Sherlock took the gun from a suicidal client. He threw it in a river. He told her not to take her life because it wasn’t hers to take. I’m not sure if he was talking to Faith or trying to convince himself.
even if they didn’t love each other like we had wanted, even if they didn’t declare their love and kiss each other we still got what we wanted. they’re together forever,no irene no molly no Janine. Just Sherlock and John forever, raising Rosie with the other characters coming into their orbit, and they’ll love each other until the end of time. John and Sherlock are family, and even though we won’t get to see it, all those lustful stares across the room or awkward brushing of hands when they hand off the tea cups, they are there, and they are happening. Living together in their flat, knowing each other and loving each other exactly the way they should be. It’s just Sherlock and John together forever. We were right. Johnlock was endgame.
Okay, but in The Lying Detective, Sherlock tells ‘Faith’ they’re going to get chips because: “You’re suicidal, you’re allowed chips. Trust me. It’s about the only perk.” And in The Empty Hearse, when John was still avoiding him, HE was having chips, and the universe is rarely ever so lazy.
That feeling when you start a new show after having your heart and soul torn apart by the last one and you can already feel yourself getting obsessed and you’re just like ‘oh no am i really going to do this to myself again’ but then jumping into the future grave of your feelings whole heartedly like
When making a trailer, a producer can split a single scene into clips and scatter them throughout the trailer. In this trailer, there are five clips from the same scene.
(Note: The shot above appears to be the same set, but was taken at a different time, probably previous to the other shots. The lack of Mycroft in this shot and the presence of a different character appeals to the idea that this is a different time.)
All images are from the BBC Sherlock: Season Four Trailer #2.
In the above images, we can make a timeline of possible events:
In the first image, John is giving Sherlock is own weapon, his British Army Browning L9A1.
The second and third images appear to be teaser dialogue. John’s look of surprise and Mycroft’s “Is this supposed to be a game?” are highly telling signs of disbelief.
The fourth image shows that Sherlock is under severe stress, possibly because he just made a decision that is about to ruin his life.
The fifth image is Sherlock’s motive for committing the act. I can imagine John or Mycroft asking him, “Why are you doing this?” Sherlock seems to be becoming highly sentimental. (“Is this sentiment or you talking? Difficult to tell the difference these days.” -Mycroft from The Six Thatchers)
I could not have conjured this idea on my own, but setlock has given me a theory: