I hope everyone can just enjoy the new season without too much discord. The only fighting I hope to see is against crime.
When Mycroft showed up I was very excited to explore his relationship with Sherlock. Then the writers messed everything up by hooking him up with Joan. They dropped the ball. Mycroft/Sherlock is more interesting & complex than Mycroft/Joan.
I wish Alfredo’s role of sponsor was more present in s2 and I’m still bummed Sherlock sponsoring Randy never really went anywhere. Both relationships would’ve made the season a bit more interesting.
I swore I wasn’t going to get baited by “elementary confessions” any more but this one gnawed at me all day. It said: “I think one of the saddest things about Elementary is that Joan doesn’t need Sherlock nearly as much as he needs her.”
What bothered me here is the word “need.” Need is not a basis for a healthy relationship. You may want or desire or love another but “need” implies an inability to live without the other. It implies to me that the person is less than whole in and of themselves. And while that is the stuff of romantic fiction, it is not the stuff of good relationships. Yes, Sherlock feels himself to be “better” with Joan around and he verbalizes those sentiments on more than one occasion. Joan does not verbalize those sentiments but she shows them. She threw out almost everything else in her life and built a new life with him, new friends, new profession, new residence. Not out of need but out of desire - not in a sexual context but a wanting to learn and grow and be better than what she was. They are both better for the relationship.
I think what we have at the end of season two is both of them taking a step back. Joan wants to put distance between herself and Sherlock perhaps because they have become too closely entangled and her nature is one to not let anyone in, to stay independent. Mycroft provided an excuse to leave. And I’m wondering if Sherlock didn’t realize the same thing standing outside her bedroom door as she made plans to leave - he was dependant on her in the same way he became dependant on drugs. Sherlock ran away, joined MI6, in an effort to go cold turkey, prove to himself he could stand on his own two feet. In that way I will concede he was “needier” - but that is nothing that Watson should aspire to.
Joan and Sherlock are alike in many ways. For all the relationships each has had, much like the bee in the box, they have managed to remain solitary beings. I guess in season three we hopefully will see if they can re-join, get over the fear of sharing their lives with someone else, and become Holmes and Watson.
I think one of the saddest things about Elementary is that Joan doesn’t need Sherlock nearly as much as he needs her.
I hope that when Sherlock and Joan reconcile that it is not in a way that throws Kitty under the bus, but sees her off to something/someone better suited for her like Sherlock and Joan are for each other.
So I guess we can give up on any follow-through for that book Joan was writing at the end of We Are Everyone.
Season 3 will be Sherlock realizing that Joan is fine without him, but he could never replace her.
Why is it when someone criticizes Lucy’s acting, some of her fans blame the writers? A good actress should be able to rise above clunky writing and still shine. (Personally I think she’s a good actress. Just wondering why I always see those comments.)
I hope when Sherlock comes back from MI6 he hasn’t relapsed. (Although Jonny Lee Miller would ace those addiction scenes.)