This review is certainly over the top (especially the part about series 3 changing her live!), and she missed many subtler hints , but IMO she has some valid points. For example, I thought, it was a terrible idea to completely change the 'flavour' of Mrs. Hudson's character. Some things are better left unknown. That's a minor point, though, but she addresses bigger plot holes as well. The longer you think about the reasons, Mary shot Sherlock, the less it makes sense. Maybe, we will see this with different eyes after season 4, but increasingly, I harbour the suspicion, that all sorts of clues and hints and suggestive dialogs are thrown in, which keep us busy, but they are really making it up, as they go along. As our board member The Doctor said, I find it chilling, that the makers admitted, that they made TRF too early.
Whoever is interested, might like to read the review in GQ couk. The reviewer makes a convincing argument, why the digital revival of Moriarty was really a bad artistic move, since it can only end in disappointment. Either, he's really alive with all sorts of credibility problems in toe, or he isn't, which makes it a cheap sensationalistic cliffhanger. Mind you, there's still the chance, that they come up with a very good explanation, one way or the other, but it's worthwhile to follow the links, given in that article. Moffat apparently has a well documented tendency to build up big expectations with many tantalyzing hints thrown in, only to come up with a very unsatisfying solution, or deliver none at all.
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