A criminal strain ran in his blood, which, instead of being modified, was increased and rendered infinitely more dangerous by his extraordinary mental powers… He is the Napoleon of Crime, Watson, the organiser of half that is evil and nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order. He sits motionless, like a spider in the center of his web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them.
Ugh can I just say how much I fucking LOVE that BBC!Moriarty is SO different from other incarnations of Moriarty YET SOMEHOW STILL fits this description to a fucking T. So perfectly, perfectly conceptualized and performed - the genius (“I gave you my number…”) and the motionless (“I don’t like getting my hands dirty.”) sdkfjksdfj just, all the feelings ugh this show.