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11 July 2014 @ 08:12 pm
Elementary Season 3 Spoiler  
Another canon character will be making an appearance.


Kitty Winter is a canon character, although I never read The Illustrious Client where she appears. I'm sure I saw the Granada adaptation of it but I can't remember it at all right now.

I have mixed feelings about Sherlock taking on a new protege. On the surface it's a healthy thing that he's widening his circle beyond Joan and Lestrade. But the way this spoiler is written it sounds like Sherlock is trying to replace Joan completely in his life by taking on Kitty. Because of the way the Elementary writers handled the whole Mycroft/Joan thing, my faith in them is a little shaken so I'm a little worried that this won't turn out well. But it was just one wrinkle in an otherwise brilliantly written show, character-wise so maybe it'll turn out alright.

I know the show has to keep its drama going and characters do grow and change. But I don't want Joan and Sherlock to grow apart or grow estranged from each other for the bulk of the season. For once, this kind of angst bothers me rather than interests me. Their friendship is one of the best things television has ever given us and I don't want it to be on the rocks for any longer than necessary.
 
 
 
aelfgyfu_mead: Joan Watsonaelfgyfu_mead on July 12th, 2014 06:30 pm (UTC)
I don't want Sherlock and Joan to be estranged for long either! In general, I don't like estrangements of close friends on tv shows that last more than a few episodes (I'm looking at you, Jeff Eastin!).

On the other hand, given what we know of Sherlock, I would think it bad writing if he didn't handle Joan's desire to live separately very badly. I just hope he won't take too long to work out that he's just messing up. He's too smart and too self-aware to try to replace Joan and think for any great length of time that that will make him him happy, or even satisfied.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on July 13th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
I don't like estrangements of close friends on tv shows that last more than a few episodes (I'm looking at you, Jeff Eastin!).

It has to serve some sort of purpose and for me, usually those purposes don't make much sense after a few episodes. Especially since the backbone of this show is the friendship between Joan and Sherlock.

On the other hand, given what we know of Sherlock, I would think it bad writing if he didn't handle Joan's desire to live separately very badly. I just hope he won't take too long to work out that he's just messing up.

Yeah, I can totally see how this is in character for Sherlock. And I also agree that he best demonstrate his personal growth and realize quickly he's doing it all wrong.