I am not sure if this is already an accepted head canon or what, but it is something I have believed since I first saw Reichenbach.
"Let me give you a little extra incentive. Your friends will die if you don’t."
"Oh not just John. Everyone."
"Three bullets. Three gunman. Three victims. There’s no stopping them now."
When Sherlock says those three names, he is confirming that Molly is safe, that she is still under the radar. He obviously needs her for something important. If Moriarty had known that Molly was someone special to Sherlock, he would have added her to the list of targets as well and Sherlock would probably have been a deadman.
I don’t know. Just something I like to think about when I watch the episode.
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