I'd like to give a shout out to the actress playing Kitty Riley. If Benedict Cumberbatch was 3 inches from my face, saying I repelled him, I'm pretty sure I'd just start crying.<--the actress is Cathryn Tate, she also played Donna Noble on Doctor who.
SPOILERS: I loved this part (you know, besides the whole reason why this convo is taking place ) Sherlock is being Watson's best friend, he's being honest, he's comforting John (kind of), and John is looking to his best friend for answers.
In the first episode, John was at the top of the stairwell. Now not only is Sherlock's mind palace the same place where they had their first case, but when he's dying, he's struggling his way back up to John. Not the same stair case
SPOILERS Call and response." // Also, I love how Sherlock's entire speech (the prepared part, at least) read like something straight out of canon, elegant language and blunt logic mingled with deep-running sentiment and all.