Emma Lazarus' body is kept in a coffin at her home, shortly after her murder:
1) The body would have been taken away for post mortem examination (amongst others showing the brain tumour this episode in the end centers about) and forensic tests.
2) Assuming a post mortem examination had been done, then, when the head was cut off and stolen by the stalker, the neck wouldn't show trachea and esophagus anymore (as it still does in this episode), as these are removed during a post mortem. See more »
[entering restaurant with Gary Lobo]
I don't think I'll be spending the morning in a tank of boiling hot ink again in a hurry...
[picks up a menu from a waiter]
I feel like a poached octopus!
[waiter nods his head, as if acknowledging an order]
[at a table]
Yeah, Personally I found her novels disturbing yet, er, compelling. When she writes, for example, of a mutant fetus that strangles a young girl with its umbilical cord. The metaphor is, er, obvious
[starts to touch Maddy's hands across the table]
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