#Okay #that look on his face kills me #not because it’s funny #but because it turns from a somewhat humourous face #into a an almost solemn one. #As though he is reminiscing about when they were kids #and Sherlock was a carefree child #and he wasn’t constantly being ridiculed for being so intelligent and peculiar. #He was just a kid then #and it’s like Mycroft remembers that #and he misses it more than he is allowed to express.
You can see his thought process. The way it just turns sad.
I’m going to make Mark Gatiss his own special BAFTA and send it to him for playing Mycroft so perfectly and subtly than any other adaptation and especially for this scene. He deserved an award for this scene. And Reichenbach when he’s talking to John and also with the newspaper. It’s all those little moments with his performance, those moments of utter perfect acting