The mystery of Dr. Joan Watson on CBS’s Elementary will start to unravel just a bit more in season two.
Smash’s Jeremy Jordan has been cast as the son of the patient that died in Joan’s care back when she was a surgeon and is set to appear in an October episode.
Joey Castoro (Jordan) is someone for whom the new P.I. has a distinct affection. Viewers learned last season that Joan had resigned from her post as a surgeon in part because she made a mistake that cost a patient his life and her attachment to that patient.
The attachment would appear to be Joey and when he reappears in Joan’s life with an unexpected request, she must determine how deep her affection and guilt run.
“We’re going to… explore Joan’s feelings of guilt,” executive producer Rob Doherty said in an interview with TVLine. “At what point do you tap your guilt and give yourself permission to live a life?”
Though Jordan’s character on Smash, composer Jimmy, was widely disliked by fans, the actor has some strong credits to his name.
Last year, he was nominated for a Tony for his performance as Jack Kelly in Broadway’s Newsies. He also won a Theatre World Award in 2012 for Bonnie & Clyde.
In addition to Smash, he starred in the feature film Joyful Noise with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton.
Elementary returns for its second season September 26 on CBS.