also, is that why sherlock was so drawn to the ‘carl powers’ case - his very first case/’’where he started’’? he was still subconsciously traumatized by victor drowning, so when he heard that another boy his aged had drowned, he had to investigate it himself. and he was so heartbroken still that his best friend had disappeared 6 years ago, that he kept investigating the carl powers case, even tho the police and scotland yard had given up.
'Llo! Do you think Sherlock would've gotten splinters in his hands from the coffin? I was thinking some sort of such blanket scene back at Scotland Yard where Sally/Anderson/Hopkins/rando observes Sherlolly