If all the genders in Sherlock were switched, would male-Molly be a Nice Guy?
I mean, with the Molly we have now- even after it becomes obvious Sherlock isn’t interested in her, she’s still buying him presents and trying to attract him. She’s presented as one of the main victims of Sherlock’s…
I’ve thought about this a lot. While I feel that the answer is sadly yes, it’s also why I love the portrayal of Molly as much as I do. Like Louise has said, by the end of Reichenbach, she’s learned about the true meaning of friendship and has become a reformed Nice Girl. Can we stop and remember that lololol she had no one else to hang out with on Christmas?
Instead of becoming an entitled mouthbreather, this incredibly lonely person has used her depressing one-sided crush to make life better for herself and others. Kind of a rad lesson.