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How The Finale Of "Sherlock" Series 3 Broke Twitter Emotionally

MISS ME? (Warning: This is entirely full of spoilers.)

1. Sunday night saw the finale of Sherlock Season 3, “His Last Vow.”

2. Needless to say, Twitter was not emotionally prepared.

4. Everyone knew this episode was going to be, well, intense.

- 911 What's your emergency? - SHERLOCK

— ehehehe (@SinahiBongiovi)

7. In “His Last Vow” we are finally introduced to the big Series 3 baddie, Charles Augustus Magnussen.

Just one hour until the #Sherlock Season 3 finale and Charles Augustus Magnussen. http://t.co/weuPog4wRl #HisLastVow

— Wales Online (@WalesOnline)

8. Who quite reminded Twitter of a certain someone.

so Magnus is essentially Murdoch then? #Sherlock

— Rossalyn Warren (@RossalynWarren)

9. A certain someone wearing Google Glass, to be precise.

Excellent Sherlock already. Baddie is Rupert Murdoch wearing Google Glass. Impossible to be more evil.

— Dan (@TheRangeLoner)

So if #sherlock teaches us one thing it's that Rupert Murdoch should never get hold of Google Glass

— Seán Earley (@seanearley)

Ah so the big bad this season on #Sherlock is a Murdoch parody with secret google glass

— Vincent McAviney (@VMcAVSKY)

12. And after meeting Drunk Sherlock in the last episode, in “His Final Vow,” we get to meet High Sherlock.

Note to self: don't annoy Sherlock when he is high

— Raggedy man, goodbye (@eruditetardis)

13. Who has a new nickname.

14. Which John is not impressed by.

15. Neither is Molly.

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16. And Twitter quite fancies the (disheveled) High Sherlock.

sexuality: high sherlock

— lazarus (@shxrlocks)

"Don't appall me when I'm high" is the line Withnail never said #sherlock

— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran)

WHY DOES SHERLOCK LOOK SO HOT LIKE THAT UM SORRY

— ~semi hiatus bc skl~ (@simplybowties)

19. Yet the attraction swiftly turned into rage and confusion at Sherlock’s relationship with Mary’s bridesmaid, Janine.

Sherlock having a girlfriend

— Khan(t handle)™ (@RevengefulKhan)

SHERLOCK GIRLFRIEND SHERLOCK GIRLFRIEND WHAT IS THIS I JUST WHAT!?! JOHNLOCK

— Shezza Katie Holmes (@Dan_Phil_Phan__)

Sherlock has a girlfriend? Sherlocks not a Virgin anymore? What?!? #SherlockLives

— Becky Nock (@becky_nock)

22. But some (correctly) had their suspicions about their relationship.

SHERLOCK AND HIS "GIRLFRIEND"

— Smith & Tennant (@WhovianWithABox)

AS SOON AS SHERLOCK HAD A GIRLFRIEND, WE ALL SAT THERE IN DISBELIEF, AND SAID SIMULTANEOUSLY THAT SOMETHING WASNT RIGHT

— Graham, Gavin, Geoff (@shipjohnlock)

"Do what in front of everyone?" Oh, Sherlock, you cad. But a million #Sherlock fans cheer up.

— Jane Carnall (@EyeEdinburgh)

25. But then THIS happened.

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&%@£! #sherlock

— Martin Robbins (@mjrobbins)

SHERLOCK ARE U KIDDING ME

— cucumbrbatch (@jxdie)

When Mary shot Sherlock i just

— paige (@EssexMurs)

29. But some people were all like, “Yeah, totes saw that coming.”

That moment of I KNEW IT! #sherlock Mary Watson!

— #MoriartyLives (@EmEvc7)

I knEW IT WAS MARY JUST BEFORE SHE TURNED AROUND I WAS LIKE OH CACK

— ✞ The Holy Crumpet ✞ (@PrincessPotter5)

Had to sound like a know-it-all but I knew there was something not quite right about Mary #soundslikeafilmtitle #sherlock

— Christina Pirrie (@chrissipirrie)

I TOTALLY saw it coming with Mary... #Sherlock

— Martyn Rosney (@martynrosney)

33. And we’re once again given a fascinating look inside Sherlock’s Mind Palace, where we see an old friend.

can my mind palace be like this please please please

— hans jensen (@sh4dowfax_)

34. And the whole process made people a bit…emotional.

IM ACTUALLY SITTING HERE SOBBING IM NOT JOKING YOUNG SHERLOCK AND MOLLY AND MYCRODFT AND SHERLOCK DYING WHAT THE HELL

— ami (@punkboybands)

IS THIS SERIOUSLY GOIMG THROUGH HIS HEAD AFTER GETTING SHOT BC I WOULD PROBABLY JUST CRY OMG SHERLOCK DONT DIE.

— ♡praise the lorde♡ (@xocssie)

36. Like, ALL CAPS EMOTIONAL.

THE THING THAT TRIGGERS SHERLOCK HOLMES

— johnlocky (@A_StudyInGay)

37. Which raised a very important question.

WHY IS EVERYONE TWEETING SHERLOCK IN CAPITAL LETTERS ?

