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Dr. John Watson

Dr. John Watson
Full Name
Dr. John Watson
Played By
Former British Army Officer/Doctor
General Practitioner (G.P.)
221B Baker Street, London, England, UK

If you were looking for John Watson, and you knew the signs, you would probably be looking for a man with a history of military service, nerves of steel with strong moral principle, and a crack shot marksman acclimatised to violence… oh,and a Doctor.

John's therapist says he has "trust issues". He isn't the kind to make friends easily yet despite being advised to stay away, he chooses to befriend and trust Sherlock Holmes of all people almost from the onset of their first meeting. The next day he had moved in with him and they are now solving crimes together.

As a doctor, John, and he will tell you this himself if asked, is very good. Having returned home from serving as an Army Doctor in Afghanistan after being shot in the left shoulder, he now works as a GP at a local surgery. Should you wish to book an appointment with him, expect him to be running late as he is prone to falling asleep at his desk after he and Sherlock have had a late one on a case.

Dating John can be a bit dangerous and certainly not something for the faint hearted. A typical night out on the town with him could easily include wrestling a few Chinese gangsters and it may be a bit of a challenge to get him all to yourself without his flat mate tagging along too. Unless he's been kidnapped of course, as chances are, you may well have been kidnapped along with him.

John went from having nothing happen to him, apart from the occasional row at ASDAs with a chip and pin machine, to being trench deep in the battlefield that is criminal London. John has chosen a side and that is irremovably at Sherlock's. He recounts his most recent experiences and has written up their cases on his blog which you can read along with all of Scotland Yard at

Series 4

The Six Thatchers  * S4E1

The Lying Detective  * S4E2

The Final Problem  * S4E3