Holmes intuits that the missing woman had a significant life change 2 years ago – plastic surgery or weight loss. Then he wanders around sniffing things, while Gregson tells Watson he worked with Holmes 10 years ago in England.
Wait! Mecca is in the other direction!
Now Holmes deduces the victim knew the attacker. Yet again he’s way behind your very own PennyDreadful. Holmes also determines the attacker took a ring box, which Holmes helpfully points out is done by killers, not kidnappers.
And then he redecorates. With a consulting detective, you get the total package. Murder solved AND a new home decor.
What the hell is up with Holmes’ voice? It’s just one big monotone mumble. HEY! Freaking enunciate! And show some damned emotion! Holmes – the real one – is an irascible, excitable, emotional guy, not a sap but a guy with strong feelings and opinions. This guy? I would recommend mortician as an excellent career choice cause he sure has the voice for it.
Down at the precinct, the cops are interrogating the doc, while Holmes and Watson watch. Watson asks Holmes how he guesses, he says he observes, and then we get to how did he know she was a surgeon. Holmes explains. Then he busts into the interview room and demands a list of tall men in the couple’s life. (This is based on the size 11 bloody shoeprint at the murder scene, not some wish by Holmes to get it on with a well-hung guy. Too bad). This leads to Holmes and Watson questioning a guy who was arrested on a stalking charge several years ago. Yes, he conveniently has a box of size 11 shoes in his office, and no I don’t think he did it. How do I know? Because we never see him again. Great red herring!
As an aside, I’m glad to see from the glacial pace of this program that CBS hasn’t abandoned it’s “one foot in the grave” demographic. Nice and slow for the oldsters. I once actually sat outside and watched grass grow. That was a fascinating marvel of speed compared to this show.
Even Rose can follow along.
Speaking of, we see Holmes keeping bees. How did a guy who just got out of rehab what, 2 days ago? get a fully furnished apartment with bees? Daddy didn’t buy those. Holmes tells Watson he doesn’t need her, he’s finished with drugs, she should go on a vacation.
She’s just hanging on every word, isn’t she?
She doesn’t, next morning she joins him down at the precinct records room. Watson tests Holmes for drugs (he’s not high. Of course not. The relapse will come in a Very Special Sweeps Week Episode), while he posits that the killer has killed before. Doesn’t the NYPD use computers? How come Law & Order uses computers, but this show doesn’t? Who hangs around the records room anymore?