Sherlock AU -  Mr and Mrs Smith

- See, we’ve been married for five years.
- Six.
- Five, six years.

(Source: adleration, via lonolulu)

SO, previously, we’re reminded that Hayley was petty, that Calder likes hookers, that Auggie knows everyone, that Annie is super rogue, and that the DPD people are on top of it.… AND GO!

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☑ Nice nod with the Aussie passport. I like little in-jokes like that. ☑ Annie’s brass balls with going and grabbing Caitlyn’s computer; subtly setting the doughnuts out of reach so Barber would have to turn and look away… it’s the little things that count.☑ “Who do you know at the Russian Embassy?”  Joan’s very casual shrug and, “I know everyone,” was really very perfect. Of course she does. She’s Joan. Calder, keep up.☑ Annie with the gun. ANNIE WITH THE GUN. Unf. This show going from no guns to gun training to this? Yes. ☑ Enjoying the way Annie & McQuaid work together to put the Caitlyn thing together; the Arboretum meet, the meet with Caitlyn, the scene at the house with her guys… all of it. They’ve been a great team all season long (from the way she refused to be a team and he left her behind, to them working together and his helping her out when she couldn’t get to her medication in time to them doing this) and seeing that evolution works for me.☑ Because of that, I’m SO totally here for their coming together in a sexual way. Unlike with Simon, he wasn’t an op. Unlike with Auggie, he wasn’t necessarily a friend, first. He was more of an ‘on my terms, getting to know someone who knows the real me’ kind of thing. It wasn’t constrained by work on either end and she doesn’t feel the need to hold back, either. There’s no delicacy and he doesn’t treat her that way.☑ Auggie telling Annie off for her behavior? YES. SO MUCH YES. You know when your friend is your friend but they’re being a shitty friend and taking total advantage of the friendship? That’s what this was. Annie was taking for granted that Auggie would just… cover for her. Even if she wasn’t expecting it, she just kind of thought it would happen. And even if she didn’t ask for it, and he did it anyway, it put him in that awkward position because he IS her friend and as a friend, you don’t want to see your friends go down, even if they’re being reckless and don’t give a damn. So his telling her off was totally the right thing and I was so here for that.☑ Hayley taking Annie at her word FINALLY (too late) was good.☑ Arthur’s alive! :D :D :D☐ You’d think that with all the notes Annie gets telling her to meet her somewhere, she’d be a little more cautious about just showing up. ☐ “The NCTC is sending someone…” but not just some random someone! Isn’t there some kind of conflict of interest at this point? I mean, not that I have anything against Hayley, but seriously. At what point do you disclose that you’ve been sleeping with the handler of the woman you’re after and from there, when does it become some kind of official issue to YOUR boss?☐ I’m kind of on the ‘eh’ fence with Calder bringing the hooker back into the fold. Before, he could just let it go and that was that, but the longer she’s around, the more of a liability she is.☐ While I’m glad that Auggie/Hayley didn’t end on a BAD note, per se, I wish it hadn’t ended the way it did. I just… it was icky. I feel like she got transferred because she was wrong/did bad at her job and that wasn’t the case. ☒ The whole, ‘getting the driver to let me off not at my safehouse’ bit was great… except for the part where it was just across the street. ☒ I get it, Barber’s a bigger guy, he likes his sweets and food and stuff… but (for me) the food jokes are a little played out.☒ The awkwardness between Hayley & Auggie was just too much for me. I feel like they underutilized Auggie a lot in this ep. For that matter, Hayley, too. I’m really sick of this pitting women against women & making exes be not friends. It’s why I enjoyed the Auggie/Annie return to friendship as much as I did - it happens in real life, people going back to being friends, and Hayley being catty just irritated me.All in all, I REALLY liked this episode. My nitpicks were minor and clearly all my own bitchiness. In the end  I thought it had great pacing and was really well written. Moving forward, Belenko’s talking to someone on the phone after his bullshit conference, and the target is still alive… so yeah. We know that Joan’s going into the field, that Auggie’s getting some kind of interest, and that McQuaid isn’t dead, so.Also? EYAL! ♥
Thoughts?

