This is some serious acting, kids.
My favorite bit is when he drops his shoulders. You can *hear* him say in an aching, devastated, and a tiny bit grateful voice, “Sherlock.”
That’s how good he is. He doesn’t have to say a thing.
what kills me here is the fact that his expression could almost be a realization
like, wasn’t it just 2 or 3 years ago that he killed a man for sherlock days after meeting him for the first time
and now here they were, sherlock has just shot someone in the face at point blank range for him and now he’s going to have to say goodbye to sherlock again
it’s like…shock, realization, fear, devastation all in like 2 seconds