— Carter (@_Alex_Carter)

38. Along with confusion.

well my mind palace for one is confused #sherlock

— Martha Gill (@Martha_Gill)

39. And self-doubt.

My mind palace contains nothing other than a recipe for an excellent clementine martini #sherlock

— Gill Alexander (@gillalexander)

40. Inside the Mind Palace we also get to meet Steven Moffat’s son Louis, who plays a young Sherlock.

baby sherlock

— Salma (@IBeliebIn1D_TS)

little Sherlock is played by Moffat's son and he is so adorable

— The M0ffat Minion (@Wh0viansUnited)

42. And throughout the whole WTF MARY ordeal, we got to learn quite a lot about Martha Louise Hudson.

Can we all appreciate that Mrs Hudson's pressure point is marijuana hahaha

— Sherlock Holmes (@WhovianDW)

43. Such as the fact that her pressure point is marijuana, and she used to be an exotic dancer.

MRS HUDSON'S PRESSURE POINT

— SHEZZA (@_Amy_Woodward)

44. But mostly everyone was stuck in a vortex of emotions and confusion.

SHERLOCK IS MYCROFT'S PRESSURE POINT JOHN IS SHERLOCKS PRESSURE POINT MARY IS JOHN'S PRESSURE POINT

— Надя (@ladynburg)

45. But then, it appeared everything might be OK.

MARY AND JOHN GET THEM AWAY THEY HURT ME

— holmie (@punkylock)

46. Mycroft and Sherlock turned into teenagers again.

http://mari-sokoli.tumblr.com/

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http://mari-sokoli.tumblr.com/

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47. And Mycroft was being NICE!

Mycroft showing he has feelings. Sherlock's reaction. THIS IS PRICELESS

— Whatever. (@Micheelle_97)

"Your lost would break my heart." Mycroft, don't say things like this! #Sherlock

— Yami (@Techniktod)

49. BUT OF COURSE, everyone was soon back to being confused/shocked/WTF.

did sherlock just drug his whole family

— ' (@ClioRenee)

SHERLOCK DRUGGED EVERYONE NOW HES THE ASSH OLE????//

— loser (@pjligxori)

HE JUST DRUGGED HIS LOVED ONES AND WE ALL THOUGHT HE HAD CHANGED OH SHERLOCK

— tAYLOR YORK??? (@cumberchlamydia)

52. And people weren’t entirely impressed with Magnussen.

so... this guy is scary because he has a... photographic memory???? #sherlock

— hannah (@theorytree)

53. Or his vaults.

Raise your hand if you think #Sherlock can store the entirety of Magnussen's Vaults in the Mind Palace. #CAMknows

— Charlie Schneider (@robotchallenger)

Isn't Appledore a kind of cheese? #Sherlock

— Oli Franklin (@olifranklin)

55. And then there was the face flicking.

im guessing someone said can i flick your face on sherlock

— barakitty𦘜uddlester (@barakitty_meow)

56. BUT THEN Sherlock said this.

I'm a high functioning sociopath merry christmas #Sherlock

— Rachel Crompton (@NO1Fangirl)

57. And did this.

did he just shOOT HIM FUCK FUCK FUCK SHERLOCK JUST KILLED SOMEONE IN FULL VIEW OF LIKE 500 POLICE MEN

— ♥ james moriarty ♥ (@bonermccoy)

58. And everyone was like this:

OH FUCK NO SHERLOCK NONONONONONON

— Iori Asahina (@I_am_Iori_)

SHERLOCK NO

— Dexy♡ (@sprinkleofdexy)

SHERLOCK WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE

— sara (@_heathledger)

HOLY SHIT SHERLOCK WHAT THE FUCK MAN

— Ruchi (@Ruchiisblue)

62. And just when everyone thought they were 100% dead from all of the shooting, THIS HAPPENED.

"Did you miss me?" #Sherlock #Moriarty

— Sherlock 24/7 (@Sherlock_247)

63. And Twitter was beyond itself.

How I feel right now. SO MUCH going on. 'Did you miss me?' Ah mind explosion. Can't wait two years!! #sherlock

— Melissa Chandler (@melissa_disney1)

WH-WH-WH-WHAT JUST HAPPENED!!? #Sherlock

— Shaun Craig (@TheMovieGuy_)

I JUST DONT. #Sherlock #SherlockLives

— Borghi Alessandra (@Bad_Haruko)

66. And we realized that death means precisely NOTHING in Sherlock.

Does anyone in Sherlock ever really die though?

— georgie rose (@Ge0rgierose)

Oh for gods sake make up your mind! #sherlock

— AM4Y-ZINGツ (@AT54NG)

IDEA: next series of Sherlock, let's let people actually stay dead for a change.

— Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage)

69. And once again, Sherlock fans have been left with a massive, confusing cliff-hanger that’s broken them emotionally.

My face after watching #Sherlock

— ✨Brian Phillips✨ (@OldManPhillips)

70. There are a lot of questions.

THEY MADE US WAIT TWO YEARS TO SEE HOW SHERLOCK SURVIVED AND NOW WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER TWO TO SEE HOW JIM MORIATY SURVIVeD

— MISS ME? (@_Its_Rachel_)

71. And some plot holes.

Points for dialogue. Plot holes as big as a mind palace #Sherlock Mind you, if Moriarty's return heralds a proper story then yes, #missedyou

— Lucy Coats (@lucycoats)

Sherlock drinking game: Drink until the plot holes disappear.

— Jamie Jones (@JamieDMJ)

73. But, in perhaps the biggest twist of all, it would appear that for the time being, Moffat is forgiven.

I THINK I ACTUALLY ENJOYED A MOFFAT SCRIPT (OH MY GOD THAT DIALOGUE) (OH MY GOD)

— Ewa SR (@EwaSR)

They unnecessarily broke my heart for a while. But it's okay, I forgive Moffat.

— Rezwana رضوانة (@rezwana_a)

@BBCOne #SherlockQA AFTER THIS EP I HAVE TO SAY THAT I FORGIVE YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID WITH THE DOCTOR, MOFFAT

— vivi (@thesedaves)

76. Or maybe not.

I'm never going to forgive Moffat

— Angel Blue (@Danni_Swift13)

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Cate Sevilla is the UK managing editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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