|Affiliation|| Royal Army Medical Corps (formerly) |
Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers (formerly)
|Occupation|| Army doctor|
|Family|| Mary Watson (wife)|
Harriet Watson (sister)
Rosamund Watson (daughter)
|Main actor||Martin Freeman|
John Watson attended King Edward Grammar School in Chelmsford, and learned the clarinet while at school. He then attended King's College in London from 1999 to 2004, in which time he obtained a Intercalated Bachelor of Science, Medical Science (Honours) and Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery. He later trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital, where he met Mike Stamford who was also a student there.
John joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and was deployed in Afghanistan. He fought in the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers and served under Major James Sholto. He fought in Afghanistan for three years in total, spending time in the city Kandahar, Helmand. John was shot in the shoulder by an enemy bullet and had to be rescued by Bill Murray, an Army nurse.
Return to LondonEdit
After being shot in Afghanistan, John returned to London and rented an apartment there. In this apartment he frequently had nightmares about his time in Afghanistan.
While walking in Russell Square Park, John met his old friend Mike Stamford. The pair had coffee together and discussed their lives since their last meeting. John mentioned that he was looking for accommodation in London, though he thought no-one would want to get a flat-share with him. Mike took him to St Bartholomew's Hospital to meet Sherlock Holmes, who had told Mike the same thing earlier that day. Sherlock and John agreed to meet at 221B Baker Street together the next day. That night after returning to his apartment, John googled Sherlock and discovered his website The Science of Deduction.
The next day Sherlock and John met at Baker Street and John was introduced to the landlady Mrs. Hudson. He and Sherlock decided to move into 221B. Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade entered the apartment and asked Sherlock to visit a crime scene in Lauriston Gardens, the site of the fourth serial suicide. After getting John to accompany him as an assistant, Sherlock and John traveled to the crime scene. In the cab on the journey there, John was astounded as Sherlock revealed his previous deductions about him.
John first met Mary Watson during the time he believed Sherlock Holmes to be dead. They possibly met through work, due to John's employment as a general practioner and Mary's as a part-time nurse. John proposed to Mary in late 2013, and they had a spring wedding. During the reception, Sherlock revealed to the couple that Mary is pregnant.
While trying to incarcerate Charles Augustus Magnussen, Sherlock was shot by Mary, who was incidently trying to assasinate Magnessun. The truth about her past then came out: she was an ex-assassain who, while under cover in London trying to escape those who wished to kill her, she met, fell in love with and married John Watson.
Naturally John was upset that Mary did not reveal her past to him earlier. However they reconciled and continued their marriage, and are happily expecting the arrival of their baby.
After Sherlock Holmes revealed that he had survived the fall, John was initially furious. He was especially angry that Sherlock had earlier revealed his survival to many others but not him. When Sherlock revealed himself at The Landmark London disguised as a waiter, John's consequent attack caused their ejection from the restaurant and several other eateries.
John next encountered Sherlock after Sherlock and Mary Watson rescued him from a Guy Fawkes Day bonfire. After returning to Baker Street, the pair then traveled to the Sumatra Road station, after Sherlock deduced Lord Moran's plot to blow up the Palace of Westminster. While pretending that they were going to be killed in the bomb's explosion, Sherlock got John to reveal that John missed him. John reacted angrily after realising Sherlock's deceit, though he soon forgave him.
John Watson appeared in all Sherlock episodes:
- A Study in Pink
- The Blind Banker
- The Great Game
- A Scandal in Belgravia
- The Hounds of Baskerville
- The Reichenbach Fall
- Many Happy Returns (mini-episode)
- The Empty Hearse
- The Sign of Three
- His Last Vow
John also appeared in the unaired pilot episode.
Behind the scenesEdit
John Watson is played by the English actor Martin Freeman.
Allusions to the Conan Doyle storiesEdit
John Watson is based on the character of the same name in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories.