I’ve watched enough murder mystery type tv shows (eg. Sherlock, Elementary, Criminal Minds) to know what’s the dealio when it comes to the outline/framework of their episode order. I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with it, but here’s what I’ve noticed.
The pilot episode and most likely the rest of first seasons drum roll… will have a series of murders. Each episode will most likely warrant enough time to solve and arrest the murder. And finally the last two episode will be two part long episode most likely highlighting the main character’s inner turmoil, which is related to some unsolved murder case/mystery.
I guess that’s all the detective work of on those murder mystery shows.