History Heartwarming / Sherlock

24th Apr '16 3:39:26 PM Nylsa
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* During the scene in Mrs Hudson's kitchen, when it's revealed that she was faking a lot of her distress over being held hostage by the CIA [[note]]It's entirely probable that there was some, if not quite a lot of REAL distress there, given the flashback of her being hauled screaming up the stairs and the fact that she was beaten so savagely her face was bleeding and her clothing was torn[[/note]] John doesn't look remotely [[AngerBornOfWorry annoyed]] that Mrs Hudson had more or less played him for a sucker and wrought misplaced sympathy out of him. You could forgive him for being hurt or angry that she'd fake her distress (or part of it) to him and cause him to be so worried about her. But he doesn't seem to mind. He just looks slightly baffled but otherwise just incredibly ''relieved'' that she's more okay than he'd first thought.

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* During the scene in Mrs Hudson's kitchen, when it's revealed that she was faking a lot of her distress over being held hostage by the CIA [[note]]It's entirely probable that there was some, if not quite a lot of REAL distress there, given the flashback of her being hauled screaming up the stairs and the fact that she was beaten so savagely her face was bleeding and her clothing was torn[[/note]] torn[[/note]], John doesn't look remotely [[AngerBornOfWorry annoyed]] that Mrs Hudson had more or less played him for a sucker and wrought misplaced sympathy out of him. You could forgive him for being hurt or angry that she'd fake her distress (or part of it) to him and cause him to be so worried about her. But he doesn't seem to mind. He just looks slightly baffled but otherwise just incredibly ''relieved'' that she's more okay than he'd first thought.



** Despite still teasing him about the texts even as Sherlock excuses himself from the Christmas party, John sees that his friend is upset and goes to hover outside his bedroom door while Sherlock is on the phone to Mycroft. He then gently asks Sherlock if he's ok. Becomes somewhat of a TearJerker when Sherlock lies that he's fine and closes the door in John's face.
** John seems so determined to respect Sherlock's privacy that he never even ''asks'' Sherlock what Irene is texting him... until right at the end, when he (John) believes Irene to be dead. Despite telling Mycroft that Sherlock wouldn't care if he never saw her again, and "despised her in the end", the fact that he refuses to tell Sherlock she's dead tells a different story. He ''knows'' Sherlock cared for Irene. And for the first time, he downright asks Sherlock if he got a text from her, and then, what it had said. And Sherlock, who has been so cagey about Irene and who has spent an entire episode almost systematically shutting John out of things, immediately responds with the simple truth: she had texted "Goodbye Mr Holmes."
* After Sherlock, drugged, is taken home and wakes up later, he calls for John, who appears to have been sitting in the kitchen at the time. John doesn't come across as overly worried or sympathetic as he puts him back into bed, but he does say he'll be 'next door' if Sherlock needs him. John's bedroom is upstairs and the living room is down the hall/two rooms away. For the time being, John was apparently hanging out in the kitchen (not exactly the most comfortable room in the house), on his own, presumably so that if Sherlock needed him and/or called out, he'd hear it straight away and be on hand. It's not clear what time of night this takes place, and could be very late/early hours of the morning.
** The reason John doesn't seem overly worried may be because it hadn't been the first time Sherlock had called out to him but just the first time he'd been somewhat lucid. His line; "No reason at all" in reply to Sherlock asking why he'd need him implies that John's been constantly checking in on him and having to sort him out possibly a handful of times already, to the point it's become a bit of a joke. Which kind of leads into [[FridgeHorror Fridge Horror]] territory as to when and how Irene was able to sneak in without John noticing when constantly on guard.
** John's actions are even more heartwarming when you look back at the hell of a day ''he'd'' had including having his best friend punch him in the face for no reason, and being half a second away from being shot in the head by the CIA. The last is the sort of thing that would lead plenty of ordinary and otherwise stable people to have to have [[FridgeHorror quite a lot of therapy to get over,]] and the former incident doesn't seem to be something that John has taken personally at all.

