History TearJerker / Sherlock

19th Aug '16 3:45:22 PM AshAnimus
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* What broke this troper's heart into itty bitty bits was right after Sherlock [[spoiler:shoots Magnussen]], the way that his total surrender is filmed. The resignation is voice and the really slow and deliberate way he gets on his knees combined with the look on his face--he's not SEEING the scene anymore and the grim hopelessness and finality of that moment was crushing.
19th Aug '16 3:41:19 PM AshAnimus
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* When John recognizes Sherlock there’s a faint sound effect and camera movement that seems to imitate the earth shaking, like when John saw Sherlock jump off St. Bart's. John quickly reverts from happiness to sounding like he did back when Sherlock “died”, too choked up with emotion to speak in full sentences, his face contorting, his breathing ragged, slamming his left fist (the same one with the tremor) into the table as he desperately tries not to make a scene. The horror in Mary’s face and words speak volumes about how much she loves John. She clearly knows everything that he has suffered and she’s so warm and understanding when he has difficulty expressing his feelings or controlling his temper, problems he already had because of his PTSD (or maybe even before Afghanistan, due to whatever made him a stress addict and his sister an alcoholic?). Her cry of “''Oh my God! Do you have ANY idea what you’ve done?!''” is just one indication that John was so shattered after Sherlock “died” that maybe this deception and reappearance will rip open John’s wounds after all the healing he did while he was with Mary.

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* When John recognizes Sherlock there’s a faint sound effect and camera movement that seems to imitate the earth shaking, like when John saw Sherlock jump off St. Bart's. John quickly reverts from happiness to sounding like he did back when Sherlock “died”, too choked up with emotion to speak in full sentences, his face contorting, his breathing ragged, slamming his left fist (the same one with the tremor) into the table as he desperately tries not to make a scene. The horror in Mary’s Mary’s face and words speak volumes about how much she loves John. She clearly knows everything that he has suffered and she’s so warm and understanding when he has difficulty expressing his feelings or controlling his temper, problems he already had because of his PTSD (or maybe even before Afghanistan, due to whatever made him a stress addict and his sister an alcoholic?). Her cry of “''Oh my God! Do you have ANY idea what you’ve done?!''” is just one indication that John was so shattered after Sherlock “died” that maybe this deception and reappearance will rip open John’s wounds after all the healing he did while he was with Mary.



* He's also got to be in a tremendous amount of physical agony which would also account for the uncharacteristically soft and faltering way he is speaking. [[spoiler: He's been shot in the liver at point blank range, underwent cardiac arrest and aggressive CPR which almost certainly broke a bunch of ribs, and obviously surgery--and just a week after this trauma he takes a bunch of hospital painkillers, heaves himself out the second story window of a hospital. He's just about run out of painkillers by the time they all enter 221B. Given all that it's incredible he managed to hold on so long during that conversation, and its quite obvious he's hurting by the end of the conversation as his breathing starts to become quite labored and his words shaky.]]

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* He's also got to be in a tremendous amount of physical agony which would also account for the very uncharacteristically slow, soft and faltering way he is speaking.speaking--which is in quite sharp contrast to his normal voice which is precise, and usually rather fast. [[spoiler: He's been shot in the liver at point blank range, underwent cardiac arrest and aggressive CPR which almost certainly broke a bunch of ribs, and obviously surgery--and just a week after this trauma he takes a bunch of hospital painkillers, heaves himself out the second story window of a hospital. He's just about run out of painkillers by the time they all enter 221B. Given all that it's incredible he managed to hold on so long during that conversation, and its quite obvious he's hurting by the end of the conversation as his breathing starts to become quite labored and his words shaky.]]
19th Aug '16 3:38:34 PM AshAnimus
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* He's also got to be in a tremendous amount of physical agony. [[spoiler: He's been shot in the liver at point blank range, underwent cardiac arrest and aggressive CPR which almost certainly broke a bunch of ribs, and obviously surgery--and just a week after this trauma he takes a bunch of hospital painkillers, heaves himself out the second story window of a hospital. He's just about run out of painkillers by the time they all enter 221B. Given all that it's incredible he managed to hold on so long during that conversation, and its quite obvious he's hurting by the end of the conversation as his breathing starts to become quite labored and his words faltering.]]

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* He's also got to be in a tremendous amount of physical agony.agony which would also account for the uncharacteristically soft and faltering way he is speaking. [[spoiler: He's been shot in the liver at point blank range, underwent cardiac arrest and aggressive CPR which almost certainly broke a bunch of ribs, and obviously surgery--and just a week after this trauma he takes a bunch of hospital painkillers, heaves himself out the second story window of a hospital. He's just about run out of painkillers by the time they all enter 221B. Given all that it's incredible he managed to hold on so long during that conversation, and its quite obvious he's hurting by the end of the conversation as his breathing starts to become quite labored and his words faltering.shaky.]]
19th Aug '16 3:35:37 PM AshAnimus
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*He's also got to be in a tremendous amount of physical agony. [[spoiler: He's been shot in the liver at point blank range, underwent cardiac arrest and aggressive CPR which almost certainly broke a bunch of ribs, and obviously surgery--and just a week after this trauma he takes a bunch of hospital painkillers, heaves himself out the second story window of a hospital. He's just about run out of painkillers by the time they all enter 221B. Given all that it's incredible he managed to hold on so long during that conversation, and its quite obvious he's hurting by the end of the conversation as his breathing starts to become quite labored and his words faltering.]]
12th Aug '16 5:13:36 PM JJHIL325
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** Let's not forget the thirty people surrounding the fire; they now have to live with the fact that they had almost unknowingly ''burned somebody to death''. And they were ''kids'' in that audience.

