BAMF Dr. Watson. Three years, I waited for this moment for over three years. No-one can even remotely understand how much this scene meant for me.
and for all of us who screamed: Yes! At last Doctor!John!
And it was as good as we all hoped it would be.
Doctor John H Watson, consulting BADASS.
May I add in something here? I think you may enjoy knowing this if you do not already.
What you saw right there was Captain John H. Watson, FNF, MD, Retired.
I’ve worked with military doctors. Doctors do bark out orders that they expect to be obeyed.
What you saw here was a commanding officer, a Captain, give a command.
While the doctor in John Watson can and has barked out orders we have not seen him give a command before.
This scene was pure Captain John H. Waston, FNF. When an officer gives a command to one of lesser rank he does not expect it to be obeyed; he knows it will be obeyed. There is no question of “if”. That does not exist in the military.
The soldier hesitated at first because John barked at him to “Call the ambulance, now! as Dr. John Watson.
When the soldier did not move to comply then Dr.John Watson switched gears right into Captain John Watson and he issued a command. The solider knew the difference immediately. He obeyed Captain Watson without hesitation.
John remained Captain Watson when he addressed Sherlock as “nurse”. That clearly startled Sherlock. When John became Captain Watson he remained within military protocol and addressed Sherlock in a military manner which is simple SOP (Standard Operating Procedure).
It was also interesting to see Sherlock startled. Evidently he has not seen a lot of Captain Watson either.
Martin did a perfect turn here in this scene. He did not simply become louder, or more insistent. He became commanding.
And I absolutely agree with you! John Watson is a complete badass. However when he became military he was Captain John H. Watson, Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers and he was then Captain Badass!