Wow, the internet is really not happy with John Hamish Watson right now
I will be the first to tell you that I come to Sherlock for Sherlock Holmes…but I stay for John Watson. I LOVE John Watson. Or, at least I loved John Watson up until the events of the Sherlock Season 4 premiere, and now I’m like, “how dare you.” Needless to say, there are spoilers ahead if you haven’t yet watched “The Six Thatchers.”
Every high-functioning sociopath detective needs a best friend, and that’s what John is to Sherlock. He’s also a husband to Mary, and a father to their daughter, Rosie. Now we’ve got to add one more description to this list, because John is a CHEATER.
Though we never see it happen, John meets a mysterious woman on a bus, named “E,” and she gives him her number. John texts it. Then, the two keep texting. E texts John in the middle of the night, and they have some flirty banter and John, ohmygosh. You just had a baby and also haven you forgotten YOUR WIFE IS LITERALLY A SPY. SHE IS AN ASSASSIN. This is like, not the kind of situation you want to put yourself in, ever. It’s implied that John and this E meet up a few times, before John breaks it off — but they still bump in to one another.
I’m pretty mad at John. So is the rest of the internet.
Many just don’t think they can ever forgive John, and tbh same.
You’re on the clock now, Watson. You’ve got two episodes to completely redeem yourself, IF that’s even possible. Boy, you don’t deserve to be saved by Sherlock right now.