Rewatching HLV one of the scenes that I get really upset about is the scene with Sherlock and Magnussen in the restaurant.
And I think I just figured out why: if we want to take the food = sex metaphor really seriously (which I do), what can we deduce about this secene?
Magnussen ist not just being a fucking asshole who likes to show people how much he owns them by knowing their pressure points here. No, he’s literally sticking his fingers in Sherlock’s most private life (remember, he knows his porn preferences).
He’s poking around in something that is already a difficult part of Sherlock’s life, something he’s only just beginning to acknowledge he needs. And he’s picking out the best parts (the olives aka the enjoyable part. Or maybe John?) and takes them away.
He even eats them himself - and in a way he takes John for himself (remember the “I own Mary then I own John” etc.. speech).
This is not just showing off his power over people, this is telling Sherlock “I have my fingers in your most intimate desires and I can choose whatever I want from it and touch it, mess with it and take it away. I own EVERY part of you, even the ones you’re only just beginning to realise you have.”
Man, this makes Sherlock blowing a hole in Magnussens face all the more understandable.
am I starting to draw porn? what’s happening? idk
Hmm…I wonder what happened here.
This is University!Sherlock in my mind, perfect, perfect.
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