OK BUT I JUST REALIZED SOMETHINH AND I DONT KNOW IF SOMEONE ELSE HAS POINTED IT OUT YET BUT…I’LL SAY IT ANYWAY.
John’s hands. One on Sherlock’s nek and the other on Sherlock’s arm. Doesn’t it remind u something? It’s exactly the same way Sherlock hugged John in TLD. Coincidence? Nope. In this show coincidences don’t exist. It means, if you think about it, that Sherlock not only remember how John hugged him, but also that Sherlock thinks that it is the way John want to be hugged, I think. It is the way John makes feel someone loved and safe and it is probably the way Sherlock felt and so Sherlock did the same when John needed, he hugged him with one hand on John’s nek and the other on John’s arm. Bacause in that moment John needed love and to feel safe.
I…I don’t know if it makes sense but this hug, John’s hug, hit me and reminded me of Sherlock’s hug.
I don’t know what to think now, I need a blanket.
Also, I feel really stupid cause probably someone just noticed it ages ago soooooooo now it’s time for me to go. And hide. Bye.
When John was with Mary, a canonically romantic and sexual relationship, he felt unfulfilled enough to stray (even if he didn’t physically cheat). He had love and romance and sex, and it didn’t fulfill him.
When John was with Sherlock before the fall, a close but nonsexual or romantic relationship, John felt fulfilled enough that he did the opposite. He STOPPED dating. He STOPPED having sex with people. He didn’t have sex and romance with Sherlock, but the relationship fulfilled him.
Here we’re being told a story. Unreliable narrator time again.
How can Mary’s hand be “trembling” and a tear be forming in her eyes, and then she shoots Sherlock “without hesitation, without a flicker on her face”? It’s a massive contradiction.
Because this is just a case of Sherlock vision: he is imagining an idealised fictional version of Mary– he is a Romantic, and knows that this is how he would react if he was “Mrs Watson.” That’s why he smiles, he overestimates Mary as a person. Sentiment is blinding him, he is seeing a version of Mary that never existed.