Molly knew only too well that when you put ‘Sherlock’ and ‘love’ in the same sentence someone was bound to get badly hurt. What she didn’t expect was that Sherlock had got hurt in this too.
Mrs Hudson knew that John was putting on a brave face when she was around, but he was a lousy liar and he couldn’t really conceal his deepest emotions. She understood a lot when John categorically refused to go back to Baker Street.
Irene Adler knew she had been right about them all along, but didn’t feel proud at all. She just felt sad.