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** Let's not forget the thirty people surrounding the fire; they now have to live with the fact that they had almost unknowingly ''burned ''almost burned somebody to death''. And they were ''kids'' in that audience.
12th Aug '16 5:11:19 PM JJHIL325
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** Let's not forget the thirty people surrounding the fire; they now have to live with the fact that they had almost unknowingly ''burned somebody to death''. And they were ''kids'' in that audience.
26th Jul '16 11:34:41 AM NCToni
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* "Putting you in solitary confinement is like leaving you alone with your worst enemy." Oh, Sherlock.



* "Putting you in solitary confinement is like leaving you alone with your worst enemy." Oh, Sherlock.
26th Jul '16 11:33:45 AM NCToni
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* "Putting you in solitary confinement is like leaving you alone with your worst enemy." Oh, Sherlock.
25th Jul '16 7:02:42 AM annieholmes
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** When John realizes that [[spoiler: Mary]] shot Sherlock, well, he was pissed off about that. Understandable, this is his best friend we're talking about! Dang. Seriously, [[spoiler: Mary?]] Hello, John was desperately looking for a purpose in life, and, of all people, Sherlock was able to give him that purpose. Did [[spoiler: Mary]] ''have'' to shoot him?
25th Jul '16 1:26:46 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* Sherlock's reaction when Mary is revealed as the assassin. It's the same reaction he had to when John appeared at the swimming pool to look like he was Moriarty - Sherlock isn't angry, but hurt and afraid. He pleads with Mary to let him help and is so certain that she, his friend, won't hurt him that he's visibly crushed when she does shoot him. [[WordOfGod Stephen Moffat]] went on to say that the reason Sherlock's observation skilled never picked up that she was an assassin before was because ''he wanted to like her''.
** Mary's expression to as she faces him is heartbreaking. You can see that she's trying to keep up the cold, stoic exterior of a ruthless assassin but there's a couple of moments where the cracks begin to appear at the horror of what she's about to do. First is when Sherlock ignores her threat to stay back and approaches her, knowing he's giving her no choice but to pull the trigger. The next is just after he's been shot and the blood begins to stain his shirt.
-->'''Mary:''' I'm sorry, Sherlock. Truly am.

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* Sherlock's reaction when Mary [[spoiler: Mary]] is revealed as the assassin. It's the same reaction he had to when John appeared at the swimming pool to look like he was Moriarty - Sherlock isn't angry, but hurt and afraid. He pleads with Mary [[spoiler: Mary]] to let him help and is so certain that she, his friend, won't hurt him that he's visibly crushed when she does [[spoiler: shoot him.him]]. [[WordOfGod Stephen Moffat]] went on to say that the reason Sherlock's observation skilled never picked up that she was an assassin before was because ''he wanted to like her''.
** Mary's [[spoiler: Mary's]] expression to as she faces him is heartbreaking. You can see that she's trying to keep up the cold, stoic exterior of a ruthless assassin but there's a couple of moments where the cracks begin to appear at the horror of what she's about to do. First is when Sherlock ignores her threat to stay back and approaches her, knowing he's giving her no choice but to pull the trigger. The next is just after he's been shot and the blood begins to stain his shirt.
-->'''Mary:''' -->'''[[spoiler: Mary]]:''' I'm sorry, Sherlock. Truly am.I truly am.



-->'''Sherlock:''' ... Mary?
* John's reactions during the confrontation with Mary... that turns into an intervention for John. It doesn't matter how much he's suffered and how he good of a person he is, he's not allowed to have a happy, uncomplicated relationship. And apparently he should have known [[spoiler:his wife was an assassin]] even if Sherlock himself just figured it out:
--> '''John:''' ''[rigid with anger, he turns on Mary]'' You. What have I ever done? Hm? My whole life... to deserve YOU?

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-->'''Sherlock:''' ... Mary?
[[spoiler: Mary?]]
* John's reactions during the confrontation with Mary...[[spoiler: Mary]]... that turns into an intervention for John. It doesn't matter how much he's suffered and how he good of a person he is, he's not allowed to have a happy, uncomplicated relationship. And apparently he should have known [[spoiler:his wife was an assassin]] even if Sherlock himself just figured it out:
--> '''John:''' ''[rigid with anger, he turns on Mary]'' [[spoiler: Mary]]]'' You. What have I ever done? Hm? My whole life... to deserve YOU?



