and I must say - I preferred the two men....
...going over a set of falls rather than just Sherlock jumping. And of course, since we know Sherlock faked his death with 'morgue-lady's' (holly? molly?) help, we have to assume Moriarty did some pretty nifty faking of his own. The Baskerville episode was a truly clever 'update' of the original, but this finale wasn't as successful in the update department. The falls really would have been better. Oh, well.
From a slash viewpoint, I love John's half-hearted "Now everyone will be talking...." response to the two of them holding hands after their escape. *G* It was just like his 'I'm giving up" response in Baskerville when talking to the inn-keeper and his 'partner'. First they offer him and Sherlock the 'double bed' room and John starts to do his usual disclaimer but just gives up - and then there's the snoring remark and the chef saying, "What about yours?" and again, you can see John mentally throwing his arms up in the air in a sign of defeat. He knows he's doomed to be Sherlock's partner-in-life. *BG*
As for tonight's ending and John at Sherlock's gravesite, saying how he'll never believe Sherlock was fake? Stupid.
There was no need for that declaration because he knows the truth thanks to his meeting with Mycroft. But I did love the "do me one more miracle - don't be dead." If I hadn't known better - I'd have been balling my eyes out. It was also nice to let us see our lovely man one last time - the producers know it won't be until 2013 that we'll be given the 'truth', so that was damn kind of them for once last glance. *snort*
Oh, and the cheekbone remark of John's? PRICELESS. Just priceless.
I really hope the world doesn't come to an end in December of 2012 because then we'll all be cheated out of season 3. :(