Canon Thursday: Watson’s Wives

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all know about Watson’s first wife, Mary Morstan, who famously fell in love with the good doctor during The Sign of Four. What is less clear is why, after her death during Holmes’s Great Hiatus, Watson is mentioned as having another wife.

I’m curious about your opinion on this. From a Doylean perspective, the author might have made a continuity mistake, something he definitely did on a regular basis, or he could have been echoing his own life as a widower who later remarried. Conversely, when playing The Game, some people do timeline gymnastics to make Watson only have one wife, but for most people, the possibilities are nearly endless because so little is said about his remarriage.

What do you think? Author mistake? Natural character progression? Anomaly? Let me know in the comments.

 

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