This scene was actually when I went from feeling more or less neutral on Joan to actively disliking her.
Because wow, that was patronizing.
I loved that scene in Elementary.
1) Firstly, because it immediately deconstructs the “hero throws and breaks something in frustration” cliche (Sherlock throwing a glass slide in HoB, anyone?) it might even be seen as a parody of that cliche.
2) Secondly, because the dynamic is different between a man and a woman than it would be between two women or two men, the visual of a man smashing something in a temper in front of a woman can be taken as threatening or borderline abusive. Joan Watson immediately shows that she is not intimidated by Holmes’ behavior.
3) Lastly? One of the running themes of Elementary is the deconstruction of Sherlock Holmes as the solitary, antisocial genius, and his becoming a member of a community. Holmes’ gifts are given their due respect, but no one in Elementary plays the game of Because Sherlock Holmes is a Bloody Genius He Can Do Whatever He Wants So There. When Sherlock goes after Moriarty (“M”), Captain Gregson suspends him. When Sherlock doesn’t want to talk about his addiction, Alfredo says “You’ve got to get over yourself.” And when Sherlock behaves like a spoiled child, Joan tells him “Use your words.”
You see Joan patronizing Sherlock. I see a member of Sherlock’s community teaching him how to behave like an adult member of that community.
CREEP. - spooky covers. and I know it’s true, that visions are seldom all they seem.
stand by me (ben e. king cover) - mona
everybody wants to rule the world (tears for fears cover) - lorde
devil town (daniel johnston cover) - bright eyes
all along the watchtower (bob dylan cover) - bear mccreary
bad moon rising (creedence clearwater revival cover) - mourning ritual
imagine (beatles cover) - a perfect circle
creep (radiohead cover) - scala & kolancy brothers
love is blindness (u2 cover) - jack white
once upon a dream (disney cover) - lana del rey
all you need is love (beatles cover) - the flaming lips
anyone’s ghost (the national cover) - silver swans
the man who sold the world (david bowie cover) - nirvana
feeling good (nina simone cover) - muse
hurt (nine inch nails cover) - johnny cash