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** Despite still teasing him about the texts even as Sherlock excuses himself from the Christmas party, John sees that his friend is upset and goes to hover outside his bedroom door while Sherlock is on the phone to with Mycroft. He then gently asks Sherlock if he's ok.okay. Becomes somewhat of a TearJerker when Sherlock lies that he's fine and closes the door in John's face.
** John seems so determined to respect Sherlock's privacy that he never even ''asks'' Sherlock what Irene is texting him... until right at the end, when he (John) believes Irene to be dead. Despite telling Mycroft that Sherlock wouldn't care if he never saw her again, again and "despised her in the end", the fact that he refuses to tell Sherlock she's dead tells a different story. He ''knows'' Sherlock cared for Irene. And for the first time, he downright asks Sherlock if he got a text from her, and then, what it had said. And Sherlock, who has been so cagey about Irene and who has spent an entire episode almost systematically shutting John out of things, immediately responds with the simple truth: she had texted texted, "Goodbye Mr Holmes."
* After Sherlock, drugged, a drugged Sherlock is taken home and wakes up later, he calls for John, who appears to have been sitting in the kitchen at the time. John doesn't come across as overly worried or sympathetic as he puts him Sherlock back into bed, but he does say he'll be 'next door' if Sherlock needs him. John's bedroom is upstairs and the living room is down the hall/two rooms away. For the time being, John was apparently hanging out in the kitchen (not exactly the most comfortable room in the house), on his own, presumably so that if Sherlock needed him and/or called out, he'd hear it straight away and be on hand. It's not clear what time of night this takes place, place and could be in the very late/early hours of the morning.
** The reason John doesn't seem overly worried may be because it hadn't been the first time Sherlock had called out to him him, but just the first time he'd been somewhat lucid. His line; line, "No reason at all" in reply to Sherlock asking why he'd need him implies that John's been constantly checking in on him and having to sort him out possibly a handful of times already, to the point it's become a bit of a joke. Which kind of leads into [[FridgeHorror Fridge Horror]] territory as to when and how Irene was able to sneak in without John noticing when constantly on guard.
** John's actions are even more heartwarming when you look back at the hell of a day ''he'd'' had including having his best friend punch him in the face for no reason, reason and being half a second away from being shot in the head by the CIA. The last event is the sort of thing that would lead plenty of ordinary and otherwise stable people to have to have [[FridgeHorror quite a lot of therapy to get over,]] over]], and the former incident doesn't seem to be something that John has taken personally at all.



** They may be small details but anyone who's either had to put someone to bed or had to be put to bed themselves because they were too intoxicated to even move knows there's a huge difference between just throwing someone onto a bed then leaving them to it and putting in the effort to make sure they're comfortable. John seems to have taken the time to remove Sherlock's jacket and shoes as well as tucking the duvet over him. Twice.
*** There's a nice bit of FridgeBrilliance that goes with this. The following morning John tells Sherlock, regarding his phone, "I wonder ''who'' could have gotten hold of your phone, 'cause it would have been in your ''coat,'' wouldn't it?" We know that Sherlock usually keeps his phone in the left hand breast pocket of his jacket. ''John'' knows this too, because on at least one occasion he actually [[CrowningMomentOfFunny was asked to get it out while Sherlock was WEARING the jacket.]] How does he know the phone had to have been in the coat? Because he'd taken Sherlock's jacket off him the night before and remembered that there was no phone in any of the pockets, leaving the coat as the only place it could possibly have been.
* On the above scene John more or less admits that Lestrade helped him with Sherlock, even if he was [[CrowningMomentOfFunny filming the process on his phone.]] Getting Sherlock up two flights of steps while he was unconscious/semi-conscious must have been a fun challenge. We never ''see'' Lestrade during this sequence but we're reminded that any time Sherlock's in trouble, Lestrade's around to help out, even if it falls well outside his job description.

