I agree. Freeman is adorable. He doesn't get nearly enough credit and he's just as important a piece of the equation. It's John's reaction to Sherlock's death that elicits the tears. It's not that Sherlock was so victimized by Moriarty that his entire reputation and reason for being was left in tatters and he felt he had to fake death to save his loved ones and would be--presumably--alone the rest of his life. That would be a horrible thing to happen to anyone, but I didn't feel pity for Sherlock. Sherlock is compelling, but it's John who elicits the sympathy. There are still times when I'm taken aback by what an ass Sherlock can be. A funny ass, a compelling, broken ass, but still an ass with a hole in it.