Tic, Tac, Toe
'In the eye of an observer, nothing is trivial. What you see is what you percieve, but what you percieve may not be what reality is.'
It takes a keen eye to observe the purpose of an event. 'Deduction', is an art, or so is the belief of Desmond Wilhelm. Something which is now like a second nature to him. Just by mere observation of human behavioral pattern, he's able to percieve everything there is needed to be known about that individual. Like an animal predicts the coming of a calamity by observation of environment, his intuition enables him to observe the courses of events in a completely different manner from every human, making him able to predict both, the beginning, and the outcome of particular event, no matter how trivial it may be. Simply by observing the trivial courses of nature and human behavior, he's able to predict thousands of outcomes of one particular event.
Eliot Jones, however, disagrees with the self-proclaimed genius, telling him that all of his beliefs and notions are nothing but impractical fantasies.
Observe, in the narrative of Eliot himself, as Desmond unfolds different series of events and human behavior, untying each knot one by one, which such expertise, which baffles both, Eliot and the audience alike, with his extraordinary knowledge and skill of deduction, making him yet the smartest detective, and a viscous of human mind.