Preferring the streets and outdoors instead of blackboards, stating, "the truth is in the air and we must breathe it in". Detective Watts is quite unlike Detective Murdoch. He is a little hard to get a handle on with regard to what he’s going to say next— a bit of a loose cannon with little in regards to social graces. Well-read, he has an existential philosopher's curiosity about human nature and an objective analytical logic in the mould of Sherlock Holmes, but processes his thoughts aloud as they come to him– unfiltered.
He dines on street food and especially likes German soft pretzels.
- 1 Early Life
- 2 Character Arc - Season 10
- 3 Season 11
- 4 Season 12
- 5 Season 13
- 6 Season 14
- 7 In The Future
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Gallery
Born to a Jewish mother (ep.1115), Llewelyn Watts lost both his parents before his twelfth birthday and was raised by his older sister and only sibling. When he was twelve, his sixteen-year-old sister disappeared (ep.1012) but their landlady looked after him (ep.1015). The landlady’s twin sons Daniel and Hubert Marks became, in every way, his brothers (ep.1207) and he their protector.
Llewelyn Watts’ quietly searches for his missing sister from his time as a young constable to becoming a detective for the Toronto Constabulary through to his working with the team at Station House No. 4 in Season 10.
Character Arc - Season 10
- In a chat with Crabtree, Det. Watts deduces, "Are you the same man today you were yesterday? Your hair is not the same. You cut and discarded it. Same with your fingernails. Over time, our entire body falls away and is reconstituted. How, then, can you be the same? In truth, the continuity of personhood may be nothing more than a delusion. In fact, it makes me question our whole profession..."
- In the morgue with Dr. Ogden, he observes aloud, "The detective was wrong. You're not pretty. Look at you... Classic, Romanesque bone structure, excellent physiognomic symmetry... You're not pretty, you're beautiful." Julia replies, "Well, I suppose I'm flattered." He asks, "Why? It's merely an objective assessment."
- Watts has been asked to vacate Station House No. 1 due to personality conflicts and freely admits it is his own. Happily, he has heard that there is an opening for a detective at Station House No. 4 as Murdoch is now Acting Inspector until Brackenreid returns.
- Det. Watts enlists Constable Jackson in the investigation of missing women, whereupon their Detective-Constable partnership brings.
- While he doesn't like asking for permission, he requests for Constable Jackson again, calling him an "agreeable fellow" which is high praise coming from Watts.
- He tells Jackson, "If I was a betting man. Well I was a betting man once....and that didn't go well."
- Watts has a missing sister. When he was 12 years old, his older sister went missing. She was 16 years old. This is the motive behind his determination to find the missing women.
- Detective Watts finds an interesting book of Greek Gods and Goddesses belonging to Muriel Bruce which may be a valuable clue to his on-going case into the missing women.
- Watts discovers that the woman killed in a mysterious explosion is Muriel Bruce and further investigation leads to a the Greenwood Estate and a surprise reunion with his long lost sister Clarissa Watts, now known as Athena.
- Clarissa Watts abandoned her 12 year old brother because she did not want a life of servitude. Lady Greenwood was looking for a companion and when she died left her entire estate to Clarissa.
- After a rough start in their working relationship, Freddie Pink relates, "You didn't choose your sister. In fairness, she didn't choose you." Watts tells her that she has a symmetrical face. Julia reassures Freddie that he meant as a compliment. (ep.1004)
- Watts appears at the end of the episode after Murdoch is locked up, framed by a conspiracy for the murder of Lydia Hall. With the majority of Murdoch's allies presumed dead or incapacitated, Watts appears to offer him needed help.
- As it turns out, Watts offer to help is a genuine offer. He attends the funeral of Jackson with Murdoch, having allowed him to attend. He then proceeds to get on Penelope Marsh's good side, acting as if he is there to follow her orders, when he is truly trying to find out what is really going on. He also tries to convince Marsh that Williams and Graham are the bad guys.
- He runs into Julia in the street, who is in disguise, and takes her to the tavern where George and Brackenreid are waiting. Watts then tells the others how he stuck to the shadows when he heard things were going badly for Murdoch, and recounts how he ran into the church after the shooting occurred. He found Jackson dead, but Henry and George were alive. Ordering Henry and Jackson to be taken to the hospital, he pretends that George is dead so that he can go undercover, and takes him to Miss James, who saves his life.
