Warning: this is ridiculously long. So long, I went all college and wrote a short abstract to sum it up if you prefer the short version. While there are lots of great metas out there on how Sherlock realized he was in love with John during TSoT, mine is a slightly different take (with the same happy/not happy ending). :)
Disclaimer: I’m not saying I 100% believe the writers did this intentionally, although I do think it’s possible. Obviously, there are other interpretations/theories that totally work, too. But this is how I prefer to view the Mind Palace scene, because it does fit, and (for me) it makes the entire episode even more beautiful and poignant.
This is, indeed, super long. :) It’s all interesting, though I don’t personally subscribe to a bunch of this. But the bit about John’s costuming (and other clues, like all of Sherlock’s laptops) during the Baker St deduction scenes is really fascinating! I hadn’t noticed any of that, and will need to rewatch to see whether I agree that John is plausibly just in Sherlock’s head at that time. What a compelling theory…
|wqtson: #his kink at full power|