I just finished watching and I'm speechless. What a finale!Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I definitely agree with everyones theories. Sherlock told Molly that he is probably going to die and that he needed her. At first it was a WTF moment right after he said it, but by the end it makes sense that he conspired with her to fake his death. Sherlock knew that Moriarty wanted him dead. Moriarty kept referring to their problem as "the final problem." Being the final, it can only mean one thing. I'm sure Sherlock knew that Moriarty would threaten him with the lives of the people that he most cared about. And the hospital personnel definitely came out fast with that gurney, they were definitely in on it. But still, when he went down I kept asking myself, "how the hell does he survive this?" And Moriarty sticking the gun in his mouth and taking his life, floored me. I thought Sherlock was going to take him down with him until that scene happened. It was an episode that definitely kept me on the edge of my seat.
I originally heard about CBS planning on doing their own modern Sherlock Holmes series about a month ago, but after awhile, I thought that axed the idea until yesterday. In an article I read, that mention the BBC series but make no mention that it's a modern Sherlock series. Like they're trying to take the credit for a modern Holmes. way to be original, CBS. I won't tune in, I'm going going to give them the satisfaction of ratings. I'll watch a rip of it online.