- He teams up with Marsh, who turns out to be on their side, to get the fingermarks of Williams and Graham, but when they can't get Williams' fingermarks, they take him to the Windsor House Hotel room that the Murdoch's live in.
- In the closing scene, Watts listens in as Brackenreid makes a tribute to Jackson, and Watts mentions that 'he was a stout, earnest fellow, I liked him very much.' Watts then decides to stay on at Station House Four.
- Llewelyn Watts is an oenophile and has a sommelier Jean-Michel Larouche Coutre III.
- Watts assists Murdoch in the investigation of the murder of a wine connoisseur. As they investigate the cellar, Watts reveals himself to be a bit of a wine connoisseur, able to name the notable wines in the cellar.
- In order for Murdoch to have a better understanding of the different varietal characteristics of wine, Watts conducts a tasting experiment for the Detective, resulting in Murdoch becoming quite drunk.
- Investigating where the old winery used to be located, George and Watts return to the the Station House rather happily tipsy. Upon discovering that the winery was right next to the estate owned by the murder victim, Watts departs with Murdoch to determine its exact location.
The Canadian Patient (Mention)
- Inspector Brackenreid asks, "Where's bloody Watts?" When told that he has ask for a couple of days off, the Inspector responses with, "Thinks he can wander in and out of this Station House and do as he pleases."
- Detective Watts gleans that John Brackenreid is not certain whether he truly wants to be a policeman.
- Llewelyn Watts finds romance in the adventurous and well-travelled Miss Fiona Faust.
- Detective Watts' life is at risk.
- While investigating the case with Al Jolson, Watts hears children singing as they pass a window. It stops him as he recognizes it as the one his mother sang to him. Jolson tells him that it is an old Yiddish lullaby and that his family must be Jewish. Highly unlikely, for his last name, Watts, is not a Jewish name. But names are changed all the time when folks get off the boat from the old country, Jolson insists, "And if your mother is Jewish, so are you."
- Al Jolson tells Watts that he has found his new shtick, before applying black makeup to his face. Jolson appears in blackface in the The Jazz Singer.
- Watts points out the thing about the Travel Agency, "They not only know where you are going, but also where you are coming from"...
- Watts appreciates the design of the new Murdoch Home, suspecting that Murdoch might not he asks him directly (as is his fashion). William states that "it suits Julia's needs" – neither men know that Julia has heard them.
- Detective Watts reports a killing at his own hands, in self-defence; This is the first time he has taken a life.
- Hubert Marks and his twin brother Daniel are the sons of the landlady who took care of twelve year old Llewelyn Watts when his sister abandoned him. Watts has always held them as his brothers and himself as their protector.
- Detective Watts returns to the Station House to assist Detective Murdoch and Inspector Brackenreid with a case involving a stamp enthusiast and a men-only party.
- When various men are brought to light as being homosexual, Watts' views conflict with Brackenreid's as the case progresses. Where Brackenreid threatens arrest, Watts attempts to speak one-on-one with the suspects as he understands that no one wants to lose their jobs, nor their reputation.
- Jack Walker helps Watts locate Mr. Paxton's secret stamp collection in exchange for an hour to run an errand visiting his mother. When the Inspector learns of this, he criticizes Watts for being so foolish as "he's being held on suspicion of murder! He could be on a train halfway across the country by now." Watts firmly assures Brackenreid that Jack Walker, though he could have run, has done what was promised and returned to the cells.
- When the investigation comes to a close, Detective Watts calls on a now-released Mr. Walker to thank him for his cooperation. Hesitating in the doorway, Walker asks if there was anything more Watts wanted to tell him. Watts asks, "do you mind if I call you Jack?"
- No response is needed: Jack goes back inside his apartment and Watts follows, closing the door behind him.
- Watts has spent the night over at Jack's residence.
- Watts is grabbing his things to leave when Jack stops him, handing him his lunch. "I hope you come back again," he says. Watts is hesitant. "If anyone were to find out-" but Jack interrupts him. "Some things are worth the risk," adjusting the detective's tie. The two share a knowing smile before Watts puts on his hat and steps out into the hall.
- At the other end of the hallway, he spots George just leaving Effie Newsome's room. He tries to make a discreet get-away but George catches him, saying he didn't know Watts lived in the building. Watts truthfully tells him that he, in fact, doesn't.
- George assumes Watts has been visiting a lady friend like himself, "We're in the same boat," no need to hide.
