|“||I went to bed in my shithole apartment and I woke up in an actual shithole.||”|
— Adam talks about his abduction[src]
Layout and Structure
The apartment rented by Adam Stanheight, a young photographer, was a run-down flat located on the upper floor of a dilapidated building. It had a big kitchen, a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom with minimal interior fittings. Besides that, it also housed a darkroom, where Adam developed his photos. (Saw)
Observing Dr. Gordon
Adam Stanheight was a photographer, who made a living by following, observing and photographing other people for money. One of his clients was David Tapp, a former homicide detective of the Metropolitan Police Department. Under the alias of "Bob", he paid Adam 200$ per night to observe the oncologist Dr. Lawrence Gordon, who he suspected to be the serial killer Jigsaw. Adam followed Gordon over the course of several days and took numerous photos of him. On one occasion, he followed him to the rundown Hotel Barfly, where Gordon met his student and mistress, Carla. Eventually, his work made him a target of the actual Jigsaw Killer, John Kramer. (Saw)
Adam Stanheight's Abduction
After Adam returned to his apartment to develop the photos of Gordon, he fell asleep in his darkroom. When he woke up, he noted that the electricity in his entire apartment had failed. Upon hearing a noise, he realized that someone else was in his flat. He carefully left his darkroom and used the flash of his camera to find the invader. As he entered the living room, he found a mechanical ventriloquist puppet, which sat on his couch and mockingly laughed at him. Adam grabbed a baseball bat and destroyed the puppet, when he realized that the intruder had gone into hiding inside his closet. However, when he opened it, he was attacked by Jigsaw's accomplice, Amanda Young, who covered her face with a pig mask. After a brief struggle, Adam eventually lost his consciousness. Following his abduction, Amanda took him to a run-down underground bathroom, where one of John Kramer's deadly games was waiting for him. (Saw, Saw III)
In other Media
Adam's disappearance was mentioned in the "Full Disclosure Report", a documentary, which was focused on Jigsaw's early crimes. After his abduction, Detective Ron Willis and his colleagues searched his apartment. Thereby, the found an e-mail from Detective Tapp's alias, Bob, who hired Adam to observe Lawrence Gordon. Furthermore, they also found Adam's photos of Gordon as well as the destroyed puppet in his living room. During his interview for the Full Disclosure Report, Willis published those details of the investigation.
- In a deleted scene of Saw III, Adam ran into Amanda on the way from his apartment, asking to take a picture of her.