which episode is the first gif from? I love the echoed dialogue in this show.
You might even succeed where I have failed.
I like the “subliminal” message in the background of this scene.
this hurt me in more ways that I can describe…
I like how tired Sherlock looks in this scene as if he’s been up all night wrestling with his conscience, barely able to keep his eyes open while Watson who has also been up all night looks energized from working through the problem of not revealing her client and having found a reasonable solution. Watson is still doing that putting herself down thing before someone else can (I’m very familiar with the tactic) when she dismisses all the brilliant work she just did with “I know it’s not ideal,” but he doesn’t dismiss it. That was such a sincere and deserved “well done” - we hear Sherlock speaking, not all the antics and theatrics he puts up as a barrier most of the time, telling Watson he was proud of her work. The internal audit must have done him some good
I feel like they’re trying to write bell off the show with this new work opportunity for him, and while I’m happy for bell because he deserves all the good things, I’m a little iffy about what the writers might choose to do.
I think bell’s storyline (new job) is going to lead straight to Mycroft’s shenanigans. Bad shenanigans.
eeeeuuuuuu - Sticks fingers in dead man’s mouth, sticks finger in his own mouth, scrapes thing off of footprint on door and licks it, not once but twice! all of a sudden I understand why there hasn’t been a Sherlock Watson kiss yet :)
He, uh, has a process.
loved the blocking in this scene. Watson looks like the henchman to Sherlock’s don.
elementary stills : joan watson & sherlock holmes // on the line
>“Worst violation of bro code: Watson and Mycroft hooking up on Elementary Elementary’s second season has offered precious little development of Watson, despite the initial promise of her character. Making one of her few pivotal character beats a one-night stand is bizarre; making it a retcon from earlier in the season is baffling; making her sex partner Sherlock’s brother Mycroft just makes it all about Sherlock (again). Sherlock’s trust issues eclipsed any effect it might have had for Watson (and the episode textually admitted it had no context for her decision). Even more oddly, as the show tries the leap from episodic to serial, they haven’t referenced it since. It’s a violation of bro code, for both the show and its audience; here’s hoping this episode falls through the syndication cracks. [GV]”
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I’m so glad someone called “Elementary” out on that. Agree that from the little the audience knows of Watson that rash decision was totally OOC and had NO set up. And even more agreed that Watson needs more attention on who she is. Where is Mama Watson? Where is Daddy Watson? I’d love to see Watson & Sherlock developing a relationship with Mrs. Hudson. Heck, I’d like to even know what kinds of movies, books or songs Watson is into.
Why can’t the writers spare some time for these little nuances? I don’t need whole episodes devoted to them, just some throwaway lines. Although, I also think they don’t have to solve a big murder every week either. Some of Sherlock Holmes’ most entertaining cases weren’t even crimes, but strange situations that he happened to run across. I wish they’d mix it up a bit tone wise. It doesn’t have to always be such serious business. I think “Elementary” could use some laughs and some happy exchanges between the characters imho.
well said mscurious88, well said. My sentiments exactly.
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The ship I mean
I was going to stay off tumblr today damn it but feel compelled to answer this one. If you define Joanlock as a platonic best friends forever relationship, then Joanlock can never die. The essence of the stories is the relationship between Holmes and Watson. They are two people drawn together by a mutual intellectual and moral passion to right the wrong and deep abiding love for each other (just to be clear love does not equal sex). They will always be friends and partners or else the show changes to a good crime drama but is no longer what was the original intent of the show according to Doherty (keeping to ACD canon while playing with variations). That said, Holmes and Watson in all incarnations, have problems and I do think its going to get ugly. But no true deep friendship is ever all sunshine and roses - you have to go through a lot of shit with someone if you are going to be with them for the long haul. The problems of this season will only make the relationship stronger in the end.
Now if you are defining Joanlock as a sexual relationship on top of the partnership/friendship they already have (I shy away from the word romance cause the implications the word carries just isn’t them), then really that is going to be a dicey proposition until the show runs its course. I believe in the possibility of non-platonic Joanlock, and hope to get signs here and there that the possibility exists for it to happen, but I think that’s as much as we can hope for this season. That’s why I write fanfic :) There are many others as well writing great Joanlock fanfic.
That probably didn’t really answer the question did it. The short answer is no, I don’t think Joanlock is dead, it’s in a metamorphosis stage.
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