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I was a bit disappointed in this season (series?) finale.
The premise just required the viewer to suspend belief way too much, well beyond any previous episode:
- That a genius mind like Sherlock not only repressed all memories of his sister and best friend, but that Mycroft and his family could've covered it up so completely, eliminating all traces and never slipping to the degree it triggered Sherlock to question and investigate at some point.
- That his sister could reprogram anyone (even a genius like Moriarity) and turn them into a thrall in under five minutes was the stuff of sci-fi/fantasy (like the Mad Hatter in the current season of Gotham).
And then little things, like Mycroft giving Eurus five minutes with Moriarity without secretly recording it. WTF? Mycroft is head of the most sophisticated intelligence agency in England. I thought he was supposed be really smart.
Any one of those things, I would've said "okay, that's just TV," but Sherlock has been much better at coming up with (pseudo-)scientific explanations for weird phenomena than most shows and avoiding inconsistencies. If this is the direction the show was headed, I say good riddance.