Elementary episode 5x24: Sherlock having a talk with himself.
When Sherlock’s “mother” tells him I love you, is this love of self? One must love oneself before properly loving another, right? I wasn’t distressed that the good side of Sherlock was represented by his mother instead of Joan because his mother was the first person who loved him and the first person he loved. Sherlock is aware in some instances that his “mother” is really himself, including in the bottom panel (”…it was me”). I think his most important realization is that he is lying to himself when he says that his “mother” is none of Joan’s concern (middle panel). He knows all of this is Joan’s concern.