Published On: Tue, Feb 18th, 2014

‘Sherlock’ season 4 update: Moriarty was planned, Andrew Scott and no guilt for Holmes

Sherlock Holmes has the greatest villain in Moriarty and fans are clamoring over the cliffhanger season 3 finale of Sherlock, which alluded to the fact that Moriarty is not really dead.

Andrew Scott as Moriarty BBC Sherlock photo“I can’t really say what we’re doing with that, but there is no last-minute whim in this. We’ve had what we’re going to do with Moriarty in place from before the second season. Exactly what we’re going to do. I remember talking it through with Andrew Scott, who plays Moriarty. Wait and see what’s going to happen,” says creator Stephen Moffat in a Vulture interview.

“Well, obviously Sherlock Holmes must have a Moriarty.”

Andrew Scott has won over fans with his amazing performance, but it all starts with Gay Jim.

“The thing that happened that was different because of Andrew was that, originally, in “The Great Game,” the only scene that you saw Moriarty in was when he plays who we used to call Gay Jim. Gay Jim from IT. He comes in and Sherlock deduces that he’s gay. It was quite good. At the very end, Sherlock would have realized that he was Moriarty and that he’s just missed him. The great game has begun! But we weren’t going to see Moriarty again.”

Moffat assures fans that Holmes will harbor no guilt for his murder in season 3.

“The really interesting thing is if Sherlock Holmes hadn’t blundered like an incompetent into the room where Mary was going to shoot Magnussen. She’d have just shot him, then she’d have gone back to being Mrs. Watson and they all would have been living happily ever after. Sherlock would be saying, “It’s really great someone shot him!” and he and Dr. Watson would carry on solving crimes unaware the killer was moving around them all the time, just killing anyone who was trying to attack them. Their secret protector.”

Moffat discusses mind palaces, more on Scott and the role of Molly, so check out the full interview HERE

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