IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN SEASON 2 OF ‘SHERLOCK’ BEWARE, SPOILERS IN THIS ARTICLE: Though some fans were expecting Moriarty to be a recurring character throughout the BBC Sherlock series, and not actually be dead following ‘The Reichenbach Fall,’ the show’s creator says that the show needs new villains. However, did he actually die in the finale? A quote from Moffat’s interview with The Radio Times via Hypable:
STEPHEN MOFFAT: “Moriarty’s a one-shot deal in the original [books]. I don’t want [Sherlock] to turn into a show that’s about one villain and one hero,” said Moffat.“Moriarty was great because he was a surprise. Every time you bring him back he won’t be as big a surprise. We need to find new villains, we need to find new ideas, otherwise the show doesn’t keep growing. There are other great villains in [the Conan Doyle books] that we want to visit. We have to keep the show growing otherwise it won’t surprise you. Once you get the measure of it you’ll just get critical – if we keep surprising you and keeping you off balance you won’t.
Moriarty is just the perfect villain and I loved him on the show. Any of you fans of BBC Sherlock? Do you hope Moriarty comes back, or that he actually is dead?