Dawson is an American from Chicago. He is
He is part
of an ancient secret organization known as
which has been observing Immortals and
registering all their steps through
the centuries, without interfere.
He is a
vet who served in the Marines until he was
injured by a land mine, losing
his legs. On that occasion, he could have
died if Immortal marine sergeant
Andrew Cord hadn't returned from the dead in
front of him in order to save
his life. Afterwards, he was recruited into
the Watchers by Ian Bancroft.
At first, he worked as a historian to the
organization (1968-1970); Then,
it was assigned to him Immortals Roy Ferrer
(1971-1974), Liza Grant (1975-1978)
and Duncan MacLeod — he has been Duncan's
Watcher since 1979.
He was a
player in high school. He was known as The
himself to Duncan in 1993, which is totally
against the rules, because
there was no other alternative at the time;
Mac and he had to team up to
stop renegade Watcher James Horton, from
killing Immortals. This friendship
nearly cost him his life later, in
1996 — the Watchers Tribunal wanted
to punish him and he ended up being
sentenced to death, but Duncan and
Methos saved his life.
He owns a
bar (Joe's) in Seacouver, the
favorite hangout for the folks —
Duncan, Richie, Methos. In 1998, the
Watchers transfer him to Paris, where
he goes on working in the same field,
running Le Blues Bar. Being
a musician, it explains his interest in
after being torn between to be a Watcher and
to be Duncan's friend, he
chooses to maintain his friendship with
Duncan and gives up the Watchers.
However, Duncan convinces him to return to
the secret organization.
Amy Thomas, is also a Watcher. She is the
consequence of a one-night stand
with a married Watcher and only after
her husband's death Amy discovers
that Joe Dawson is her father — and Joe, he
has a daughter.
the Immortals will be gone. People need to
know they were here, their part
in our history. And that is the gig.