∞ Scenes of Sherlock
Mycroft: Maybe he just doesn’t mind being different. He doesn’t necessarily have to be isolated.
I loved this scene so much. It seems a bit as though they’re both talking about Mycroft - “Maybe he just doesn’t mind being different. He doesn’t necessarily have to be isolated”, aka Mycroft knows that he’s different but doesn’t consider himself isolated or lonely. Sherlock seems to also be saying here that he knows he’s different and doesn’t mind, but he is lonely. He used to be isolated and never noticed it, was never bothered by it, but now that he’s had a friend and lost him, he’s lonely. Which is sad. But having put the silly hat on seems to also be, combined with his slightly-defiant-yet-self-satisfied expression here, he’s not only come to terms with who he is but is okay with it. He knows he wants a friend and he’s chosen not to see it as a weakness. Just a part of who he is.