Why did you lie? You’ve got nothing on, not a single case…
"Look at you lot, you’re all so vacant. Is it nice not being me? It must be so relaxing."
A Study in Pink
He said that he would acquire no knowledge which did not bear upon his object. Therefore all the knowledge which he possessed was such as would be useful to him. I enumerated in my own mind all the various points upon which he had shown me that he was exceptionally well informed. I even took a pencil and jotted them down. I could not help smiling at the document when I had completed it. It ran this way:
#I’ve just noticed #Sherlock’s little tremble #the gun shakes in his hand #nononojohnwhatareyoudoing #and that look #the fucking look of fear #his whole face softened #he’s panicking again #ugh i just keep watching it #can we not #asdfghjkjhgfdsasdfghjhgfdsa
That last 3 frames before the loop. HOLY FUCK.
Do you SEE how young and utterly unprepared for this he is?
This is the boy Mrs Hudson sees, the teen Mycroft can’t help but be frustrated by, and the man inside the machine John would die to protect.
Because Sherlock, in his way, is so very vulnerable, even if he never sees it. Or more, chooses to hide this vulnerability even from himself.
So very unprepared to deal with his own humanity.
His own emotions.
And right here, we can see that vulnerability, that emotion plainly and so obviously.
That last 3 frames?
They break my damn heart.
John is actually prepared to die for him. This is an experience unknown to Sherlock.
He has no idea what is going on here. That slight tilt of the eyebrow gives him away.
He has had to live most of his life without friends.
And for Sherlock to experience what friendship truly means, it is heartbreaking really.
Grammar is important
First time we sat and watched this episode, my family kept looking at me. I had a huge smile on my face every time Sherlock corrected the guy’s grammar.
My bro and I were correcting his grammar before Sherlock.
The last one is the exact moment when I became a Benedict Cumberbatch fangirl. I even remember where I was and who I was with.
oh hey i think this might be the scene where i went from “he’s got a weird face but i think i like it” to “oh fuck off you perfect human being”
“Benedict can cry on cue” - Mark Gatiss
Benedict can make me cry on cue too