Spoilers: The following are from published sources about Season Seven and may contain information you may not want to read if you want to go into the series with a blank slate.
The cast of
started filming in New York City-dressed-as-London in July 2018, but do not expect any episode to be entirely set in England as both Sherlock and Joan will be heading back to the Big Apple as one of their "inner circle" is gravely wounded. Bell, who was set to be a U.S. marshal “will be on a certain path as the seventh season starts, and by the end of the first episode, a lot will change for everybody,” according to Doherty
Ophelia Lovibond will be making an appearance as Kitty Winter
with son Archie in tow.
As with the last episode of Season Six and the first episode this season, the second series finale will also have a time jump. As Doherty said,
"Something that I knew I wanted to do was move forward in time a bit with the characters by the very end. There was a period [in the Canon] when Sherlock and Watson were not together; they went down very different paths, and their lives were very different from having been apart. We felt that would be appropriate for our show. A lot was Season 7 working towards that: How can we tell a larger story that would allow us to devise a finale that sets in not-so-distant future?”
Which makes the naming of the series seven badman "Reichenbach" appropriate.
MAJOR SPECULATIVE SPOILERS! If you've been with me so far, you may want to reconsider as the spoilers will be huge.
The Liunatic Fringe Tumblr, in a post called "Things We Know/Suspect About #ElementarySeason 7
," posted a screen shot from the scene list of the Lucy Liu directed episode “Unfriended” that states Morland Holmes’s dead body is found at the brownstone. This should not come as too much of a surprise to careful viewers as Morland’s mortality was discussed in various episodes in Season Six. In E6, Sherlock came to cease-fire agreement with Moriarty on her attempts to assassinate Morland that will last, as Sherlock told him, “Until you die of old age. I persuaded her that won’t be long.” However, nature may have had a helping hand.
This spoiler is speculation on my part. In TVLine’s Ask Ausiello
there was posted this interesting item: “ELEMENTARY: Rumor has it that a pivotal deceased character will loom large-ish in the forthcoming series finale. Guesses?!”
The Business Times
made this interesting slip in an April 4, 2019 post: “Also, it has been recently revealed that Rhys Ifans will return as Detective Bell and Aidan Quinn as Captain Gregson.” Of course, Jon Michael Hill is Bell, Ifans is Mycroft.
And in a since deleted post on the Elementary|Natterings
Tumblr a picture of an empty brownstone room was captioned by the Elementary
writers as “Mycroft—you were at Reichenbach Falls?” It was revealed in S6 E9’s “Nobody Lives Forever” that Mycroft had died at Leffen Trust Hospital, Timaru, New Zealand, ten months previously. “Apparently,” said Sherlock, “an intracranial hemorrhage is not unheard of in leukemia survivors. They say it was instantaneous. One minute he was all right, and the next minute, he wasn't.”
The next two episodes seemingly confirmed the reality of Mycroft’s death (but only through conversations, not physical evidence). So, is Mycroft dead and only being seen on the show in flashbacks? Or like Holmes after the Canonical Reichenbach Falls, had faked his own death?
A Terrace View
Rather, Season Seven will be as strong as any of the previous seasons. I look forward to this second Last Bow.