Oren Watson is Joan Watson's brother.


Season oneEdit

Oren is only seen when he was visiting his sister Joan Watson and having dinner with their family and Joan's friend Sherlock Holmes. He brought his girlfriend Gabrielle Harper with him, and Sherlock suspects they'll soon get engaged.[1]

He is later only heard on the phone talking to Joan, telling her that he had got a call from a doctor, telling him that their mother was in the hospital due to a fall. He was actually called by Moriarty who needed to get Joan away from Sherlock to have a conversation with her.[2]

Season ThreeEdit

Joan's mother, Mary, visits Oren and his wife Gabrielle, she comes to believe that Oren is having an affair when she thinks she sees him kissing a blonde woman. She pushes Joan to discuss the matter with her brother. Oren vehemently denies any wrong doing, which leads Joan to question her mother's neurological health.[3]


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 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


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Family treeEdit

Jin May Wen
Mary Watson
Henry Watson
Henry Watson
Lin Wen
Lin Wen
Joan Watson
Oren Watson


  • The fact that Joan's brother is named Oren is an inadvertent homage to Lucy Liu's character in Kill Bill, named O-Ren Ishii.[4]


  1. "The Leviathan," aired December 13, 2012. Elementary, Season 1, Episode 10. CBS. Directed by Peter Werner, written by Corinne Brinkerhoff & Craig Sweeny.
  2. "Heroine," aired May 16, 2013. Elementary, Season 1, Episode 24. CBS. Directed by John Polson, written by Craig Sweeny and Robert Doherty.
  4. Elementary Writers (@ELEMENTARStaff). "Inadvertent homage to Lucy's character in Kill Bill, O-Ren Ishii?!" December 14, 2012.
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