“We’re not friends; we never were. We’re family.”

Episode Title: Fidelity, Part 2
Original Air Date: March 12, 2017
Episode Number: 5×16

Episode Description

In the conclusion, Joan and Kitty try to prove that a string of murders, stemming from an old case Sherlock and Kitty solved in London, is connected to an international government conspiracy with the Defense Intelligence Agency at its center. Also, Sherlock and Kitty’s relationship is strained after she shares life-changing news.

My Review

No, I didn’t tear up at all during that last scene at the church. Nope! What a great ending to Kitty’s time on the show. I’m kinda hoping this won’t be the last we’ll see of her because she brings such a great dynamic to the show and has a great relationship with the rest of the characters.

It was so sweet how the episode ended with Kitty telling Sherlock that he’s not a friend, that they never were and that’s because “we’re family.” And then the Christening where she wants Joan and Sherlock to be Archie’s godparents and how this would make it official that they’re all family. SO GOOD. I love this little family that they’ve made for themselves. It made me so happy.

Sherlock opening up to Kitty and telling her earlier in the episode why he’s acting all standoffish broke my heart a little. He was hurt that she never reached out to him for the past two years and didn’t bother telling him that she “made a person” and didn’t say anything. Of course it would hurt since Sherlock considers her a friend and cares for her well-being and happiness so I totally get where he’s coming from. Kitty’s excuse was also reasonable so I get why she didn’t reach out to him during that time, but she should have known that Sherlock wouldn’t have cared about lying for her and she’s smart enough to use certain channels in order to have her contact him secretly.

The case itself was convoluted as hell, but still good. One DIA agent going through all those lengths just to implicate Iran and lying about them breaking the nuclear treaty seems a bit far-fetched especially if he was working by himself. Reminds me of Dar Adal on Homeland orchestrating everything to fit his needs and wants.

Goodbye, Kitty. You will be missed. Again.


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