I have read so much fan fiction as well as hints, tweets and press releases from the PTB that I’m slightly confused. And the end of season two, do we know that Sherlock leaves without telling Joan that he has joined MI6 or even just that he’s leaving NYC? Do we know that they have not been in touch, communicated in any way, for a whole year? Has it been implied that she didn’t know what happened to him?
we know nothing! we know Sherlock asked to work for MI6 and was accepted. that’s it. we don’t know when he left or what he told Watson, or didn’t tell her. The only indication I’ve seen possibly implying that Sherlock left without notice or otherwise against her wishes was the comment about him trying to get back in her “good graces.” (that article also says he was in London for almost a year.)
I’m still holding hope for flashbacks —for example, it’s my current head canon that the iguana scene tweeted by the writers is a flashback to when Joan first met Andrew who (in my head) lives in her new building. If the new set LL mentioned in the audio commentary to 2x22 is being used for her new apartment, it could also double as the set for Andrew’s place (oh and maybe he’s the one with the Lucy Liu original hanging over his bed!)
Thank you amindamazed, even whilst you’re out traveling the country I can count on you! I just imagine he wouldn’t at least inform her he was leaving. If he just disappeared Joan would assume the worst and she and the NYPD would be out looking for him. It would almost Reichenbachian. And that doesn’t look like the tack they’re taking. I concur I have the same headcanon about the iguana scene - he lives in the building, iguana would be an icebreaker/conversation starter.