Alright the Lestrade hate has got to stop, ok.
the actor who plays him does a fine job of playing the Lestrade that the show has given and that the show needs.
He is a damaged character. Something for Sherlock to look at and understand and figure out the best way to fix him the best he can. Even if that requires some tough love, you know because they are friends even if the pair of them don’t want to admit it.
i know this Lestrade can be a dick some of the time but he is only acting out this way because of his own self loathing. He was and pretty good detective back in the day, who got a taste of what it felt like to be the best, and now he feels ordinary and not that special. That can be a bitter pill to swallow. (just look at the lego movie for pity sake if you need to know about how important feeling special can be)
now that doesn’t excuse his behavior but everyone needs to understand it, at least. He does deserve a little sympathy. ( he really isn’t a bad guy deep down, and not a half bad detective when he wants to be.) and come on, if sherlock believes in him, in his own sherlocky way, then you should at least give him a chance.
I personally love this Lestrade (not my fav but i still like him).
Besides we already have a Lestrade that is on really good terms with Sherlock and that is Sherlock Lestrade. We don’t need another one, not when we have gregson on the elementary team already, who fills that role perfectly.
and if you tell me you didn’t like seeing Lestrade solve the mugging case than you are lying because that was just awesome and precise.
along with him being “bullied” by the rooster, so cute.
I look forward to seeing him again, hopefully in Ireland, that would be awesome!