We lack daddy!sherlock AUs debauching his son little bb John fanfics. Sometimes I end up reading daddy kink fanfics from other fandoms where I don't know any characters from just to get off to. This is a serious issue, love. Very serious. (dont worry I am currently writing daddy!sherlock as we speak to address this problem)
If Moftiss were to drag Johnlock out for at least a few seasons (saving the visible romance for the finale), could Sherlolly be a possibility? The engagement didn't work out and Molly still has feelings for Sherlock obviously. And with Molly playing an important part in his mind palace it's safe to say he really respects her now. What I'm asking: do you see Moftiss giving him a female love interest to try on for size (and to mess with our heads) Molly, Irene?
Seriously, why do people think Sherlolly is going to happen? Mofftiss are huge Sherlock Holmes fanboys. So far as I am aware, in no adaptation does Sherlock Holmes get married apart from the Mary Russell books, which I haven’t heard anyone cite as an inspiration for the show. Sherlock is famously unmarried in every other adaptation. In this show they’ve gone way out of their way to imply Sherlock is gay. He doesn’t respond to Molly’s flirting ever (and she keeps on trying). He doesn’t respond to Irene’s flirting (who is famously considered his equal and the only one to ever best him). He doesn’t respond to Kitty’s flirting. He doesn’t respond to Janine’s flirting. He didn’t have sex with Janine even though she was up for it and he had ample opportunity and it would have helped manipulate her. He tried to find her a sexual partner at the wedding, FFS. If he doesn’t get into a relationship with John, I don’t see it happening with anyone.
Very Very Brief list of gay tropes:
Women are not my area; men are not stated to be not his area
Everyone in Sherlock’s life Angelo, Mrs. Hudson, everyone, thinks John is his boyfriend and never ever thinks Molly is his girlfriend
He can tell a gay man by his underwear and hair product but can’t tell Molly is flirting with him half the time
John: I am not gay! / Scene cut to Sherlock: I think I’ll surprise John (Scene transitions are really really intentional like you have no idea)
Lilac. He knows and uses the word lilac instead of purple. It’s a stereotype but it’s a really common one. Also add involvement with planning the wedding e.g. table napkins. Another stereotype but it’s really clear.
He’s super into the military dudes
He looks super uncomfortable when Molly mentions she is having sex, in a very different way than he would be uncomfortable if he wanted to have sex with her
Ultra-phallic graduated cylinders for John’s stag night
Ultra-suggestive gay stereotypical mannerisms, hand gestures, etc. on the stag night when he whips out his magnifying glass and ends up arse first on the floor
"I know what kind of man you are" said twice
Looks freaking heartbroken at the end of John’s wedding right into John’s face
Every girl likes a soldier — that is about HIM AND JOHN okay
He never once denies being gay or being in a relationship with John even though John is all about the denial.
Gay gay gay gay gay gay okay
These are not subtle clues.
If anyone is brought in to further explore Sherlock’s sexuality with women (I can’t type that with a straight face), it would be Irene, but it would be immediately clear there is nothing between them. Much like already happened in TSOT when he shooes Naked!Irene right out of his head. If any kind of actual date happened at all between Sherlock and Molly it would really quickly prove to be a disaster wait that already happened in TEH when he didn’t realize Molly thought it was a date and he called her John I mean really what do you want. They have very few episodes and little time to do everything they want to do, I don’t see them wasting any more time on Sherlock/Molly potential simply to mess with us, especially when Molly/Lestrade is being telegraphed for next series and I see that happening as a mirror for Sherlock/John. I see what you mean by “messing with us” but I think they’ve already done plenty of that and they’ve drained that well dry.
I just love that one of Sherlock’s many hobbies is beekeeping.
Not only is it a canonical reference and an amusing character quirk, but it’s also relevant to the alarming number of bees that have been dying recently. Bees are very important, and I’m glad that Elementary indirectly brings awareness to this issue via Sherlock’s fascination with bees. It’s lovely to see them be honored like this, to pay them the homage they rightly deserve.