Watson gets home. There's a big wall of recent deaths that took place at the banking company. Holmes admits that some could be random, but there might be a pattern in there. Watson says that she suspects Aaron wasn't telling the truth when he said he wasn't married. Holmes wants to go online to see if she was right. His name is "Aaron Ward" and "Maritalrecords.com" says that he's currently married. Holmes congratulates Watson on not becoming "an unwitting adultress". He gets a text saying there was, in fact, heroin in the salad. He plans to go back to the company and make them pay him to locate the murderer.
Holmes gives the company a presentation about several mysterious deaths, dating back several years and covering several states. He suggests that there's a sociopath, killing to get ahead. Holmes demands access to "their files" to locate someone who worked in each city in each year of the murders. One guy (Jim Fowkes) says that he was the only person with that career path was himself. Holmes: "Well, this is awkward, but I'd say that you were a damn good suspect."
Brownstone. Fowkes brings Holmes his check. Holmes offers eggs. The suspect: "I came here to end this." Holmes: "That should be simple enough. Confess!" He denies killing anyone. But he was inches away from COO and now the gossip will keep him from being promoted. So he's going to have to prove his innocence. One of the dead people left for a vacation August 7, 2003 and was supposed to come back August 9. And Fowkes gives a folder to Holmes showing that he had elective surgery August 6, 2003. He got rhinoplasty then, so he couldn't have done it. He suggests John Cho, who didn't work there for the first murder but matches up with the other dates.
Holmes bounces a basketball loudly while staring at John Cho's file. He was there at the first murder, but he didn't work at the company yet. He didn't benefit nearly as much as Jim Fowkes. Watson says that Fowkes definitely didn't do the first one. Holmes encourages Watson to go on another date with the married guy if she's so bugged by him bouncing a basketball. BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE. Watson leaves.
As he peruses the files, Holmes notes that Jim Fowkes's emergency contact was a Donna Kaplan.