Thank you. That REALLY bothered me as well.
I liked Dwyer and also liked that he would basically just roll his eyes at whatever Sherlock and Joan were up to and let them be. I work in software development and as one of the only women, I see/hear a lot. There are more days than not where I hear the guys say inappropriate things - never directed at me or any other woman on the team, or any woman in fact, just "inappropriate in general." So I could see that it would be very easy for some men to cross a line with what they say. Not only that, Dwyer is "of an age," where it was very common for women to be spoken to in a #metoo offensive manner, and we just learned to let it roll off our backs because that was the way the world worked. So, I'm okay with all of this. What I'm not okay with is the fact that we never saw Novacek before and we were just supposed to roll with it. I was thinking that I had missed a portion of the "previouslies" where we had seen her before. Unless Novacek is going to work for Reichenbach, this whole plotline makes no sense, because Gregson was back and they could has just let Dwyer go on his merry way. I am very glad that the whole #metoo movement has gathered the legs it has, but we didn't need the show to dip its toe into that pool - enough shows have done it already and there was nothing organic about this plotline to make it believable.