YATI YATI!!! There is not one question you’ve ever asked that hasn’t been the cutest and best but this is just the absolute best and I don’t even know what I want…..Okay so let’s say whatever happens in the special puts them back together but incredibly sad and rattled and Larger Forces still pursuing them and only gone for now.
Ep 1: The Copper Beeches is nice. I love Violet Hunter. Maybe they will not ruin Violet Hunter for me. This is good. I think this is the first canon story after Mary where John refers to 221B as “ours” again, implying he just moved back (if only temporarily). If you keep in mind the fact that he’s just moved back Sherlock’s “will you come with me?” (like he isn’t sure any more) always gets me in this one.
Ep 2: The Devil’s Foot…John making Sherlock take a break and go on the trip but they accidentally find a case anyway and John is like “of-bloody-course.” I can’t handle Sherlock thinking John’s nearly died for him AGAIN without it being a get-together moment though so we need to save that particular moment of this for later. But I want John seeing Sherlock let someone go because they’d acted out of love, I need his pleased little “I thought I knew my Watson” and also when Sherlock let’s Sterndale go and Sherlock double-checks with John like “should I have turned him in?” and John is like “obviously not”.
Ep 3: A SIX NAPOLEONS WITH 3GAR MOMENT. You get Sherlock being more despondent than John has ever seen him about a case, you get “it was worth many wounds” and I have such a place in my heart for this ending with the Yard…but then maybe they will keep it for later. But I love the idea that Lestrade says he’ll be a good man one day and I love the moment where Lestarde says “We’re not jealous of you at Scotland Yard. No, sir, we are very proud of you” and I LOVE HIS LIL PRAISE KINK HIS LIL BOW “A flush of color sprang to Holmes’s pale cheeks, and he bowed to us like the master dramatist who receives the homage of his audience.”
This plus 3 Gar in one episode wouldn’t even work but I can’t let it go….i’m too fragile……….