The difference between Sherlock’s face and John’s face: this is not the first time John has seen this happen to a man.
Crowley and Aziraphale’s little pastime (full view)
I’m sure that Mrs. Hudson’s husband committed a great number of crimes in order to get sentenced to death. From the way she flinches when Sherlock slams his hands on the table, I’d say it’s safe to bet that one of his many crimes was spousal abuse.
That would certainly account for why Sherlock ensured his execution.
And why Sherlock got so enraged when he saw that she had been hurt
And why she acted as if she were perfectly fine when she was hurt.
If Sherlock was an animated show.
I took random screencaps from A Scandal in Belgravia and redrew them as cartoons.
“i was in the sherlock fandom once” is the new embarrassing twilight phase
This is one of the most important moments, to me. Where we start to understand and feel for John even more than we already have been.
Ship it or don’t ship it, it doesn’t matter. That’s not what they’re implying, here. John and Sherlock - they are (or rather, were, since he thinks Sherlock is dead) best friends. There was this unspoken connection between them..but that’s just it. It was unspoken. John never told Sherlock out loud how much he cared for him, he never did. It was implied and they both understood it, but he never really looked Sherlock in the face and said, “I care so much about you.” Or “You’re my best friend.” Nothing like that was ever said out loud.
His best friend is dead, and he never told him how much he cares. He held it back, probably thought Sherlock would find him ridiculous. Roll his eyes. Call him sentimental. So, he never got to say it.
And that? That’s what breaks my heart. Call it love, call it friendship, call it whatever you want to.
The point here is that John cares so much. And Sherlock never knew.
What’s funny about this is that in Star Trek he’s quoting Sherlock Holmes, but in Sherlock he’s quoting Spock.
Although the original quote was from Sherlock Holmes. It was used in TOS and then in Star Trek (2009) as a reference to SH. Then in Sherlock 2x02, Sherlock says it and John calls him ‘Spock’ as though it’s a reference to Star Trek and Wibbly Wobbly Inception of the quote, yo.
Canonically Spock is a descendant of Sherlock Holmes.
Guess what my six favorite episodes of Sherlock are
Swiggity swock where is sherlock?
Swiggity swoof he’s on the roof
Swiggity swon he’s calling John
Swiggity swote this is my note
Swiggity swont no please don’t
Swiggity swell oh no he fell
Swiggity swed my best friend is dead
SWIGGITY SWOOM GO THE FUCK TO YOUR ROOM