‘The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence’ (Watson)

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‘The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence’ by Madeleine George

From: Play

Type: Dramedy

Character: Waston, fixes computers for a Geek Squad like company

Gender: Male

Age Range: 20's | 30's

Summary: Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love.

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WATSON: Well obviously I can’t take this. I mean, I didn’t do it for the money anyway, I did it because you seemed like you needed a hand, and to be honest I needed a break from my high-pressure job, and even though I’m guessing you’re pretty pissed right now, in the end I think you’ll see this was the most helpful thing I could do. Because– (deep earnest) Moving on is so hard sometimes–I mean, I get it, I’ve been there. It’s such a—(he gestures:fist to his heart), you know? And in those moments, when you’re in the middle of doing something really crazy and humiliating, what you need more than anything else is a reality check, someone who can reflect you back to yourself, so you can be like, hey, is this really what I want to be doing? Is this really the guy I want to be? (beat) So that’s what I decided to do for you, in the end. I don’t think this is the guy you want to be.

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