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In the Holmes story, The Final Problem, upon which this episode was based, Sherlock fell into a raging waterfall and was believed dead, but in the TV show he fell and landed on rock hard concrete, so the makers will have to come up with a inspired and ingenious reason for his survival. And he did survive, for there is to be a third season. It was commissioned along with the second season.My guess is that Holmes placed the body up there prior to arranging a meeting with Moriarty, and that Molly the smitten morgue assistant helped Holmes obtain the body. Holmes' brother Mycroft is high up in some shadowy government organization and seems able to do anything so it's a sure bet that he is involved in the deception also. All will of course become clear when the third season arrives but given the two main actors heavy workload that probably won't happen until late 2013.
The second season has been superb - the other two Holmes stories tackled this season were A Scandal in Bohemia, The Hound of the Baskervilles which became A Scandel in Belgrade and The Hounds of Baskerville. I though Baskerville was especially effective and it was a nice touch to make the back-story one of a government conspiracy and animal testing. And Belgrade too which introduced us to Irene Adler and caused a wave of complaints to the BBC over nudity was absolutely excellent. In fact all three episodes were excellent with my favorite being the Hounds merely because it's the Holmes tale I like the most. I also think the second season was an improvement on the first because the show felt much more confident. Though that's not to knock the first season as it was also pretty flawless, but this time out the show tackled some of the more iconic stories.
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The second series UK DVD release is scheduled on 23 January 2012