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** They may be small details details, but anyone who's either had to put someone to bed or had to be put to bed themselves because they were too intoxicated to even move knows there's a huge difference between just throwing someone onto a bed then leaving them to it and putting in the effort to make sure they're comfortable. John seems to have taken the time to remove Sherlock's jacket and shoes as well as tucking the duvet over him. Twice.
*** There's a nice bit of FridgeBrilliance that goes with this. The following morning morning, John tells Sherlock, regarding his phone, "I wonder ''who'' could have gotten hold of your phone, 'cause it would have been in your ''coat,'' wouldn't it?" We know that Sherlock usually keeps his phone in the left hand breast pocket of his jacket. ''John'' knows this too, because on at least one occasion he actually [[CrowningMomentOfFunny was asked to get it out while Sherlock was WEARING the jacket.]] How does he know the phone had to have been in the coat? Because he'd taken Sherlock's jacket off him the night before and remembered that there was no phone in any of the pockets, leaving the coat as the only place it could possibly have been.
* On the above scene John more or less admits that Lestrade helped him with Sherlock, even if he was [[CrowningMomentOfFunny filming the process on his phone.]] phone]]. Getting Sherlock up two flights of steps while he was unconscious/semi-conscious must have been a fun challenge. We never ''see'' Lestrade during this sequence sequence, but we're reminded that any time Sherlock's in trouble, Lestrade's around to help out, even if it falls well outside his job description.



* A bit of Fridge Heartwarming in ''A Study in Pink,'' Sherlock finds himself asking John if he's all right, because "you ''did'' just kill a man." In ''Belgravia'' he makes an almost identical remark to Irene, commenting that she was very calm when "your booby trap did just ''kill'' a man." For someone with such a huge lack of empathy, he's shown himself twice to be downright ''shocked'' that others can kill someone (regardless of the circumstances or reasoning) and then carry on as normal.

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* A bit of Fridge Heartwarming in ''A Study in Pink,'' Pink'', Sherlock finds himself asking John if he's all right, because "you ''did'' just kill a man." In ''Belgravia'' ''Belgravia'', he makes an almost identical remark to Irene, commenting that she was very calm when "your booby trap did just ''kill'' a man." For someone with such a huge lack of empathy, he's shown himself twice to be downright ''shocked'' that others can kill someone (regardless of the circumstances or reasoning) and then carry on as normal.



** Also worth pointing out that up until this point we have never seen Sherlock kill anyone. We've seen him torture people and show no objection to when others take a life for good reason (and what concern he does have in those moments is more for the state of mind of the one who killed them). We know that John has killed at least two people and god knows how many lives he had to take on his [[FridgeHorror "bad days"]] in Afghanistan. But so far Sherlock, who has confessed to how little he cares about the lives of others, has never felt the need to take one and is surprised when others are unaffected by doing so. In fact, when Sally Donovan's prediction that one day they'll be [[FridgeBrilliance "standing around a body and Sherlock Holmes will be the one that put it there]]" finally comes true; the body is [[HeroicSacrifice Sherlock's]]. And it's [[FakingTheDead not even dead]].
* "Mrs. Hudson? Leave Baker Street? England would fall." Notable because ''Sherlock hugs someone.''

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** Also worth pointing out that up until this point we have never seen Sherlock kill anyone. We've seen him torture people and show no objection to when others take a life for good reason (and what concern he does have in those moments is more for the state of mind of the one who killed them). We know that John has killed at least two people and god knows how many lives he had to take on his [[FridgeHorror "bad days"]] in Afghanistan. But so far Sherlock, who has confessed to how little he cares about the lives of others, has never felt the need to take one and is surprised when others are unaffected by doing so. In fact, when Sally Donovan's prediction that one day they'll be [[FridgeBrilliance "standing around a body and Sherlock Holmes will be the one that put it there]]" finally comes true; true, the body is [[HeroicSacrifice Sherlock's]]. And it's [[FakingTheDead not even dead]].
* "Mrs. Hudson? Leave Baker Street? England would fall." Notable because ''Sherlock hugs someone.''someone''.
24th Apr '16 3:28:45 PM Nylsa
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* When John arrives at Buckingham Palace to find Sherlock sulking on the sofa wrapped only in a sheet he's not even wearing ''underwear'' there's no sign of exasperation or annoyance or embarrassment on John's part. That's just who Sherlock is, John's accepted that he has a stubborn and childish streak, and thinks the fact that his best friend is a thin white sheet away from being stark naked at the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II is ''absolutely hilarious.'' And, in turn, Sherlock's transition from dead serious, sulky pouting to cracking up laughing too. He's learning to laugh at ''himself'' and some of the absurd things he does. So far it seems John is the only person who brings out the silly giggling schoolboy in him, who gets him to crack jokes about invading Afghanistan and his brother being a "queen" and steal ashtrays for no other reason than to have a laugh about it. Did Sherlock, before meeting John, [[TearJerker ever have anyone to have fun and laugh with?]] For a few moments in this scene, the pair of them are having so much fun just enjoying each other's company and revelling in most definitely not behaving 'like grown ups.'
* Sherlock is obviously very disturbed when he realizes the home has been broken into, especially when he see's the hints that Mrs Hudson is in trouble. This then upgrades into tranquil fury once he looks at her beaten state with his scan. Sherlock maintains a stoic attitude but during this scene we get to look inside his head a little bit during a situation when people who have earned his affection have been hurt. Thus we have him glancing at her abuser after seeing her state and said abusers body getting littered with the subtitles indicating the Sherlock scan, except this time instead of the usual deductions, they're all listing the various body parts, organs and blood vessels Sherlock can use to inflict terrible terrible pain upon the man.
** Another one for this scene too. Sherlock tells Jon to "take her down stairs". Then, he adds "and look after her". There is a major shift in tone in his voice; he's too apoplectically furious to show the emotion... but he does want Mrs Hudson well cared for.
*** And after ensuring her safety, he goes about just this. Even listing the injuries before he even inflicts them. The matter is clear...do not hurt the bare few people Sherlock cares about in the world or you will see the darker uses of his abilities.