- George has been asked by Effie to track down a possible thief in the building, so he asks Watts to help in the case. When evidence arises pointing to Jack Walker's butcher shop, they engage in a 'wink and nod' questioning which helps resolve the case but leaves a puzzlement.
- Watts has asked George to meet with him yo explain that he's been having "money troubles" which is why he was staying over at Jack Walker's. Unconvinced George replies, "Well, Detective, you should know that your – 'money troubles' – are safe with me," with a reassuring smile.
- A bit taken aback, Watts is silent for a moment before thanking his fellow copper and friend.
- "I detest the weather here," Watts comments as he and Jack leave a pub late into the night. Jack assures him that Watts needs only a warmer coat, but the detective clarifies himself. "It's not the cold. It's the dark." Jack tells him that he prefer sthe dark, as no one can see what one gets up to. Jack and Watts then share their first on-screen kiss, safely concealed by shadows.
- The moment is short-lived, however, as Watts discovers a body. He instructs Jack to leave and calls Detective Murdoch to the scene.
- Constable Higgins arrives and informs them of a robbery of a wealthy estate. Watts goes to investigate the disappearance of a MacAuley painting. A few minutes later, a man identifying himself as Detective Edwards walks in. He explains that he's new to Station House One and still does not have a solved case under his belt, and wishes to work together with Watts. The next day, the two discover evidence that leads to the possible conclusion of the thief being a woman.
- Later that night, Jack and Llewelyn meet up at a pub. Watts assures him that Detective Murdoch is now on the case and that he does not know the truth about how he came across the body. Once again, their time together is interrupted, however, when Detective Edwards enters and asks if he could join the two of them. Watts introduces Jack as merely a friend.
- After interviewing Aldous Germaine, Germaine comments as he leaves, "it was nice seeing you the other evening, Detective." This may suggest that Watts and Jack have attended men-only parties since being together.
- A day later, Watts is confronted by Detective Edwards, who informs him that Jack had been picked previously on charges of suspected homosexual activity. "I will take that under advisement," says Watts. As Detective Edwards walks away, Watts gives him a rather annoyed look before following suit.
- Upon finding Philipe MacAuley alive, Detectives Watts and Edwards question both the painter and Stella Davenport. They explain how the paintings had been put on loan, not actually bought, in hopes that people would see them and want to buy them. This plan worked differently than expected as news of MacAuley's apparent "death" raised the prices greatly. Watts surmises that the real thieves are the collectors - not MacAuley and Davenport. "I like the way you think," Detective Edwards agrees.
- The two detectives go to retrieve MacAuley's paintings from collector Derek Ferdinand, who objects, stating he'd bought them. However, when Watts asks to see a bill of proof, Ferdinand proudly states the agreement was done by handshake. Watts and Edwards then proceed to take the paintings off the walls anyway.
- Watts and Jack are enjoying each other's company at a bar when Edwards walks in. While neither man sees him, Edwards does see them. He leaves without saying a word.
- To celebrate Edwards' first case closed, Watts produces a bottle of wine. "I don't want it," Edwards states shortly. "I don't like your kind." He then smashes the bottle against the floor, startling Watts and the surrounding constables. "If you are looking for your friend from last night - he's in the cells at Station House One." Watts moves to strike the man but backs down.
- Watts goes to free Jack, but the butcher refuses to let Watts damage his career. "You're a policeman, Llewellyn. Don't throw that away."
- Later, Watts storms into Inspector Brackereid's office and explains the situation. Brackenreid can't do anything: his hands are tied in this matter. Jack Walker is "guilty" of what he was charged with. "Then charge me," Watts demands. "I am as indecent as Jack Walker." He shouldn't have told the Inspector that, but he did. "Jack Walker should not be persecuted for being a human being - nor should I." Before he leaves, Watts asks the inspector what his next action will be.
- As it happens, Brackenreid ends up releasing Jack. Though Watts doesn't thank the Inspector personally, he does leave a bottle of wine on his desk.
- Watts is present at the Victoria Day Carnival when Henry gives the good news that Ruth is pregnant.
- A few moments later the group encounters Obie Strathford, who comments about Julia's outfit, "if styles keep advancing I hope I live five years longer." Murdoch is confused as to why this is funny to which Watts explains, "I believe the joke lies in the incongruence of the lasciviousness." Julia mutters for them to just enjoy it, for Strathford is the biggest star in Vaudeville. The moment is spoiled when a body falls through the overhead tarp.
