There is history in fiction that the relationship between a celibate genius profiler / agent / detective and pathologist wins out in the end. The fact that both couples have the initials ‘M’ and ‘S,’ well, we know what the Universe says about coincidences.
Give me all the Mulder, Scully, Molly, Sherlock parallels! I’ve been on this theory since S3 ended. Mofftiss would most likely model their relationship based on them IF they decided to do this, IMO.
Prompt: Sherlock decides to use Molly and Baby Watson as his fake family cover for a case.
AN: I had WAY too much fun writing this. Thanks for the prompt! It was lovely!
“Well why not?” his former flatmate demanded, looking very put out. “It’s not like she’s going to come into any harm.”
“An answer besides just ‘no’ would be helpful.”
“Just… Just… No. No Sherlock. Not a chance.”
“Actually, it’s not a bad idea,” Mary murmured, looking far too amused. He glared at his wife as if she were a traitor and she winced, but continued to smile at him. “We’ve been able to trust Sherlock before and it’s not like it would be for long.”
“It’s a week. He’ll have her for a week.”
“It would be like a holiday! Or how life was before we had children.”
John looked between the two of them, his wife and his best friend, and threw his hands up in the air. “Have you both gone mad!?”
i want molly to grow as a character, i want her to be more confident, independent, a kick ass pathologist who doesn’t take anyone’s shit and wears cute jumpers. i want molly hooper to say ‘no’ to sherlock holmes and smile as she does so.
Mofftiss: John isn’t gay. Sherlock isn’t in love with John. There’s no romance there.
Tumblr: MOFFTISS LIES.
Moffat: Sherlock loves Molly. He adores her.
Tumblr: What? Sherlock couldn’t care less about Molly, or if anything he cares just a tiiiiiiny bit. MOFFTISS LIES.
Gatiss: His emotion when…
Okay first of all, before I do anything I might regret, GET OFF THE SHERLOLLY TAG. We don’t need to hear any crap talk from you. If you don’t ship the ship fine, but keep your comments of your dislike to yourself.
don’t think she meant to offend Sherlolly shippers with this post…
Hey there - I don't have a tumbler account but I enjoy checking up on yours every odd day. Thanks for being a sane, nuanced, imperturbable, educated and persistent voice in a fandom that appears one of the most hostile and viciously multiphobic ones on tumbler and beyond. I've been a 'fangirl' for various fandoms most of my life, but this one takes the cake for most alienating and hateful. It's a shame. So, thanks!
Aww thanks. Yeah, it’s pretty damned rancid. I used to think, well all fandoms have their good and bad. The Star Trek fandom, before the last few years, used to drive me up the wall, to the point where I just didn’t participate. But those were sexist MEN who drove me to want to stay away. This fandom…it’s mostly women, and it’s probably worse than any fandom I’ve ever seen, actually.
I’m sorry, but no I don’t. And I’m sure there are plenty of male characters he would say stuff like that about. It wasn’t just because she is a woman that he was doing it, it’s because from …
The fact that people don’t see a problem with a comment so dismissive as ‘she’s wallpaper’ is literally blowing my mind.
ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING WHAT SHE’S DONE IN THE SHOW holy fuck I am about to kill someone.
Molly didn’t just help Sherlock because of some *~school girl crush~* she helped him because she knew he was right, she helped him because she knew what would happen if she didn’t.
Truth time: If Molly had said no to Sherlock, shit would’ve gotten a lot more complicated.
Truth Time reloaded: Molly was Sherlock’s lifeline while he was dying. She provided rationality for him, more than once. He brought back the fact that she’d slapped him to ‘bring him to his senses’. That stuck with him, SHE MATTERS.
Oh what’s that? Truth time again already?: There is evidence of Molly existing outside of the script. Go back over the series for these examples holy shit.
I’ve been part of the Ryan Murphy-trolling-everything-to-piss-everyone-off academy so I seriously treat everything Moffat, now Gatniss say with a grain of salt. His words completely contradict the actions of what’s been shown this past season AND Moffat’s words about Sherlock adoring Molly (I didn’t even really believe those words either). He’s clearly being a dingbat about it and stupidly dismissive.
I’ve been thinking about the Sherlock/Molly storyline in relation to how it might be viewed by more casual fans. People who watch the show enthusiastically but don’t watch it obsessively, don’t necessarily have any investment in any romance, don’t analyze it to death.
So we set up immediately…
I was a casual fan when I watched this scene.
A few things ran in my head 1) Sherlock testing out a new assistant in Molly (obviously). 2) Molly gets along better with Sherlock and is actually more useful than John in some cases. 3) Why is Sherlock half grinning? Is he enjoying himself b/c he’s back solving mysteries or he’s enjoying his time with Molly? 4) Holy batman, is this an angst scene? Is there a twinge of longing from Sherlock?
There was definitely something there but had no clue what it meant.