SO, previously, we’re reminded that Hayley was petty, that Calder likes hookers, that Auggie knows everyone, that Annie is super rogue, and that the DPD people are on top of it.

… AND GO!

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Anonymous said: did you see the picture kari machett put on instagram? its of her, nic bishop and a few guys with guns. The caption said "joan steps out" which makes me think we'll see her in the field again which makes me VERY happy

I did see that!

And I have it on good authority that there’s a very good reason Joan makes it out into the field again… and I’m excited for it, too.

Joan kicking ass and taking names is one of my very faves.

Anonymous said: Music which they choose in Covert Affairs is so good, don't you think?

I do think!

I think that they’ve really chosen some great action music for action scenes and I can’t lie, the ‘bow chicka’ music was awesome for the Annie/McQuaid scene.

sarmai:

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Annie & McQuaid

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ONE: this took way too long for me to realize that they weren’t cracking eggs to make potatoes

TWO: this reminds me of the scene from Young Sherlock Holmes & the hallucinations and he runs out in front of the carriage and dies

THREE: UTTERLY CREEPED OUT NO THANK YOU NO

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Suddenly staying up all night doing a lot of reading ♥

andrejia05:

andrejia05:

The Cause of Annie’s Heart Problem

mythiefoftime:

followersoframbaldi:

In case you missed it, they DID talk about what was causing Annie’s heart problem in episode 5.04 (Silence Kit).

Piper Perabo revealed that a few people might have missed it on because…

Oh, sorry, I wasn’t debating either. I love the talk about Annie’s heart troubles - the metaphorical ones.

I was more trying to color her romantic arc that brought her ‘here’. And I do not think for a second that she had time to process the Simon thing/getting shot thing. As I said, Annie finally being with Auggie could’ve been an expression of the ‘old Annie’, the one before Simon.

No, no. I know ♥ The one thing I think most people agree on (be they Walkerson/SS Kismet/Simon shippers) is that no one likes Ben.

So. You know… ;)

andrejia05:

The Cause of Annie’s Heart Problem

mythiefoftime:

followersoframbaldi:

In case you missed it, they DID talk about what was causing Annie’s heart problem in episode 5.04 (Silence Kit).

Piper Perabo revealed that a few people might have missed it on because she was seeing on the #CovertAffairs hashtag on Twitter,…

Didn’t she already get that closure? I mean…helping his sister, all that she’s done towards the end of S3.

And Annie’s heart issues, the metaphorical ones, are the ones the interest me the most too.

Disregarding the fact that most of her on screen relationships last very little…

…Ben broke her heart and made her put up walls. Next, we see her on screen slowly falling for Auggie and imagining there could be something more than friendship there. She takes the bull by the horns and tries to make a move on him, but ‘timining’.

Annie’s heartbreak in 216/302 is almost palpable. So she jumps right into the Simon thing, already vulnerable. She did not expect to fall for him, but she did.

The Simon arc was beautifully done especially since it showed how you can actually love two men. Piper said in an interview that ‘Annie took all her feeling for Auggie and locked them in a box, but then he goes and does something that melts her heart and makes her remember him’. I’m paraphrasing, but that was the S3 idea.

In the back of her mind it was always Auggie, in her dreams she was kissibg him. But after she woke up, after Lena shot her, she had to face reality.

Although she ultimately decided NOT to leave with Simon, changing her mind right before Lena shot them, her feeling for him didn’t quite disappear.

Lastly, when Auggie finally confronted his own feeling for her, that entire scene, Annie’s entire body language, shows how much she had been waiting for that to happen. Unfortunately, timing yet again wasn’t on her side. Her heart was too scarred.

I do think the Annie we saw with Auggie was the most in love we’ve seen so far, on screen. But that could’ve been the ‘old Annie’s’ dreams come true.

What she needs a little time off from men to think things through because clearly she can’t stay away from emotional connections.

