They bide their time. They're avoiding prision sentences. They're getting hooked on masking agents. Do you call that recovery?John Kramer talks about Jill's patients
Derek was a young teenager who got addicted to drugs. Therefore, he became a patient at the Homeward Bound Clinic, a recovery clinic for drug addicts led by Jill Tuck. He, along with other patients, was present during a fight between Cecil Adams and Gus Colyard in the clinic. While they fought each other and Jill Tuck begged them to stop, Michael witnessed the fight but was too afraid to intervene. (Saw IV)
Not much can be said about Derek's personality due to his short screen time. However, given the fact that he was a patient on the Homeward Bound Clinic, it can be deduced that as a teenager, Derek got easily hooked on drugs and as such became a patient to recover and improve his health. As with most patients when Cecil Adams and Gus Colyard had their fight before John Kramer stopped it, Derek was shown to be too afraid to intervene, possibly suggesting that he didn't like violence.
- The actor who played Derek, Devon Bostick, would go on to play Brent Abbott in Saw VI. This makes Devon the only actor to play two different characters in the Saw film series.
- According to Devon Bostick, his part in Saw IV underwent several changes about four times before settling on just one scene, suggesting that he may have been originally planned to have more scenes. Bostick, however, feels grateful that his screentime as Derek was reduced, as this later allowed him to get the role of Brent Abbott in the sixth film.
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