A nurse at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane is brutally murdered by a patient, Dr. Abel Gideon, in a manner reminiscent of the "Chesapeake Ripper", who hasn't committed a murder in two years, the same number of years Gideon has been incarcerated. While Graham tries to discover whether Gideon truly is the Ripper, Crawford receives a phone call, apparently from the real Ripper, who plays the recorded voice of Miriam Lass, a trainee Crawford had consulting on the Chesapeake Ripper case two years previously when she suddenly disappeared. Written by
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When Dr Lecter has Dr Bloom and Dr Chilton for dinner, he says to Dr Chilton "it's nice to have an old friend for dinner". This is a direct reference to the end of Silence of the Lambs where Dr Lecter says to Agent Starling that he's "having an old friend for dinner", meaning an unsuspecting Dr Chilton who has just landed on the island. See more
Agent Lass states that the Chesapeake Ripper took from a victim, among other things, the thymus. The thymus is a gland that is part of the immune system, and atrophies from birth. By adulthood, it's little more than a nondescript fat nodule just above the heart. There would be no point in taking it, and even identifying it would be tricky. See more
What effect were you hoping to have by killing the night nurse?
Dr. Abel Gideon
The effect I was hoping to have was her death. Mission accomplished.
References The Silence of the Lambs
Written by Brian Reitzell
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