Sherlock’s existence alone was the only thing that could subdue John’s PTSD. Now that he is gone, John’s tremors have come back.
(very unpopular opinion confession)
I don’t like that Sherlock magically cured John’s PTSD and that it was treated a bit cavalierly for something that actually affects many, many, many veterans and victims of trauma. Not to mention the fact that Sherlockthought it was A-OKAY to drug his best friend with what he thought was a terrifying hallucinogenic drug then exacerbate the problem by manipulating his surroundings to make John as terrified as possible. And then there’s no consequence for Sherlock for his abominable actions, he doesn’t even apologise, and John makes some vaguely angry noises at him and lets it go.
What the hell.
I know John and Sherlock’s relationship is more than a little dysfunctional (and that John is actually better with him god knows why), but the writers should have drawn a line I think, and made John put his foot down about what’s okay and what’s not. Doping someone with a drug that causes insanity is, for the record, NOT.