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* When John arrives at Buckingham Palace to find Sherlock sulking on the sofa wrapped only in a sheet he's (he's not even wearing ''underwear'' ''underwear''), there's no sign of exasperation or exasperation, annoyance or embarrassment on John's part. That's just who Sherlock is, John's is; John has accepted that he has a stubborn and childish streak, and thinks the fact that his best friend is a thin white sheet away from being stark naked at the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II is ''absolutely hilarious.'' And, in turn, Sherlock's transition from dead serious, sulky pouting to cracking up laughing too. He's learning to laugh at ''himself'' and some of the absurd things he does. So far far, it seems John is the only person who brings out the silly giggling schoolboy in him, who gets him to crack jokes about invading Afghanistan and his brother being a "queen" and steal ashtrays for no other reason than to have a laugh about it. Did Sherlock, before meeting John, [[TearJerker ever have anyone to have fun and laugh with?]] with]]? For a few moments in this scene, the pair of them are having so much fun just enjoying each other's company and revelling in most definitely not behaving 'like grown ups.'
* Sherlock is obviously very disturbed when he realizes the home has been broken into, especially when he see's sees the hints that Mrs Mrs. Hudson is in trouble. This then upgrades into tranquil fury TranquilFury once he looks at her beaten state with his scan. SherlockScan. Sherlock maintains a stoic attitude attitude, but during this scene scene, we get to look inside his head a little bit during a situation when people who have earned his affection have been hurt. Thus Thus, we have him glancing at her abuser after seeing her state and said abusers abuser's body getting littered with the subtitles indicating the Sherlock scan, except this time SherlockScan, but instead of the usual deductions, they're all listing the various body parts, organs and blood vessels Sherlock can use to inflict terrible terrible pain upon the man.
** Another one for this scene too. Sherlock tells Jon John to "take her down stairs". Then, Then he adds "and adds, "And look after her". There is a major shift in tone in his voice; he's too apoplectically furious to show the emotion... but he does want Mrs Mrs. Hudson well cared for.
*** And after ensuring her safety, he goes about just this. Even listing the injuries before he even inflicts them. The matter is clear...clear: do not hurt the bare very few people Sherlock cares about in the world or you will see the darker uses of his abilities.



'''Sherlock:''' Oh, a few broken ribs, fractured skull, suspected punctured lung. ''[Attacker switches from confused to looking worried]'' He fell out of a window. ''[cut to Mrs Hudson and John hearing someone go through a window after some time]''

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'''Sherlock:''' --->'''Sherlock:''' Oh, a few broken ribs, fractured skull, suspected punctured lung. ''[Attacker switches from confused to looking worried]'' He fell out of a window. ''[cut to Mrs Hudson and John hearing someone go through a window after some time]''
20th Apr '16 2:02:11 PM lbmcc2000
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* John Watson is now officially [[spoiler:the anti-virus program of Sherlock Holmes' brain.]] Pass it on.

