Anonymous asked: Sherlock without John: smokes, does drugs, is bored, is lost, can't deduce as well, and doesn't fit in. John without Sherlock: is bored, is lost, is really bored, doesn't care, doesn't notice, seriously bored. But okay sure; Mary and John are good together. I don't understand..
I think it’s very hard to understand because the writers don’t give us enough information to get there with. (Or, at least, to get *me* there with.) They give me plenty of information about Sherlock falling to pieces without John, and they even give me plenty of evidence that John isn’t doing so great without Sherlock. But other than *telling* me “John and Mary are right for each other,” I felt that I didn’t get to *see* enough of that. I mean, in the first two episodes I liked Mary well enough, but mostly because she seemed like the biggest shipper of us all.
The thing that I find most startling is that we get lots of evidence that John misses Sherlock. We never see a single moment of John missing Mary during the time he spent…apart from her? Or with her but not talking to her? Or…actually I have no idea what was going on during that time? The show is about the hole in John Watson’s life when Sherlock Holmes is ripped out of it; the show doesn’t even bother to discuss what happens to John Watson’s life when you take Mary Morstan out of it. (Possibly because there is absolutely nothing to discuss?)