This is where debate comes in and I wasn’t trying to do debate so much as post a link to where I’d talked to someone about Annie’s condition & then the screencap from Screen Spy for people who hadn’t seen it.

The off-hand comment about tying it into Simon was my own personal thought, not anything else.

But, as always, your thoughts on Annie, Auggie, Simon, Eyal… all of them, fall under the YMMV category because everyone has their favorites.

Personally, I prefer Annie & Auggie as friends rather than lovers because I thought their dynamic in late S3/early S4 had shifted into a place where she held back and he became emotionally manipulative - which was something I didn’t like in either character. I enjoyed their intimacy, but I think that intimacy can be translated to any close relationship and I think, at this point in time (at any point in time, really), Auggie is still the man Annie needs in her life, even if it’s not romantically.

Even if people have dated, it’s entirely possible to go back to that kind of relationship, especially if you know what makes someone tick in their deepest heart of hearts, and I don’t mean that at all metaphorically ;)

That said, and again personally, I didn’t get the closure I wanted when it came to Simon. I mean, he died in her kitchen, she spent six weeks healing, then went off to Russia. She spent two/three weeks in prison, then came back and we finished the back six and then she was kissing Auggie and they were suddenly in this relationship.

TO ME (and maybe only to me), that wasn’t enough time, which was why I sent that tweet to the writers - in order for me to be okay with that, I wanted to see some kind of scene with Annie acknowledging her loss with Simon.That’s all.

The Cause of Annie’s Heart Problem

mythiefoftime:

followersoframbaldi:

In case you missed it, they DID talk about what was causing Annie’s heart problem in episode 5.04 (Silence Kit).

Piper Perabo revealed that a few people might have missed it on because she was seeing on the #CovertAffairs hashtag on Twitter, but it’s here, under the cut from her interview with Screen Spy:

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Oh - I read it like, she was injured because she trusted someone (Lena) and was betrayed, making her extra cautious to trust McQuaid? And it helped explain some of her anger re: her suspension. Because, legitimately she was a liability in the field - she was incredibly lucky McQuaid helped her when he did in Venezuela etc. But, since she might place some blame for her injury on the CIA (not catching the double agent etc), then it makes sense she’d be angry that they aren’t supporting her.

Also, I’d assumed that part of the heart condition was triggered after she stopped her heart/faked her death in season 4, giving her more reason to resent the agency suspension … 

Well, the cause of her condition isn’t up for debate: Lena shot her twice in the chest. Eyal says it directly (“that Russian double”) and they say in Silence Kit (5.04) that the scar tissue caused an infection in her heart that “spread” to her mitral valve.  She’d gone for a run on Fatu Hiva (a run she says she’d done a bunch of times) and got that sudden pain in her chest, which sent her to Eyal.

It’s what the ‘larger metaphor at play’ is I’m hoping finally ties back to the Simon thing, simply because of MY personal preferences (never over it, tbh) and because:

1) I don’t think Annie would blame the injury on the Agency for not catching Lena
2) I think her anger for them not supporting her comes from all the REST of the times she thinks they haven’t supported her.

But the problem lies in the fact that Calder helped fake her death last season (which had nothing to do with it; see above) and Joan helped her skip town once before… so, she really doesn’t have a lot of weight behind that argument, but she IS angry at being pulled from the field because (as she tells Eyal), being a spy is what she has. Being in the field is what she has.

Her anger was talking in her yelling at Joan, which I think Joan understood, which is why Joan said the things she did - and immediately got on the phone to Arthur with the, “There’s no way Annie would take this so easy, she’s up to something,” comments. She knows full well Annie would fight it, so.

Again, the ‘broken heart because of Simon’ metaphor is me being all ♥ ♥ ♥ because of THIS.

[NEW WHO] Deep Breath

I wonder…

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The Cause of Annie’s Heart Problem

In case you missed it, they DID talk about what was causing Annie’s heart problem in episode 5.04 (Silence Kit).

Piper Perabo revealed that a few people might have missed it on because she was seeing on the #CovertAffairs hashtag on Twitter, but it’s here, under the cut from her interview with Screen Spy:

Read More