|“||I just left a room with more blood on the walls than paint.||”|
— Strahm talks about the crime scene[src]
The flat of Officer Daniel Rigg at 23 Park Place was a commodious apartment where he lived with his wife, Tracy. At one point, they started to renovate their home. However, their work eventually came to a halt when Rigg's partner, Detective Eric Matthews, was abducted by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. As Rigg became obsessed with finding and saving Eric, he began to severely neglect his wife. (Saw II, IV)
Due to her love for her husband, Tracy endured this neglection for a long time. However, after six months she was called by her mother who needed her help for some days and therefore started packing. As she was worried that she might not see Rigg again before her departure, she prepared his dinner and wrote a letter for him which she put on a table. However, Rigg arrived in time and found the letter. When he asked her what she had written, Tracy told him that she wanted to go see her mother. She asked her husband to come with her, but Rigg responded that he couldn't. Tracy, who had already realized his obsession long ago, told him that the only thing he couldn't do was save everyone. After that, she kissed him and took her bag. Rigg asked her to stay, but Tracy eventually left. Utterly depressed, Rigg went to bed and unsuccessfully tried to get some sleep. (Saw IV)
However, during the night, the light in the hallway was turning on and off. Initially thinking that Tracy had returned to give him a final chance, he called for her, but realized that something was wrong when he received no response, but saw someone scurrying through the hallway. Rigg carefully went into the direction where he had seen the mysterious figure, but was eventually attacked and subdued by the invader, Art Blank. After sedating him, Art took his unconscious body to the bathroom and placed him in the bathtub. Then, he destroyed the phone and positioned a TV in front of the bathroom door with a video tape that would start once Rigg left the bathroom and would then provide him his instructions for another one of Jigsaw's games. After that, he prepared Rigg's first test in the living room. Therefore, he set up a trap built for a pimp named Brenda in the middle of the room and chained her to it. Additionally, he placed another TV in front of her, set up another timer and placed numerous photos of the victims involved in the game all around the room. Then, he removed all the knives from the drawer in the kitchen and placed one knife in a small shelf underneath the TV in the living room. Shortly afterwards, Brenda woke up and he told her that the combination to the lock of her trap was written in the trap's gears. Finally, he placed a small box in the apartment's hallway, which contained a written message from Jigsaw and two keys, one of which was for the room with the trap at the Alexander Motel. Having finished all of his preparations, Art left the apartment.
Shortly thereafter, Rigg woke up again and scrambled from the bathtub. While he was initially dazed and confused, he soon noticed a red question mark painted on the door. He carefully opened the door, and by doing so, pulled out a metal pin connected to a TV positioned right in front of him, thus activating it in the process. When it turned on, Jigsaw's mechanical ventriloquist puppet appeared on screen and introduced Rigg to his game. At first, Rigg tried to call for help; however, when he realized that someone had destroyed his phone, he grabbed a shirt and his weapon and listened to the puppet, which explained the rules of his game. In order to overcome his obsession with saving everyone around him, Rigg had to face a series of tests. Additionally, Rigg was shown footage from an unknown location where Eric Matthews, who had been held hostage for six months, was trapped along with Detective Mark Hoffman. The puppet told Rigg that Eric had only 90 minutes to save himself, and that Hoffman's fate was linked to his survival. When the video ended, Rigg left his bedroom and thereby activated the timer for his game.
Carefully, Rigg made his way through the hallway, where multiple photos were hanging from the ceiling, showing the people who were connected to his game. Upon finally entering his living room, he was surprised to see Brenda with a pig mask, sitting on a mechanical chair in the middle of the room. As he approached her at gunpoint, several lights turned on and illuminated the wall, which was filled with photos as well. Above them, the words "See What I See" were written in red letters. Rigg ordered the woman to take off the mask; however, when she started to beg for help, he realized that she was chained to the chair, which was in fact the trap previously set up by Art Blank. Moments later, another TV turned on in front of them. A video left by Jigsaw told Rigg to go away and abandon Brenda to her fate. When the video ended, Brenda asked Rigg if he was a cop, which he affirmed. As he refused to follow Jigsaw's rules and leave her behind, Rigg took the pig mask from her face. Unbeknownst to him, the mask was connected to a metal pin, which was subsequently pulled out of the trap, thus activating it, and causing Brenda's scalp to be slowly pulled off. Brenda immediately started to panic, and told Rigg that the combination to the lock of her chains was written on the gears of the chair. Rigg then searched his apartment for something to cut her hair. However, when he opened a drawer in his kitchen, he realized that the invader had removed all the knives and left only a letter which told him that he was wasting his time. Therefore, Rigg returned to Brenda, who panicked even further, and shot the gearbox of the trap. While this seemed to be successful at first, the trap continued to work after a few seconds. As it started to rip Brenda's scalp off, Rigg looked at the gears and eventually managed to find out the combination: 647. As a result, he was finally able to open the lock and free Brenda from her chains. (Saw IV)
Due to her serious injuries, Rigg told Brenda to stay where she was and not to touch anything while he went back to the kitchen to get a towel. However, when he returned, Brenda suddenly attacked him from behind with a knife that she had found taped to a shelf underneath the TV. After unsuccessfully trying to calm her down, Rigg pulled her scalp back even further and threw her right into a mirror. While she was lying before him, bleeding to death, he noticed a tape recorder chained to her hand. When he started the tape, he learned that Brenda hadn't only been used as a test subject for him, but was actually tested herself. Due to her illegal profession as a pimp, Rigg could have used the photos left all around his apartment to arrest her. Therefore, the only way for Brenda to prevent him from doing so was to kill him with the knife. After listening to the tape, Rigg went back into the hallway, where he found a box containing two keys, one of which was for Room 261 of the Alexander Motel. Furthermore, it contained a note by Jigsaw: "One saves a life... One takes it away." Knowing his next destination, Rigg finally left his apartment. (Saw IV)
Shortly afterwards, a SWAT team led by Officer Lamanna invaded the apartment after someone had reported the shooting to the police. When entering the living room, they found the humiliated corpse of Brenda, while Rigg had disappeared. Shortly afterwards, the forensic team arrived along with Special Agent Peter Strahm and Special Agent Lindsey Perez, who began their investigation. Meanwhile, Lamanna and Detective Fisk unsuccessfully tried to contact Rigg's wife. The photos on the walls revealed to the agents that Eric Matthews who was still alive, and Detective Hoffman, who was seemingly abducted as well, were part of the game. While Perez suspected that everything in the apartment had been arranged to throw suspicion on Rigg, Strahm stated that Rigg himself could've set up the game to give himself an alibi. He took a black light from one of the CSI forensics and thereby revealed a message written on the wall with fluorescent color. This message said: "Four walls build a home." Assuming that this was a reference to the photos on the walls, which showed the victims of Rigg's game, Strahm found one that didn't fit the others as it showed Jigsaw's ex-wife, Jill Tuck. Therefore, they decided to talk to her immediately, while Brenda's corpse was sent to the morgue for her autopsy by Dr. Adam Heffner. (Saw IV, V, VI).