Hello Ivy... I'm intrigued by this scene in The Sign of Three when John and Sherlock end up in jail. We John sitting on the floor and Sherlock on the "bed"/mattress. If they fell asleep together at the stairs, with practically no distance at all between them, why do you think they didn't share the mattress in jail? Was John trying to be romantic and let Sherlock have the bed, or was it something else? I mean, in this episode we see them sleeping together twice, why the change in the second time?
I genuinely think the only reason they don’t share it is because they can’t. It’s really wee, it’s barely a bench. They wouldn’t both fit, especially when stonking drunk. I don’t think sharing it was an option, frankly.
I think it was quite gallant of John to let Sherlock take the bed, such as it is. But he always would, regardless, wouldn’t he. Lovely John.
Narratively, they sort of have to end up in jail that night, don’t they. Because if they didn’t, something else would have gone on between them. They were that close to it. And if that had happened, I’m sure John would have had to call off his wedding.
What a beautiful close call!
I’ve finally put the finger on why John’s ‘She wasn’t supposed to be like that’ made me feel so uneasy everytime.
It seems to me - and I could be wrong - that he chose her because she seemed to be the perfect middle-class wife; Mary Morstan is a…
I think I’m going to sit in a corner and cry silently.