History TearJerker / Sherlock

26th Feb '17 6:07:17 PM MajorDoctor
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** John trying to put himself between the two Holmes brothers. He would rather die than let Sherlock kill of his own family member
** Which makes it even more heartbreaking when Mycroft reveals Eurus's Christmas gift to both John and Sherlock. He knows that whatever hang ups they had about killing him fall away after Mycroft confesses [[spoiler: that he'd allowed Eurus 5 minutes conversation with Jim Moriarty...unsupervised]]


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** What Mycroft believes will be the last words he'll ever speak to his little brother: "Goodbye, Brother Mine. No flowers... my request..."
10th Feb '17 3:48:58 AM LadyEros
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** And just to kick him when he's down (metaphorically this time), John confirms Sherlock's guilt that, yes, he ''did'' [[soiler:kill Mary. He later takes this back but it's still awful.]]

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** And just to kick him when he's down (metaphorically this time), John confirms Sherlock's guilt that, yes, he ''did'' [[soiler:kill [[spoiler:kill Mary. He John later takes this back but it's still awful.]]
10th Feb '17 3:46:16 AM LadyEros
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* After realising that Faith is suicidal, Sherlock spends an entire night walking around London with her. His speech to her about how her life "isn't hers to take" speaks volumes about how he knows the pain he caused John by faking his own suicide. What's more, he says all this to her while experiencing ''agonising pain due to his recent drug use''.
** A brief but heart-wrenching moment. Sherlock glances at Faith's cane and has a flashback to John limping on his own cane, alone at night, during their first case together. It's heavily implied that Sherlock's deductions about Faith being suicidal could well have been true of John at that time as well.


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** And just to kick him when he's down (metaphorically this time), John confirms Sherlock's guilt that, yes, he ''did'' [[soiler:kill Mary. He later takes this back but it's still awful.]]
* After the beating in the morgue, we see John standing over Sherlock's hospital bed, looking devastated. He leaves his cane as a 'parting gift' for Sherlock, telling the nurse he is there to say goodbye, presumably ending their friendship forever. "Mary" later confirms for us that John is feeling self-loathing for hurting his best friend.


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** It's worth noting that 'Mary' is not really Mary in this scene. Part of John's breakdown is that everything he has just admitted to her is what he wanted to say but now will never get the chance and that his wife died believing he was a perfect husband when he really wasn't.
9th Feb '17 11:39:50 PM TheFifthGuy
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** Made even worse after the big reveal in season 4, where we realize [[spoiler:"Redbeard" is his mind's way of coping with the loss of his childhood friend, Victor. Meaning that when Sherlock thinks he might die, even subconsciously, he thought of losing his best friend, and how much he missed him.]]
8th Feb '17 6:02:44 AM WalexCampledom
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** David is [[spoiler:absolutely determined to do anything to save his wife, including die for her. Unfortunately, that wasn't part of Erus's game, so she kills his wife regardless.]]

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** David is [[spoiler:absolutely determined to do anything to save his wife, including die kill himself for her. Unfortunately, that wasn't part of Erus's game, so she kills his wife regardless.]]
8th Feb '17 6:01:50 AM WalexCampledom
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* When Mycroft is goading Sherlock into shooting him, he is strikingly accurate in pinpointing all of Sherlock's insecurities - calling him an idiot, calling himself the smart one, mocking John as ordinary and unimportant. Sherlock quietly implores him to stop.
** Mycroft saying (what he thinks is) his final goodbye is also sad. He truly believes that Sherlock will shoot him because he cares more about John and just asks not to be shot in the head to have a little dignity but in the heart, assuring Sherlock that there is one there.
*** Sherlock can't bring himself to shoot either one. [[spoiler:So he plans to shoot himself.]]

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* When Mycroft is goading Sherlock into shooting him, he is strikingly accurate in pinpointing all of Sherlock's insecurities - calling him an idiot, calling himself and Mycroft's overall character in hindsight of Eurus. Both the smart one, mocking John Holmes brothers have made it clear that they never thought of themselves as ordinary and unimportant. normal, not even as children. The flashbacks in this episode suggest otherwise; as a little boy, Sherlock quietly implores him is seen as quite normal after all, hugging his older brother, wanting simple childhood things like a dog and having [[spoiler:a best friend to stop.play pirates with]]. Then Eurus, [[spoiler:out of petty jealousy]], took that all away and traumatised Sherlock to the point of repressing his own memories of the events.
** Mycroft saying (what he thinks is) his final goodbye is also sad. He truly believes * Mycroft, Sherlock, and John calmly discussing ''The Importance of Being Earnest'' before the grenade explodes in Baker Street. All three know there's a distinct possibility that Sherlock one or all will shoot him because he cares more about John and just asks not die, but they don't discuss it. They try to be shot in maintain some normalcy before the head to have a little dignity but in the heart, assuring Sherlock that there is one there.
*** Sherlock can't bring himself to shoot either one. [[spoiler:So he plans to shoot himself.]]
explosion.



