Hello, Agent Strahm. If you are hearing this, then you have once again found what you are looking for. Or so you think. Your dedication is to be commended. But I ask you: have you learned anything in your journey of discovery? As the old adage goes, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." The situation you find yourself in is one of trust. So I ask you, Special Agent Strahm, have you learned to trust me? The only way to survive this room is by entering the glass box before you. Pain will be incurred, but you will have a chance of survival (Strahm Hears Hoffman And Stops The Tape) However, if you choose not to, you will never be heard from again. Your body will never be found. You will simply vanish. I ask you, Special Agent Strahm: Have you learned enough to trust me? Will you heed my warning? For if you do not, this room will forever be your tomb. And my legacy will become yours. Make your choice.
Since his body would never be found, this would leave Hoffman free to continue to place people into tests as the new Jigsaw Killer while leading the police in circles. After attempting to shoot open the box (failing, because it was bulletproof), Strahm attempted to escape through the ceiling grate, but was crushed to death by the walls as Hoffman watched with a triumphant smile. This trap was in fact drawn by the director's son, so they decided to use it in the movie.Original Idea: Originally, the room was supposed to fill up with water, ending the scene by drowning Strahm. But the crew realized that it would be too difficult to shoot, so they re-thought the scene and came up with the finished version. The idea to have Strahm crushed between two walls actually came from director David Hackl's son.
- The actual glass coffin can be seen in Saw IV when John Kramer lifts up the blanket in his hideout after Jill Tuck leaves him.