Clarice is called out of training. She's headed to Clay County, WV, with Crawford. A new body has been found in the river.
Crawford lays out Buffalo Bill's M.O.—he keeps them trapped for three days, shoots them, skins them, then dumps them.
Clarice looks at gruesome crime scene photos on the plane. We hope she didn't just eat.
In the car, Crawford asks Clarice for her profile of Bill.
She believes he's a white male in his 30s or 40s, with his own house, who has physical strength and patience.
She asks Crawford about Lecter's offer, and he says he's considering it.
The local sheriff, Sheriff Perkins, leads the FBI agents to a funeral home, and Crawford goes to talk to the sheriff in private, leaving Clarice alone with the rest of the male police officers. Awkward.
Being in the funeral home reminds Clarice of a funeral, the funeral for her father.
Crawford shakes Clarice from her flashback and calls her into the back room.
All the officers are talking loudly, so Clarice speaks up and tells them, politely, to get out so the FBI can do their job.
Everyone left in the room puts some Vicks Vapo-Rub type stuff underneath their nose to block out the smell of the bloated corpse they're about to unzip.
Clarice steels herself for what she's about to see, and she turns to face the victim.
Clarice does an examination, speaking into a tape recorder.
She notes a bullet wound in the chest, and that the girl's ears are pierced, so she must not be local.
She tried to claw her way through something, Clarice notes from the dirt under her broken fingernails.
The photographer takes photos of the victim, including down her throat, and Clarice notices there's something down there.
An examiner reaches inside with tweezers and pulls out a little cocoon. Clarice believes someone shoved it in there.
They flip the body over, and find two large diamond shaped sections of skin removed. Gross.
In the car, Crawford tells Clarice that he only told the sheriff he didn't want to talk in front of a woman to suck up to the sheriff, so he wouldn't get in their way.