Megure and Takagi come to the crime scene to examine it along with the forensics and the coroner after being contacted (by the group).
Okiya deducts that the culprit stabbed Nitsuji (the victim) over the plate.
All 3 clients brought their dishes inside of boxes.
Sera deduces that one of them put the real plate in their box after the murder.
(The police) start questioning the 3 clients about their names, professions and alibii at 2PM, when the crime happened.
The salaryman from a securities company, Toujima, found a dish identical (to the one shown in the TV show) inside of a shed he inherited from his grandfather, who died last year.
It's not like he was specially troubled with money but he asked (for the appraisal) to (get some savings) for when he retired.
At the time of the crime, he was told to wait in the reception with the other 2 until Agasa arrived, yet...
When he went to the restroom, he got lost and couldn't get back into the room; he heard the fuss made by the footsteps and came to th crime scene.
The ex-real estate business CEO, Chouno, currently retired, was sure that the plate he bought 20 years before for 10,000 Yen was the real deal; if it was fake he'd be shamed in front of his family. After Toushima left for the restroom, he was with the other client in the reception for a while but since he's unable to stay still, he went to the study and read a book on antiques; he then heard the footsteps like Toushima did and headed (to the crime scene).
Sakamaki, the art gallery director, was asked by the owner to have the dish appraised to know its value since they wanted to use as the main exhibit of the gallery, which had been renewed and would soon open again. She says she was in the reception when the time of the crime but says that, at first, she wasn't alone since there were 2 housekeepers there as well.
Chiba brings them in; Sakamaki told them she disliked sweet things and asked if they had something salty; after guiding Toujima to the restroom and Chouno to the study they went to a nearby store to buy rice crackers as well as buy the ingredients for the dinner.
The victim's son and his wife also live in the house but they're currently out on a family trip.
Sera deduces that that the 3 clients lack alibis and could've killed the victim. The spear has a long handle so you won't be stained by blood if you stab th victim after striking him, but Conan says that the culprit must've put the real dish on their box so they should figure it at once; Haibara also says that having another appraiser check the dishes would make it "very clear indeed" who's the culprit.
Sera cross-examines Haibara, saying that her words are unusual for her age and asks her for her real age and if she swallowed a drug like Conan did but Okiya says that nowadays kids use smartphones so they can look up difficult words that picked their interest. He has Agasa play along saying that he might say "difficult words" often.
They are about to ask for another appraiser but the 3 clients say that the culprit might've put the dish in an empty box they casually found around; they suggest someone else who had a grudge with the victim did it and made it look like the dish was their aim; they argue, annoyed, that it's unfair to be treated as the culprit even if the real dish is in one of their boxes; nevertheless, things won't proceed without an appraiser; but calling for a famed appraiser takes time.
Agasa, pointed out by Conan that the victim, before dying, said that the dish in front of him was the real one, should have bloody marks of the victim's fingers; Okiya and Sera deduce that the culprit noticed that and took profit of the situation to put marks on the other 2 dishes, too.
They ask Agasa if the real one had any other traits that made it stand out; when he turned the dish horizontally the crane's beak position was in the same location (as the other face); they might tell (the real one) by doing that; they do that but the 3 dishes didn't have blood in the beak; the 3 clients sigh, saying that the whole "tell it" was but a waste of time.
Sera, reactiong to the word, then asks Subaru how could he tell she was a girl despite that he hadn't mistaken her for a guy (and she didn't correct him).