-->'''John''': What's your name?\\
'''David''': ... David.\\
'''John''': Are you sure about this, David?\\
'''David''': Of course I'm bloody sure!\\
'''John''': Right... do you want to [[spoiler:pray or anything?]]\\
'''David''': With [[spoiler:Euros Holmes in the world, what the hell would I pray to?]]\\
'''John''': You are a good man, and you're doing a good thing.\\
'''David''': So are you.\\
'''John:''' I'll spend the rest of my life telling myself that... I know that you're scared, but you should also be very proud.
** Of course, in the end [[spoiler:John can't bring himself to pull the trigger, but he still goes out of his way to humanise, honour and comfort the man begging him to shoot him dead. Jesus.]]
** And the way David is [[spoiler:absolutely determined to do anything to save his wife, including die for her. He even asks John what lengths he'd go to if it were possible now to save Mary.]]
* Sherlock's manipulation of Molly was well-intentioned but cruel nonetheless - and he knew it.
** Especially the way her voice cracks when she says she can't tell him [[spoiler: she loves him, ''because it's true'']].
** Worse, it was all for naught, as Eurus was bluffing about having explosives in her apartment.
*** And, again, Sherlock knows it. This task is the only one that leads to a momentary HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath.
*** It's the breakdown that gets it, with him ''smashing'' the fake casket and screaming bloody murder at the fact Eurus attempted to mess with someone he ''knows'' likes him and feels such pity for. Makes you remember that like John, Molly is Sherlock's MoralityPet.
* Mycroft, Sherlock, and John calmly discussing ''The Importance of Being Earnest'' before the grenade explodes in Baker Street could be considered one. All three know there's a distinct possibility that one or all will die, but they don't discuss it. They try to maintain some normalcy before the explosion.
* Sherlock actually smiles a little when Eurus tells him that he was her favorite because she could make him laugh. Then...
-->'''Eurus''': Turns out I got it wrong. It turns out you were screaming.
* TheReveal that [[spoiler: Redbeard wasn't a dog, but Sherlock's best friend, whom Eurus killed out a jealousy. Sherlock was so traumatized that he re-programmed the memories into that of a dog being put down, and forgot his sister completely.]]
** The brief flashback of [[spoiler: a young Victor standing in the well, calling out for help, while a young Sherlock looks and looks but can't find him...]]
* The ''other'' Reveal that [[spoiler:the girl on the plane is what remains of Eurus' sanity, realizing she's done something horrible but unable to snap out of her delusional state and stop herself.]]
* Sherlock's (and possibly Mycroft's) overall character in hindsight. Both the Holmes brothers have made it clear that they never thought of themselves as normal, not even as children. The flashbacks in this episode may suggest otherwise. As a little boy, Sherlock seems like he may have been quite normal after all, seen hugging his older brother, wanting simple childhood things like a dog and having a best friend to play pirates with. Then Eurus took that all away and traumatised him to the point of repressing his own memories of the events. With all that in mind it's no surprise he turned out the way he did. Had it not been for Eurus, Sherlock might have grown up as a far more well adjusted person.

