To angry johnlock shippers:
I just finished “The Final Problem” and first of all hOLy HeCK sOMeoNe rEMinD mE HoW tO BReatH aLL mY TEArs aRe gONE…
Secondly, immediately after I saw the episode I went to tumblr/instagram wanting to relate to other people who were also currently dying from the finale BUT to my surprise some people are saying the episode was awful, lacking and, disappointing mainly because of the lack of #johnlock that everyone was convinced was going to happen. People are saying that the trailer as well as moffat/gatiss “gueerbaited” them into thinking johnlock was going to become canon.
Excuse me for a moment I just need to *gets megaphone and screams into it*
THE SHOW IS CALLED “SHERLOCK” NOT “JOHNLOCK”. I UNDERSTAND IF YOU ARE UPSET THAT IT DIDN’T HAPPEN BUT THAT DOESNT CHANGE THE FACT THAT THE EPISODE WAS INCREDIBLY MOVING, DEEP, AND JUST ALL AROUND BEAUTIFUL.
Think about it, if johnlock did become canon people would be complaining about the show becoming just a “fan-service” for those that shipped them. This is not a love story about Sherlock and John this is a drama about one incredible genius solving crimes with his best friend - end of story. Just because you convinced yourself the finale was going to be about them becoming a couple doesn’t mean it was ever going to happen.
Also THINK ABOUT HOW INCREDIBLE THE EPISODE WAS JUST BECAUSE WE GET TO SEE HOW MUCH SHERLOCK HAS GROWN. The first episode he is so lonely and rigid and now he’s grown into someone who actually has a relationship with his brother, his parents, he has a best friend who he would literally die for, he has empathy, shows emotions, thinks about others before himself, views people as human beings with feelings that he now cares about - ALL THESE THINGS ARE SUCH MASSIVE CHANGES FOR HIS CHARACTER AND ARE SO BEAUTIFUL THAT NOW IM CRYING AGAIN.
Even if there wasn’t a kiss or a display of affection between them they are still so happy - finally. John is finally happy despite his wife’s death and Sherlock has grown into a person who knows what love is and who’s personality now includes friendship and companionship. They are raising Rosie now, they’re happy, they’re a family of sorts even if they aren’t a couple. There’s no doubt that John and Sherlock love each other; the category of that love shouldn’t matter as long as they are happy. And to be honest, an outward display of emotion by either of them is just not in their characters. It’s not realistic to expect Sherlock or John to suddenly spill out hidden feelings and end in a passionate kiss or something. It’s not realistic. The point is - the episode was incredibly written, directed, acted, and the character development is so emotional. If this truly is the last episode of Sherlock ever made, I think it’s amazing and wraps up their lives in the perfect way.