holmes & watson
I guess we never really talked about this, did we?
Detective Bell and Sherlock being impressed with Watson
I would be lost without you, Watson.
i was very pleased to return to london a few months ago. not just because it is, unquestionably, the greatest and most cultured city on the planet; but because it made me appreciate what i have h e r e. i’ve got a support system. you, captain gregson, even detective bell. i feel i have thrived here. not because of who i am, but because of who i’ve come to know. i don’t really wish to give that up.
“ We work well together. “
“There’s a story here, Watson. And we can help tell it.”
We live together, we work together, Watson. When it comes to cases, there is no his or hers; there is partnership. I assist you, you assist me.
SPOILERS AHEAD for this week’s Elementary
So I’m all down with Joan having sex with whomever she wants to have sex with.
Even if her partner does have questionable hair; I otherwise quite like him on his own merits.
I’m not down with how this sexual encounter felt like a writerly opportunity just to have something for Sherlock to react to and feed into his issues. Let’s not co-opt Joan’s sex life to do that.
We didn’t even get to see it; what we got to see was Sherlock deduce it and react to it. It was a mystery we got to unravel along with him, instead of experiencing it with Joan.
(Not that I needed to see the sex itself or feel like I was experiencing the sex along with Joan, mind you - wait, sex with Joan herself? okay, yes, please…nevermind, I’m getting distracted!)
I either want Joan to have a sex life that’s primarily independent of her Holmes world or an effort in the narrative to make it more about her than this episode did.
It feels like nothing is ever about Joan, and it’s becoming a giant problem for me. The scales are tipped so far in Sherlock’s direction it’s ridiculous. I was slightly excited for last week’s big outside case for Joan to work on her own. Then Sherlock stole it. And Joan standing up and telling him how that was not cool turned into a lesson for Sherlock on being a better partner.
You know… she solved you. The mascot.