I will never understand people who hate on Donovan
Sherlock’s kind of an asshole. Watching the show, I don’t think we’re supposed to think he’s the nicest guy, because he’s not. I love him, but if I knew him in real life, I’d get fed up with his shit really fast. And if you say you wouldn’t, you’re lying. He puts down everyone, it’s part of his character. And no one likes being constantly put down.
So why do we hate on Donovan because she reacts like a normal human being when some guy continually shows up at her job and makes her look like an idiot? Can you even imagine how hard it was for her to get to where she is? She’s a woman of colour who works in murder. It (a) takes a special kind of person to be able to deal with murder every single day and (b) takes an equally special kind of person to get to where she is in such a male dominated field. She’s probably been dealing with people putting her down for her entire fucking life. And now she’s finally gotten somewhere (and is clearly fucking good at her job because she wouldn’t be there if she wasn’t) and some guy shows up at all her crime scenes and not only makes her look like an idiot, but also shames her for her sexuality.
She has every right to hate Sherlock. It’s not just blind hatred. She’s trying to do her job and someone with no right to be there keeps getting in her way.
And if you think she reported him out of spite - do you have any concept of reality? We always knew it wasn’t Sherlock because of the way the episode was shown to us. But she doesn’t see everything we see. And all the evidence was pointing towards Sherlock. Trying to cover it up would have been illegal. When you’re working on a kidnapping case, you don’t ignore the evidence because the person it’s pointing has solved some of your cases. You follow up on all your leads because you have a job to do and if you ignore anything and something goes wrong, that’s on you.
So you should probably stop hating on Sally Donovan and, if you don’t, at least don’t fucking tag your hate.