This is a completely underrated scene.
For those who allege that Sherlock doesn’t care about his clients, look at that third gif. There’s real sadness and compassion there. During this scene, Henry is actively suicidal and keeps putting a gun in his mouth, but it’s Sherlock - not John, the soldier and doctor - who talks Henry down.
"Someone needed to keep you quiet; needed to keep you as a child to reassert the dream that you’d both clung on to, because you had started to remember…You couldn’t cope. You were just a child, so you rationalized it into something very different. But then you started to remember, so you had to be stopped; driven out of your mind so that no one would believe a word that you said."
Does Sherlock only care about the mysteries? At this point in the episode, he already had the solution. He knew the workings behind H.O.U.N.D. and the poisonous gas. He could have left. But he wanted to make Henry understand, to alleviate some of the grief he’d carried since his father’s death. Sherlock even forces Henry to look at the dead dog to drive the point home. "You couldn’t cope. You were just a child."
It’s a remarkable display of empathy on Sherlock’s part.
Soooo this just came up on my dashboard…
HERE IT IS AGAIN GET USED TO IT BITCHES BECAUSE THIS IS MY THIRD TIME REBLOGGING THIS IN 5 MINUTES I AM SERIOUSLY NEVER NOT GOING TO REBLOG THIS
NIGHTMARES, THANKS JARED
[x]You’re too cute, Tom. STOP IT.
Do you do your own stunts?
not even a motherfucker
[merry EXTREMELY LATE christmas everyone 8D]
JOHN WAS SHERLOCK’S WHOLE WORLD
SO HE ASSUMED IT WAS THE SAME FOR JOHN
PLEASE KILL ME (x)
Mm. Well. To me, this is Sherlock’s guilt talking. He always lashes out, gets particularly vicious and pretends not to care when he knows he’s fucked up big time. He’s nervous as fuck. That’s what he is.
No, he’s arrogant. He saved John from despair. He can’t imagine John would move on. He’s not guilty at all at this point, maybe later, but on his return, no way.
I don’t think Sherlock even realizes what he’s done at this point. He doesn’t see the big deal, and he assumes that’s what John thinks as well. Then when he returns, life will resume as normal. He doesn’t seem to understand that that’s just him, that normal people don’t think that way. When he confronts John, he probably won’t understand why John is upset either.