Elementary 2.22; Paint it Black
I have giffing software and feels while I watch this episode, uh-oh.
I think one of the things I love most of all about this show is the simple fact that Watson is literally the most important person in the world to Sherlock and you can actually see it. He doesn’t pretend not to care, he doesn’t stiff-upper-lip it, and even when he’s being sassy she out-sasses him into the open where he has to admit to things. He cannot get away with the trope in television and film where if you’re highly intelligent and a man you can get away with being an utter asshole. He claims he is ‘not a nice man’ but that he finds her so extraordinary that he willingly alters himself and his habits to suit her. And even when they infuriate each other, their inexhaustible concern for one another comes out sooner or later.