This is the moment when Sherlock looks at John’s file and realizes he is moving on. He had not kept in touch and had no idea that John had a new mustache, new apartment, and soon to be new fiancé. His comment, “Well we’ll have to get rid of that” could very well be alluding to all three.
The look on his face is so tragic. He thought, he really thought, that things would be exactly as he left them. He expected John to still be at 221B, to look the same, and to still be single….He was looking forward for it to be just the two of them again. His smile when Mycroft told him “back to Baker Street” said it all. He was so happy to finally be able to come home to John, and in this moment his hopes all came crashing down.
Wow, that is an incredibly sad notion, but makes perfect sense. Sherlock seems to continually exude a vibe of restrained anxiety and frustration all throughout season three, but that one shot of him squinting disbelievingly down at John’s file was the first time that the viewer can tell that Sherlock is realizing he’s made a very serious miscalculation and that he’s starting to quietly panic.
It’s been an incredible (and busy) summer in East Glacier, but now it’s time to head back to the land where it never snows. Thanks to everyone in MT for making it such a great season. I’ll miss you, and see you next year! 09/16/14
Ahaha, oh WOW I am definitely looking forward to this episode just for this scene alone It’s got Gatiss written all over it
wow I thought I was looking at an AU gifset of them sneaking off (badly) to have illicit sex, but this is really from the show isn’t it? good lord
Planetary Nebulas - Fast Winds From Dying Stars
This panel of composite images shows part of the unfolding drama of the last stages of the evolution of sun-like stars.
Dynamic elongated clouds envelop bubbles of multimillion degree gas produced by high-velocity winds from dying stars. In these images, Chandra’s X-ray data are shown in blue, while green and red are optical and infrared data from Hubble.
Planetary nebulas - so called because some of them resemble a planet when viewed through a small telescope - are produced in the late stages of a sun-like star’s life. After several billion years of stable existence (the sun is 4.5 billion years old and will not enter this phase for about 5 billion more years) a normal star will expand enormously to become a bloated red giant. Over a period of a few hundred thousand years, much of the star’s mass is expelled at a relatively slow speed of about 50,000 miles per hour…
(read more: Chandra X-Ray Observatory)