Sherlock Season 4: 20 Easter Eggs & References In 'The Final Problem'

9. Moriarty's Brother


Moriarty returns in this episode in the form of a series of amusing/threatening videos that he apparently recorded before his death. Eurus explains that Jim enjoyed doing them as he was jealous of his brother, who was a stationmaster.

This is a reference to The Valley of Fear, in which it is said that Professor Moriarty has a brother who works as a stationmaster.

In Doyle's The Final Problem, Moriarty is also mentioned as having another brother called Colonel James Moriarty - who weirdly posseses the same first name as his criminal brother.

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