How did Sherlock survive the fall
THE truth about how Sherlock Holmes survived his rooftop fall was finally revealed to a small group of fans this weekend. It has been nearly two michael kors outlet online years since BBC Sherlock, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, appeared to jump to his death from the roof of St Bartholomew Hospital in front of John Watson, played by Martin Freeman, before turning up later at his own graveside. Nevertheless, the internet continues to bubble with theories about how Sherlock faked his own death. Here are the top five.
Many believe an open backed lorry filled with rubbish bags holds the key to Sherlock survival. It is parked close to the spot where Sherlock appears to have landed and blocks Watson view of the final impact. Was Sherlock fall cushioned by the rubbish bags before he played dead on the pavement? Or was it there to obscure a body switch?
A Sherlock mask on Moriarty body
Moments before Sherlock appears to jump, his arch enemy Moriarty shoots himself on the hospital roof. Was his body used to help Sherlock fake his own death? The theory fits with the episode title, The Reichenbach Fall, as the name Rich Brook Moriarty alias is German for Reichenbach. (The Reichenbach waterfall in Switzerland is also the scene of Holm michael kors outlet online es final showdown with Moriarty in Arthur Conan Doyle books.) But others viewers argue that Sherlock appears to be alive when he jumps.
A Sherlock body double
While framing Sherlock for the kidnap of the British ambassador children, Moriarty somehow conditions the ambassador daughter to be terrified of Holmes. Some say he might have used plastic surgery to make one of his assistants into a fearsome Holmes lookalike and that this double somehow ended up jumping off the roof. So how would a living Sherlock dupe his friend? Sherlock is seen in earlier scenes playing with a ball that when strategically placed under the armpit can be used to stop a person pulse. Others suggest he might have taken grayanotoxin, a drug that features in an earlier episode. Derived from rhododendrons, it can make the person using it appear dead. His pathologist friend Molly Hooper could have provided him with false paperwork or a corpse. Meanwhile, the Baker Street Irregulars, Sherlock network of “homeless helpers”, feature in Arthur Conan Doyle fiction. Were they involved in Sherlock death defeating jump? This would explain the timely intervention of a cyclist who knocks Watson down just as Sherlock takes the plunge and the paramedics who promptly tak michael kors outlet online e away Sherlock body before Watson can take a be michael kors outlet online tter look at his dead friend. on How did Sherlock survive the fall? Fans given sneak preview