- Watts enters Brackenreid's office while Nomi is leaving, having noticed something curious, but he stops talking when he sees the Inspector's expression. He inquires if something is wrong to which Brackenreid denies. "You can confide in me," Watts assures him. Brackenreid explains the situation and his difficulty with lying and hiding things. He asks how Watts does it - he feels bloody awful lying. "Precisely," says Watts.
- Back at the carnival, Watts informs Murdoch that he's talked to a man who says he witnessed a man with a knife near the stage. He is then distracted by shouting somewhere nearby and decides to go investigate. George goes with him. The disturbance turns out to be a father beating his son - or so they think. Upon separating them, the boy begins to get angry and explains it's all an act.
- Beneath the stage on Vaudeville night, Watts and George are assisting Mr. Laurel on finding his suitcase when they discover a large case of sharp objects directly beneath the trap door of the stage. The door is barely held shut by a single nail - an obvious trap. George pops through the trap door to warn Charlie Chaplin and the show is called off. Later at the station house, Chaplin boasts about receiving a letter from a young lady after a romantic encounter. "How do you know it's from a young lady?" Watts asks. "It could be from an old lady. Or a young man." Murdoch somewhat agrees that it could be a trap and devises a plan, which involves Watts following Obie Strathford, their top suspect, while remaining in constant wireless contact via a large device strapped to his back. Watts is rather apprehensive. "I'm supposed to wear this?"
- The truth is discovered some time later - Obie Strathford is the target, not the perpetrator. Watts is instructed to detain Ed Ward without drawing suspicion. Watts initiates the comedic chase scene near the end when he looks at Ed Ward and exclaims, "oh! You're under arrest!"
- Watts assists Murdoch, and the reluctant Brackenreid, in uncovering the truth surrounding a murder which Bobby is the alleged perpetrator of.
- While Murdoch attempts to track down James Pendrick, Watts deals with a case involving a body found in the Don river. A photo of the dead man is hung up in the Station House and he is recognized by Julia, who says his name is Doctor Quinlan.
- Quinlan was beaten with the use of a weapon, not fists. Watts suggest perhaps a cricket bat. He, Julia, and Violet Hart are curious as to why Quinlan did not defend himself - there is no bruising on his forearms. Hart says she'll know more when she sees his brain. Watts, eyeing the saw in her hand, makes a rapid departure.
- Back at the station house, Watts questions Professor John Gatlin, a colleague of Quinlan's. Gatlin has no knowledge of anyone who would want to harm Quinlan - "he was highly regarded in his field". Quinlan believed he was close to discovering a medical breakthrough, though he wouldn't tell anyone, and his partner had insisted on secrecy. Watts asks the name of this partner. "A man by the name of Pendrick," Gatlin says. Perhaps Watts and Murdoch's cases are connected?
- After discovering what happened to Quinlan, the question becomes, what killed him? Violet Hart unveils Quinlan's brain (much to Watts and Murdoch's disgust) and explains she found a severe inflammation in his brain. Julia identifies it as rabies. Murdoch wonders if this is what happened to Pendrick's dog, which had been put down three months ago. "Perhaps the passing of his pup prompted Pendrick pursue a... cure," Watts says.
- While they are on a stroll together, Jack asks Watts if he is free on Friday. Watts says yes, then asks why. "It's a surprise," Jack says, coyly. Watts admits he's not fond of surprises, but Jack asks him to indulge him. So, Watts agrees, provided no hideous crime gets in the way. "If you'd like I can drop by later today," he suggests. Jack suddenly seems nervous and denies him hurriedly, telling Watts he'll see him on Friday, and departs.
- Watts then spots George oiling up a bicycle and remarks that "a modern police station would have automobiles by now."
- George expresses the difficulties he's having on a recent case of the kidnap of a child, for there's only one witness and he is disinclined to trust her. Watts tosses him a pretzel and offers to assist. While the two are around town, Watts spots Jack talking to another man and hesitates, then quickly brushes it off when George inquires. He spots Jack and the man once again and discreetly follows them, suspicions growing.
- That evening, Watts follows the two men to Jack's apartment. Fearing the worst, he opens the door without knocking - only to find a cake on the table, baked for his and Jack's one year anniversary. Watts is embarrassed that he let his imagination run away and goes to leave but Jack stops him. Together, they sit down and eat cake, celebrating a good year and in the hopes of many more.
