History TearJerker / Sherlock

14th Feb '16 5:46:35 PM gmonkey42
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* John's last blog post, full stop.
17th Jan '16 1:39:27 PM NCToni
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** Perhaps worse is Mycroft's voice when he asks John to look after Sherlock. The tiny, almost broken, "Please?" is full of all the emotion that Mycroft tries to repress when Sherlock is around.
14th Jan '16 2:37:50 AM Kalmbach
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*** Let's think about the gun for a minute. He has this gun ''before'' he meets Sherlock, and it's technically an illegal firearm. It's left over from his Army days, so why didn't he turn it in? He's not in danger or anything. Only conclusion of all of the facts: it was a last resort. John was, at least at one point in time, thinking about killing himself.

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*** Let's think about the gun for a minute. He has this gun ''before'' he meets Sherlock, and it's technically an illegal firearm. [[note]] Handguns are very heavily restricted in the UK, and concealed handguns even more so.[[/note]] It's left over from his Army days, so why didn't he turn it in? He's not in danger or anything. Only conclusion of all of the facts: it was a last resort. John was, at least at one point in time, thinking about killing himself.
4th Jan '16 3:04:13 PM LadyEros
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* Mycroft's reaction to Sherlock taking an overdose is one that any relative or loved one to an addict can empathize with. It's the most emotional we have ever seen Mycroft on the show; he's barely able to keep his usual cool and smug persona because he's so disappointed and worried about Sherlock. He sees straight through Sherlock's claim that he took drugs purely to help himself be immersed in 1895 to solve the Ricoletti case - because he must have been high before he got on the plane.

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* When Watson asks Holmes what made him want to be alone, he tries to reply arrogantly that no one made him, he made himself. But as he says this, he's distracted by the sound of a dog whimpering in the distance and whispers; "Redbeard?" - the name of his beloved pet that had to be put down when he was a child, a trauma that we've seen haunts him to this day.
** Also when Watson admits that he presents the image of a cold, calculating and emotionless Holmes in his stories but doesn't really believe that's who his friend is, Holmes looks like he's about to cry.
* Mycroft's reaction to Sherlock taking an overdose is one that any relative or loved one to an addict can empathize with. It's the most emotional we have ever seen Mycroft on the show; he's barely able to keep his usual cool and smug persona because he's so disappointed and worried about Sherlock.his little brother. He sees straight through Sherlock's claim that he took drugs purely to help himself be immersed in 1895 to solve the Ricoletti case - because he must have been high before he got on the plane.



** Mycroft's "Stop it! Just ''stop it''!" line to Sherlock when his brother tries to deflect the conversation with a typical sibling jab mirrors Molly's emotional outburst at Sherlock's using in the previous episode.

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** Mycroft's "Stop it! Just ''stop it''!" it!''" line to Sherlock when his brother tries to deflect the conversation with a typical sibling jab mirrors Molly's emotional outburst at Sherlock's using in the previous episode.


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* During the graveyard scene, Sherlock deduces that the cult must have used a second body to fake Emilia Ricoletti's death, just as Molly did when Sherlock needed help faking this. As he recalls this, he notices the anguish on John's face and cuts himself off. We later find out that Sherlock is still dreaming at this point, which means this shows a part of him still feels guilt over how his fake suicide affected John.
4th Jan '16 2:52:06 PM LadyEros
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* Mycroft's reaction to Sherlock taking an overdose is one that any relative or loved one to an addict can empathize with. It's the most emotional we have ever seen Mycroft on the show; he's barely able to keep his usual cool and smug persona because he's so disappointed and worried about Sherlock. He sees straight through Sherlock's claim that he drugged himself purely to help him be immersed in 1895 to solve the Ricoletti case - because he must have been high before he got on the plane.

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* Mycroft's reaction to Sherlock taking an overdose is one that any relative or loved one to an addict can empathize with. It's the most emotional we have ever seen Mycroft on the show; he's barely able to keep his usual cool and smug persona because he's so disappointed and worried about Sherlock. He sees straight through Sherlock's claim that he drugged himself took drugs purely to help him himself be immersed in 1895 to solve the Ricoletti case - because he must have been high before he got on the plane.



