Love & Radiation
ragnell:

You are not.

I quite like Sally as a character, because whenever she’s on screen I’m always trying to work out where she’s coming from (and even though she’s key to the narrative rarely, the actress has a lot of presence and she definitely feels important when she is in front of us) and find her a fascinating representative of the police who feel upstaged by Holmes or find his deduction unnatural enough to easily be twisted into moving against him.
Sally Donovan is one of the key arguments I would make for longer seasons for Sherlocks incorporating more of the Conan Doyle cases; she stands in for most of the police department in much the same way that Harvey Bullock does in Gotham (Lestrade, like Jim Gordon, is always going to be a bit isolated from them by his position as a confidant) and if they’d given us longer seasons there would have been more of an opportunity to develop Sally as a character and as an avatar for the police, giving her more of an arc for the two seasons so far and making Moriarty’s manipulation of her that much more of a pay-off.
I hope this is something they take into consideration when writing the third season, though I’m always going to be a bit wary of Moffat when it comes to writing women anyway.

ragnell:

You are not.

I quite like Sally as a character, because whenever she’s on screen I’m always trying to work out where she’s coming from (and even though she’s key to the narrative rarely, the actress has a lot of presence and she definitely feels important when she is in front of us) and find her a fascinating representative of the police who feel upstaged by Holmes or find his deduction unnatural enough to easily be twisted into moving against him.

Sally Donovan is one of the key arguments I would make for longer seasons for Sherlocks incorporating more of the Conan Doyle cases; she stands in for most of the police department in much the same way that Harvey Bullock does in Gotham (Lestrade, like Jim Gordon, is always going to be a bit isolated from them by his position as a confidant) and if they’d given us longer seasons there would have been more of an opportunity to develop Sally as a character and as an avatar for the police, giving her more of an arc for the two seasons so far and making Moriarty’s manipulation of her that much more of a pay-off.

I hope this is something they take into consideration when writing the third season, though I’m always going to be a bit wary of Moffat when it comes to writing women anyway.

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