Its his freshman year and Bitty is walking around campus on his Taddy Tour™ with John Johnson, Ollie, Wicks, and some other guys on the team that Bitty doesn’t know. They are coming to the end of the tour and are walking down the frat row where all the sports teams have their respective houses. They walk past the volleyball house and the soccer house with no problem, but things get louder once they reach the football house.
There are a bunch of hulking men gathered on the front lawn tossing a ball back and fourth. One, with short black hair and a very broad chest catches the ball, turns to the group and shouts,
“Hey hockey jerkoffs! look out!”
He throws the ball, and it cuts through the air with Wick’s head as its target. It would have hit him straight on the nose too, if Bitty hadn’t caught it, snatching it from air as easily as anything.
“You better keep this! you clearly need the practice!” Bitty threw the ball back to him in a perfect spiral, and when the offending player caught it, he was knocked to the ground with the force of it.
Everyone was gapping at the mountainous man on the ground. A different player with shaggy brown hair called out in disbelief, “You just took out the school’s tight end!”
Bitty shrugged, unbothered, “I hope he’s second string.”
All of the guys on the Taddy Tour™ starting whooping at the chirp, and the group moved onward toward the Haus, leaving a pack of slack jawed football players in their wake. The shaggy haired one offered a hand to the man on the ground.
“You good Brandon?” He asked, hoisting the other player to his feet.
“Yeah dude, nothing hurt but my pride.” Brandon rubbed at the back of his neck sheepishly, “Who was that guy?”
Shaggy hair shrugged, “One of the new Hockey recruits I guess.”
Let’s talk about something that probably some might have not noticed immediately, that jumper Molly wore in that I Love You scene in The Final Problem…
It was the very same jumper she wore in The Empty Hearst, that episode wherein Molly went with Sherlock to solve cases. That very same episode where Sherlock said to Molly,
“Moriarty slipped up, he made a mistake. Because the one person he
thought didn’t matter at all to me was the one person who mattered most.”
The universe is never too lazy with coincidence, it’s not a coincidence that Molly was wearing that very same jumper. It was the show itself subtly showing us that Sherlock meant what he told Molly; that she is the person who mattered the most. I’m betting whoever in the Sherlock production team instructed that Loo’s character Molly wear that very specific jumper in that I Love You scene because the weight of that I Love You scene basically embodied what Sherlock told Molly long ago in The Empty Hearst episode. The I Love You scene was that huge payoff we’ve all been waiting for to see just how much does Molly matter to Sherlock….And we did ‘cause Molly was able to induce Sherlock to say those three little words and really mean it.
Remember Molly doesn’t know that her life is in danger and all she knows is this hurtful experiment that Sherlock is trying to force upon her so she really does have the prerogative to hang up on him if she’s uncertain Sherlock meant the I Love You and let’s not forget the I Love You here is in the romantic context. Sherlock says the first I Love You, then waits a bit but Molly didn’t say it back to him and that’s when Sherlock told Molly for the second time that he loves her and in that second time, realization finally came crushing down on him that he does love her and no it’s not just as a friend but more than that much deeper than that and you notice there’s a difference in tone with how he was able to utter those words something in between awe and affirmation.
We know Molly sees through Sherlock and if she’s not convinced that Sherlock did not mean that I Love You, she really could’ve just ended the phone call after all Sherlock’s bullshit excuse was it’s just for an experiment; but she waited and it was in the second time that Sherlock told her I Love You that she felt his sincerity and finally it was only then that she was able to say back those three words to him.
Honestly, when I watched TFP it didn’t even come to my mind that someone could actually hate/dislike it. But that changed after I checked the #sherlock tag on Tumblr. I loved TFP and I didn’t think that people would be so ungrateful :DDD