Holmes: "Sometimes I hate it when I'm right."
After a commercial, we're in an interrogation room. Dr. Mantlo protests, "For the last time, I loved my wife." Is that really the last time he'll ever say that? Seems a little harsh. He claims he didn't even know there was a safe room, which sounds sketchy. His wife oversaw the construction, but you'd think she'd tell him about it. The button that opened the door was right next to the bed! What was going to happen if she used it? "Hi, honey. There are burglars in the home. Oh, and I'm in a secret room I never told you about." I think his story has already fallen apart.
Holmes-Watson. Holmes is Holmesing: "I don't guess. I observe. And once I observe, I deduce." That's what he says, anyway. He elaborates, saying that knew she was a surgeon because she had one soft hand that smelled of beeswax. Surgeons wash their hands with beeswax, you know. That's a ridiculous stretch, but it's also the kind of stretch that Doyle's Sherlock would use all the time, so I approve of it. And he figures she stopped being a doctor because she had someone close to her with addiction. Watson asks, "How did you know my father had an affair?" Holmes: "Google. Not everything is deducible."
Okay. Remember that line.
Holmes tells Gregson that Dr. Mantlo didn't kill his wife. His feet are too small to make the boot print and his hands are too small to make the bruises on Amy's neck. Watson reluctantly confirms this. The New York Police Departmnet should consider getting themselves a medical examiner in case every murder doesn't involve a consulting detective whose minder happens to have a medical background. Holmes goes into the interrogation chamber and demands to know the tall men in Dr. Mantlo's life.
Elsewhere, Holmes talks to a man (who is not all that tall) who denies having made a pass at Amy. He says he has pictures of her from before her plastic surgery. Holmes and Watson silently note his shoe size from a convenient shoebox. And what about the stalking charge against this guy? He says that a neighbor overreacted. Watson asks where he was last night, which gets a sideways look from Holmes. He was at home. Nice alibi! And we're firmly in the "Law & Order" format of having a number of random scenes of the heroes interrogating passersby.