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-->'''John''': What's "What's your name?\\
'''David''': ... David.\\
'''John''': Are you sure about this, David?\\
name?"\\
'''David''': Of course I'm bloody sure!\\
"...David."\\
'''John''': Right... do "Are you want to [[spoiler:pray or anything?]]\\
sure about this, David?"\\
'''David''': With "Of course I'm bloody sure!"\\
'''John''': "Right... do you want to [[spoiler:pray or anything?]]"\\
'''David''': "With
[[spoiler:Euros Holmes in the world, what the hell would I pray to?]]\\
to?]]"\\
'''John''': You "You are a good man, and you're doing a good thing.\\
"\\
'''David''': So "So are you.\\
"\\
'''John:''' I'll "I'll spend the rest of my life telling myself that... I know that you're scared, but you should also be very proud.
that."
** Of course, in the end [[spoiler:John can't bring himself to pull the trigger, but he still goes out of his way to humanise, honour and comfort the man begging him to shoot him dead. Jesus.]]
** And the way David is [[spoiler:absolutely determined to do anything to save his wife, including die for her. He even asks John what lengths he'd go to if it were possible now to save Mary.Unfortunately, that wasn't part of Erus's game, so she kills his wife regardless.]]
* When Mycroft is goading Sherlock into shooting him, he is strikingly accurate in pinpointing all of Sherlock's manipulation of Molly was well-intentioned insecurities - calling him an "idiot", calling himself the "smart one", mocking John as "ordinary and unimportant". Sherlock quietly implores him to stop, [[spoiler:because he knows Mycroft is trying to irk him into shooting him and sparing John.]]
** Mycroft saying his final goodbye to his brother. He truly believes that Sherlock will shoot him because he cares more about John and just asks not to be shot in the head,
but cruel nonetheless - and he knew it.
** Especially
in the way her voice cracks when she says she can't tell him [[spoiler: she loves him, ''because it's true'']].heart, assuring Sherlock that there is one there.
** Worse, it was all for naught, as Eurus was bluffing about having explosives in her apartment.
*** And, again, Sherlock knows it. This task is the only one that leads to a momentary HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath.
*** It's the breakdown that gets it, with him ''smashing'' the fake casket and screaming bloody murder at the fact Eurus attempted to mess with someone he ''knows'' likes him and feels such pity for. Makes you remember that like John, Molly is Sherlock's MoralityPet.
* Mycroft,
Sherlock, and John calmly discussing ''The Importance of Being Earnest'' before the grenade explodes in Baker Street could be considered for his part, can't bring himself to shoot either one. All three know there's a distinct possibility that one or all will die, but they don't discuss it. They try [[spoiler:So he plans to maintain some normalcy before the explosion.
* Sherlock actually smiles a little when Eurus tells him that he was her favorite because she could make him laugh. Then...
-->'''Eurus''': Turns out I got it wrong. It turns out you were screaming.
shoot himself instead.]]
* TheReveal that [[spoiler: Redbeard wasn't a dog, but Sherlock's best friend, Victor Trevor, whom Eurus killed out a jealousy. Sherlock was so traumatized that he re-programmed the memories into that of a dog being put down, and forgot his sister completely.]]
** The brief flashback of [[spoiler: a young Victor standing in the well, calling out for help, while a young Sherlock looks and looks but can't find him...him.]]
* ** The ''other'' Reveal that [[spoiler:the girl on the plane is what remains of Eurus' sanity, realizing conscious, realising she's done something horrible horrible, but unable to snap out of her delusional state and stop herself."land" back on the ground.]]
* Sherlock's (and possibly Mycroft's) overall character in hindsight. Both the Holmes brothers have made it clear that they never thought of themselves as normal, not even as children. The flashbacks in this episode may suggest otherwise. As a little boy, Eurus forcing Sherlock seems like he may have been quite normal after all, seen hugging his older brother, wanting simple childhood things like a dog and having a best friend to play pirates with. Then Eurus took that all away and traumatised manipulate Molly into saying "I love you" too him. Especially the way her voice cracks when she says she can't tell him to the point of repressing his own memories of the events. With all that in mind ''because it's no surprise he turned out true''. The task is the way he did. Had it not been only one that leads to a momentary HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath for Eurus, Sherlock might have grown up Sherlock; ''smashing'' the casket and screaming bloody murder at the fact Eurus attempted to mess with someone he ''knows'' likes him and feels such pity for.
** Worse, it was all for naught,
as a far more well adjusted person.Eurus admits she was bluffing about her threats on Molly.






* After the events of ''The Six Thatchers'' [[spoiler: with Mary's death]], the site confirms John [[spoiler: won't be continuing the blog]]. You can now get tissues.

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* After the events of ''The Six Thatchers'' [[spoiler: with Mary's death]], the site confirms John [[spoiler: won't be continuing the blog]]. You can now get tissues.
26th Jan '17 6:02:35 AM axle-k89
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22nd Jan '17 8:35:13 AM MovieNut14
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--> [[spoiler: John]]: [[spoiler: '''You made a VOW!!''']]

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--> [[spoiler: -->[[spoiler: John]]: [[spoiler: '''You made a VOW!!''']]



-->'''Therapist:''' "I only mean... it's okay."
--> '''John:''' "I'm letting my daughter down, how the hell is that okay?"

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-->'''Therapist:''' "I only mean... it's okay."
-->
"\\
'''John:''' "I'm letting my daughter down, how the hell is that okay?"



--> '''John''': "It's not okay."
--> '''Sherlock''': "No. But it is what it is."

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--> '''John''': -->'''John''': "It's not okay."
-->
"\\
'''Sherlock''': "No. But it is what it is."



