The screen is black. A woman’s voice cuts through. It’s Molly’s voice.
“Forward? Or Backward?”
A blinding white light floods the darkness. A pulsating heartbeat.
“Backward,” sighs Sherlock.
White noise stings as scenes are replayed backward. Sherlock and John running backward. John’s fist recoiling from Sherlock in the morgue. The christening, backward. The birth, backward. The plane glides into the air, tail first. Magnussen’s limp body jolts into standing position, Sherlock puts the gun back in John’s pocket. The flashdrive jumps from the fire, into John’s hand. The gun drops, the coin falls back into Mary’s fingers. Sherlock raises from Magnussen’s floor, the blood-stained shirt turns freshly white. Mary stands across from Sherlock, gun drawn.
The only video you ever need if someone says to you, “Sherlock and John are just friends, there is no reason to believe otherwise”. These are just clips of the show. I honestly don’t blame people who haven’t noticed these things – I didn’t notice them the first time I watched the series and I am gay. It’s because I didn’t expect to see it, so I unknowingly put my blinders up and consumed the media without a second thought. I saw but I did not observe. However, the moment I realized it on my own, I felt the metaphorical glass shatter and I was overcome with shock. How did I, a gay person, miss this? How?? But now that I’ve seen it, feel it with every fiber of my being, I cannot “un-see” it. It’s like looking at the moon every night and then one day noticing it looks like there’s a face in it. You will see the man in the moon every time you look because you can never go back to that moment when you didn’t know it was there. That’s what BBC Sherlock is to a lot of people when it comes to queer readings. You either see it or you don’t. You’re either open to the idea or you’re not. But once you see it, you will never go back. So regardless of what the BBC, the writers, or strangers online say, this queer reading of Sherlock is felt by viewers around the world and that experience will never be taken from them.
In some alternate reality where things go as we’d like them to, The Lost Special would have this narrative:
John Watson was shot by Eurus and The Final Problem was his mind tripping out before death. We see Sherlock be utterly wrecked by John’s injury, and there’s Garridebs. John may/may not pull through, but Sherlock is keen on vengeance and becomes the East Wind himself, in order to go after the woman responsible for killing the one he loves.
At the exact same time, John is shown at Sherlock’s hospital bedside because Sherlock never recovered from Mary’s gunshot wound in His Last Vow. Everything since that moment has actually been Sherlock’s Mind Palace, proving how deep and inception-like the layers go. Because of the power of love, friendship, and loyalty, John becomes the East Wind himself, in order to go after the woman responsible for killing the one he loves.
So excited I had a few moments to bang this out for you today! Enjoy! xoxo-Sarah
Request: Could you do a Sherlock × reader, where you don’t wear enough layers for some reason, and your get really cold, and Sherlock notices?
It was cold down by the water’s edge, colder than you’d anticipated. Although, even if someone had told you how chilly you would be, it’s not like Sherlock or John gave you much of a chance to dress for the elements. They were both up and dashing out of the flat as soon as they’d gotten Lestrade’s call, leaving you time only to grab your car keys and throw on a light jacket as you hurried after them.
I did it you guys. I made the saltiest video yet. I just couldn’t stop myself. This is complete trash; my narration is extremely sarcastic bordering on bitchy. In this video I point out how BBC’s Sherlock Holmes can’t possibly be gay, because if he was the writers would have told us by now via a number of different ways. Give it a watch if you’re as tired as I am about all of the accusations of Sherlock’s sexuality.
“But BBC Sherlock Can’t Be… Gay. Where’s the Proof?!?” is my new favorite video I’ve made. I may continue this as a web series. Stay tuned.