Knowing what I know now, I'm assuming that the "lean, wolfish shape" referenced at the start as sniffing around the house was actually the Great Detective doing some investigating.
Also, too bad Jack gives people two strikes. It'd be great to get rid of the Vicar right now. :p
Also also, I'd wonder how losing some of his baskets would upset Owen's plans, but IIRC, it's not going to matter to him long enough to, um, matter, anyhow.