I know people complained about Harold critizising Shaw so much at the start of s3 and it is a valid complaint, because Shaw is amazing and people should tell her so all the time, but I just can’t even get mad at it, because the only explanation that makes sense to me is that Harold is just so used to John’s unquestioning and absolute loyal devotion that he gets annoyed at Shaw’s totally legitimate real-people responses to the situation she’s in.
I mean what it boils down to is: “It’s fine that you monitor me for the mission, but you have no place in my personal life and I reserve the right to not carry your cell phone with me 24/7, because I’m a former spy who is paranoid. Also, if you didn’t want people being a bit trigger-happy and slow to adjust to non-lethal shooting, may I recommend not picking up ex-super secrete assassins.”
And Harold is basically sulking, because he is used to: “YOU SAVED ME HERE HAVE A PLACE IN MY LIFE
AND MY BEDAND OF COURSE YOU CAN TRACK ME AND OBSERVE ME ANYTIME AT ALL TIMES IF PEOPLE LOVE EACH OTHER THEY PLANT TRACKING DEVICES ON EACH OTHER, EVERYONE KNOWS THAT AND IF YOU DON’T WANT ME TO KILL ANYONE THEN I WONT DO YOU LOVE ME YET?!”