No but you guys don’t understand
This means that somewhere out there
Crowley has a dating profile
I think we’re supposed to be cheering Joan on when she points out Gregson’s, um, supposed misogyny in surprisingly frank language, but the fact remains that he is a police officer with a gun and backup and she is a civilian with no real self-defense training. Sherlock throwing objects at her back does not count.
Trying to turn that into “Gregson is worrying about Joan because she’s a woman and can’t defend herself and she reads that and puts him in his place” is really missing the point. Unless that was the point, that Joan was missing the point? But the show seemed to be squarely on her side in that scene, so I doubt it.
The thing is, Sherlock isn’t a police officer with a gun and backup. Why are they letting him into dangerous situations, but asking Joan to stop?
It was definitely calling out misogyny.
Just imagine Thursdays episode picking up right where THAT ONE left off. Irene just whispers Sherlocks name in shock and as Watson helps the grieving Sherlock, she looks at her, and Irene looks back because hello there is a women touching and caring for Sherlock so she thinking “WTF?” And Joan just asks, “Are you really Irene?” And when she gets some form of answer (like yes) just walks up and slaps her. Like Joan just bitch slaps her. And with both Irene and Sherlock in shock, Joan rants. And I mean a fandom worthy rant.
Something like, “How could you!? You’ve been alive this whole time! Sherlock dedicated his life to bringing down your killer, had to go to rehab after overdosing when you were killed, almost lost his job torturing who he thought killed you and countless other things! You are the only person he’s ever loved and you almost killed him! And yet here you are alive, well, and panting to concert music! Do you know how sore of a subject you are!?! How Long it took me to know ANYTHING about you!? I didn’t really even know more then your name until now! I’ve been working SO HARD to help Sherlock live without you, and here you are. I heard nice things about you today. Sherlock telling me about you and you’re greatness. But right now I can’t see a single good thing about you!”
And with that she spins around and goes back to Sherlock to continue being there for him.
you need to calm down