- Watts is walking Jack to work. The two are discussing Melitta Benz's newest invention, the paper coffee filter, which Jack comments is "revolutionary." He considers the benefits of installing a coffee maker in the shop.
- Watts encounters a man banging on an alleyway door screaming "I paid in full!" He asks what the trouble is, opens his coat to reveal where his badge should be, then realizes it's in his pocket. The man explains he's waiting for a delivery. "What kind of delivery?" Watts asks. Before the man can respond a woman walks up and asks his name before introducing herself as Constance Weatherly who serves the Virtue's Ministry. Thinking all is well in hand, Watts starts to leave, then becomes suspicious again when Weatherly asks if Axel Crawford is "ready to collect [his] bride?" Then another woman opens the door and tells Weatherly "Maddie's locked herself in the lavatory." Weatherly asks Watts help.
- They approach the locked door where a woman named Madeline Tompkins has locked herself in. Watts inquires on the nature of this place, then knocks on the door himself. Weatherly procures a set of keys and opens it to a dastardly sight - Miss Tompkins lying in a bathtub, bloodied, dead.
- Murdoch is brought in to conduct the investigation. While he is questioning Miss Weatherly, Watts calls from the upstairs window that he's found something. He reveals a pendant bearing initials which are not the victim's, then leads Murdoch outside to where there are shoe marks underneath Tompkins' window.
- Later, Watts is helping a distraught Jack Walker deal with offensive vandalism done to the butcher shop. Watts tells Jack to go home, he'll take care of this. He asks a group of men if they saw who did this - one man says he didn't, but "it's a shame it happened to a fine, upstanding business." Detecting sarcasm in the man's tone, Watts tells them he's a detective then asks if he did the slander. Tauntingly, the man admits to it, then says he's just doing his part to help. Watts arrests him.
- Watts goes to Jack to tell him the news - but Jack is not pleased. He didn't want things to escalate, he just wanted it to go away, and now it will be all anyone's talking about. "How long do you think you'll last at the constabulary when the rumours start flying about the 'Sodomite Cop'?" Jack snaps. Watts tells him he'll fix this, he'll get the charges dropped, but Jack is still not happy. A tearful conversation ends with Jack breaking things off, and Watts leaves Jack's apartment with a heavy heart.
- Brackenreid praises Watts for catching the vandal and is surprised when Watts asks the charges be dropped. "I thought Jack Walker was your friend." Indeed, he is, but this friend wishes to avoid public trial. The charges are dropped, Watts goes to see Jack, only to find him currently celebrating an engagement party with a young woman. The woman invites him in but he declines. "I would never intrude on your joy." Jack closes the door in Watts' face.
- Again in Brackenreid's office, Watts skulks around with a drink in his hand, antagonizing over Jack Walker's engagement to Clara Cartwright. He becomes obsessed of warning the bride to be about who Jack is. Brackenreid advises him not to do anything stupid.
- From a distance, Watts watches as Clara tenderly brings Jack's hand to her abdomen. The meaning is clear.
- A call comes in to the station house, seemingly from Murdoch, asking after Detective Watts, but Watts is out investigating a corpse found in a sewer. Brackenreid goes in his place.
- The corpse is a male, dead about a year, and was found by Louise Cherry, whom had been investigating an unrelated matter. Violet Hart finds knife on the corpse and a promissory note found in his wallet.
- Back at the station house, Watts is sorting through the evidence - including Miss Cherry's notebook. Higgins arrives and tells the Detective he spoke with Frank Hoover, the man who wrote the note. It was addressed to Phineas Smith. The name is familiar - Phineas Smith was a witness in the Osbourne robbery case, and Detective Murdoch's alibi in the case surrounding Raymond Huckabee's death.
- Watts interviews Frank Hoover, who says he gave the IOU to Smith the last time he ever saw him, at the Queen's hotel. Apparently, he was getting paid to stay out of his house for a time. Who payed him? Hoover doesn't know; Smith was having dinner with someone - a woman - and he never got the chance to speak with him. Watts holds up Goldie Huckabee's photo. "That's her," says Hoover.
- Watts, Higgins, and Miss Cherry dig around the case files on Raymond Huckabee's murder. Watts asks if Mrs. Huckabee has been located yet, but she hasn't. They discover that Raymond Huckabee was constantly in debt. "Gambling," Miss Cherry says, pulling out a private detective report. Goldie had hired one to see how bad it was. "Number one reason not to get married." She tells Watts to consider her a confirmed bachelorette. "Consider me your counterpart," Watts returns.
