The episode begins with Holmes doing a touch up on one of his tattoos. Watson is surprised to learn that Holmes has that machine, and also that Holmes is ambidextrous. She tells him that in a few days, Holmes will be completing a year of sobriety and she thinks that they should celebrate it. Holmes thinks that there is nothing to celebrate because sobriety is a state; one is either in it or out of it. Watson doesn’t argue. At that moment, Alfredo calls and tells Holmes that he needs his help. Next, it is seen that Holmes and Watson arrive at a house to meet Ken Whitman. ..