*** Sherlock can't bring himself to shoot either one.

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*** Sherlock can't bring himself to shoot either one. [[spoiler:So he plans to shoot himself.]]



--> '''John''': What's your name?
--> '''David''': ... David.
--> '''John''': Are you sure about this, David?
--> '''David''': Of course I'm bloody sure!
--> '''John''': Right... do you want to [[spoiler:pray or anything?]]
--> '''David''': With [[spoiler:Euros Holmes in the world, what the hell would I pray to?]]
--> '''John''': You are a good man, and you're doing a good thing.
--> '''David''': So are you.
--> '''John:''' I'll spend the rest of my life telling myself that... I know that you're scared, but you should also be very proud.

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--> '''John''': -->'''John''': What's your name?
-->
name?\\
'''David''': ... David.
-->
David.\\
'''John''': Are you sure about this, David?
-->
David?\\
'''David''': Of course I'm bloody sure!
-->
sure!\\
'''John''': Right... do you want to [[spoiler:pray or anything?]]
-->
anything?]]\\
'''David''': With [[spoiler:Euros Holmes in the world, what the hell would I pray to?]]
-->
to?]]\\
'''John''': You are a good man, and you're doing a good thing.
-->
thing.\\
'''David''': So are you.
-->
you.\\
'''John:''' I'll spend the rest of my life telling myself that... I know that you're scared, but you should also be very proud.
proud.



* Mycroft, Sherlock, and John calmly discussing "The Importance of Being Earnest" before the grenade explodes in Baker Street could be considered one. All three know there's a distinct possibility that one or all will die, but they don't discuss it. They try to maintain some normalcy before the explosion.

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* Mycroft, Sherlock, and John calmly discussing "The ''The Importance of Being Earnest" Earnest'' before the grenade explodes in Baker Street could be considered one. All three know there's a distinct possibility that one or all will die, but they don't discuss it. They try to maintain some normalcy before the explosion.



--> '''Eurus''': Turns out I got it wrong. It turns out you were screaming.

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--> '''Eurus''': -->'''Eurus''': Turns out I got it wrong. It turns out you were screaming.
18th Jan '17 7:51:56 AM HakkyounoTenshi
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* Although John asking Sherlock to be his best man and admitting that Sherlock is one of the people he loves most in the world is heartwarming, the scene is also incredibly sad. John keeps trying to lead into Sherlock being the best man and Sherlock just isn't getting it. John assumes that Sherlock knows he's going to be the best man and keeps getting exasperated that Sherlock isn't following his train of thought while Sherlock keeps suggesting candidates for the job, and never mentions himself. John finally just has to flat out say that Sherlock is his best friend and that he wants Sherlock to be the best man for his wedding, and Sherlock is in complete shock. And the thing about this situation that Sherlock can't wrap his head around isn't the fact that John wants him to be his best man, it's the fact that he is John's best friend.

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* Although John asking Sherlock to be his best man and admitting that Sherlock is one of the people he loves most in the world is heartwarming, the scene is also incredibly sad. John keeps trying to lead into Sherlock being the best man and Sherlock just isn't getting it. John assumes that Sherlock knows he's going to be the best man and keeps getting exasperated that Sherlock isn't following his train of thought while Sherlock keeps suggesting candidates for the job, and never mentions himself. John finally just has to flat out say that Sherlock is his best friend and that he wants Sherlock to be the best man for his wedding, and Sherlock is in complete shock. And the thing about this situation that Sherlock can't wrap his head around isn't the fact that John wants him to be his best man, it's the fact that he is John's best friend. Sherlock ruined his reputation and faked his death to protect John, he charged into a bonfire for John, in later episodes he'll pull himself back from the ''brink of death'' and [[spoiler: commit ''cold-blooded murder'']] all for John's sake. And despite loving John that much he can't comprehend that John might care for him just as deeply.
17th Jan '17 6:19:41 PM HakkyounoTenshi
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* Although John asking Sherlock to be his best man and admitting that Sherlock is one of the people he loves most in the world is heartwarming, the scene is also incredibly sad. John keeps trying to lead into Sherlock being the best man and Sherlock just isn't getting it. John assumes that Sherlock knows he's going to be the best man and keeps getting exasperated that Sherlock isn't following his train of thought while Sherlock keeps suggesting candidates for the job, and never mentions himself. John finally just has to flat out say that Sherlock is his best friend and that he wants Sherlock to be the best man for his wedding, and Sherlock is in complete shock. And the thing about this situation that Sherlock can't wrap his head around isn't the fact that John wants him to be his best man, it's the fact that he is John's best friend.
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