The really awful progression of…



S1 Sherlock: I’m married to my work. Translation: love is terrifying and i want it to stay 1000 miles away from me. Look at all these people doing stupid things like look at this cab driver i probably outsmarted. His fate could have been avoided if it weren’t for luv. don’t fall in luv kids cause you’ll become a murderer and DIE. who is this hot army doctor and why am i blushing

S2 Sherlock:I’ve always assumed that love is a dangerous disadvantage. Thank you for the final proof. Translation: Some feelings seem to be happening rn. I can already tell nothing fun is going to come of this. How do i murder my own feelings google said go to belarus but that didn’t help. this shit is even more destructive than the chemistry i do in the kitchen *lame gun fingers*

S3 Sherlock: Whatever it takes, whatever happens, from now on I swear I will always be there, always. Translation: spoiler alert i was right nothing good came of it. not good things are probably going to keep happening but too bad i don’t care anymore cause I only care about john and his happiness so 

"Google said go to Belarus" is my favorite part. 


So I’ve been rewatching the entire series while taking note of John’s hand tremors and then I came to this scene


We can see his right hand clenching in reaction to Sherlock’s offer for a handshake. But the thing is, that’s not the tremor hand. That’s not the hand that would start to shake whenever he’s feeling weak, helpless, vulnerable. The tremor always happens in his left hand, as Mycroft would confirm:


I do love the right-hand clench. It’s an understandable reaction; that hand is going to touch his beloved’s for possibly the last time in his life. But it’s not what I’ve specifically been looking out for. I’m looking for the hand that trembles when he’s reminded of how much war had changed him,


the hand that trembles as he’s begging for his best friend to not be dead,


and the hand that trembles when he has to confront the lies of the woman he’d made his wife.


It’s a shame we can’t see his left hand when Sherlock offers that final handshake. Like if it starts acting up and is shaking like crazy we wouldn’t know because it’s hidden from vie-OH WAIT NEVERMIND I DID SEE IT


Conclusions: Martin Freeman’s acting is fucking ridiculous, and the tarmac scene can go straight to hell