At the end of the second season of Sherlock (from BBC 1), we see that sherlock tries to fake his death. The next session begins with an explanation of his method (using a rope and Moriarty's corpse). But there is another explanation which Sherlock reveals himself: he jumped on a crash mat, a similar-looking, dead person is brought to the pavement, and Sherlock replaces him. I'm just confused!
- Which one was the real explanation?
- Why did he have to fake his death? Moriarty was already dead, and Mycroft had convinced the snipers to cancel their plan by phone calls. Who was Sherlock trying to fool?
- Why did they use the similar-looking corpse (according to Sherlock's own explanation)? When Watson got to the corpse, it had been replaced by Sherlock! There was no need to this part of the plan.