Why those quotes about Irene bug me (hint: it has nothing to do with shipping so shut up)
(because Brodie asked and I can’t resist temptation)
I would like to open up with a quote that I think is relatively essential to understand Moffat’s Adler, and simultaneously why I completely loathe her.
I remember when I was reading that story as a kid, Sherlock goes on and on about The Woman, the only one who ever beat him, and you’re thinking, he’s had better villains than this. And then you click: he fancies her, doesn’t he? That’s what it’s about.