S06E18-Holmes conducting

"The Visions of Norman P. Horowitz"
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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.


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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, he's found that three of Norman's obituaries have come true. Norman 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.

S06E18-In Normans basement
The more absurd a belief, the more dangerous its adherents tend to be.
Norman believed he was a special character and could see into the future. Expressing his beliefs at symposiums had garnered him friends and attention. Believing that someone from the symposium may have killed the three people to stir up interest in the theory, they also see that Henry Baskerville sponsored one of the symposiums. Meeting Henry at his mansion, they fill him in on the case and find that he is a strong believer in the theory. Holmes believes that Norman wrote his obituary after learning of the work he and Watson did for Henry. Confirming that Norman approached him at a symposium, he provides a list of those that attend them in the hopes they can find a suspect. Henry asks if it's been confirmed that the three people who died were murdered and wants to be kept informed. At the Brownstone, Watson asks Holmes to stay and review the list while she and Detective Bell look into one of the deaths.

S06E18-At Baskervilles
There's Nobel winners who believe in this.
The death threat prompts Holmes to give Watson a copy of his will in which he's left everything to her. Besides instructions for care of his bees and his brain, there are taxes to be paid on foreign equities. Watson logs on to the equity account and finds it empty. Holmes is annoyed but has an idea who stole his money. Later, Bell and Watson talk to Jonathan Dawson at his apartment. His wife Christina jumped off the apartment roof and is one of the three people whose death Norman predicted. Jonathan was out of town when she died and has no idea why she jumped. Proceeding onto the rooftop, Watson notices a camera in a nearby building which they obtain footage from. At the precinct with Holmes, they watch the video and see Christina jump off the rooftop without coercion. At the Brownstone, Holmes re-watches the video while Watson reports that the other two deaths don't appear to be from murder. David calls asking if they leaked their case to the press as he has news vans in front of his house.

S06E18-Watson Bell on roof
Check out that lounge area over there.




Elementary Season Six Episodes
An Infinite Capacity for Taking PainsOnce You've Ruled Out GodPushing ButtonsOur Time Is UpBits and PiecesGive Me the FingerSober CompanionsSand TrapNobody Lives ForeverThe Adventures of Ersatz SobekneferuYou've Come a Long Way, BabyMeet Your MakerBreatheThrough the FogHow to Get a HeadUncanny Valley of the DollsThe Worms Crawl in, the Worms Crawl OutThe Visions of Norman P. HorowitzThe Geek InterpreterFit to be TiedWhatever Remains, However Improbable

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