the sign of johnlock

the tuxes
  • john: sherlock, will you help me pick out my tux for the wedding?
  • sherlock: yes, we should go tomorrow.
  • -tomorrow-
  • john: ok, *holding up a tux* what do you think about this one?
  • sherlock: not your color.
  • sherlock: *holds up another tux* this one.
  • john: *tries it on* i like it, i think it would look good on you too.
  • sherlock: *almost passes out* what
  • john: you should get the same one
  • sherlock:
  • john: what
  • sherlock: nothing, if we were wearing the same thing, do you think that would take away from mary?
  • john: i don't think so...
  • sherlock mumbling so john cant hear him: ok if you really want it to look like i'm marrying you, i have absolutely no problem with that.
  • john: what?
  • sherlock: nothing.

UMMM HOLD THE FUCKING PHONE. Remember The Dying Detective????? Holmes tells Watson he’s not good enough to take care of him?? That he needs someone else with a very specific set of skills??? The villain of the story?!?! Watson is hurt but Holmes insists he doesn’t want Watson’s help? BECAUSE HE’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. We find out later Holmes has been laying a trap for the villain the whole time???? By buttering him up?!?!? And asking for his help???? WHAT THE FUCK. THEY’RE DOING THE DYING DETECTIVE IN MORE THAN ONE WAY. MARK MY WORDS. THAT CLIP THEY RELEASED IS A PLAY ON THE DYING DETECTIVE AND THE SIGN OF FOUR WHEN AGRA GETS THROWN OVERBOARD. THE DOG IS THERE AND EVERYTHING. TRUST ME, GUYS. TIME TO GET FUCKING EXCITED.

John’s hands. One on Sherlock’s nek and the other on Sherlock’s arm. Doesn’t it remind u something? It’s exactly the same way Sherlock hugged John in TLD. Coincidence? Nope. In this show coincidences don’t exist. It means, if you think about it, that Sherlock not only remember how John hugged him, but also that Sherlock thinks that it is the way John want to be hugged, I think. It is the way John makes feel someone loved and safe and it is probably the way Sherlock felt and so Sherlock did the same when John needed, he hugged him with one hand on John’s nek and the other on John’s arm. Bacause in that moment John needed love and to feel safe.

I…I don’t know if it makes sense but this hug, John’s hug, hit me and reminded me of Sherlock’s hug.
I don’t know what to think now, I need a blanket.
Also, I feel really stupid cause probably someone just noticed it ages ago soooooooo now it’s time for me to go. And hide. Bye.

You mean I’ve missed the obvious this whole time?

YOU GUYS. WHAT THE FUCK. Did you all know this?? That the whole point of the stag night was for John to properly, after all this time, come out to his best friend as bisexual?? Has everyone realized this except for me?! It’s not only about making a “hail mary” pass for Sherlock’s affection (which he absolutely wants) – it was an actual attempt to have an open, honest, tough conversation about John’s sexual orientation. Sober John had this planned – planned and rehearsed. That’s why he was so anxious at the beginning of the event. Why would he be nervous hanging out with his best friend for the night?

Maybe because he had something on his mind? Something he was absolutely going to talk about with Sherlock? Something he wanted to bring up at this very last opportunity? 


The bisexual color scheme behind John isn’t because his sexuality is coming out when he drinks, it’s because he’s drinking as a way to cope with the huge bomb he’s about to drop on Sherlock. Remember, John doesn’t know how Sherlock feels about him – John is going out of his mind with anxiety and is drinking more than he wants Sherlock to ever know because he has to get something off his chest. He has to be open, honest. He has planned for ages that this is how and when he’s going to do it. He’s going to open up about his past. 

But then they both get too drunk. John, still planning on dropping two bombs but unsure of how, goes for physical contact.  

Now a lot of people see this as John coming on to Sherlock.  I really don’t think it is. He loves touching Sherlock, of course he does, but he takes this slip as an opportunity to bring up his “I don’t mind touching men, I’m bisexual, didn’t you know” agenda that’s been burning all night. That doesn’t go exactly as he thought, but they’re both drunk, soooo he tries another way.

He directs the questions. He asks “Am I a woman” and “am I pretty” hoping that Sherlock will get a hang of the game and ask those exact same questions. He even gives Sherlock many more opportunities to ask than is normally allowed in the game. Sherlock, who has his own name on his forehead because John purposefully wanted to be asked questions about how he feels for this man, would’ve heard the answers “no” and “yes” if Sherlock had asked “am I a woman” and then “am I handsome”. That was how the game was supposed to go. 

Obviously, things weren’t progressing as they should have, John didn’t get to talk openly and honestly about his feelings for Sherlock and for men in general. This whole wedding season (episode) is about John’s bisexuality, and John fucking knows it. The knee-grope and cozy affection while drunk at Baker Street wasn’t an accident. John had been planning for at least days, if not weeks, that he was going to absolutely bring up his sexuality and feelings for Sherlock. He was going to talk about Sholto. He was going to suck it up, fall flat on his face, and be rejected once again by the man who’s married to his work. The man who doesn’t feel things that way. The stag night was John’s plan. This was absolutely, 100% premeditated and I can’t believe I missed the signs until now.

 We watch as John finds out at his wedding Sherlock loves him and is haunted by the fact that if he had just stuck to the plan, he could’ve spared himself loads of heartache.

What a wasted opportunity!

Normal best man speeches: hey congrats bro have fun with your hot wife ayy

Sherlock’s best man speech: John Watson, the only good thing about my life is that I’ve had the good fortune of knowing you. I’m not worthy of being the friend of the most wonderful, kind, wise person I’ve ever met. My love for you is equal to that of your wife. You can save lives, you know how to do everything. It’s always you, you keep me right. Also fuck your wife, I’m doing wedding vows.

Each time I see the death scene of Mary at the aquarium,each time. It gets so unrealistic..This is making me believe more and more that the whole episode is nothing but Sherlock’s own narrative.He is making things his own way. He is glossing over things. 

**First of all the minutes long speech by Mary before dying (You probably know by now how unrealistic that is). He is sure that Mary would have said to John that how great John is. How She doesn’t deserve John. Which is actually Sherlock’s own mind telling him that he doesn’t deserve John,the perfect human being. 

**He still thinks in his own mind that Mary is sorry for shooting Sherlock. So Mary says Sorry again in his narrative.

**He thinks he is responsible for Mary’s death now. So he thinks now they are even (pfffft). So yes, Mary says they are definitely even now.

**“You were my whole world.” I really don’t get how can Mary possibly get to say all these things consciously. It’s almost like Sherlock saying John is his whole world.

**Sherlock thinks John would be outraged by Mary’s death because he loved her and will react in a very heartbroken way. Which John does.

**”You made a vow.” That’s the first time I heard John say it. Before that, it was Sherlock ,constantly reminding everyone that he made a vow. So it does not feel like John at all. It’s Sherlock again, making things up, polishing them in his own way.

**And this particular sentence…

“Being Mary Watson is the only life worth living.”

I knew the only sounded familiar..

“John, I am a ridiculous man redeemed only by the warmth and constancy of your friendship”

TST was a narrative. A clever one to mislead everyone for the first time you see it. It’s Sherlock’s story.It’s heavily biased and unreliable. The true story is not being told yet..(btw I think Mary is dead. But the true incident was different than we saw)

I would love to know everyone’s thoughts. Feel free to add or approve or disapprove. :D



Sherlock narrates his thoughts as he leaves John’s wedding.   Just what was racing through his mind as he left the reception? Hear the sorrow from his own mouth, if you can stand it.