Oh my god. It was a test.
Holy f… I thought John was just smirking to himself about the corrupt nature of government. But this is just proof; Mycroft really is smarter than Sherlock. The warehouse wasn’t just a babysitting interview and salary negotiation, even if Sherlock thought it was. it was a damned test, and John passed. He’s too morally driven to sell Sherlock out, and therefore not inclined to stab Mycroft in the back. Four for you, Mycroft. You go, Mycroft.
(Also, CONTINUITY, Mr. Gatiss. You’re doing it right.)
sherlock tapping “I love you” in morse code on solid surfaces every chance he gets when he’s around John because it’s better to get it out of his chest like this without john realizing than not getting it out at all
except john knows morse code as evidenced by TGG and THoB and one day he turns around and taps “i love you too you stupid git” right back
sherlock + red (his last vow)
oh god… perfect.
Fun Fact, David Nellist (the guy who plays Mike Standford) has THIS as his twitter profile pic
you need me or you’re nothing. moriarty + red for belgravianscandals