Ginnifer and Josh together in London (taken from JMo’s facebook, assuming she’s taking that photo!)
because gaslighting (to a truly astonishing degree) and mental & emotional abuse defines their relationship
we’re presented early on with an Irene who’s supposedly been subjected to psychological tactics intended to destroy the victim’s sense of self. and we know that moriarty had someone who was skilled in that on her payroll
and then we discover she’s basically been doing that to sherlock
and her coming to him after his supposed OD is part of that, I think?
she didn’t want to kill him. she wanted him broken enough to remold into her creature
take away the self he had and replace it with one more amenable to her
and the temptation that she had succeeded and could step in and play out the “honeymoon phase” of a cycle of abuse was just too much
oh darling i’m so sorry. i never meant to hurt you like this. and the clincher: “i’m the only person you have. i’m the only one who understands you.” (so. fucking. classic.)
and the most sickening thing of all is that, while i think she was intentionally destroying his sense of self for her own purposes (she wasn’t just trying to get him out of the way; she had an end game of breaking him down until she could remake him in mind all along), it’s also true that (like so many abusers) the genuine feeling was there too
Holy shit, i didn’t even realize. Great commentary, and although it wasn’t specifically stated, yet another example of diversity on Elementary’s part, a woman being the abuser in the relationship.
I didn’t realize at first, either! We’re not taught to be aware of women as abusers and not trained to see how real and damaging emotional abuse can be. And they played it quite subtle.
It was when she said she was the only one he had and tried, again, to isolate him from his friends and get him entirely under her control that it clicked in my head. Though something really nagged at me when she’d earlier done the whole “you know you get like this” thing during her other attempt to isolate him — the way she was trying to make him doubt the reality before his eyes (esp his deductive instincts about people, which are such an important part of who he is as a person! if he doubts that, he’s being made to doubt everything he is) and his own sanity.
I got it, too. Didn’t watch it the whole way through, though.
guess it’s a spammer. it was really weird. also not the way to promote a vblog, if it was that…,
anyone else got the weird youtube video link about this guy advertising an american show and then ranting about… something. i deleted the video immediately because… well, it was weird and strange and suddenly in my inbox.
“This isn’t a war, Steve, it’s a back alley… a back alley with zombies.”
Baker Street Irregulars: An online original series based on CBS Television Network’s Elementary that follows a motley crew of characters who assist the modern-day Sherlock in solving cases with their unique talents.
It will serve as a web series extension of Elementary and will debut online in the fall. Get excited!
ok, so i’m really baffled by people who think that moriarty was any less of a construction than irene was
because - and this is mostly coming from people who are angry that irene was essentially erased - there seems to be this notion that the persona of irene was entirely an act and moriarty was the ~real deal~ who she really truly is deep down inside
even though she’s shown to explicitly and purposefully construct what people see when they see moriarty - the military jackets, the magazine cut-out letters, male voice on the phone, the cold genius - just as much as she constructs irene in her barefoot white-clothed loose-haired bohemian mpdg fake-glory.
we’re never going to know her real name because none of her stories are true and, at the same time, all of them are; she probably has hundreds of personas for all the different pegs she can slide into and, yeah, one of them might be an opera singer, and they are all masks and they are all her.
there are not enough words for how much I loved this. hnnnnnnggg rhodey you’re so hot when you’re competent and in charge
How is Jensen from The Losers not everyone’s favorite ever?