Basically, Benedict’s face doing things-part 6
New analysis on Sherlock: “The chemistry of feelings”. 

Moments when his face shows sentiment. Only when he’s alone or taken aback. Inspired by ”Sentiment is a chemical defect found in the losing side” and “I imagine John Watson thinks love’s a mystery to me, but the chemistry is incredibly simple and very destructive” and of course Benedict’s acting.

After his collision with sentiment in A scandal, Benedict Cumberbatch portrays a more self contained Sherlock in the beginning of the episode. Sure, feelings are there, but he manipulates them more, uses them to get what he wants – see the I need some scene.

But the case brings his mind and body so close to losing the battle against sentiment that he really comes to hate the irrationality of feelings. He ends up hurting his friend and even using him in a brutal way, everything to prove to himself that sentiment can’t stop him from getting to crack the case. But in the end, we see remorse and I think that was the moment, in the final few scenes of the episode, when Sherlock knew John can take it, can take everything, because he knows him and accepts him and his need to be right, at any expense.

I think this was the precursor of his decisions in The Reichenbach fall, and in some way, it’s the same experiment - leaving, lying, getting John scared and terrified- at a smaller scale. The only difference that I see is that in The Fall, he’ll keep John out of his “case” instead of using him.

And speaking of The Reichenbach…it’s next, so less writing, more scrolling through frames.

Rambling, I know. Here you go, 42 pics of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock with a touch of feeling in The Hounds.

1.Annoyance

2.Frustration

3.Bafflement

4.Pride

5.Amusement

6.Pride

7.Curiosity

8.Relief

9.Annoyance

10.Shock

11.Terror

12.Doubt and Panic

13.Anxiety

14.Torment

15.Anger

16.Repulsion

17.Weariness

18.Loathing

19.Uneasiness

20.Remorse

21.Candor

22.Apperception

23.Satisfaction

24.Puzzlement

25.Anticipation

26.Suspicion

27.Preoccupation

28.Frustration

29.Frustration

30.Engrossment

31.Puzzlement

32.Frustration

33.Insight

34.Satisfaction

35.Terror

36.Apprehension

37.Admiration

38.Compunction

39.Remorse

40.Bafflement

41.Amusement

42.Ease

Here you have A scandal in Belgravia

Here you have Season 1 analysis