Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With subtle tells and shotgun shells,
And complex maids in a row.
I've been a critic of how the BBC's "Sherlock" portrays women in the past, so I figured I should also give credit where credit is due: I love the direction Mary Watson's character has taken. It's rare enough to get a funny, intelligent female character who holds her own with the clever boys without being hypersexualized, but for her to be then given a complex, morally ambiguous backstory is like seeing a rainbow in the snow on Christmas. (Technically possible, but not bloody likely.) I'm really eager to see where the characters and their relationships are taken from here, and I hope TPTB continue to surprise us in the best way possible.
PS I'm including this .gif because it somehow seems appropriate.