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In which Elementary does it again
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I love this show more and more every week. In many ways it's light, but it respects its female characters.

Spoilers for Elementary S2 episodes 5 and 6

Last week I saw a Tumblr comment somewhere about the guy who comes to Watson's door to check that she's okay: about how tense they were that he was going to use the opportunity to creep on her, and how joyfully relieved they were when he didn't. And reading that I realised why I'd been cringing through that scene, because I'd been subconsciously expecting either that or the show going the "He's been a decent human being, of course she'll fall in love with him" route. And the show didn't go there. They just had a guy who had reason to be worried about someone, who came to check on her, who saw she was okay, and who left again.

And this week, at the end of the episode Griggson goes to 'fight for his marriage'. By which I mean he goes to visit his wife and tells her, "I want you to know that I understand that this separation isn't just some waiting period. I put you in second position for too long and you deserve better, so I'm going to work to give it to you. I'm not going to push. You need space, I respect that. But I'm not going to throw in the towel. You take this time, do what you gotta do, and I'll take it too, figure out what I can do better." (My emphasis, because when he said this I actually teared up.)

Not to even mention the friendship between Sherlock and Watson, every episode. The theme is partnership and mutual respect, and it's awesome.

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