*stands by the pool* "I've been standing at the edge of the water'Long as I can remember, never really knowing why..."
"SEE THE LINE WHERE THE SKY MEETS THE SEA? IT CALLS ME AND NO ONE KNOWS, HOW FAR IT GOES IF THE WIND IN MY SAIL ON THE SEA STAYS BEHIND ME ONE DAY I'LL KNOW- *jumps off diving board* HOW FAR I"LL GOOOOO!!"
You do realize you ran off the board,slipped, belly-flopped so hard you became unconscious, and almost drowned right?
Love – the greatest mystery of all, and how would Sherlock Holmes solve it? Like @welovethebeekeeper suggested, as soon as Sherlock uttered “I love you”, the spell of “desperately unspoken” has been shattered. These words belong not only to John Watson but Sherlock Holmes himself as well.
I know speculating based on a 1-second clip is asking for trouble, but hey, we’re all having fun (dying), so why not? I am in agreement that the scene look/feel like MP, but if this is the first time Sherlock Holmes say these words out loud…… can’t be a wasted opportunity is all I’m saying. But how?
Hey remember this?
Sherlock making a deduction in MP and in real life concurrently is nothing new – what if the “I love you” scene is in a similar situation?
As soon as “I love you” escaped his lips, Sherlock snapped back to real life, John standing right in front of him. The deduction begins because of whichever case at the moment (case is not really the point remember), but in order to solve it Sherlock has to come to realize what their feeling for each other really means:
1) “I love you” → “You love me” (saying it to John, John being all incredulous, followed by confusion and laughter and tears and…… you get the picture);
2) “I love you” → “I love you, of course!! John!! I love you.” (and John being all incredulous at first and slowly he realizes what Sherlock is really saying)
Sherlock Holmes solves murders, John Watson saves lives. It’ll require both of them to solve the greatest mystery of all: love.
Call me hopelessly romantic or optimistic or wishful thinking all you like, but wouldn’t this be so fitting?