my question is why does every conversation about the baby sound like an editorial aside where somebody has to remind John The Author that he even has a baby, like there’s always this pause where John is like… OH YEAH! MY BABY, right! that thing!
like Lestrade prompts him here:
LESTRADE: So how’s it going then, fatherhood?
JOHN: Oh, good, great! Yeah, amazing.
or this whole convo, which has a very prepping-the-witness vibe going on:
THERAPIST (voiceover): Alone?
JOHN (in the therapist’s room): Of course alone.
THERAPIST: I meant Rosie, your daughter.
JOHN: Uh, she’s with friends.
or here, when the baby is suddenly a convenient excuse to avoid talking about Feelings:
JOHN: Uh, sorry, it’s just, um, you know, Rosie.
SHERLOCK: Yes, of course, Rosie.
and they both have to continue the charade, like don’t worry, nobody is ever thinking of Rosie, she’s not real, no harm no foul
SHERLOCK: Yes. Yes! Sorry, I-I wasn’t thinking of Rosie.
JOHN: No problem.
SHERLOCK: I should, uh, come and see her soon.
like they’re so uncomfortable??