one-thousand-leaves replied to your post “Season 4, the case of the missing Watson, and why BBC John doesn’t…”
I know Sherlock is a totally hyper-real universe where stuff like this happens and people get over it but if I were John I never would have forgiven Sherlock for his fake suicide. Plus, I really hate what Sherlock did in the train car scene in TEH. I don’t know that John ever really did forgive him. So that complicates the whole matter.
Please don’t forget that, no matter how much we empathise with how John has to have felt, Sherlock DID NOT HAVE A CHOICE about said faked suicide. He was blackmailed into it, and part of everything else he was forced to undergo in order to save John’s life for the next two years, was that he had to keep John in the dark about it. He sure as hell could have explained that better when he came back, but that doesn’t change the fact that it wasn’t his choice. I still have a need to hear John thank Sherlock for everything he went through in saving his life that way! I agree, it complicates the matter that the writers never saw fit to give John the explanation that he deserved to hear, nor Sherlock the proper moment to tell the full story. Sigh.