|“||This is your fault!||”|
— Eddie yells at Simone[src]
Eddie was a money lender who granted people high credits of money. However, these credits were too high for those people to pay them back, leading to the attachment of their property. This way, Eddie and his partner, Simone, ruined the lives of these people by plunging them into debts. Therefore, they were eventually targeted by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. (Saw VI)
Following John's death at the hands of Jeff Denlon, another one of his victims, his accomplice and eventual successor, Detective Mark Hoffman, continued his games and abducted Simone and Eddie. After subduing them, he took them to a room inside an abandoned factory and placed them on chairs face-to-face. Then, he placed a vicios metal device on each of their heads before leaving again.
Shortly afterwards, Simone woke up again. While she was initially confused, she quickly realized the danger she was in and started to panic. When she jumped off the chair, a metal pin was pulled out of the contraption on her head. Afraid by the situation, she screamed for help but stopped when she saw someone else on the other side of the room, which was divided in two sections by two metal grates. Moments later, she realized that it was her partner, Eddie. When he woke up, he was just as confused as her. Simone tried to calm him down and told him not to move. However, Eddie didn't listen to her and stood up, causing his metal pin to be pulled out as well. Thereby, a TV was turned on and a mechanical ventriloquist puppet appeared on the screen. The puppet introduced them to a deadly game and told them that they had been chosen for their reckless work which had ruined the lives of many people. Therefore, Eddie angrily yelled at her that their imprisonment was her fault. The puppet informed them that once the game began, they had 60 seconds to cut off their own flesh and toss it on a scale located between the two grates. To enable them to do so, each of them was provided with a knife and a meat cleaver chained to wooden tables. Whoever managed to sacrifice the most flesh would survive while the other one would be killed by the metal device which would pierce the person's skull with metal drills. Simone tried to use the cleaver to destroy the chains which connected the cutting tools to the tables. However, this attempt remained unsuccessful. Moments later, the TV turned off and the game began.
At the same moment as the timer started to count down, the contraptions on Simone and Eddie's heads started to drill the screws into their heads. When they stopped after a few seconds, Eddie, being overweight, ripped his shirt and used his knife to cut off the flesh from his own stomach. Shocked by this, Simone ripped her shirt as well but realized that she was too slim to do the same as Eddie. Therefore, she grabbed a tube and used it as a tourniquet to constrict her left arm. Then she took the knife and attempted to cut off her own fingers. However, she couldn't bring herself to do it. Therefore, she tried it otherwise and eventually began to slowly cut her arm while screaming in agony. Meanwhile, Eddie had cut off the first piece of flesh from his stomach and threw it on the scale. Simone then began to cut even faster. However, while she only made little progress, Eddie managed to cut off a second piece of flesh, causing her to further panic. Therefore, she applied the knife higher on her arm and continued to cut. In the meantime, the contraptions were briefly activated once again and pierced their temples even further. As she saw that Eddie was about to cut off another piece of flesh and the timer went off, she made a desperate decision, grabbed the meat cleaver and repeatedly smashed her own arm until she finally managed to cut it off. Shocked by what she had just done, she took her severed arm and threw it on the scale, thereby tipping the scale in her favor. Seconds later, Eddie was killed by the metal contraption, while Simone collapsed and screamed in horror. (Saw VI)
After Simone managed to calm down again, she tried to flee in an attempt to get help. When he was alone, Hoffman entered the room, used the severed hand of Special Agent Peter Strahm to place the latter's fingerprints on the scale and Eddie's eyelids. Then, he cut a jigsaw piece from Eddie's skin. Finally, he removed Simone and Eddie's instruction tape from the TV in the middle of the room. When he was done, he left the location.
Shortly afterwards, he returned to the crime scene after he was called by his colleagues, who had found the location. Upon his arrival, a female officer informed him that the FBI was now in charge of the investigation and had asked for Hoffman to come to the crime scene as soon as possible. When he entered the room, he was surprised to see Agent Strahm's supervisor, Special Agent Dan Erickson. Erickson told him about the fingerprints and showed them to him with a black light. Furthermore, he informed him that the fingerprints had already been identified as those of Peter Strahm, while voicing his surprise and dismay of this new situation. After the examination, Eddie's body was taken to the morgue for his autopsy by Dr. Adam Heffner. (Saw VI)
During the examination, Heffner noticed that the jigsaw piece cut from the Eddie's skin had been cut out with a tined blade while previously, while the other victims' pieces had been cut off with a plain scalpel. The tined blade had only been used on one other occasion, the murder of Seth Baxter, the killer of Detective Hoffman's sister, Angelina Acomb. Therefore, he called the detective as well as Dan Erickson and Special Agent Lindsey Perez to the morgue and revealed his discovery to them. Due to the possible connection between Seth and Eddie's death, the agents decided to reopen the Seth Baxter case. (Saw V, VI)
During his career as a money lender, Eddie proved to be a cruel individual as he ruined other peoples' lives for the sake of his own personal gain, not thinking or simply not caring about the consequences his actions had for others. His accusations of Simone during their imprisonment suggests that he didn't realize his own mistakes and amoral actions and rather blamed others for them.
Appearances and References
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