Sherlock Season 4 Finale: 13 Dumbest Moments From 'The Final Problem'

13. Shrugging Off John Being Shot


Aside from the reveal that the woman Sherlock spent the night with, and the one John met on the bus, and his new therapist, were ALL Eurus, The Lying Detective ended on the cliffhanger of John potentially being shot.

Of course, the show wasn't going to kill him off at this point, but it was going to be interesting to see how he got out of the situation. Was he rescued? Did he overpower her? Did he get shot, just not fatally?

Well, the last one was technically correct. It's revealed that Watson was shot, only with a tranquilliser dart, and then the whole situation is hand-waved away just like that. It was a sloppy resolution, but set the tone for what was to come.


NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far. A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.