Ben Caspere is the former corrupt city manager of Vinci. His disappearance has triggered a series of events involving all the major characters of the series.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Events prior Season 2[edit | edit source]
Caspere was visiting Doc for about 3 years. He was treated for neurosis, anxiety, painful past and guilt. Caspere and Frank Semyon met each other at some unspecified point in the past. He was holding Frank's money with which he was supposed to buy land in which mass railway was supposed to be constructed. He was tortured and eventually killed by Crow and because of that, the land was never purchased.
Events in California[edit | edit source]
Ben Caspere suddenly goes missing. His phone has been shut off and the Mayor is on DEFCON. Velcoro and his partner are put on the case. A recently appointed secretary to Ben Caspere is interrogated by the duo at his office. She provides valuable input of his frequent visitation to Montorey Hills and the Russian River Valley in Sonoma but assures he never takes off without prior notice. The next scene of investigation leads to Caspere's residence which reveals another side to the story.
The Apartment[edit | edit source]
Caspere's private property was riled up and showed clear evidence of struggle.The Manager's deviant lifestyle and his predilection for odd sexual activity became evident in the vast besmirched taxidermy enriched sex mansion full of paintings of naked feminine, a depiction of Ophelia's death, several phallic sculptures, a copy of the Kama Sutra, an art installation of a floating woman and assorted visual crafts including a Santa Muerte skeleton.A computer is found missing and a pull-out map reveals Caspere's land buying spree.
The Western Book of the Dead[edit | edit source]
Motorcycle Cop Woodrugh finds Ben Caspere late night. He was killed and the dead body was transported in a 1978 maroon Cadillac Brougham driven by a masked person, all dressed in black and later propped up on a bench at the Ventura Pacific Coast Highway rest stop near a 'Catalyst Group' signboard with his eyes burnt out. Ventura County Medical Examiner reveal Caspere's eyes have been burned by an acidic component and his pelvic area has been ruptured by a 12 gauge shotgun.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Ben Caspere is an unmarried, old aged sexually obsessed individual. His house decor expressed his sexual fetishes. However, Caspere is not aggressive about sex and likes more to watch than perform the act. It is known that he was using escort services. He attended a few seminars at the Panticapaeum.
Episode appearances[edit | edit source]
- 201. "The Western Book of the Dead" (Corpse)
- 202. "Night Finds You" (Mentioned only)
- 203. "Maybe Tomorrow" (Mentioned only)
- 204. "Down Will Come" (Mentioned only)
- 205. "Other Lives" (Mentioned only)
- 206. "Church in Ruins" (Mentioned only)
- 207. "Black Maps and Motel Rooms" (Mentioned only)
- 208. "Omega Station" (Mentioned only)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Russian River Valley was home to a well known club that worshiped Giant Stone Owls - the Bohemian Grove.