|“||This journey has been one of discovery and hopefully, you've discovered the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The human body, for instance, is an astoundingly durable creation. It contains approximately ten pints of blood.||”|
— Brit and Mallick are introduced to their game[src]
Design and Function
This trap was the fourth and last one in a series of tests. It was located in an underground catacomb area at 1293 Sandburst Drive. The lower part of the trap consisted of a cage table, which was positioned in the middle a room. On that table stood a large metal box with segmented glass panes on its top. There were five holes on each side of the box. Inside each of these holes was a circular saw blade. In the cage underneath the table was a glass beaker, which was connected to the exit door leading out of the room. To open the door, the victims had to put their hands in the holes and must shove them into the saws in order to fill the beaker with ten pints of their own blood. If they didn't manage to accomplish this task within 15 minutes, they would be killed by nail bombs set up in the room. (Saw V)
|“||Hello and welcome. This journey has been one of discovery and hopefully, you've discovered the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The human body, for instance, is an astoundingly durable creation. It contains approximately ten pints of blood. Yet it is still able to operate with just half of that. The device before you is one of sacrifice, a sacrifice of blood. In order to open the door, the beaker must be filled to the marked level, a level that is of no coincidence. This amount can come from any one of you. But that does not matter. What does matter is time. For in 15 minutes, if the beaker is not filled, the bombs will explode and the doors will be sealed forever. So now I ask you: How much blood will you give in order to survive?||”|
— Brit and Mallick are introduced to their final test[src]
This game was planned for five victims - Ashley, Charles, Luba Gibbs, Mallick and Brit - who were all in some way involved in a case of arson in which eight people were killed. Ashley, Charles and Luba, however, had already been killed during the previous tests of the game. Upon entering the last room, Brit and Mallick carefully approached the cage table. When Mallick looked through one of the holes in the metal box, he saw the circular saw blades inside. Meanwhile, Brit examined the cage underneath the box and spotted the beaker, which was somehow connected to the next door, concluding that it would open once the beaker was filled. When Mallick asked her what they had to use to fill it, she realized that they had to insert their own hands in the holes with the saw blades in order to fill the beaker with blood. Mallick suggested to use the water from a bathtub, which had been part of their last test. Brit, however, immediately denied this as there were locks, resembling metal cuffs, inside each hole. They had to put their arms in to keep them open but would get stuck thereby. Realizing they had no other choice but to fill the beaker with blood, Mallick nervously asked her if they should fight to the death and whoever won would use the other person's blood to get free. Brit refused to respond and went to the last door to close it. Mallick, however, stopped her and asked her if she still had the keys from their first test, which she affirmed. Therefore, he told her to try them on the next door. Even though she was convinced that they wouldn't fit, she tried it when Mallick encouraged her, pointing that the door had a keyhole unlike the ones before, which all had mechanic deadlocks. As expected, the keys didn't fit the lock. While Brit tried all of them one by one, Mallick began to wonder why there were five holes in the blade machine, thinking that one should be enough. Seconds later, Brit was shocked when she realized that all five keys were exactly the same.
At this moment, she finally realized that they were all supposed to survive by working together. Thereby, Mallick ultimately understood the true meaning of Jigsaw's initial message at the start of the game, where he had told them not to follow their life-long instincts. However, as they had no other choice, Brit finally closed the door to the last room behind them. After that, a TV turned on in front of them. A mechanical ventriloquist puppet appeared on the screen and introduced them to their fourth and final test, thereby confirming their assumption that they had to fill the beaker with their own blood. It told them that they had to sacrifice exactly ten pints of blood, the approximate blood volume in the human body, stating that they could still survive with just half of their blood. They had 15 minutes to accomplish their task. Otherwise, the last door would be sealed and they would be killed by the bombs around them.
When the TV turned off, Mallick cringed as the blades in the machine were activated. Brit confronted him with the two options they had: One of them could sacrifice ten pints of blood and inevitably die in the process or they could take the risk of each one sacrificing five pints, giving them a slightly better chance to survive. Eventually, they decided for the last option and worked together. While they used the fabric of their clothes to constrict their arms, Mallick finally admitted that he had lied to Brit and the other prisoners and revealed that he knew Charles, a journalist who had been imprisoned with them and died earlier, as the latter had planned to write a story about him. When Brit asked him what he had done, Mallick told her that he was offered an ounce of heroin and therefore burned down a supposedly abandoned apartment building, resulting in the death of eight people who still lived there, unbeknownst to him. He also told her that the FBI had investigated the case and suspected him, but gave up on the investigation when the drug dealer, who hired him and was in fact the only witness, suddenly disappeared due to a deal Mallick's father had made. Therefore, Brit finally realized that the fire was the connection between all of them. Ashley, who had formerly worked as a fire inspector, had faked the fire report when she worked on the case and labelled the fire as merely a tragic accident. Luba, who worked for the Department of City Planning, had taken bribes and therefore granted a building permit for the property. Charles had held back the truth about the fire. Mallick was the one who was used as the scapegoat. However, it was Brit who had set everything in motion and stole the property.
Realizing that she was the one who had hired the dealer, Mallick angrily yelled at her, shocked that she had sacrificed the lives of eight people just for money, and called her a monster, to which she responded that he was one as well. Therefore, he stated that they both deserved to be in this game, before they finally approached the table. They struggled to bring themselves to put their arms in the blades. When Mallick started to panic and told her he needed her help, Brit tried to calm him down and encouraged him. Mallick then started to count down from three and finally, both of them shoved their arms into the saws. While screaming in agony, they watched through the glass panes on top of the machine as the blades cut their arms. As time went on, they became weaker and weaker due to the blood loss until Mallick nearly collapsed. Brit grabbed his hand, encouraging him to hang on just a little longer. Shortly afterwards, the blades came to a standstill and the door was opened. (Saw V)
Seconds later, Mallick fell to the floor, entirely exhausted. When Brit told him that they had won their game, Mallick looked at his right arm, which had been cut in half, but was barely shocked at this sight as he was too dazed already. He ultimately lost consciousness, while Brit left the room with the last of her strength and entered a surveillance room from where their game had been observed. There, she armed herself with a hook. Moments later, her agonized groaning attracted the attention of Special Agent Dan Erickson, who had found the catacombs. When he went into the direction from where the noise came, he was scared witless when he saw Brit and aimed his gun at her, yelling at her to drop the hook, which she subsequently did. However, seconds later, Erickson realized that Brit didn't want to attack him, but was in fact another victim. When he asked her who did this to her, she was too dazed to respond and just muttered that they had won, before she passed out. Erickson immediately called for an ambulance, before he went to the next room, where he saw Mallick on the floor. Shortly afterwards, the paramedics arrived and were able to stabilize and save them. Despite his severe injuries, they also managed to save Mallick's arm, even though he had to wear a plaster cast and a sling from then on. Meanwhile, the trap itself as well as the bombs and the video tape were taken to the evidence room of the police station. (Saw V, Saw 3D)
- This trap works similar to the Bucket Room from Jigsaw. However, the Bucket Room only required a small amount of blood from each test subject.
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