Strangely, there were no signs of a struggle, although there were tear marks on Elisabeth's cheek.
Panties placed under the rope tied around her neck were there to presumably prevent rope-burn ("What's a little rope burn if you're going to kill somebody? Either more than one person was the killer/rapist, or she had been compiant with her killer(s)-rapist(s).
A grand ballroom was filled with guests, applauding him and celebrating his special day - on the 20th of October.
He confronted Feingold at the SF Zoo, who was revealed to be a TV actor named Lionel Fisher, who then confessed: "They (CRS) own the whole building.
They just move from floor to floor." Van Orton, calling himself "extremely dangerous," forced Fisher to take him to CRS, believing it was a covert operation out to destroy him ("I'm pulling back the curtain. He shot his white tuxedo-wearing brother Conrad dead as he approached with a champagne bottle from behind the other side of a door.
As Brenner left the room, he was attacked by an unidentified masked man who stole the bag of videotapes.
At the murder site, Sarah astutely examined the evidence.
The Birthday Gift was a 'Game' - A Unique Life Experience That Was Life-Threatening, Turned Elite Wealthy Investment Banker Nicholas Van Orton's World Upside-Down; It Was a Gift Given By His Younger Brother Conrad, To Make Nicholas' Life More Intriguing and to Prevent Him From Repeating His Father's Suicidal Fate Nickie was a wealthy, cold-hearted, analytical, privileged and soulless, workaholic, "control-freak" San Francisco investment banker executive, divorced from his wife Elizabeth (Anna Katarina) who was living in Sausalito with her new doctor husband. You know, we're like an experiential book-of-the-month club.
Nicholas was presented with a 48th year birthday gift - marking the same age that his similar Scrooge-like father had died from suicide, by jumping off the roof of their home onto the driveway (seen in scratchy Super-8 footage, a flashback). You can drop out at any time with no further obligation.Outside, Christine was getting in a taxi on her way to her next Game (or "gig") assignment in Australia (with a small "walk-on" role).After she revealed her real name was Claire ("You don't know anything about me"), Nicholas invited her to dinner.Elisabeth's mentor and commanding officer Colonel Robert Moore (James Woods) was arrested on suspicion of murder (or accessory to murder) - with his fingerprints found on Elisabeth's dog-tag.Shortly later after being released under house arrest, he was found dead in his home - with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.Then, just when you think it's all over, that's when the real f--king starts." When he returned to the US, he found his house foreclosed.