I know we have the ily but my mind is forever going back to the scene where Molly tries to talk about her dad with Sherlock.
I like to think they do eventually talk about him. Maybe Sherlock
apologizes for being so curt because he was uncomfortable with knowing
that she really saw him for who he was, and asks her about him. I’m sure
he was able to read early on that she only had her mother now.
But I think as someone who has both his parents still he would want
to understand what it felt like. He knows in the coffin scene that she
is distant from her remaining family members (she could have a sibling
although we don’t know, I always imagine it’s an older brother), but her
father was important enough that she actually made an effort years past
to connect him to Sherlock because she sees something in him that
mirrors her dad.
I’m not a huge fan of the you sometimes fall in love with someone
like your parents but I think it’s something worth thinking about in
relation to Sherlock and Molly. I actually kind of see Molly in
Sherlock’s dad. They’re both very quietly observant, not to mention
their adorable little quirks.
The idea that his dad somehow got Mummy’s attention is also worth
noting. It mirrors Molly too, doesn’t it? When Sherlock didn’t realize
it he had grown comfortable with Molly as his companion and friend,
I see them getting along more than Mummy and Molly could - not saying
they wouldn’t because I definitely see Mummy doting on Molly when she
meets her. I can see it being easier because the two are more in-tuned
to their respective partners. I think it would be a quick hello and
while Mummy is berating Sherlock for something he would take her aside
to get the tea ready and probably make some sort of joke to break the
I got slightly off topic but Molly for a little while at least
notices something specific that makes her think of her father. Perhaps
it’s the idea that he tries to hide his pain. We know that her dad was
sick when he was dying and he tried not to show it. Sherlock even still
after he ‘died’ would try to this repeatedly as to not put his problems
on to others. He was used to taking everything on himself. Which is
truly significant when you realize Molly was the one person he felt
inclined to ask for help on more than one occasion. I can’t feasibly see
it as him using her for what she could do for him, not because I like
them as a pair but more because of the way he went about it. It was all
very dramatically emotional (teary gaze, pleading, eyes dilated -
Molly has always been a giver, always trying to be there for someone even if she couldn’t do what they needed. I need you.
While Sherlock could have just gone on his taker role but not with her.
Everyone else he feels inclined to do so. He doesn’t really take their
feelings into consideration - many times even with Molly. He just
doesn’t see the point.
Except the three times he did: I
hope you’ll be very happy, Molly Hooper. I am sorry, forgive me. You’re
wrong you know. You do count. You’ve always counted and I’ve always trusted you.
think Sherlock probably sees his mother in Molly too. The brain, the
worker of problems, someone that is constant even when he attempts to
push away. It’s a comfort for him.
It’s almost too obvious when
he thinks about it. She’s the best parts of the person who gave him
life. But she’s also nothing like them which leads me to believe it
could also be why he didn’t catch his emotion context until he smacked
him in the face.
/when you sat on a certain scene for years and then a headcanon turns to meta