If it seems that the second season of the British drama Sherlock just started its run on PBS-TV, well, that’s because it just did--at the beginning of May. And tonight brings the concluding episode, “The Reichenbach Fall,” which finds Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) confronting the insane criminal mastermind, Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott). Together with “A Scandal in Belgravia,” this season’s opening show, I rank “Reichenbach” as one of my two favorite Sherlock installments thus far. Lyndsay Faye, author of the recent historical mystery The Gods of Gotham, as well as the concoctor of that 2009 Holmes adventure, Dust and Shadow, offers her thoughts on “The Reichenbach Fall” in Criminal Intent.
Ninety minutes in length, “The Reichenbach Fall” begins tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery!
By the way, if you haven’t been keeping up with Ms. Faye’s excellent commentary on Sherlock--both this season’s episodes and last year’s--you can still find her posts here.