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Louise Brealey has slammed Steven Moffat for his comments about her character Molly Hooper
In a series of tweets about the final episode of season four, the 37-year-old seemed to allude to his remarks regarding the impact of the intense and dramatic moment.
She tweeted: "FTR I disagree with Steven about the impact of the scene on Molly… & that's fine. He's allowed to feel something. So am I. So are you."
Moffat, who writes the BBC series with Mycroft Holmes actor, Mark Gatiss, 50, recently responded to criticism over the lack of a resolving scene showing how Molly copes with the fallout after Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) forces her to say 'I love you' believing it necessary to save her life.
Brealey seemed to hit out at Moffats comment that Molly "gets over it"
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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Moffat said: "She gets over it!
"I can't see why you'd have to play that out. She forgives him, of course, and our newly grown-up Sherlock is more careful with her feelings in the future."
The show's writer continued: "In the end of that scene, she's wounded by it all, but he's absolutely devastated. He smashed up the coffin, he's in pieces, he's more upset than she is, and that's a huge step in Sherlock's development.
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Brealey's character Molly has been in the show since the beginning
Moffat with Mark Gatiss at a Q&A for a preview screening of episode three of the new season
"The question is: Did Sherlock survive that scene? She probably had a drink and went and sh***d someone, I dunno. Molly was fine."
The emotional scene came after Sherlock's long-lost sister Eurus (Sian Brooke) masterminded a cruel game that led Sherlock to believe he must make Molly tell him she loves him to save her life as her house is rigged with explosives.
Molly, a pathologist who has featured in Sherlock since the series started in 2010, was obviously emotional as Sherlock begged her to say the words, thinking it was another of his harsh experiments.
In a series of tweets, Brealey addressed Moffats comments and some apparent Twitter trolls
Before she addressed Moffat's comments, Brealey also appeared to allude to possible abuse on Twitter for her character's feelings, tweeting: "Loving someone after years is not reductive, retrograde, antifeminist or weak. Fight the patriarchy, not me, and read some f***ing Chekhov. I won't be discussing this again on here, so you can save your personal attacks."
The series finale of Sherlock aired on Sunday and has had a mixed reception from fans.
The previous episode drew an average of only 5.9 million viewers, the lowest overnight figures since the show began.