--> '''John:''' My lying wife… [[spoiler:Then the woman who is carrying my child]] who's lied to me since the day I met her.
* Sherlock's voice as he recounts what he knows about Mary is incredibly heartwrenching. He sounds incredibly tired and sad, and at some points close to tears. Sociopathy aside, it's obvious from his voice and utterly defeated expression that he's been hurt by Mary's lies, too.
* John's expression of pain when Mary rises from her chair at the Holmes' Christmas party. This is probably the first time he's seen her in months, back when she wasn't showing. He could pretend that there wasn't an approximately seven month count down to decision time if he didn't have to see his child growing inside the woman who betrayed him and shot his friend, but now the reminder of everything is right in his face. Mary has her belly covered by a blanket and is reluctant to stand up, like "are you SURE you want to see this?" He's missed out on nearly the entire pregnancy but she saved finding out the gender for if/when he took her back.

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--> '''John:''' [[spoiler: My lying wife… [[spoiler:Then then the woman who is carrying my child]] who's lied to me since the day I met her.
* Sherlock's voice as he recounts what he knows about Mary [[spoiler: Mary]] is incredibly heartwrenching. He sounds incredibly tired and sad, and at some points close to tears. Sociopathy aside, it's obvious from his voice and utterly defeated expression that he's been hurt by Mary's [[spoiler: Mary's]] lies, too.
* John's expression of pain when Mary rises from her chair at the Holmes' Christmas party. This is probably the first time he's seen her in months, back when she wasn't showing. He could pretend that there wasn't an approximately seven month count down to decision time if he didn't have to see [[spoiler: his child growing inside the woman who betrayed him and shot his friend, friend]], but now the reminder of everything is right in his face. Mary has her belly covered by a blanket and is reluctant to stand up, like "are you SURE you want to see this?" He's missed out on nearly the entire pregnancy but she saved finding out the gender for if/when he took her back.



** When John comes in to see her on Christmas Day with the jump-drive in his hand, she sputters this:

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** When John comes in to see her on Christmas Day with the jump-drive [[spoiler: jump-drive]] in his hand, she sputters this:



-->'''Moriarty:''' Mrs. Hudson will cry. And Mummy and Daddy will cry. And the Woman will cry. And John will cry buckets and buckets.
* The look on Sherlock's face when Magnussen shows him the "vaults". John is confused, but you can see it hit Sherlock just how badly he has miscalculated. He's at a total loss. John asks him if they have a plan but Sherlock just stands there frozen.
* The look on Sherlock's face as he helplessly watched Magnussen belittle and bully John by flicking him in the face.

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-->'''Moriarty:''' Mrs. Hudson will cry. cry! And Mummy and Daddy will cry. cry! And the Woman will cry. And cry, and John will cry buckets and buckets.
''buckets!''
* The look on Sherlock's face when Magnussen shows him the "vaults". John is confused, but you can see it hit Sherlock just how badly he has miscalculated. He's at a total loss. John asks him if they have a plan plan, but Sherlock just stands there frozen.
* The look on Sherlock's face as he helplessly watched watches Magnussen sadistically belittle and bully John by flicking him in the face.



** Molly and Anderson, people who he constantly dismissed, manipulated and lorded over, telling him what to do (so they're superior to him).

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** Molly and Anderson, two incredibly devoted people that care about him more than anything else in the world, who he constantly dismissed, manipulated and lorded over, telling him what to do (so they're superior to him).



** Mary, in her wedding dress - the one who took his happy life with John away from him, taking his one connection to normal society and his moral compass, then shot him (she could have killed him, for pity's sake!).
** When John realizes that Mary shot Sherlock, well, he was pissed off about that. Understandable, this is his best friend we're talking about! Dang. Seriously, Mary? Hello, John was desperately looking for a purpose in life, and, of all people, Sherlock was able to give him that purpose. Did Mary ''have'' to shoot him?

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** Mary, [[spoiler: Mary]], in her wedding dress - the one who took his happy life with John away from him, taking his one connection to normal society and his moral compass, then shot him (she could have killed him, for pity's sake!).
** When John realizes that Mary [[spoiler: Mary]] shot Sherlock, well, he was pissed off about that. Understandable, this is his best friend we're talking about! Dang. Seriously, Mary? [[spoiler: Mary?]] Hello, John was desperately looking for a purpose in life, and, of all people, Sherlock was able to give him that purpose. Did Mary [[spoiler: Mary]] ''have'' to shoot him?



* When Sherlock wanted John and Mary to name their child after him, that seemed like a bit of humor but the fact that Sherlock thought he was going on a suicide mission puts his desire to have the baby named after him in a more poignant light. He wanted there to be something left to remember him by.

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* When Sherlock wanted John and Mary to name their child after him, that seemed like a bit of humor humour, but the fact that Sherlock thought he was going on a suicide mission puts his desire to have the baby named after him in a more poignant light. He wanted there to be something left to remember him by.
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