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* The fact that Sherlock, who usually has a difficult time connecting with and understanding women, sympathises heavily with the with the women in the secret organisation, highlighting their long-present struggles as he gives his exposition speech and telling John that "this is a war we must lose". Also nice in a meta sense because Benedict Cumberbatch is a very vocal feminist in real life.
* John Watson is now officially [[spoiler:the anti-virus program of Sherlock Holmes' brain.]] Pass it on. The
4th Jan '16 2:32:09 PM LadyEros
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* How did Sherlock help [[spoiler: immerse himself in his Victorian mind palace]]? He read the entry on John's blog telling the story of how they first met. This was after he thought he had just said goodbye to his best friend for the last time.



** Just getting to see Holmes and Watson triumph together like that, [[spoiler:at the Reichenbach Fall,]] [[spoiler:after 128 years of canonical stalemate with Moriarty]], can be a crowning moment of both awesome and heartwarming for fans who're in any way familiar with other versions of this story. Having Sherlock primly [[spoiler:kick Jim off the edge]] is just an extra slice of awesome.

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** Just getting to see Holmes and Watson triumph together like that, [[spoiler:at the Reichenbach Fall,]] [[spoiler:after 128 years of canonical stalemate with Moriarty]], can be a crowning moment of both awesome and heartwarming for fans who're in any way familiar with other versions of this story. Having Sherlock John primly [[spoiler:kick Jim off the edge]] is just an extra slice of awesome.awesome.
** When John asks Sherlock what the Real John is like, Sherlock's answer shows his appreciation for his friend has come along way since calling him an 'idiot' in the first episode.
--> '''John:''' What's he like then? The other me in that other place?
--> '''Sherlock:''' Smarter than he looks.
--> '''John:''' Pretty damn smart then?
--> '''Sherlock:''' (smiling) Pretty damn smart.
2nd Jan '16 5:59:11 PM SirSapphire
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** The final line, Sherlock's "I've always know I was a man out of my time." can also be taken as "Sherlock Holmes is ''forever.''"
2nd Jan '16 5:08:21 PM AutisticMermaid
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** Mycroft asking for John to look after his little brother, complete with a soft-spoken ''please'' at the end.


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*The scene at [[spoiler:the "actual" Reichenbach Falls]] can be this, on a sort-of meta level. Near the end of the episode, after lapsing in and out between [[spoiler:present-day and the 1895 dream-sequences,]] there we are, with Sherlock and Jim, at the cliffside by [[spoiler:the famous waterfall,]] where so many Sherlock Holmeses and Moriartys have fought in the past. It all seems like it'll go that same road, Moriarty has Sherlock by the collar, about to throw them both down the slippery slope.
--> '''Moriarty:''' Shall we go over together? It has to be together, doesn't it?! At the end, it's always just ''you'' and ''me.''
** And then John Watson, instead of being a spectator from a distance like he usually is in damn near every adaptation of [[spoiler:the Reichenbach Fall]], is standing right behind them with a gun raised, beckoning Moriarty to step away from his friend and get on his knees.
--> '''Watson:''' *ahem* Professor, if you wouldn't mind stepping away from my friend, I do believe he finds your attention a shade annoying.
--> '''Moriarty:''' That's not fair, there's two of you!
** Just getting to see Holmes and Watson triumph together like that, [[spoiler:at the Reichenbach Fall,]] [[spoiler:after 128 years of canonical stalemate with Moriarty]], can be a crowning moment of both awesome and heartwarming for fans who're in any way familiar with other versions of this story. Having Sherlock primly [[spoiler:kick Jim off the edge]] is just an extra slice of awesome.
* John Watson is now officially [[spoiler:the anti-virus program of Sherlock Holmes' brain.]] Pass it on.
2nd Jan '16 8:55:55 AM NCToni
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** Continuing that thought, at that point John asks Sherlock for cash just to cover the shopping (which seems fair enough as he appears to have been shopping for both of them.) The fact that Sherlock offered him his card may indicate that his patented SherlockScan picked up that John was completely broke, full stop, and the card (John still has it days later) was a way of lending/giving him cash without embarrassing him. Considering the fact that Sherlock is ''constantly'' embarrassing John, both deliberately and otherwise, it seems that Sherlock recognised just ''how'' humiliated and upset John was when he returned to the flat, and knew better than to be insensitive or rude about it. Sherlock is totally deadpan even when John explains about his [[CrowningMomentOfFunny row with the Chip and Pin Machine.]]

