Gregson's office. Gregson thanks Dr. Mantlo for giving him a chance to apologize face-to-face. Mantlo is probably going to sue the department because Holmes is a consultant and smashed up his car. Gregson asks directly if he ever treated Peter Saldua as a patient. The doc denies it and says he's late for an appointment with his attorney. Holmes comes in to report that Miss Watson noticed that rice thing. And there's a credit card receipt that showed Saldua buying it three days earlier, the same day he stopped using his credit card. Turns out Saldua accidentally left his phone in the washing machine, wrecked the machine with his anger, and then bought a bag of rice. Which is a desiccant! The phone was in the bag, drying out!
So, since Peter recorded all his sessions, let's listen to Peter talking to Dr. Mantlo about how he wants to murder Amy. And Dr. Mantlo offering some drugs. Oh, that's awkward. Case closed!
Brownstone. Watson and Holmes watch the Mets. They seem to only have one television, so I don't know where the other ones are. Holmes is cranky and wants to go to dinner. Watson tells him, "Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean it isn't awesome." Holmes says he likes the statistical analysis. He claims it's going to be a popup to center, intentional walk, and a double play. That's exactly what happened, so now Sherlock Holmes can predict entirely random events. Great.
Okay. So I can't help but notice that Watson was the one to spot the rice thing. I'm not saying I insist on a Watson who never says anything but, "My word, Holmes! You certainly amaze me with your intellect!" but in this pilot episode for a new Sherlock Holmes series, Sherlock Holmes was practically useless. The police found Peter Saldua without him, and that would have led them to the idea that Peter killed Amy Dampier. I guess Holmes was necessary for Peter's medical record, but all the actual deduction was done by Watson. If you're going to have a Sherlock who's this big a jerk, you need to make him more relevant to the story.