Posted by: relativitygirl | January 14, 2017

The Final Problem


Regardless of who your favorite Sherlock Holmes is, most fans will agree that “The Final Problem” is not your typical SH story. It’s more like watching a Jet Li action film than the methodical movements of an erudite detective. He’s on the run, he’s being chased, and he’s in deep trouble. Why? Who else…Moriarty.

Here’s an excellent, sequential description of the story, complete with ratings, quotes, and visuals from, an excellent site. Check it out here.

The real Holmes purists want nothing to do with Cumberbatch (or even Brett), they want the words exactly as Doyle wrote them. So you can find the book, “The Final Problem” here (paperback and Kindle).

And, if you’re like me and can’t pass up one millisecond of Jeremy Brett, find the Granada episode (all 6 parts) here.

But be warned – this is a deeply emotional episode, and not for the faint of heart.


If you watch it, post a comment here and tell me what you think!

Excerpted from “The Final Problem” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, of Moriarty:

“He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order. He sits motionless, like a spider in the center of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them.”



  1. Eric Porter….the quintessential Moriarty! Can we read more about him?

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