And Moriarty is notorious for using bribes and underhanded methods along with all his cleverness…
And Molly works in St. Bart’s mortuary and was Sherlock’s last consult…
Then: Couldn’t Sherlock have bribed the cyclist who ran into John, preventing him from getting to Sherlock with a clear head, and asked Molly for a little medical assistance and a get-away?
It’s what Moriarty would do.
Sherlock was stalling. He had to wait for John to get back, for him to see him fall, to believe he was dead; too bad John doesn’t use his brain for rational thought.
The cyclist appears behind John, far enough away to see him. John is taking slow steps, not running toward the spot he believes Sherlock fell. The cyclist speeds up, standing on his pedals to get past John and checks to make sure John has been thoroughly knocked to the ground before disappearing- not making his way toward the body like the rest of the crowd.
WHY, unless that he had no reason to do so, because he knew what everyone “saw” was not what they saw?
There is a country where the leading cause of death of pregnant women is murder by a partner. In this same country, more than a million women were raped in 2008 and women are much more likely to live in poverty than men. Local laws don’t protect their right to bodily freedom and integrity; some rape laws even state that once a woman initially consents to sex, she doesn’t have the right to change her mind.
You may have caught on by now — yes, I’m talking about the United States.
Also: “For all of our rhetoric about respecting mothers and parenthood, the United States is the only industrialized nation without paid maternity leave, putting families and children at severe economic risk. Some families pay as much as half their income toward child care costs.”