Clyde is Sherlock Holmes' Horsfield tortoise.


Season oneEdit

Clyde is a tortoise previously owned by Len Pontecorvo. Sherlock Holmes and Len both visited the same conspiracy theory forums, so when no one had heard from Len, Sherlock decides to visit his house where he finds him dead. While Sherlock is looking for evidence, he finds Clyde and brings him home with him. From his sarcastic comments that tortoises make an excellent soup, Joan Watson initially thinks Sherlock intends to fatten and eat Clyde, but by the end of the episode it becomes clear that Sherlock is in fact fond of Clyde and never intended to harm him; he loves tortoises, remarking that "Clyde will likely outlive both of us."

Clyde is occasionally seen around the brownstone. He usually resides in a terrarium, but is often being used by Sherlock as either a prop in a crime-scene model or as a paperweight. He is immensely fond of lettuce and other greens, which are fed to him by Watson and Holmes.


Season one appearances
Pilot While You Were Sleeping Child Predator Rat Race
Lesser Evils Flight Risk One Way to Get Off The Long Fuse
You Do It to Yourself The Leviathan Dirty Laundry M.
The Red Team The Deductionist A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs Details
Possibility Two Déjà Vu All Over Again Snow Angels Dead Man's Switch
A Landmark Story Risk Management The Woman Heroine
Season two appearances
Step Nine Solve for X We Are Everyone Poison Pen
Ancient History An Unnatural Arrangement The Marchioness Blood Is Thicker
On the Line Tremors Internal Audit The Diabolical Kind
All in the Family Dead Clade Walking Corpse de Ballet The One Percent Solution
Ears to You The Hound Of Cancer Cells The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville No Lack of Void
The Man With the Twisted Lip Paint It Black Art in the Blood The Grand Experiment
Season three appearances
Enough Nemesis To Go Around The Five Orange Pipz Just a Regular Irregular Bella
Rip Off Terra Pericolosa The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction End of Watch
The Eternity Injection Seed Money The Illustrious Client The One That Got Away
Hemlock The Female of the Species When Your Number's Up For All You Know
T-Bone and the Iceman The View From Olympus One Watson, One Holmes A Stitch in Time
Under My Skin The Best Way Out Is Always Through Absconded A Controlled Descent
Season four appearances
The Past Is Parent Evidence of Things Not Seen Tag, You're Me All My Exes Live in Essex
The Games Underfoot The Cost of Doing Business Miss Taken A Burden of Blood
Murder Ex Machina Alma Matters Down Where the Dead Delight A View with a Room
A Study in Charlotte Who Is That Masked Man? Up to Heaven and Down to Hell Hounded
You've Got Me, Who's Got You? Ready or Not All In Art Imitates Art
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing Turn It Upside Down The Invisible Hand A Difference in Kind
Season five appearances
Folie a Deux Worth Several Cities Render, and Then Seize Her Henny Penny the Sky Is Falling
To Catch a Predator Predator Ill Tidings Bang Bang Shoot Chute How the Sausage Is Made
It Serves You Right to Suffer Pick Your Poison Be My Guest Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown
Over a Barrel Rekt in Real Life Wrong Side of the Road Fidelity
The Ballad of Lady Frances Dead Man's Tale High Heat The Art of Sleights and Deception
Fly Into a Rage, Make a Bad Landing Moving Targets Scrambled Hurt Me, Hurt You


Every photo of Clyde on this wiki can be seen here.

Trivia Edit

Clyde is played by two Russian tortoises,[1] which are rotated out after each take.[2]