I wonder if John’s “I don’t care how you faked it” hurts Sherlock because John used to call him amazing and fantastic whenever Sherlock would display his cleverness. And now he doesn’t even want to hear it.
Sobbbbbb.sob. The last one breaks my heart majorly.
This confirms (for me) what I’ve been thinking since the “thrill of the chase” clip; Sherlock is going to be brought so low in this episode. They’re showing all the bravado and hubris, but remember that face at the restaurant. And John’s anger. And the fact that they have never once had any qualms about showing Sherlock’s embarrassment. This one’s going to be an emotional fire walk.