Sherlock: Lost Episode Found
I watched the surprise secret episode of “Sherlock” just now in a dream. It was pretty much “The Final Problem” except it had extra character-development-rich scenes at the end. My dream even gave me a reason why they waited so long to air the “real” version: they wanted to wait until “Wonder Woman” had dropped in theaters; something about critics and revenue. It was really complicated - too much for mere mortals like us to understand.
Anyway, the missing scene was just John and Sherlock talking. They were both the worse for wear, tired and emotionally exhausted from the season. (Don’t worry; there was no mention of Eurus or that ridiculousness! In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to find that somehow the missing scene redeemed the episode entirely!)
John was talking about missing Mary. Sherlock was a bit angry at himself - he asked John some version of, “But why couldn’t I love her!” John chuckled and said, “Well believe me, it wasn’t always easy to love her. She was a piece of work!”
Then the conversation drifted to the point of things, how to move on from grief. And both men admitted that you pick up your feet and take a step forward not for yourself, but for the people you love. And they both acknowledged that they would have to move forward now, John for Sherlock and Sherlock for John.
So there you go.