Sep. 27, 2012
Returning Series
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson. When Sherlock resumes his work as a police consultant in New York City, Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs.

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Joan Watson is Sherlock's "sober companion". Watson is somebody who, like Sherlock, is also quite damaged and has a little bit of a fragile history.

Watson was a successful surgeon, which adds to her complement of skills. She comes to Holmes when she is hired by his father as his sober companion, to assist him remain abstinent after his release from rehabilitation. After her contracted time is finished she remains on after lying to Holmes, telling him that his father had retained her services. He comes to rely on her input and grows to trust her as she assists him come to terms with his life after addiction. After a while, Holmes reveals that he found out that she was no longer being paid to stay as a companion. He offers her a position as an apprentice, telling her how much she means to him and how she assists him to focus. Watson accepts and starts her training as a detective with Holmes.

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04x18 - Ready or Not
Season 4, Episode 18
02x01 - Step Nine
Season 2, Episode 01
02x06 - An Unnatural Arrangement
Season 2, Episode 06
05x11 - Be My Guest
Season 5, Episode 11
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