Back to Heather. She says that now that crosswords are online, it's a miracle she gets any work done at all. Holmes asks if she's trying to get sex with all this crossword talk. Because if she is the feeling is mutual, and he compliments the musculature of her legs. But he's busy right now. Heather is thrown off her game, so she leaves as Watson comes in.
Watson is unruffled by the rescheduling of the sponsor audition, which seems to disconcert Holmes. Holmes takes her to see Heather and Earl so he can reveal his findings. He announces that an employee named Pradeep Singh was associate creative director who got written up in 2008. Earl says Pradeep was terminated but Heather says he vanished mysteriously: "It was in all the papers at the time." See? She's obsessed with newspapers! Earl says he had an argument with Pradeep because Pradeep wasn't happy. He became arrogant and said he wanted more power and control. But he wanted his fourth raise in eighteen months, and he told Earl he'd be sorry.
Holmes and Watson are out at the Singh house, where his wife says he died in 2008. But Holmes says he was never found. Mrs. Singh held out hope, but finally accepted his death. She thinks he would have been found if he just collapsed. So it must have been murder! Suddenly Holmes spots some pictures on the mantel and asks if there's been any work done on the room. No, not even for that mold he can smell. He gets everyone out of the room on a flimsy excuse and claims to have had a dodgy egg. Once he's alone, he moves a shelving unit and studies the baseboard. There's mold. Then he removes some pictures from the wall. He listens to the wall and rubs the paint. Then he picks up a piece of metal and looks around.
When Holmes joins them outside, he pulls Watson aside to tell her that Mr. Singh is dead. There was a picture on the mantel that showed the wall, but the actual wall had the pictures a few inches different. This show relies a lot on people having pictures that show the room the picture is in. Anyway, the pictures had been moved, but there were no old nail holes in the wall. And the wall was convex, due to the gasses from decomposing body. Four years ago, the murderer must have killed him, torn down the wall, wrapped the body in plastic, and hung new drywall. He's "fairly sure." Because he checked by breaking a hole in the wall. I like that he checked!