He falls for Lester's charming and quirky veterinarian (Leslie Bibb), after believing she is the next name on the list and finding they have much in common, only to discover that she does not return his feelings, and wants to be \"just friends\". He digs up the list and discovers she was not listed, after which she has an untimely accidental death. He continues on his mission.
Roderick and Gillian meet in a diner, where they share a meal and conversation. Gillian reveals that she was a Poetry/Chemistry student who married young and was forced to perform degrading sexual favors with her husband, who also physically abused her. After his death, which was inadvertently caused by Gillian, she realized that she could dish out similar punishments to other men who treated women badly.
The epilogue reveals that Roderick and Gillian survived the pills, and that Gillian's name was not the last on the list because of impending death but rather because Roderick decides to remain monogamous with her. They are happily married and have a son. Death Nell's comatose victims are revived and a brief scene at the Agency suggests that Roderick and Gillian's union was fated.
The film received generally negative reviews from critics. Manohla Dargis of The New York Times dismissed it as an \"unfortunate comedy\". As of June 2020[update], review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports an approval rating of 27%, based on 41 reviews, with an average score of 4.27/10 and the consensus that the film \"aspires to be a clever sex comedy, but has little life behind the sex or the death\". Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 24 out of 100, based on twelve reviews.
Alexander Rey Martinez was convicted in December 2002 of capital murder. Pursuant to the jury's answers to the special issues set forth in Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 37.071, 2(b) and 2(e), the trial judge sentenced Martinez to death. Direct appeal to this Court is automatic. Martinez raises five points of error challenging his conviction. We reject his contentions and affirm.
Other evidence was consistent with and corroborated appellant's confessions and Rios' testimony. Houston police officers testified that the blood spatters and stains found in appellant's room were consistent with appellant's version that the victim was stabbed while sitting on the floor next to his bed. The victim's body was found in a trash bag at the vacant lot where appellant stated he had taken it. The condition of the body and the way in which it was wrapped was consistent with appellant's descriptions. Appellant's brother testified that he had assisted appellant in replacing the carpet in appellant's room. He described the stains on the carpet and also described an unpleasant odor in appellant's room. Finally, the medical examiner testified that although the victim's body was in an advanced state of decomposition when found and was partially \"skeletonized,\" he nonetheless concluded that stabbing to the neck was the cause of death based on hemorrhage in the neck area and cutting lesions to the bones in the neck.
We review the legal sufficiency of the evidence in the light most favorable to the verdict to determine whether any rational trier of fact could have found the essential elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Viewing the evidence in a light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence shows that Martinez called the victim, a prostitute, and made arrangements for her to meet him at his house. Martinez told the victim on the phone that he would pay around $300.00 for her services, although he did not intend to pay her anything and had little or no money. Martinez put a knife in his pocket before the victim arrived. The victim began discussing payment immediately upon arrival. Martinez argued about the amount and whether or not he was going to pay. When it became clear that Martinez either had no money or was not going to pay her, the victim became angry, stated that she was going to leave, and began packing her things. Martinez stuck his knife against her neck and pushed her back. He began to attempt sex with her while holding the knife against her neck. The victim kicked Martinez away but he managed to grab her and prevent her from leaving. He then sliced her throat, causing her death. This evidence is legally sufficient to support a finding of murder committed in the course of aggravated sexual assault or attempted aggravated sexual assault beyond a reasonable doubt. 59ce067264