This is amazing. Just really fucking amazing.
Because Molly Hooper was never supposed to count. She was just there to help introduce Sherlock. She wasn’t supposed to be anyone of importance.
When she says “I don’t count,” she was right. She was created for a specific purpose, one that had nothing to do with her as a person. But she grew. She became one the most important characters on the show. And now she does count. Against all odds, Molly Hooper counts.
We can’t jump from skyscrapers like River Song or point guns at CIA agents like Irene Adler, however much we admire them for it. But we can be thoughtful and we can be kind. We can choose a career we love and we can be a friend to someone who needs us. I can’t hope to be Irene or River, but I can be Molly. I would rather be Molly.
Molly Hooper is important because she’s not just my hero, but my sister’s as well, and the hero of a hundred other girls who look at her and think, that’s the woman I’d like to see in the mirror. Perhaps she’s even more important to the girls – quiet, kind, stumbling over their words and wishing they could be as cool as River Song – who already see her there.
The Real Woman: Why Molly Hooper is the One Who Counts, Miss Transmission (via nijimei)