I just came across this blog article by Jaime Grover about Sherlock’s Molly Hooper character and I agree wholeheartedly with her insight into the only character in BBC’s Sherlock that’s not actually in the original books.
“There are so many different types of women in the world that a character like Molly’s against the often more prominent powerhouse females is like a breath of fresh air. ” Read more at http://whatculture.com/tv/sherlocks-molly-hooper-the-woman-that-counts.php#PYEqSB36lkBdwMyL.99
I mean, pitted against a woman like Irene Adler, oozing with sexuality and self-confidence, Molly seemed like an insignificant little character who’s a step above a prop to move the story forward. But Louise Brealey played the character so brilliantly that the creators of the show had no choice but to allow her to continue developing the Molly character. And develop her, she did.
In the first season, we see her wear her heart on her white lab coat…
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