inexplicableteacups asked: I'd like to (respectfully!) ask you about why you like mycroft/watson. I just felt massively sorry for sherlock, and a little frustrated with joan. granted, she totally has the right to do whatever she wants with her body, and sherlock doesn't have any claim over her, but because they are as sherlock pointed out so close, didn't she think it would affect him esp his brother who he hates? I'm surprised joan would get involved in that way with such a tense situation. I'd love to hear your thoughts
Ooooh, okay. REASONS I LOVED WATSON/MYCROFT, AND SPECIFICALLY THE WAY ELEMENTARY DID WATSON/MYCROFT, A LIST:
- Holy shitting fuckballs, a popular show that’s on CBS primetime Thursday nights just aired the healthiest depiction of casual sex I think I’ve ever seen on television. THAT’S AWESOME. Seriously: that’s awesome. They’re two consenting adults who had a one-night fling and never discussed doing anything further, and that’s not only something the narrative clearly presents as acceptable, but they actually SPELL OUT THAT FACT AND WHY IT’S ACCEPTABLE! ON SCREEN! While Sherlock noticing her tension is what precipitates her mentioning it, JOAN MAKES THE CHOICE TO TELL HIM WHAT HAPPENED! HERSELF! And though the suggestion is made that she did it for reasons of ~getting to Sherlock~ or whatever, that suggestion is made by Sherlock, in what is clearly presented by the narrative (and received by Watson) as a moment of incorrect, and pretty self-centered, sullenness.
- To put that another way: a popular CBS primetime show just aired a storyline about a female character having one-off casual sex with a male character and did not a) vilify her, b) strip her of any of her agency, or c) insist that she did it for reasons of concealed deep love. I LITERALLY COULDN’T ASK FOR MORE.