The team investigates a killer who consumes human flesh, in the twentieth episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s fourteenth season. (Major spoilers after the jump!)
According to CSI Files sources, “Consumed” opens on Owen Linder, tied up and blindfolded in a room. He can just barely see beneath the blindfold as a man enters the room and pulls up the leg of his pants, stabbing into his flesh and cutting out a chunk. He raises the hunk of flesh to his lips and takes a bite, and the man is revealed to be none other than Nick Stokes—but Nick interrupts the story, revealing that Owen is simply remembering what happened to him. He’s sitting in the interrogation room with Nick and Greg, while Greg takes photos of his injured leg. Owen says the killer sounded like Nick, but he changes his mind and says the man sounded more like Greg. Convinced that Owen is just delusional, Nick and Greg head out of the interrogation room when Nick gets a call from Doc Robbins.
Down in the morgue, Doc Robbins reveals that Owen might not be making up his story after all. A worker found a dismembered arm at the garbage dump, and there are rectangular chunks of flesh cut out. Hodges identified specks around the wounds as salt and sage. Someone in Las Vegas is eating human flesh, and the cannibal has already claimed one life.
Tool marks on the arm match Owen’s wound, confirming that he was likely attacked by the same person. Owen claims he was snatched off the street, blindfolded, and driven to the room where his leg was cut. The pain caused him to break free and run away from his attacker, but he got so disoriented that he couldn’t tell the cops where he’d been held.
Greg looks into Owen and discovers that he isn’t being completely honest. In reality, he’s a member of an online forum for vorarephilia. There are different “vore” fetishes on the site, but Owen is part of a group that gets sexual gratification from the thought of eating—or being eaten by—another human being. Owen admits that he consented to meeting someone called “Eater” after the man sent him a message online, but he assumed they would only be roleplaying. When the man cut him for real, he freaked out and escaped. Owen made it out alive, but the man whose arm they found was not so lucky—and the cannibal they’re looking for may have claimed more victims.
Please note that the above plot details have not been confirmed by CBS, Alliance Atlantis or Bruckheimer Films, and until such time you should treat this information as you would any other rumour. The above information comes from early script drafts and the details of the episodes are liable to change before the episodes are shown.
“Consumed” is expected to air April 9 on CBS.