- "Please. I'll do anything. But I won't do this!"
When a serial killer is captured, he tells a detective he has 30 minutes to rescue a girl before she is killed. The rest is a Shoot the Shaggy Dog story.
This series contains the following tropes.
- The Bad Guy Wins: The serial killer succeeds in killing the girl.
- Death Trap: Saw-style.
- Downer Ending: The girl is killed
- Driven to Suicide: The detective is driven to kill himself by the serial killer.
- Forced to Watch: Inverted with the serial killer being in police custody, but then played straight with the captive girls on a webcam for the police.
- Idiot Ball: How is Matheson supposed to make the call to save his daughter if he's dead?
- Infant Immortality: Saw doesn't go there but this one did.
- Product Placement: Powerbook, iPhone.
- Sadistic Choice: Kill yourself or let your daughter die