- Miss Cherry seems surprised to discover that Watts is a bachelor. "You just haven't been in love," she decides. Watts tells her she's wrong about that, and Louise asks the name of his apparently former lover - assuming female. "Jack...lyn," Watts says.
- The two then discover a rough sketch of the device that killed Raymond Huckabee among Goldie's personal papers. Then Higgins comes in with a case of knives they found hidden in her attic. There is one missing, a direct match to the knife found on the corpse in the sewer. Miss Cherry also discovers a stash of love letters, evidently an affair Goldie was having. They're from Ralph Fellows. With all this new evidence, it's clear Goldie had a bigger hand in everything than previously thought, but the Crown Attorney is not pleased to discover they may have the wrong person on trial.
- Fellows is brought in for Watts to interview. He maintains his insistence that Detective Murdoch killed Raymond Huckabee. He also reveals that he was aware of Station House Four's plan to trap him, then Fellows asks where Murdoch is. "Why am I talking to a second-rate Detective?" Watts asks if he killed Raymond Huckabee. Fellows denies this, and when asked why he confessed, says it was to "stop you and the corrupt machinery of the law from railroading the only woman I loved." Fellows attempts to taunt Watts, to little effect.
- Watts and Cherry track down the crown attorney once more, but without Goldie Huckabee to interview their argument holds little weight. Unfortunately, Goldie cannot be located. "So," Watts rambles to Miss Cherry as they walk down the road, "have we just saved an innocent man from the noose, or allowed a killer to walk free?" With the new evidence against Goldie it allows for reasonable doubt in the conviction of Ralph Fellows. Miss Cherry wonders if this was the plan all along. Although, none of this would have happened if Louise hadn't stumbled upon the skeleton in the alleyway, which leads them to believe their cases are connected. They discover that Miss Cherry's tip on her "unrelated" case had come from Goldie Huckabee. The two toss ideas back and forth, before wondering where Detective Murdoch has gone to.
- Watts, Higgins, and Miss Cherry examine a note on the blackboard. Watts discovers it to be a code, an invitation to meet at 36 Tate Street, which is Kirkham's old electroplating factory, slated for demolition. The pieces begin to fall into place.
- Watts gets there in time to rescue everyone from being dissolved in acid, quipping, "would now be a good time to ask for a raise?"
- After the case is closed, Louise and Watts are walking down the street together discussing the case. "I acted with integrity at every point," Miss Cherry comments. Watts agrees, to which Miss Cherry says it's not a common opinion. "Oh, I don't have common opinions," Watts says. Louise then goes in to kiss him, but Watts backs up awkwardly. He apologizes, explaining he's not ready. "Still in love with her," says Louise. Watts nods. "Something like that."
In The Future
- In 1921, Inspector Watts is called to help with a case that he worked on with former Chief Constable Brackenreid in 1905, but they were unable to solve. By teaming up with Morality Officer Mary Shaw and Private Detective Frankie Drake, they uncover the real culprit behind the robbery that was believed to have involved Frankie's father.
- MM writer Simon McNabb: "There was a long conversation in the Writers’ Room about how to bring in a detective who could play off Murdoch and be his opposite without being a terrible detective,... So we thought about how to come up with someone who is totally unlike Murdoch but still very much a classically great detective and in the mould of your Sherlock Holmes’. We found a nice balance—so it was really fun to see them play off each other and I think the actors did too."
- Daniel Maslany, who plays Detective Watts, is the younger brother of actress Tatiana Maslany who plays Alison Hendrix in Orphan Black.
- When Greg David (TV, Eh?) asked if we can trust Watt's motives at the end of Season 10, Peter Mitchell answered, "Maybe. I never trust those Maslanys. They have many faces! [Laughs.] Daniel is fantastic; just a very pleasant young man."
- Season 11 will reveal him to be "a gadabout detective and he comes and he goes. He is semi-permanently stationed in No. 4.", according to Peter Mitchell. Watts is in at least half of the season's episodes.
- According to showrunner Peter Mitchell after Season 13, "And I think that the way that Daniel portrayed the character, it was with the writers easy for us to go, ‘Yeah, that wouldn’t be a surprise.’ I don’t think we plotted out a three-year arc that would uncover a secret, other than it seemed like although some of the fans had a hard time accepting that this could indeed be possible, it never seemed to us that it was a huge leap. And Dan was super pumped to do it, sort of like off to the races."