If we say a recurring character is someone who has appeared in more than one episode of Sherlock and has actually been given dialogue or otherwise individually highlighted, then before Series 3 our recurring female characters were:
After Series 3, we add:
So, while this post is 100% about quantity and not quality, we have doubled our number of recurring female characters. (I didn’t count Claudette Bruhl since she only reappeared in old footage, but you could if you wanted to.)
Thank you, yes! I mentioned this in an ask to someone yesterday. Anthea and Mycroft only say that the man gave his life, not that he died, which makes me wonder if this is a case of someone going deep undercover?
Yeah, that is weird…
I mean, obviously “gave his life” in that context would usually mean “died,” but they say “gave his life” at least 5 times between Anthea, Mycroft, Sherlock, and John I think… That many people using the same euphemism that many times is suspect. Huh. Maybe Ronnie’s still kickin’?
Is anyone else gonna talk with me about how not only is Anthea bam-slammin-bangin gorgeous beyond belief, she also seems to take care of all of Mycroft’s affairs and appointments single-handed?
People give her shit for texting all the time but can you even imagine the kind of shit she organizes? And then she has to also deal with the occasional “go pick up Sherlock’s flatmate so I can interrogate him again” at the drop of a hat?
Where is an Anthea appreciation post?
You know what, here is it.
APPLAUSE FOR ANTHEA
GOD KNOWS SHE DESERVES A DAY OFF MORE THAN ANYONE