Looking back on it, I think this episode was more about family than ships. There were so many moments that just reminded me how John, Sherlock, Rosie, Mycroft, Mrs. Hudson, Lestrade, and Molly are all part of this dysfunctional, adorable family.
No matter what happens, no matter who ends up with whom, they will always be a family before anything else.
Guys, my heart has been breaking over this scene for a good 30 minutes now. The way he looks taking off his glasses and when Lestrade grabs him. This sweet nerd knows he’s probably about to get punched in the face and looks so scared. I just want to wrap him up in a blanket with a nice cup of cocoa, then slap the shit out of Lestrade.