Jack has Will profile the murder of a man in a hotel room, discovered dead in a bathtub with his kidney removed. Will refuses to support Jack's (and the Team's) theory that the Chesapeake Ripper has finally resurfaced after years of inactivity. Will believes the murderer is an amateur—perhaps a young surgeon—rather than the Ripper, an artist who creates elaborate tableaus. But the real Chesapeake Ripper, Hannibal, seizes the opportunity to perform a few copycat murders, removing the victims’ organs in preparation for an elegant dinner party. As the investigation deepens, Will's theory proves true for the original crime: an ambulance driver is caught in the middle of an organ harvesting ring. Hannibal's identity as the Chesapeake Ripper remains obscured... for now.