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George Watson 1949
George in 1949
George Watson 1958
George in 1958
George Watson 2009
George in 2009
George Watson
Portrayed by Brian Hooks (1949, 1958)
Richard Gant (2009)
Episode Libertyville
Status Arrested

George Watson is the killer in "Libertyville". He was childhood best friends with Julian Bellows and knew his secret. They served in the army together, but George was a troublemaker who never followed Julian's orders. They got separated after they returned home.


In 1958, George was in a restaurant when he recognized Julian, but Julian said to him he was not knowing of who he was talking to. But George told him he recognized him and want to talk to him about working by putting carpet in all houses Julian built. But the truth was he wanted to buy a house for himself and his family and see the perfect place for his future home. When Julian brought him to the place, George was angry at him because the bank refused his pre-approved loan. When Julian told him it was "his fight" too and will help him, that comment only made George more aggressive. In a moment of anger and frustration, he grabbed Julian and told him that he was a shame for their race and killed him in cold blood.

In 2009, he was the last person who saw Julian when he was alive, but tells Detectives Lilly Rush and John Stillman that he and Julian were friends for a long time and he knew Julian's secret. But when George told them he would do the same thing as Julian for his secret, Will Jeffries became suspicious about him and his argument. Later, he's brought back to the the police station. Lilly shows him a document found by Harry Kemp with a contract with George's signature for a house. Jeffries told him he knew why he wanted that place and why the bank refused his loan. That made George admit his crime and be arrested.