I rewatched the Reichenbach Fall today, and I can honestly say I noticed little things I didn’t before.
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you haven’t seen the third episode or if you want to figure it out for yourself, don’t read this.
Think back to the scene in which Sherlock says goodbye to John on their phones. Heartbreaking, wasn’t it? Well, if you look very closely, you can see a building blocking John’s view of the sidewalk Sherlock lands on. Put more simply, John saw Sherlock fall - but he didn’t see him land. His view of the pavement was obscured by that little building.
When Sherlock looks down at the sidewalk with apprehension, you can just see a bright red truck parked on the road next to the pavement. Guess what’s piled up in the back of the truck: trash bags. Piled in the back of that parked red truck, there are loads and loads of plastic trash bags.
Then Sherlock jumps. We see him fall… he keeps falling… then he falls some more… then we see him fall from a different angle… (seriously, is he too awesome for gravity?) The point is, we see him fall and then we see his bleeding corpse on the concrete - and right then the bright red truck drives away.
I’m sure you can deduce what I am implying. My theory is simple: Sherlock landed on those trash bags, placed a decoy body on the pavement, then disappeared with the truck. Remember, Molly works in a morgue. It would have been child’s play for her to dress up a body in a Sherlock-coat and plant it at the scene. Furthermore, John was disoriented. I’m willing to bet Sherlock orchestrated a biker to run into him.
Seriously, rewatch that scene. You’ll see that little red truck piled high with soft things was parked next to the pavement and then drove away right after the fall. Decide for yourself what’s true.
Yeah you’ve figured out what everyone’s known since the episode was first aired, however Moffat says we’ve all missed something. Try again.
parental unit:um no? you can do it yourself you're grown up.
me:OH SWEET JESUS GOD NO. I CAN'T DO THIS I'M GOING TO COLLAPSE PLEASE OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU I JUST CAN'T DO THIS I'M GOING TO BREAK. THEY'LL THINK I'M WEIRD. THEY'LL JUDGE ME. THEY HATE ME I CAN'T DO THIS.