Great meta on ASiB. Where do you think this "one night" fits relative to Battersea? Can it make sense of Irene's "I don't think so, do you?" line? That one has never sat right with me.
Thanks so much @only-goodness-gives-extras ! Now that I had a chance to think about what all this means (and it’s a lot… I’m dying) - the Battersea scene was the seed that led to the one-night. I had thought Sherlock took what John said to Irene Adler as a rejection, but actually that conversation made him reconsider, which would give context to this:
“I don’t think so, do you?” could be “I don’t think he heard everything, do you?” or “I don’t think he’d understand what we’re talking about, do you?”
Sherlock did, obviously.
Because look what Sherlock was doing after he took care of the CIA agent:
He’s eating a cake. I fucking hate this show.