The look Sherlock gets when he thinks John is about to comment that Sherlock’s parent’s are “normal,” and therefore imply that Sherlock himself is something abnormal… it shouldn’t hurt me. But it does.
Then John uses “ordinary,” and by way naming sherlock, “extraordinary.”
Someone pour a bucket of water on me.
This makes me sad. Oh Sherlock. You and your self-esteem issues, as we just talked about earlier, agh. But look, doesn’t it remind you of the look he got in ASiP, when John first told him ‘that was amazing’ about his deduction of the phone?
…and then he uses the word ‘extraordinary’ for the first time regarding Sherlock, just to make sure Sherlock was clear:
And the happy ending:
See, ASiP makes everything better, doesn’t it, hehe. Damn, I love ‘A Study in Pink’ with an unholy passion. Nothing makes me happy quite the same way as watching Sherlock squirm and squirm in (somewhat shy but smug) glee. It just never gets old. <3.
You know, I think they are aiming at giving it back to us in the end. The happiness of ASiP, “where it is always 1895”, because in the books there’s this awful melancholy ending in which they are apart but in the heads of the readers the relationship is eternal, and they are fanboys and want a fix-it version and they want Holmes and Watson to get the ending they deserve. For a show that loves to go in loops, it would make sense. Go through all those obstacles and hardships and in the end, just the two of them at 221B giggling at crime scenes, but even better than in ASiP, because they grew older and wiser. (Also, I really, really need this.)
(Source: wonderlandinmymind, via danaviolante)