It’s a drugs bust!
What kills me about this is that 4th gif.
Think ahead to Scandal, where John has become his warden; where it’s apparent how much he will and does sacrifice to help Sherlock battle this continuous problem. Think of Hounds, when they’ve made so much progress—clearly with John as the closing gate between Sherlock and his drugs.
Now look at that gif.
It’s a confession; he’s trying to get John to shut the fuck in front of the police, but there is—tragically—so much more in that look. Because whatever Sherlock is trying to say, the truth of that look is, “Actually, I’ve got a problem. A big problem. A problem I’m losing to; the only problem I can’t solve. It’s killing me. You only met me yesterday, and you don’t know what I do when you’re not around. I shoot up. I wear nicotine patches on my arm to cover up the bruises. I am, in fact, a hopeless addict. John.”
There is a rather painful moment of awkwardness here where Sherlock is giving John a really, really meaningful look, and John—rather than taking the message—responds with incredulity, and Sherlock has to reflexively batter off the incriminating impression that he was trying to communicate anything to John at all.
I don’t know. It just kills me to see that look, trying so desperately to communicate without words, knowing what’s behind it.
just posted this twice. because of the commentaries.
It’s a drugs bust!
#lajhlkahs this scene though #just the fact that john thinks he knows him that well already #knows him well enough to defend him #and to want to defend him #some guy he met in a morgue yesterday #and the parallel between this scene and he scene from the fall #that tiny moment of doubt #is completely and utterly gone #to go from that to #i know you #100% #to trust sherlock even when sherlock is telling him not to #because john is so far form an idiot and he knows #he knows the difference between people he can trust and people he can’t #people who are good and people who aren’t #and instantly he knows sherlock is the former #despite the morgue and the body and the warnings and the man himself he knows #john who has no reason to trust anyone trusts sherlock holmes #because mycroft was so fucking right#before john even knew he was right #of all the people #john chose him #and he chose right #even if everybody #absolutely everybody #is telling him he chose wrong #/and end rant #akjshaljkhs seriously i want a gif set comparing this scene to the fall one #because even physical proximity compared #the way john looks at sherlock