I think Mom has a powerful “no homo” filter locked over her brain.
She watched “A Study in Pink” and I told her that most people’s first reaction to the series is that John and Sherlock are going to be a couple, and she got the most skeptical and baffled expression on her face. Then she basically accused me of “looking for it,” i.e., “would someone see it who wasn’t looking for it.”
JFC mother I am capable of viewing platonic male friendships without wanting to see them pairing off. Just not this one.
I’m hoping that by the end of S3, she’ll at least be less repulsed by the thought.