Season: Six — Episode: 18 Director: Lucy Liu — Writer: Jason Tracey & Brandon Tanori — Aired: August 27, 2018 — Viewers (millions): 3.57 Summary: Holmes and Watson search for a killer choosing victims based on the predictions of a deceased man who claimed to foresee the future deaths of others, including the murder of Sherlock Holmes.
Okay, I don't mean to be crass, but if you are murdered, how many reasons will the police have to suspect me?
— Watson to Holmes
At The Brownstone, Holmes practices acting as an orchestra conductor. (♫ The Jam - Town Called Malice ♫) He's called by Watson, who is with an orchestra, wondering where he is as the stolen flute they are supposed to retrieve is about to leave with the thief. On his way out, he runs into David Horowitz who begs for an audience. Explaining that his schizophrenic brother Norman, who recently died, wrote obituaries for people who hadn't died yet. David's found that three of Norman's obituaries have come true and he wrote one for Holmes predicting he'd be killed in three days. Joining Holmes at David's house, Watson meets David's wife Luz. The Horowitzs indicate that Norman lived in their basement, was brilliant and very outgoing. In the basement, they find it cluttered with stacks of papers and journals. David explains that Norman believed in Simulation Theory, that human existence wasn't real and that we're all characters in a superior being's video game.