#IShipIt with Naima Simone

Jan 25, 2018 by

 

#IShipIt – Elementary

 

In the past few years, there have been several versions of Sherlock Holmes. Contrary to my father who refuses to watch any of them because, and I quote, “No. No. There is no other Sherlock besides Basil Rathbone. The rest are fakes!” In case you didn’t know, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes in the 1939 series. Which almost led me to ask, “How old are you anyway??” But I’m not that crazy, so I held it in. Unlike the Sherlock Purist that is my father, I love almost all the new renditions. Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downy, Jr., Christopher Lee, and Jonny Lee Miller. Yes, I am a faithful Elementary fan, and I tune in to watch the new episodes and the reruns of the show that feature the ex-addict-NYPD police consultant-detective Sherlock Holmes and his former sober living companion-turned-partner, Joan Watson. Which brings me to the whole #IShipIt subject. Confession, I had no idea this was a thing until just recently. But when it was broken down to me, I immediately thought of Sherlock and Joan. They are meant for one another! One of the best employer-employee / friends-to-lovers relationships out there! And did I mention he’s a tortured hero, too? I meeeeaaan, besides being an ex-heroin addict, there’s a homicidal, super villain ex-lover in his background who is also his arch enemy. Look, it’s complicated. But back to him and Joan. Let me regale you with my logic. Regale. I brought out the big gun vocab words for this post! Hah!

Some people would say that Sherlock and Joan should remain friends. That having them become more would ruin their chemistry. You know what I say to those people?

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Yeah, they had an…unusual beginning. Y’know, what with her being hired by his father to be his sober living companion and all. But they quickly formed a connection.

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And when it came time for her to leave…

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Sherlock opened Joan up to a side of herself that she’d believed she’d lost after her career as a doctor ended.

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Not that their relationship is one-sided. She understands him like no one else.

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And he shows her adventures she would’ve never experienced as a sober living companion!

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And can we talk about the sexual tension…

 
Sure, yeah, he said “moments”, but we aaaaaall know what he clearly meant…

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Okay, so his lines could use work…

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But then he goes and says things like this…

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And this…

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Even other people recognize their love!

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So how does Sherlock really feel about Joan?

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I don’t need to ask, Sherlock. I know. It’s just a matter of simple deduction. And if I must say so myself, I am quite brilliant at it. You looooooooove her.

Yeah, you do.

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Aaaand I just found out Elementary is coming back for another season! Yaay! I didn’t want to have to cut nobody…

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USA Today bestselling author Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey and Linda Howard many years ago. Though her first attempt at writing a romance novel at age 11 never saw the light of day, her love of romance and writing has endured. Now, she spends her time creating stories of unique men and women who experience the dizzying heights of passion and the tender heat of love. She is wife to Superman—or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent—and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.

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