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It's because of Moriarty's previous line: Moriarty: Your death is the only thing that's going to call off the killers. I'm certainly not going to do it. The fact that he said "I'm certainly not going to do it" implies he could do it, which means there's something Moriarty could do to stop them, such as give a code word to the assassins, as Sherlock ...


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Sherlock likes John because he appreciates him unlike others who call him a freak and ask him to piss off. In the episode A study in Pink, when John and Sherlock are in the cab the following conversation happens: JOHN: That ... was amazing. SHERLOCK: Do you think so? JOHN: Of course it was. It was extraordinary; it was quite extraordinary. ...


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Shelock likes Watson because Watson is useful, he accomodates Sherlock's habbits and plays his part in things. For example Watson has no issue with Shelock not speaking or eating for days and then suddenly demanding his full attention. In the books more than the series Watson is also clever, insightful and resourceful. Holmes notes in stories where he ...


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In "A Study in Scarlet" Watson compiles a list of Holmes' limits and abilities. Knowledge of Literature.—Nil. Philosophy.—Nil. Astronomy.—Nil. Politics.—Feeble. Botany.—Variable. Well up in belladonna, opium, and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening. Geology.—Practical, but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other. ...


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He does indeed have skills, all of which are listed in detail on his Wiki page. These skills include: Ability to use pistols, shown in a few stories e.g. Hound of the Baskervilles and The Sign of Four. Ability to use cane/walking stick as weapon "Apparent" ability to use a sword (according to Watson in A Study of Scarlet he is an expert). I say apparent as ...


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Dr. Watson is. In the movies and tv series, there is no clear answer. It's never really be an issue and so actors appropriate for the roles have always been hired, regardless of age. This seems logical, considering the stories took place over a long period (over 20 years). Considering a show like Sherlock jumps from story to story, his age becomes a little ...


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This is a great first question. This answer by no means definitively resolves your question, but it's the best I can do! I think Sherlock's interest in the phone is down to a few reasons. Firstly, he has been tasked by Mycroft and the government to track down the phone and recover its contents. Once the contents have been verified, they will be destroyed. ...



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