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I'm sorry I didn't trust you before. This isn't my usual day, y'know?
— Carla apologizes to Michael Tapp[src]

Dr. Carla Song is a fictional character from the Saw franchise as well as a supporting protagonist of Saw II: Flesh & Blood.

Biography

The Affair

Carla Song was a medical student who was educated by the renowned oncologist Dr. Lawrence Gordon. At some point, she started an affair with him and secretly went out with him after work at scheduled times. The day after one of these dates, she and her fellow students were introduced to John Kramer by Dr. Gordon during his medical round. Gordon told them about Kramer's colon cancer and his inoperable brain tumor but was interrupted by Zep Hindle, an orderly. Zep stated that John was a very interesting person and thereby objected to the fact Lawrence constantly only referring to him as "the patient." Seemingly annoyed by the disturbance, Lawrence sarcastically thanked Zep for the information about John to get him back to work. However, when he wanted to proceed, Lawrence was interrupted once again and called to the reception.

When he entered his office, he was already expected by Detective David Tapp and his partner, Detective Steven Sing, who investigated a series of murders committed by an individual known as the Jigsaw Killer. They asked Gordon about his whereabouts during the previous night, as a penlight with his fingerprints on it was found at the crime scene of the latest victim, Mark Wilson. Lawrence was taken to the police station for further interrogation. Eventually, he revealed that he had been with Carla at the time of the murder, which the police quickly found out to be the truth. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

The Cartel

Sometime later, Carla finished her medical apprenticeship and started working at a free clinic. However, instead of helping patients in need, she abused her new position and joined a drug cartel alongside Chief Henry Jacobs, Detective Joseph Poltzer, Sarah Blalok, and Solomon Bates. While working for the cartel, Carla stole pharmaceuticals from the clinic to sell them on the streets. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Abduction

For their crimes, Carla and her accomplices were eventually targeted by John Kramer, who had assumed the identity of the Jigsaw Killer. He abducted all of them and took them to an abandoned chemical plant, where they had to participate in a deadly game focussing on Michael Tapp, the son of the late Detective Tapp. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Michael Tapp's Test

After waking up there, Carla tried to find a way out and thereby came across Sarah Blalok, who desperately begged her for drugs. After some hesitation, Carla eventually gave in and provided her with what she desired. However, she was later attacked and subdued by Jigsaw's accomplice, Pighead. When Michael Tapp made his way through his game, he witnessed him as he strapped Carla to an elevator. However, when Michael tried to save her, the doors were closed, separating them. Jigsaw then told Michael he had to restore the power to the elevator first before he could reach her.

Carla

Carla strapped to the elevator

After he managed to do so, he was able to reach the upper floor, where Carla was still trapped. As he approached her, several TVs inside the elevator well turned on. A mechanical ventriloquist puppet appeared on the screens and confronted Carla with her crimes, as she had stolen medics from the free clinic where she worked. Furthermore, the puppet also told Michael how to save her from the elevator. Carla's arms were shackled to a metal contraption, which was suspended from the ceiling by two chains. At the same time, her legs were bound to the top of the elevator. The elevator was held in position by four clamps, which were attached to four metallic bars. Outside the lift well was a panel with two vertical rows of combination locks. Michael had to arrange the four upper locks of each row and add them together, so the two lowest locks had the same number. Doing so would eventually result in Carla's release from her shackles. However, if Michael failed his test, all of the clamps holding the elevator were opened one by one, and the elevator would fall down the well, thereby tearing Carla in half.

When the tape ended, Michael tried to arrange the numbers on the panel in the right way, while Carla started to panic and frantically yelled at him to hurry up. Eventually, he managed to balance the numbers, and Carla was freed from her restraints. However, a large grid prevented Carla from leaving the lift shaft. She begged Michael not to leave her but was separated from him again when the elevator went downstairs with Carla still standing on top of it. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Helping Michael Tapp

Michael tried to follow her in a second elevator and eventually reached the lower floor. As he entered a large storage hall, he saw Carla in the room below. After a brief discussion, Carla activated a fuse box and thereby enabled Michael to control a crane. With this crane, he repositioned several large crates to build a bridge, which allowed him to get to the other side of the room. There, he had to correctly adjust another dial panel, which opened a door in the room where Carla was trapped. Even though he told her to wait for him, she ran through the door. When Michael eventually got down to the lower level of the room and followed her, he saw how she was pursued by Henry Jacobs with a gun. However, Michael was unable to follow them because of another door that slammed shut before him. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Death

Carla Song

Carla's corpse

Carla tried to escape her former accomplice. While looking for a way out, she stumbled through a door and came across a large grate. Behind the grate, she saw Michael, who had found his own way through the abandoned plant. Carla apologized to him for her initial distrust, claiming that she was willing to work together with him to escape Jigsaw's game. However, only moments later, Henry came through the same door and brutally slashed her with a pair of scissors. He told Michael that he was merely tying a loose end and stated that they weren't very different when it came to protecting themselves. Afterward, he disappeared through the door, leaving Michael and Carla's corpse behind. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Personality

Carla Song was a selfish and treacherous woman as she started an affair with Lawrence Gordon even though she most likely knew he was married and had a daughter. Judging by her general greediness, it is possible that she mainly engaged in the affair because she expected to gain certain advantages regarding her apprenticeship by sleeping with her medical teacher.

Her greediness was also evident by her involvement in the drug cartel. For her financial bargain, she stole pharmaceuticals from her clinic, thereby abusing her position and her supervisors' confidence. Throughout her imprisonment, she showed no signs of remorse for her criminal activities, not even after her former accomplice, Henry Jacobs, turned on her.

Trivia

  • Carla was originally going to appear in Saw: The Video Game in some capacity as her model can be found in the files. Interestingly enough, her identity badge gives her surname as Johnson.
  • Carla also appeared in the first Saw film, where she was portrayed by Alexandra Bokyun Chun.

Appearances and References

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