As I was browsing through screen caps of the Sign of Three I noticed something:
Remember Sherlock at Barts when he wanted Molly to calculate his and John’s optimal alcohol intake? He handed her this medical file of John where he had placed John’s head to the body of da Vinci’s Vitruvian man.
Here’s Molly’s reaction to that:
Now, I’d love to write an insightful meta on Sherlock’s coming out to Molly in this scene, how this affects the both of them and how maybe, this moment was the decisive one that pushed Molly to miscalculate not quite so in-deliberately, maybe as a little FU gesture, or as a push to get the pair of them together, but alas, I’m not a writer. (Also pictures speak louder than any words on my flawed English:)
Look, rainbows, rainbows everywhere! If you quite didn’t get it already, Molly had a literal light bulb moment of realisation:
If Molly hadn’t been sure before, now she finally was: it was never going to happen between her and Sherlock. He’d just come out to her, and she wasn’t a John Watson. Might as well speed things up with a little alcohol.
Molly already knows he’s gay, he comes out to her in The Empty Hearse, in this scene he’s entrusting her with his feelings for John. Her moment of realisation is simply about why he’s asking her to do this for him. And she obviously doesn’t miscalculate, that would be a horrible thing to do and they’re both fine until John decides to get them both mashed. :)
I adore this scene, they’re so cute. <3