Absolute inane drivel from Hell; plot holes out the ass, over-the-top over the top, out-of-character anarchy on all fronts, Chekov's (many, many) guns: you name a problem, this entire season had it. An insult the foundation of the series and to Doyle. If Gatiss or Moffat ever claim to love Garridebs again, I'll go to their homes and personally piss on their doorsteps.
Plot holes so big, even Mark Gatiss's ego would fit. This final episode is a grotesque mess of all the show's worst qualities. It is so enamored of its own perceived "cleverness," but there is actually nothing clever about the writing at all anymore. Sherlock may as well have a magic wand. A completely unsatisfying mess.
Season 4 breaks my heart, not in a good term. 'The Six Thatchers' : no. 'The Lying Detective' : okay. 'The Final Problem' : major no. There are the Garridebs, Musgrave ritual, even Sherrinford reference here, but I can't accept Eurus Holmes. Her 'elaborated' little game angered me because it's freaking out of context! I'm so mad! A bitter end for the queerbait, too. I'll miss these Baker Street Boys anyway.
Now we come to an end. THE FINAL PROBLEM is a very good FINAL in the series. It doubled its mysteries, thrills, and it has a very surprising twist than last two episodes. In this episode, the storyline is becoming more interesting and intriguing. It's fun to see Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, and Mycroft Holmes in action together to fight the villain. Maybe, it isn't good as THE LYING DETECTIVE. But it is still good..
(1.5) Hopefully good riddance to a show that purposefully shot its leg by being flashily convoluted without ever giving smart or interesting explanations while patting itself on the back claiming that it's the smartest person in the room. It's sloppy, trite to the point of embarrassing (excluding the technical parts), self-indulgent, manipulating and unsatisfying in general.
I enjoy the 'Saw but questioning morality instead of arguing for it' shtick, but the episode wasn't particularly amazing otherwise. The whole Eurus plotline was a bit out there for me. And can't they just let dead people be dead, and not keep coming back for appearances?