Jonny Lee Miller: Sherlock to face showdown with Moriarty in Elementary finale (RADIO TIMES)
A tense, season-ending showdown between Sherlock Holmes and his arch-nemesis Moriarty – it’s a scenario fans of BBC1's Sherlock are familiar with. And it’s one that’s set to repeat itself in Elementary, the stateside take on the great detective.
So far, the closest Jonny Lee Miller’s New York-based Sherlock Holmes has come to the criminal mastermind he believes murdered his former lover – one Irene Adler – is a phone conversation. But as the first series of the US show approaches its conclusion, Elementarycreator Rob Doherty says all that is about to change.
“It is a Moriarty-centric finale” says Doherty. “It comes to our attention he may be operating in New York. The finale is really about a build to a showdown between Sherlock and Moriarty."
Not that the action will be entirely confined to the Big Apple. For the first time, viewers will see Sherlock in his native London, in flashback sequences that will also introduce Adler, played by British actress and Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer.
“For the first time, we're going to see actual moments from his past,” says Doherty. “We're going to see him outside of New York and in London. Seeing London isn't so much the point. It's really about how he came to meet and fall for Irene Adler.