has the answer, and it’s hilariously believable.
The one thing we didn’t consider in The Reichenbach Fall that Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is not only a private consulting detective but also a Sorcerer Supreme named Dr. Strange. So how could we forget that he might fly off rather than touching the ground and killing himself?
Thanks to @johnlock._.uwu on Instagram for decrypting this mystery even Sherlock himself couldn’t have possibly done.
See his post to understand the visual explanation of how Sherlock might have mystically managed to survive the fall.
Though it’s all fun to try and solve this mystery Sherlock created for his detective fans, we hope an answer awaits us in Season 5 of BBC’s Sherlock.