Just so we’re clear;

Irene Adler is introduced as a smart strong woman who ultimately ends up crying and begging for her life, having to be rescued by the hero.

Mary Morston is a smart retired assassin who gives it up for domesticity and ultimately dies to further the character arc of the male leads.

and

Molly Hooper is a smart forensic pathologist who after 4 series, sees her character arc ended with her broken by a man’s romantic rejection

well fuck.

I think this photo may make sense now. The E string is broken. There are 4 strings. The 4 strings represent the 4 Holmes siblings; Sherlock, Mycroft, Sherrinford and now, Eurus. The E string snapped. Eurus probably had some sort of traumatizing thing happen to make her “snap”, turning her crazy, when she was a child. When the E string snaps, it will effect the others because it has the highest tension of the strings, and because of this it can change the tone of all the others. So when Euros snapped, the rest of them, Mycroft, Sherlock, and Sherrinford, were changed badly because of an incident having to do with her. It all makes sense now.

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Things that Irene has probably texted Sherlock:

  • Nice to know that you’re not dead #confirmed
  • You literally died for John Watson and you’re letting his fiance get in your way?
  • I thought you were braver than that Sherlock
  • I didn’t kidnap John and bring him to an abandoned power station for this
  • Why can’t you just fucking tell him
  • Oh look, now he’s getting married. This is your final chance.
  • FOR GOD’S SAKE
  • Sending you flowers for luck. Hope your man visits you in hospital soon.
  • DID YOU JUST SHOOT A MAN FOR HIM.
  • SHERLOCK, REALLY
  • You’re hopeless
  • Do you mean to tell me… that you still haven’t told him
  • Look now his wife’s dead, this is the perfect chance
  • YOU
  • Nice going Sherlock, but I don’t think John would appreciate the drugs very much
  • Do you really have to listen to every word his dead wife says
  • Thank god for your knight in shining armour
  • Tell him already Sherlock, not many people would come barging through a door with a fire extinguisher for you

Bonus:

  • Happy Birthday you fucko, you better have told him. I hope I’m finally going to get some peace

The Six Thatchers blog post from season 2 was fake, a murder mystery John wrote for Sherlock as a Christmas present. If you read it you’ll see Sherlock literally asked a mall Santa for a murder for Christmas. Because one didn’t happen, John created one as a gift. ***Oh my god, my heart hurts so much right now*** In the story the murder victim was dating a man but loved from afar by a woman. Keep in mind this was written while Irene was in the picture. Write what you know, eh John? Such a good storyteller. He even had himself do most of the work, mentioning how brilliant Sherlock was during the whole thing, barely lifting a finger. What a beautiful Christmas present. THAT’S WHY SHERLOCK WAS READING THAT POST AT CHRISTMAS IN A SCANDAL IN BELGRAVIA. It was John’s present to him. It’s the post that had the counter stuck on “1895”.

The Six Thatchers episode follows the concept of The Geek Interpreter – stories miraculously coming to life. John’s Christmas story came to life – this is why Sherlock is so bent on premonition, fate, and Death in Samarra. The Lying Detective will be more of this. ***No characters in Sherlock in episode 11 go “Hmm, smashing thatcher busts? That happened already.” because it wasn’t a case. It was a story.***

Can you believe John loved Sherlock so much as to create that for him? My heart is hurting. I welcome death.