Elementary Exclusive: Look Who's Playing Joan Watson's Mom! — Will She Approve of Sherlock?

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Freda Foh ShenFreda Foh Shen (Everwood, Close to Home) will pay a visit to CBS’ Elementary as Joan Watson’s mother, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Mary Watson appears in Episode 9, slated to air Dec. 13, and she’s not very happy about her daughter’s choice of profession. As established in the pilot, Lucy Liu‘s Joan “doesn’t feel a tremendous amount of support from [her parents] when it comes to her second career as a sober companion,” explains executive producer Rob Doherty.

But another, unexpected dynamic may prove even more interesting.

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“Mom will meet Sherlock,” confirms the EP. “Given what we know about mom — or heard about mom — and given what we know for sure about Sherlock, you can see it going a certain way. I feel like we’re going to tell a story with a few lovely, little surprises.”

Shen’s TV credits also include The Defenders, JAG and Gideon’s Crossing.



Comments (8)

  • Awesome news. Now get Idris Elba on the show.

    Comment by Patrick – October 24, 2012 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ms Shen looks way too young to play Lucy Liu’s mother!

    Comment by Keren – October 24, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why do I get the feeling Mama Watson would like the idea of Joan solving crimes with Sherlock better than the “sober companion” thing? ;)

    Comment by Michelle – October 24, 2012 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yeah indeed, she’ll approve of the detective assistant gig indeed

    Comment by Daniel – October 24, 2012 04:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The funny part about this is that lucy liu is seven years oldier than freda

    Comment by Leon – October 26, 2012 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We refuse to watch this show. It is not Sherlock Holmes as written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is a very poor imitation. For the real deal people should watch the Granada Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett, David Burke, and Edward Hardwicke

    Comment by Diana – November 5, 2012 05:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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