Detective Inspector Sally Donovan’s opinion of Doctor Molly Hooper was cemented the first time they met. For all of her insightful post-mortems, a person who sings “Don’t Say Goodbye” to corpses as she cuts open their chest cavities can’t be right in the head. Even if it is one of Take That’s better songs.
In turn, though Molly admires Sally’s keen wits and instincts, she has little patience for the Detective Inspector’s abrupt personality. Molly can’t help but feel a natural suspicion of anyone who doesn’t even crack a smile at her joke about golf and murder.
But when a serial killer known as The Surgeon starts systematically killing young men, Sally and Molly form a surprisingly productive partnership. As they work feverishly to solve the string of murders, they find that their differing personalities contrast with brilliant results.
Add a shared love for early 90s Britpop to the mix, and Sally and Molly might just discover that, amidst enmity and entrails, their differing personalities also make for a rather brilliant friendship.
I HAVE A POWERFUL NEED.
HOLY SHIT I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE
Gay bar scene
Sherlock….. what are you even
how can this lil nugget be a murderer…
his ears are way too cute for him to be a murderer…
that is some sound detective work. Let him go, he obviously didn’t do it.
100% DONE WITH UR SHIT
I’M GONNA FUCKING MURDER YOU
I’ve pondered this shot since TSOT aired. I kept wondering why we were shown the hug from this angle. At first I thought it had to do with John’s private nature, especially his private feelings about Sherlock: so private he can’t admit them to his therapist after Sherlock’s “death,” so private he makes sure Mrs. Hudson’s not watching before he touches Sherlock’s headstone. Here, he hides his face behind Sherlock’s before hugging him, and we get a private glimpse of his face full of adoration for his friend, but the guests do not.
Then I realized I had it backward. This shot isn’t about John hiding his face from the guests. When I don’t know how to understand a choice of cinematography, I usually think “What would I have meant by that choice?” And I realized that my wedding photography experience could indeed answer this question. It took me a long time to come up with because I don’t usually go behind the altar during the wedding ceremony, but I have done it enough to know that this is the kiss shot. This is the shot I do when the couple kiss. It’s one of the most important photographs to get of the wedding day; couples always, always request it. The usual way to do it is from the perspective of the guests, from the angle that most of Sherlock’s speech is filmed in TSOT, but this is a foreground-background connection: this is the shot I do when I want to show that the couple are celebrating their love in front of everyone they know.
That’s what this shot is. It’s John showing how much he cares about Sherlock, in front of God and congregation, in front of and family and friends. Just because his face is hidden doesn’t mean he’s not demonstrating his feelings for all to see, here, for the very first time.
Apparently, a new wave of people are indignant about the “Mary Hate” and misogyny again.
See this. Mary did this.
(Not Amanda Abbington…ok? I’m not an idiot)
But… Mary did this.
I believe Sherlock has a plan in mind, a goal, a reason to claim “surgery” and to spin a tale about a phone call that may never have occurred… (keep your friends close and your enemies closer).
John is, as he says, doing things Sherlock’s way.
Don’t tell me it was her only option.
Don’t make excuses for the poor, pregnant woman (*that’s* misogynistic).
Look at this picture again and tell me how nice she is, how sweet, how kind, how perfect for John. Tell me about your OT3.
I love this man. I am Mummy Holmes. Except… I do know who shot my boy. I have every right to be monstrous.
Where have you been all my life
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This is perfect. Count me amongst the monstrous. Nobody hurts my boy and gets away with it.
let’s not forget mary was willing to shoot sherlock again if given a chance (“how good a shot are you?” “how badly do you want to find out?”). there’s literally no excuse for her actions. accept it.
Mind Palace John is fucking gorgeous.
Are you surprised
That’s how Sherlock sees him
More photos of Martin Freeman from Fargo