F. Murray returns to consciousness in Holmes's straitjacket. Also in the Brownstone, but that's not as dramatic. Holmes says F. Murray's name is Daniel Gottlieb, and he's a retired engineer. And he's carried out a number of murders for someone that Holmes is willing to call "Moriarty." Watson says there's information that ties Gottlieb to those last two murders (the pacemaker and the air conditioner). Gottlieb's phone shows that he's received a number of encrypted texts, and Holmes offers to make a bargain. He'll take the phone into the next room and send a text to Gottlieb's boss saying there's been a problem and a meeting will be necessary. And then Gottlieb has until they receive a response to tell them everything. They give him a bell to ring when he's ready to talk and go into the next room.
Watson is worried about getting Moriarty's attention. And she's so worried that she says she doesn't want tea; she wants a drink. Inappropriate! I realize she's no longer a sober companion, but she still shouldn't be talking wistfully about alcohol in front of Holmes.
Ding. Ding. Gottlieb's ready to talk. But he says, "You're going to be disappointed. I don't know who he is." He says he's killed 31 people, because Moriarty has been active in New York the last few years. Holmes asks how he was recruited? Well, eight years ago, he was doing an environmental survey in the UK. A tall, striking, British person wanted to take him to dinner, because he'd found out Gottlieb was a serial killer. He claimed to be experienced in spotting psychopaths. The man said he spent time in a reform school. And then Gottlieb says, "One more thing. I know you. Your face." He got a text with Holmes's face. He had an accidental overdose all planned, but the job was cancelled. The answering text comes in. It's in code, but Holmes can read it. It arranges a meeting at the Parthenon. Not the one in Greece. And probably not the BDSM house that was the first result in my Google search.
This Parthenon appears to be a diner and one in which all the booths are visible from a car across the street, which is pretty convenient for our heroes. Watson warns that Moriarty must be both brilliant and observant. Not one of Watson's most useful observations. There's a guy with a turban who have food, but Holmes says his wife is pregnant. The guy in the next booth is rich, but pretending to be poor. He's got a new manicure and a limited edition watch. He takes off a wig as he gets into his convertible sports car. Watson follows in her less-flashy car.