Okay. Okay. Can I say, just for a second - I believe there is no way Sherlock doesn’t know what a date is. He understands innuendo (‘Do you want me on the floor, too?’ - that wasn’t just an innocent comment), he thinks John is coming onto him, and in spite of his seemingly oblivious reaction to Molly’s offer of coffee, he knows he can flirt with her to manipulate her to do things. He knows. And he isn’t someone to say things offhand - he also knows what he’s saying. Now, I can only take guesses at whether he was attempting to ask John on a date or he assumed they were already, in some proximity dating, but I do not for a second believe that he didn’t understand or that he didn’t mean it.
…I am now under the firm belief that even Sherlock thinks they’re dating, and John is literally the only person in this show’s universe that doesn’t.
How is this not possibly Canon, I mean, HOW.
It’s official, John is the only one who doesn’t get it. Even Martin Freeman gets it! Even my mum gets it!
EVEN I GET IT
AND IM ALMOST LITERALLY OBLIVIOUS TO INNUENDOS AND THINGS LIKE THAT
Guys, they’re just good friends.
Ha, I almost said that with a straight face.
I can’t remember this episode very well; at this point did Sherlock already know about the circus? He must, right? So instead of just telling John “Look, we need to check out this weird Chinese circus act for the case,” he tries to talk John into going on a date. Adorable.
TOP 5 “SUBTEXT? WHAT SUBTEXT?!” Sherlock/John scenes (no particular order)
“Right, okay. You’re unattached, just like me. Fine. Good.”