Sometimes I just want to cry because I am neither Emma Stone nor Louise Brealey
I mean wut
I mean wut
i read this interview with steven moffat yesterday, and to me, it sounds like he’s talking about molly, here. what else could it be?
“Benedict is playing Holmes at the beginning of his career, and he’s noticeably — not softened, that’s not the right word — but more complex this year. It starts in [a scene in Episode 1, “A Scandal in Belgravia,” in which he realizes he’s made a hurtful blunder with a colleague]…..
And this is the year, thematically, he realizes there are people about whom he cares deeply. And at a certain point, he’ll be like, “That’s not a weakness, that’s a strength.” But it’s him realizing that. He does care that [a certain remark upsets a colleague]. That surprises him even more than the fact that he was blind to [something that was obvious to everyone else].”
the entire interview is great and says everything i’ve been trying to express about sherlock’s emotional side. and it also indicates that a lot of the time, that emotional development is tied closely to molly hooper. it doesn’t even need to be a romantic thing.
and so, if you haven’t seen them before, i’d like to share my three posts about molly hooper:
(i’ve been writing a series on my TV blog about sherlock’s technique, but the molly ones are the most popular. i do mention her sometimes in the other ones—like the moriarty article—so if you like the above, feel free to check the other ones out, too. no pressure, though!)
sorry if you’ve seen this before—just thought ol’ molly was worth a discussion again after reading moffat’s interview (and read the whole thing, it’s really beautiful, and gives a lot of nuance to sherlock’s supposed sociopathic tendencies).
Thank you, you fabulous, fabulous human being.
READ ALL THE MOLLY HOOPER ANALYSES.