Just watched the newest ‘Elementary’ on my DVR.
So, I’ll just shoot this out there recognizing that it probably won’t happen, but: I think it’d be really awesome if it turned out that not only is Irene Adler actually alive but that she is in fact Moriarty.
Moran basically says he’s never seen Moriarty and while he refers to Moriarty as a ‘he’ it is completely possible that Moriarty is a woman, as their communications could have all been non-verbal (i.e, the text messages we already know they used and such).
Also, perhaps Moriarty chose to get close to Sherlock through a false identity (that of Irene) and then faked her death. We don’t know yet how Irene died but it is implied that she befell the same sort of death as the victims in this episode - drained of blood, body tossed - and Sherlock did say that some bodies were lost to the water, never found.
Maybe there was blood at the scene but no actual body for Irene. Granted, this is a bit tricker, as Sherlock would most likley need a body to believe she was actually dead but if the writers truly went in this direction and were clever enough they could even have a body and still explain it.
As to why Irene/Moriarty would do such a thing, well, it all certainly makes Holmes suffer quite nicely, something that the character of Moriarty always tends to take a fancy to.
Regardless - the more I watch this show, the more I at least want Moriarty to be a woman. I like Elementary and I want it to continue to be different from the other modern tellings of Sherlock.
One of the best (and most awesome) differences is Joan Watson, who I absolutely adore. Why not make Moriarty a woman too? And if Moriarty was Irene that would certainly be a nifty twist on the recent explosion of the Irene-as-the-love-interest-bit that has cropped up in the RDJ Sherlock and even a little in the BBC Sherlock.
In short - I wish I was more eloquent at explaining why I want this and why I think it is a good idea but here it is - out on tumblr for all to see and certainly free from my mind…until the next episode, that is…