IT’S TOO BIG FOR TUMBLR APPARENTLY.
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I’m not actually gay.
Well, I am. Look at us both.
So in all seriousness, this was the best scene in the episode for me.
(Though I was not kidding about the ‘we love Mrs. Hudson’ scenes being epic.)I really, really wish these two had been in a couple more scenes together, because they played off each other so well; Irene didn’t talk down to him particularly, and even seemed to find him interesting, while John was far less bowled over/weirded out by her than you might have expected him to be. They were really very frank with each other, all things considered, and I liked that. Doesn’t hurt that their actors were both spectacular of course.
And on top of that, the entire concept of this scene is the closest this show has ever gotten to pulling off the topic well for me, tbh. This was, if still problematic, the least problematic scene re: Irene being attracted to Sherlock in some capacity. By drawing a direct parallel to John and not playing it off as an ‘lol no homo tho’ joke for once, it kind of made a step towards evening the playing field on how sexual fluidity was treated with regards to both gender and sexuality. It didn’t fix it, but it helped just a fraction, and at least it’s acknowledged that she is gay, not ‘fixed’ or whatever.
I also stand by this being ‘that one scene where Moffat and Gatiss probably accidentally confirmed that Sherlock and John are queerplatonic/in a romantic friendship’. For srs. That is basically what happened here. John is not into dudes and probably not in love with Sherlock. Sherlock and John are a couple. These two concepts do not contradict one another.
Jealousy is a secondary emotion and typically refers to the negative thoughts and feelings of insecurity, fear, and anxiety over an anticipated loss of something that the person values, particularly in reference to a human connection.