My favorite part of ASiB was John yelling at Irene "what do you normally say? You've texted him a lot!" How is that platonic? How can they no-homo that, the rage tension & jealousy in John? Or the way he looked when Irene finally texted Sherlock, as if he regretted that now that Irene told Sherlock she was alive, Sherlock might choose her. And John might lose Sherlock. And the way Irene said "well I am (gay). Look at us both." And John just panicked when Sherlock came from the shadows. He heard.
John didn’t even say that calmly. John made an issue with the texting for the whole episode. Didn’t care much when he had a breakup on Christmas day. But cared a lot because Irene was texting Sherlock. That’s what bros do right? Instead of pulling bro’s leg, gets jealous when bro gets a girlfriend. Battersea scene has been one of the things that will continue bugging me. The way John yelled, his face at every word with Irene, his face when he realized that sherlock heard him. There is a post with ASiB script which said they both know that Sherlock overheard the conversation. I remember watching this scene . I was not in fandom then. And I was like.. What the hell. Did they just confirm that John loves Sherlock? John seemed so vulnerable at Battersea.
I don’t even know anymore what they intended things to go after that. But to me it still is a johnlock moment.