I crave intimacy but I get confused and uncomfortable when I’m shown even the slightest bit of attention or affection.
Minhyuk, who asked you to dance?
Hyung, we don’t trust you~~
I like how Lestrade and Moriarty, two people from Sherlock’s past, claimed to know him better than Watson does in moments where they were CLEARLY jealous of the Joan/Sherlock bond. Lestrade jealous because now Watson had the chance to be the ‘special’ one, Moriarty jealous because now Sherlock has someone else in his life that he cares about.
I don’t think they know Sherlock better. Lestrade and Sherlock were “never really that close” and well, Moriarty had a relationship with Sherlock that lasted what? 7 months? And remember that Moriarty travelled a lot and they possibly spent several weeks apart? Yeah, not an extensive period of convivence either.
Joan lives with Sherlock for more than a year. They share the same house. They work together. They are together 24/7. Joan even met his brother. She goes where he goes.
To me it’s obvious that Joan knows him better. Not only because of their extraordinary and unique connection. She just does. When you share your life with someone, you two grow together. You know this person better because you’re there all the time, watching the change.
Moriarty and Lestrade knew the drug addict who never gave a shit about anyone else other than himself. Watson knows the recovering drug addict who shows empathy and considers her opinion as valuable as his own. I doubt Sherlock proposed a partnership to Lestrade the way he did to Watson. And look how brash the beginning of his relationship with Moriarty was. “Oh you’re pretty and clever let’s have dinner and bang later”. With Watson, he is cautious up to eleven even today. “I don’t mean to pry” or “sorry, I intruded” are constant sentences in his vocabulary. The difference about him, empirically speaking, is her. He is different. It’s a fact. They don’t know him so well anymore.
On the other hand, we all know how Watson suffers from self-esteem issues. Her partnership with Sherlock made her trust more in herself. But all these “I know him better than you” are, to me, an attempt of these two jealous people who want to mine their relationship because they are feeling the loss of Sherlock’s attention and, most importantly, they want to mine Watson’s confidence to make her leave and let the place free for them.
If it’s working or not, only the next episodes can explain.
Plot twist: a movie with a 20-something character who has never kissed anyone and has never had sex but is presented as a perfectly normal, socially well-adjusted individual
Faith- (noun) the act of staying in the same house as a live bomb because you’re pretty sure your chicken-whispering roommate can handle it
Truer words have never been spoken.
These sequences were kind of symbolic of what Sherlock and Joan have, right? Throughout the episode (even in the previous one) Lestrade encourages Joan to leave Sherlock and find a job for herself because she deserves better. Because he screwed up and now he thinks ‘it won’t last long’ for Joan either. But does Lestrade really know Sherlock? No.
Joan has faith in Sherlock. Sherlock might screw up sometimes, but Joan knows Sherlock and she has decided to stay…
Sometimes, I try to think of “Elementary” AUs, but then I realize that we already have them:
- Ballet AU: Corpse de Ballet
- Captured AU: Rat Race
- Spies AU: Dirty Laundry
- My-Ex-Tried-to-Kill-Me AU: every episode with Moriarty
- Serial Killer AU: The Deductionist
- Framed Cop AU: Details
- Snowed-In AU: Snow Angels
- Different Country AU: Step Nine
- Court AU: Tremors
- Mafia AU: All in the Family
The entire show is based off a Modern day and an alternate sex/race AU (thank goodness!). Sherlock is from a boarding school AU. Watson is from a hospital AU.
It’s like a gift that keeps on giving!