when I started watching Elementary I was a bit anxious. I’ve always loved the deep friendship the two of them had in Canon, and I was terrified they’d ruin it with silly romance.
and then this scene came along and I was overjoyed to see the writers had been able to show how much Sherlock cares about Watson, and just how much of a positive effect she has on him, without making it at all romantic.
the Elementary writers get an A+ for getting Sherlock and Watson’s friendship, the most important part of the original stories, absolutely spot-on.
This is my favourite part from all the Sherlock Holmes stories. Watson has just been shot, and Holmes is unsure if he’s been fatally injured. He looks at him and suddenly Watson, and us as well, are granted a short but pregnant moment of insight into Holmes’ heart.
We are used to seeing an almost robotic Holmes, fascinated and invigorated by crime, yes, but who shows almost none of the typical human emotions. Watson knows Holmes cares about him, even though he doesn’t openly show it. But here we can see his love. We get to see how much he cares about Watson, what he means to him, how lost he’d be without him, and it’s just so touching and emotional. His concern is heart-breaking, because it’s just so obvious he’d be broken if something had happened to Watson.
Because ultimately, the stories aren’t about a detective who happens to have a side-kick, they’re about two men who, unlikely, grow to be the closest of friends.
Feet of Clay, Terry Pratchett
Couldn’t have put it better myself, Master Nobby. Don’t think anyone could, really.
based very loosely on this brilliant post (x)
you know how Moffat always says there’s something we’re all missing from Sherlock’s “death”?
I was re-watching the episode today and I think I’ve figured it out.
Steven Moffat’s Writing Process
It makes me sad to hear Steven Moffat erased his twitter account
for all I may joke about him, I really do love his take on Doctor Who and his work on Sherlock, and I enjoy his writing
I hope he didn’t erase it because all the negative comments made him feel bad…
No matter what Sherlock does while everyone thinks he’s dead, Lestrade’s definitely going to have the best “what I did over the summer” story.
When John finds out Sherlock isn’t really dead…
Here, you can use this for the few times you want Moffat to just fall over dead.
And here’s a "Badass Lestrade" gif you can caption or use as a reaction image.