in ASiP Mycroft somehow gets ahold of John’s therapy notes with Ella
The fact that John kept seeing her after this (when he was seeing a therapist, I mean, he did stop for a while) always felt like kind of a plot hole to me, because he has trust issues and KNOWS he can’t trust her, maybe she had no choice but either way, she let Mycroft have his files
BUt. If he didn’t want to ever talk about his feelings for Sherlock in therapy anyway, continuing to see Ella makes the perfect excuse not to do so…. because anything he says to her might end up in Mycroft’s hands. And Mycroft might tell Sherlock, or tell John to move out, or anything.
So John is lying to himself, “wow Ella is such a good therapist for me, too bad I can’t ever talk about that one thing with Sherlock, well I’m sure I have more important problems to discuss anyway”
And by TRF it seems like Ella sort of understands what’s going on and isn’t going to push it
But then … Mary dies… and John changes therapists so why now? He didn’t after Sherlock’s death, so why Mary’s?
JOHN CHANGED THERAPISTS because after Mary was gone he realized HE FINALLY NEEDED TO TALK ABOUT HIS FEELINGS FOR SHERLOCK
Joe Wilson being mentioned for the first time since season 1
Slade learning that Oliver has a son
Slade and Oliver working together for the first time in nine years
Slade being in his right mind for the first time in nine years
The REAL Slade being back for the first time in nine years
Things I want:
The Real Slade meeting the team for the first time Oliver and Slade being brothers again and Oliver sort of being able to forgive Slade for the things he did under the influence of the Mirakuru because a) Roy under the mirakuru and b) what happened with Billy and c) because Diggle was able to be on good terms with Deadshot so why not Slade vs. Prometheus Slade saving William Slade learning that Oliver is the mayor and being proud Slade and Oliver reminiscing and through that Oliver able to look back fondly at some aspect of his five years for really the first time Slade and Curtis and/or Slade and Rene interacting in some way Slade NOT DYING and going off to be some sort of weird antihero who pops in occasionally in season 6 Slade talking to Oliver about what kind of man he is, and Slade actually being the one to get through to Oliver. Because Slade is the one who taught him to kill. Slade was there when Oliver killed for the first time. Slade is one of the most important people in shaping who Oliver is. And Slade saw the heroism Oliver was capable of when he was still just a scared stupid untrained kid. Oliver and Slade being on good terms. Lots of Slade.