[Note: I have not played Android yet; but I have purchased the game and read the rules twice.]
I haven't seen this question asked anywhere else, so perhaps the answer is obvious; but I honestly can't imagine what it would be:
What possible motivation is there to visit Lily Lockwell when one could visit Jimmy The Snitch instead?
When visiting Lily, the following happens:
1. The player must spend one time if able (no choice) to speak to Lily.
2. If he does so, the player may pick one piece of evidence on one suspect sheet and turn it face-up.
3. The player is then able to see the value of that one piece of evidence; but so is every other player.
(Note that there is nothing wrong with the Lily mechanic itself; but it seems to be virtually useless when compared to the Jimmy The Snitch option.)
When visiting Jimmy, the following happens:
1. The player may spend one time if able (this is now the player's choice) to speak to Jimmy.
2. If he does so, the player may choose one suspect sheet and look at every piece of evidence it contains.
3. Not only does this give the player much more information than the Lily mechanic; but the evidence remains secret and only the player himself benefits.
4. On top of this, the player also has a whole other option of what to do when visiting Jimmy. Instead of looking at evidence, he may opt to secretly look at one other player's hand of cards.
So in a nutshell, why in the world would a player waste his time with Lily when the vastly superior Jimmy option is available? Unless Lily is much closer to the player's location than Jimmy or, for some reason, the player wants to share the information he gains with his opponents, I can't see any comparative benefit to the Lily option. It seems to be a completely redundant and virtually pointless mechanic as long as Jimmy is in play.
Am I missing something here?