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** Continuing that thought, at that point John asks Sherlock for cash just to cover the shopping (which seems fair enough as he appears to have been shopping for both of them.) The fact that Sherlock offered him his card may indicate that his patented SherlockScan picked up that John was completely broke, full stop, and the card (John still has it days later) was a way of lending/giving him cash without embarrassing him. Considering the fact that Sherlock is ''constantly'' embarrassing John, both deliberately and otherwise, it seems that Sherlock recognised recognized just ''how'' humiliated and upset John was when he returned to the flat, and knew better than to be insensitive or rude about it. Sherlock is totally deadpan even when John explains about his [[CrowningMomentOfFunny row with the Chip and Pin Machine.]]


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* When John goes over to the table to get Sherlock's card, he sees the scratch on it, sighs, and says in an adorably patronizing voice:
--> '''John:''' (sighs) Holmes...
** YMMV on whether he thinks Sherlock's been up to something or was just being careless, but the way John says "Holmes..." is like a father telling off his child. [[note]] This ties into The Last Vow, where Sherlock says that John and Mary have had prectice being parents because of him. [[/note]]
2nd Jan '16 3:14:10 AM LondonPurple
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* Mycroft's concern for Sherlock throughout [[spoiler: the entire present-day sequences]]. There's nothing snarky or mean-spirited about it. Their conversation on [[spoiler: the plane], when Mycroft tells Sherlock that he is always there for him, is a rare moment of genuine concern from a big brother who fears that his little brother is putting himself in danger.

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* Mycroft's concern for Sherlock throughout [[spoiler: the entire present-day sequences]]. There's nothing snarky or mean-spirited about it. Their conversation on [[spoiler: the plane], plane]], when Mycroft tells Sherlock that he is always there for him, is a rare moment of genuine concern from a big brother who fears that his little brother is putting himself in danger.
2nd Jan '16 3:13:46 AM LondonPurple
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[[spoiler:* Mycroft's concern for Sherlock throughout the entire present-day sequences. There's nothing snarky or mean-spirited about it. Their conversation on the plane, when Mycroft tells Sherlock that he is always there for him, is a rare moment of genuine concern from a big brother who fears that his little brother is putting himself in danger.
** The fact that Mycroft makes Sherlock keeps lists of the drugs he uses, and that Sherlock does it.]]

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[[spoiler:* * Mycroft's concern for Sherlock throughout [[spoiler: the entire present-day sequences.sequences]]. There's nothing snarky or mean-spirited about it. Their conversation on [[spoiler: the plane, plane], when Mycroft tells Sherlock that he is always there for him, is a rare moment of genuine concern from a big brother who fears that his little brother is putting himself in danger.
** The fact that Mycroft makes Sherlock keeps lists of the drugs he uses, and that Sherlock does it.]]
1st Jan '16 9:28:23 PM Greystone101
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[[spoiler:* Mycroft's concern for Sherlock throughout the entire present-day sequences. There's nothing snarky or mean-spirited about it. Their conversation on the plane, when Mycroft tells Sherlock that he is always there for him, is a rare moment of genuine concern from a big brother who fears that his little brother is putting himself in danger.]]
** The fact that Mycroft makes Sherlock keeps lists of the drugs he uses, and that Sherlock does it.

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[[spoiler:* Mycroft's concern for Sherlock throughout the entire present-day sequences. There's nothing snarky or mean-spirited about it. Their conversation on the plane, when Mycroft tells Sherlock that he is always there for him, is a rare moment of genuine concern from a big brother who fears that his little brother is putting himself in danger.]]
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** The fact that Mycroft makes Sherlock keeps lists of the drugs he uses, and that Sherlock does it. ]]
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