"Molly continues to love Sherlock even as she dates other people.”
This. This is fucking important.
Molly Hooper’s strength, ladies and gentlemen. She doesn’t stand there, waiting for Sherlock Bloody Holmes to have The Epiphany and confess his undying love. She knows it to be very unlikely. So, fuck it. She takes matters into her own hands. She’s trying her best to be happy. Also? She doesn’t settle. The end of her engagement is proof of that. She might never have the man she wants, but she won’t accept anyone else just for the sake of it either. She has standards.
More? She doesn’t blame Sherlock for it. A lesser person could end up bitter and resentful. It’s only human. But, as we all know, she is above average. If she can’t be his partner, she will be his friend. And what a friend…
Role model. Simple as that.
(Oh, she would like that gif)