#wow john calm #схеdown #you can’t really go around shoving everyone who insults sherlock #or punching everyone who insults sherlock in the face #you’ll incapacitate half the world
I find the way John treats Kitty Riley very telling in this episode.
I mean, she’s an attractive woman. And we know how John tends to react to attractive women, even in vaguely suspicious circumstances.
Mystery woman in a shadowy car heading to destinations unknown? Flirt with her.
Tired boss doctor lady dressing you down for sleeping in your office? Flirt with her.
Other mystery woman hovering outside your flat, you assume she’s related somehow to the first mystery woman? Flirt with her.
Mysterious reporter woman setting out to ruin your best friend? Shove her in the fucking ribs.
GOD BLESS JOHN WATSON
I don’t know, this scene upset me a little. Because usually John only acts towards people like that if they insult Sherlock’s intelligence or make a remark about him being a “freak” or in general not neurotypical. This is a completely different situation. Kitty is a pawn in Moriarty’s game and Sherlock and John kept an eye out for them the whole episode. They vere shocked when one of the assassins got killed for getting too close to Sherlock. Moriarty (fucking Moriarty and they know what he can do) is in this womans house and made her believe he is the victim and Sherlock is dangerous and John puts so much agression towards Kitty…
I don’t know, I thought it didn’t really fit. He isn’t even that agressive towards Sally and she is really actively pushing some buttons because she dislikes Sherlock.
Sure, Kitty is a reporter and as such often villified in Crime Series (I mean look at Freddie from Hannibal) but she doesn’t deserve to be pushed around. She laid down the image she has of Sherlock and threw a sentence back into his face he originally used to hurt and embarass her. She didn’t call him a freak or insult his intelligence or made a remark like the super intendant did. She was fed wrong information and this is her actual opinion of Sherlock (and actually pretty badass because imagine you getting up in Moriarty’s face like that I don’t think you would I mean I definitely wouldn’t)
And it just seems… out of character for John? He doesn’t even seem to notice Kitty here, his gaze is fixed on Sherlock and he is distressed, maybe angry and this whole day sucked a lot out of him but here he is treating Kitty as if she wasn’t even a person. Punching someone directly in the face at least acknowledges them as a person but this? It’s like “move bitch get out the way” and John definitely isn’t like that.
Dunno. Sorry about the spam the scene just seemed… weird to me. Especially the longer I watch this gif.
(Source: nyotas, via m-o-u-s-t-a-c-h-e--g-i-r-l)