The Empty Hearse// Everyone calls Sherlock a jerkwad for this scene, but OH MY GOSH would you just look closer!!! When you're hurt, you say things you don't mean. John was hurt and Sherlock wasn't sure if he was even wanted anymore. He needed a true, once-and-for-all answer. And the one he got brought him to tears. Don't call him heartless, don't call him a jerkwad. It was the best thing he could have done, for both of them.