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

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Needless to say, Twitter was not emotionally prepared.

RETWEET IF YOU'RE NOT EMOTIONALLY READY FOR SHERLOCK

Gastly@c0ccydynia

RETWEET IF YOU'RE NOT EMOTIONALLY READY FOR SHERLOCK

03:23 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I AM NOT EMOTIONALLY PREPARED #Sherlock

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

The Sherlock theme tune and credits is probably going to be the happiest moment in this episode.

Ellie Webb@softskinredlips

The Sherlock theme tune and credits is probably going to be the happiest moment in this episode.

03:36 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

sherlock is about to come in like a wrecking ball

horayne@niallsautograph

sherlock is about to come in like a wrecking ball

04:51 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

- 911 What's your emergency? - SHERLOCK

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

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

02:26 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Who quite reminded Twitter of a certain someone.

so Magnus is essentially Murdoch then? #Sherlock

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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

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

03:32 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Seán Earley@seanearley

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

03:59 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Vincent McAviney@VMcAVSKY

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

03:31 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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And Twitter quite fancies the (disheveled) High Sherlock.

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

Caitlin Moran@caitlinmoran

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

05:36 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

WHY DOES SHERLOCK LOOK SO HOT LIKE THAT UM SORRY

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

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

Shezza Katie Holmes@Dan_Phil_Phan__

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

03:50 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Becky Nock@becky_nock

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

03:50 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

Graham, Gavin, Geoff@shipjohnlock

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

05:10 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Jane Carnall@EyeEdinburgh

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

04:01 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

When Mary shot Sherlock i just

But some people were all like, "Yeah, totes saw that coming."

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

#MoriartyLives@EmEvc7

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

05:50 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

✞ The Holy Crumpet ✞@PrincessPotter5

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

05:53 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Christina Pirrie@chrissipirrie

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

05:38 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Martyn Rosney@martynrosney

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

05:24 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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_

can my mind palace be like this please please please

05:42 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

04:05 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

♡praise the lorde♡@xocssie

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

04:06 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Like, ALL CAPS EMOTIONAL.

THE THING THAT TRIGGERS SHERLOCK HOLMES

Which raised a very important question.

WHY IS EVERYONE TWEETING SHERLOCK IN CAPITAL LETTERS ?

Carter@_Alex_Carter

WHY IS EVERYONE TWEETING SHERLOCK IN CAPITAL LETTERS ?

04:08 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Along with confusion.

well my mind palace for one is confused #sherlock

Martha Gill@Martha_Gill

well my mind palace for one is confused #sherlock

04:45 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And self-doubt.

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

Gill Alexander@gillalexander

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

04:50 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

The M0ffat Minion@Wh0viansUnited

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

04:06 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

06:05 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

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

04:48 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But then, it appeared everything might be OK.

MARY AND JOHN GET THEM AWAY THEY HURT ME

holmie@punkylock

MARY AND JOHN GET THEM AWAY THEY HURT ME

05:13 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And Mycroft was being NICE!

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

Whatever.@Micheelle_97

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

06:28 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Yami@Techniktod

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

04:37 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

did sherlock just drug his whole family

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

loser@pjligxori

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

04:38 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

tAYLOR YORK???@cumberchlamydia

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

04:37 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And people weren't entirely impressed with Magnussen.

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

hannah @theorytree

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

04:47 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

04:45 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Isn't Appledore a kind of cheese? #Sherlock

And then there was the face flicking.

im guessing someone said can i flick your face on sherlock

barakitty𦘜uddlester@barakitty_meow

im guessing someone said can i flick your face on sherlock

04:50 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BUT THEN Sherlock said this.

I'm a high functioning sociopath merry christmas #Sherlock

Rachel Crompton@NO1Fangirl

I'm a high functioning sociopath merry christmas #Sherlock

04:51 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

04:51 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And everyone was like this:

SHERLOCK WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE

HOLY SHIT SHERLOCK WHAT THE FUCK MAN

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

"Did you miss me?" #Sherlock #Moriarty

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

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

05:12 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

And we realized that death means precisely NOTHING in Sherlock.

Does anyone in Sherlock ever really die though?

georgie rose@Ge0rgierose

Does anyone in Sherlock ever really die though?

06:05 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Oh for gods sake make up your mind! #sherlock

AM4Y-ZINGツ@AT54NG

Oh for gods sake make up your mind! #sherlock

04:58 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Stuart Heritage@stuheritage

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

04:59 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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_

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

05:02 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

05:22 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sherlock drinking game: Drink until the plot holes disappear.

Jamie Jones@JamieDMJ

Sherlock drinking game:
Drink until the plot holes disappear.

03:45 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

05:05 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Rezwana رضوانة@rezwana_a

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

04:59 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

vivi@thesedaves

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

05:24 PM - 12 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Or maybe not.

I'm never going to forgive Moffat

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