momentary trip

the more i think about it, the more the sign of three was kind of amazing

we literally watched it in as disjointed a state as sherlock EXPERIENCED it

the timeline rocked back and forth, immersed you in memories just long enough for you to lose a sense of it being a flashback, and then slammed you back into the wedding

over and over again, making it as difficult for you to hold onto time as it was for sherlock to hold on to the details of the case

and once he GETS the case, once he relies on john, the rest of the episode is a straight forward trip, only momentary relying on flashing back- but in a way that we are more familiar with, half-second beats to remind you of what you already saw

we are literally made a part of sherlock’s descent and breakdown with the very editing techniques