So, my dad watched TST
My dad is a casual. He lets me talk about TJLC because he is curious and he likes hearing about what I like (bless him). We went to Berlin together and he said “I’m bored, it’s 7am, tell me about Johnlock.” And for 2 hours I spoke. He doesn’t think Johnlock is happening and he actually doesn’t give a shit. Though he says it might be a possibility.
He said it was illogical of John, of his character to cheat on Mary. He added “the texts he sent… We aren’t told they’re addressed to the weird woman. By the way, let’s talk about her. What is wrong with her? Her lips had such a shade of red! Maybe it’s a reminder of the abominable bride.”
Then he started talking about Mary’s death. Because my dad was laughing his arse off while watching the scene. Not because of John’s Chewbacca noises. When Mary jumped in front of Sherlock, he began chuckling. At the end of the episode, he said “It’s ridiculous. She couldn’t have jumped like that, she didn’t have the time. She must have known or something. And what the hell was that little speech? Obviously she had the perfect amount of time to say it before dying. That was so dramatic. It can’t be real.”
I asked him what he thought of John’s reaction. To quote him: “John wasn’t that sad, he was just bloody angry. Even when his wife dies it’s about Sherlock. Like, we didn’t see him being sad. We saw him mad at Sherlock, we saw Molly giving Sherlock the letter, we saw the therapist. We barely saw the grave! I don’t even think we’ve seen it.”
I eventually asked him about the “go to hell”. He replied, “Well, I think it might be a little joke. You know how to say you hate someone to in fact say you love them? She obviously hates him. She’s just like “do that but don’t forget how much I hate you”. So yeah, I think Sherlock’s going to take it friendly as I said before when she’s in fact just expressing how much she dislikes him since the very beginning. The thing is: even if Sherlock gets the fact she actually hates him, he is going to do what she wants/wanted because it’s about John. And when it’s about John, it’s about Sherlock’s heart.”