look I am very sorry for Sherlock (although he deserved it for DISOBEYING A WOMAN - HE’S SO SEXIST!!!!)
but this scene shows what a strong woman she is. She’s not scared of him, she’s not scared of anyone or anything - and HOLY COW HOW THE HECK DID SHE MANAGE TO GET TO HIS ROOM OUTSIDE OF VISITING HOURS???
She’s so smart!!!
This is my favorite scene. I love her so much. She’s so sweet.
it was so sweet. The way she was talking to him was so tender.
SHE IS SO ADORABLE OMG SO QUIRKY AND CUTE AKFHDJKFHAKFHA I CANNOT I LOVE HER SO MUCH
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no but honestly i can’t imagine they could come back to the friendship mode after what happened like it would be so ridiculous “hey remember that time i almost confessed my love to you on the tarmac” “yeah haha that was fun” there’s literally no way to come back…
Of all the stuff in this episode that makes me feel sick, this right there probably wins.
I just can’t stop thinking FUCK YOU MARY
Neither can John.
But god, the way he falls. It gives me a lump in my throat, every time. I just can’t believe that anyone thinks Sherlock deserved this, or that Mary wouldn’t/shouldn’t get her comeuppance for this.
Just. No. This is not okay. This will NEVER be okay.
I just can’t believe the dumb paramedics let him keep spewing his bullshit to John instead of attending to him immediately BECAUSE HE WAS GOING INTO FUCKING CARDIAC ARREST
Like sure bro you’ve got time let them chat
I can’t even watch this scene anymore now that I know how heart attacks feel like, I don’t even care if it’s fictional, fuck you Mary
I hate that both the Mofftiss and the Mary supporters trivialise such a dangerous and huge thing like someone going into cardiac arrest and try to make it sound as if he broke a fucking toenail or something
I also hate that they didn’t show any of John’s own medical expertise in this, that he never seemed to grasp HOW close Sherlock came to never opening his eyes again, and who was responsible for that. How appalling an action that was, to do that to someone you supposedly claim to be friends with. It’s all just treated so casually.
I wanna believe that John is in shock in that scene and this’s the reason why he can’t react. Unlike the royal guard, who was a stranger, just another patient to him, Sherlock is so much more for him that he’s overwhelmed by the fear of losing him again.
I’d like to read this scene this way (but I know it could be also a very poor writing).
And let’s look at Mary: she isn’t worried about Sherlock, she doesn’t show any sign of regret for what she has done: even if Sherlock died, she wouldn’t care at all. She’s just worried about John hating her. Pure selfish behaviour.
No forgiveness! Never, no matter what is in our future. Mary is irredeemable as far as I am concerned. John hates her so much in that last gif. You will not convince me he will ever forgive this.
I want to undersign all of these little comments. This scene made me phisically sick already at first watching and it’s only getting worse… (major kudos to Benedict’s and everyone’s acting)
To be honest, after shoving us this, the forgiving scene (which is literally 10 minutes later) really makes zero sense. How could he forgive her for this? I was really okay with how the episode was going (dark!Mary? Hell yeah!) - up to the Christmas scenes, becasue it’s just so WRONG and doesn’t fit into the narrative at all. The scene with paramedics should have been a climax of a turning point: the truth is out there, not only did Mary lie about her past (honestly, who cares? I would 100% understand if John forgave her for that part) but she also did THIS to Sherlock. Just to keep her ass safe. Are you blind, John?
I can’t even rewatch this anymore, because the mere idea that she is later supposedly forgiven makes me sick :( I’ve said this before, but it seems like a good time to repeat it…this better be some HUGE subplot going on that we are not yet aware of. Otherwise the show ended for me.
A Czech girl here to extensively talk about her country! This is actually fun tradition, and the ‘beating’ is mostly symbolic. It stings a bit but I can’t say that I’d consider it unbearably painful or abusive. Nobody forces women to participate, and today people only go to the other people they know. And honestly I find it much more preferable to tradition where they spill water on you or even worse perfume. (I did that once and I it was annoying and I smelled horrible. I’m happy for whipping thank you) Though there’s like revenge day for women who then spill water on guys. (I never did, or haven’t seen it done though)
As to why. Traditionally it is not because the men want to cause harm to the women, the spring whipping was meant as a way for women to stay healthy, pretty and fertile for the following year. The whip is called ‘Pomlázka’ which comes from the word ‘Pomlazení - Omlazení’ which translates into Rejuvenation. Young twigs are used for the whip to transfer the ‘life force’ into women.
The whip is usually traditionally made out of pussy willow so it’s flexible and women are more usually whipped on their legs rather than backsides, though I guess you usually cover both. And it’s not only unmarried women. Nowadays in most region it’s ‘all’ the women. Even my grandma gets symbolic whipping.
It was also a form of symbolic ‘courtship’. Traditionally on Easter we decorate actual eggs. There are many ways how to do this, personally I love decorating with bee wax (I got beekeepers in the family) but also with onion peels and flowers.
Decorated with wax
Decorated with straw
Now the eggs are also a symbols of New life. And men ‘court’ women by whipping them (in the past some women actually took offence if nobody came to them) and the women give the men the decorated eggs as a sign of forgiveness and thanks for the rejuvenation. In some regions they also decorate their whips with bows. And Guys have to sing a Eastern Carol asking for the eggs.
It sound kinda brutal when you say they whip women, and sometimes there are alcohol issues, but generally it’s really tame and I find it to be fun tradition.