** To top it all off, Mycroft admits he's not angry with Sherlock. He blames ''himself''.

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** Mycroft's "Stop it! Just ''stop it''!" line to Sherlock when his brother tries to deflect the conversation with a typical sibling jab mirrors Molly's emotional outburst at Sherlock's using in the previous episode.
** To top it all off, Mycroft admits he's not angry with Sherlock. He blames ''himself''.''himself'':
4th Jan '16 2:48:11 PM LadyEros
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[[folder:The Abominable Bride]]
* Mycroft's reaction to Sherlock taking an overdose is one that any relative or loved one to an addict can empathize with. It's the most emotional we have ever seen Mycroft on the show; he's barely able to keep his usual cool and smug persona because he's so disappointed and worried about Sherlock. He sees straight through Sherlock's claim that he drugged himself purely to help him be immersed in 1895 to solve the Ricoletti case - because he must have been high before he got on the plane.
** The brief flashback to Sherlock's 'junkie' days where we see a younger Mycroft sat beside him as he lays on a filthy mattress in a doss house, drugged out of his mind, as his older brother reads the list of what Sherlock has taken.
** To top it all off, Mycroft admits he's not angry with Sherlock. He blames ''himself''.
-->'''Mycroft:''' This is my fault.
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2nd Jan '16 8:26:09 AM NCToni
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* Sherlock's reaction to John stepping out into the pool at the end. It's only for a red herring played for a couple of minutes but we the audience and Sherlock are supposed to believe that John was Moriarty all along. Considering how amused Sherlock has been by Moriarty's efforts throughout the episode, one would think he'd admire him for being smart enough to get under his radar and feign being his friend for several months. But no, Sherlock is crushed. John later mentions on his blog that he looked like a 'little, lost child'. Even when John is speaking, he's blinking rapidly to signal S.O.S to Sherlock which his [[SherlockScan Sherlock Scan]] would probably have picked up on. But he's so thrown off that he fails to notice and can only utter a rather OOC "What the hell..?" Despite it soon turning out to be a mislead, it is heartbreaking to think how Sherlock was feeling in that small moment. Having spent his whole life presumably with little to no friends and then finding someone who he instantly clicked with only for that person to turn out to be, not only a fraud, but his arch-nemesis. Ouch.

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* Sherlock's reaction to John stepping out into the pool at the end. It's only for a red herring played for a couple of minutes but we the audience and Sherlock are supposed to believe that John was Moriarty all along. Considering how amused Sherlock has been by Moriarty's efforts throughout the episode, one would think he'd admire him for being smart enough to get under his radar and feign being his friend for several months. But no, Sherlock is crushed. John later mentions on his blog that he looked like a 'little, lost child'. Even when John is speaking, he's blinking rapidly to signal S.O.S to Sherlock which his [[SherlockScan Sherlock Scan]] would probably have picked up on. But he's so thrown off that he fails to notice and can only utter a rather OOC "What the hell..?" that breaks a little near the end. Despite it soon turning out to be a mislead, it is heartbreaking to think how Sherlock was feeling in that small moment. Having spent his whole life presumably with little to no friends and then finding someone who he instantly clicked with only for that person to turn out to be, not only a fraud, but his arch-nemesis. Ouch.
30th Dec '15 5:10:49 PM NCToni
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*** What is most heartbreaking is when Sherlock starts to break down on the rooftop. When he first calls John and tells him he's a 'fake', he manages to keep his composure. But when he turns away and goes 'I invented Moriarty' and all John replies is a 'Why are you telling me this?'. Sherlock turns back around and you can see his face crack -- John has just proven he's only going to believe in Sherlock and what he trusts about him, and that means even not believing Sherlock himself when he lies. The pain of what he's having to do to save John and do to him is so clear on his expression it's heartbreaking, and the fact that John is there till the very end, no matter what Sherlock is pulling off. You can really see the heartbreak on him -- on cold, calculated, unemotional Sherlock. And to add a little more to the heartbreak, he tells John that he didn't know about Harry from looking at the phone, but because he had researched him to impress him. Mind you, this was the scene that established their friendship. John was apparently the first one to be impressed and to actually say so, rather than telling him to piss off. And Sherlock himself admits that he's a show-off, so clearly, he likes impressing people. ''Particularly'' his best friend John. He was incredibly flattered when John complimented him. Telling him it was just a trick doesn't just hurt his pride, but even worse, it would have stopped John from being impressed with his best friend, had it worked.

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*** What is most heartbreaking is when Sherlock starts to break down on the rooftop. When he first calls John and tells him he's a 'fake', he manages to keep his composure.composure, and you can see him trying to be strong in these last moments. But when he turns away and goes 'I invented Moriarty' and all John replies is a 'Why are you telling me this?'. Sherlock turns back around and you can see his face crack -- John has just proven he's only going to believe in Sherlock and what he trusts about him, and that means even not believing Sherlock himself when he lies. The pain of what he's having to do to save John and do to him is so clear on his expression it's heartbreaking, and the fact that John is there till the very end, no matter what Sherlock is pulling off. You can really see the heartbreak on him -- on cold, calculated, unemotional Sherlock. And to add a little more to the heartbreak, he tells John that he didn't know about Harry from looking at the phone, but because he had researched him to impress him. Mind you, this was the scene that established their friendship. John was apparently the first one to be impressed and to actually say so, rather than telling him to piss off. And Sherlock himself admits that he's a show-off, so clearly, he likes impressing people. ''Particularly'' his best friend John. He was incredibly flattered when John complimented him. Telling him it was just a trick doesn't just hurt his pride, but even worse, it would have stopped John from being impressed with his best friend, had it worked.worked.
*** Sherlock's line "Just keep your eyes fixed on me!" is filled with so much raw emotion. He reaches out for John, sobbing down the phone, begging him to not look away. It is perhaps the most tear-jerking line of the whole 'note.'
29th Dec '15 10:23:56 AM NCToni
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*** I don't think that Sherlock could fake theat kind of thing. He is genuinely scared and upset.
29th Dec '15 9:14:36 AM NCToni
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* Sherlock's voice as he recounts what he knows about Mary is incredibly heartwrenching. He's close to tears, but fighting it. His muted voice and shaky breath makes is all too obvious that Mary has hurt him with her lies.
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