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He abandoned you, he told me. It didn't mean he didn't love you. It didn't mean he got what he deserved.
— Sarah talks with Michael about his father.[src]

Sarah Blalok is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. She serves as the tertiary protagonist of Saw II: Flesh & Blood.

Biography

The Cartel

Sarah Blalok was a drug addict and a dealer who worked as an informant for the Metropolitan Police Department. Eventually, she joined a drug cartel alongside Chief Henry Jacobs, Detective Joseph Poltzer, Dr. Carla Song, and Solomon Bates. While working for the cartel, Sarah sold drugs on the street and shared her profits with the other members. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

The Jigsaw Case

At some point, Sarah got involved in the investigation of a serial killer case. After a drug addict named Amanda Young escaped a deadly trap set up by a killer known as Jigsaw, she went to the International District to meet Sarah. Amanda asked her about the whereabouts of Cecil Adams, her boyfriend, not knowing that Cecil was killed during one of Jigsaw's games earlier. When the police asked Sarah what Amanda wanted from her, she willingly gave them the information they needed. (Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Observation of David Tapp

Eventually, Detective David Tapp, the lead investigator on the case, was discharged from the police force when his partner, Detective Steven Sing, died in one of Jigsaw's traps during a raid on the killer's hideout. However, Tapp continued the investigation on his own. To prevent him from finding out about the drug cartel, Henry Jacobs blackmailed Sarah into spying on him, threatening to arrest her if she didn't obey his orders.

Sometime later, Tapp went to a corner store close to his apartment, where Sarah asked him if he could change some money. He quickly recognized her as the informant who had told them about Amanda Young's search for Cecil Adams. They got into a conversation and eventually developed a friendly relationship. Although Tapp hadn't fully recovered yet, Sarah helped him feel better after the recent strokes of fate caused by Sing's death, Jigsaw's escape, and Tapp's subsequent discharge from the police. Eventually, she moved in next to his apartment. While spending time with him, Sarah found out that Tapp had gained knowledge of the cartel but wasn't interested in stopping its members as he was only obsessed with apprehending Jigsaw. However, Henry didn't believe her, accusing her of lying to him due to her personal feelings for Tapp. (Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

David Tapp's Death

Several months after his discharge, Tapp was abducted by Jigsaw and forced to play one of his games at the abandoned Whitehurst Insane Asylum. Ultimately, Tapp chose to let go of his pursuit of Jigsaw in exchange for the freedom of all the victims trapped in the asylum. Throughout the following days, the press frequently reported the events at Whitehurst and declared Tapp a hero. Nonetheless, Tapp couldn't overcome his obsession with Jigsaw and ultimately committed suicide in his apartment by shooting himself in the head. Although Sarah had overcome her addiction, she suffered a relapse and fell back into her old patterns. (Saw: The Video Game, Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Abduction

Following his father's suicide, Tapp's estranged son, Michael, went to his flat. Upon his arrival, Jennings Foster, one of Tapp's former colleagues, investigated the scene, along with Chief Jacobs and Joseph Poltzer. While Jennings promised him that he'd find any evidence that might be there, Poltzer reacted dismissively and told Michael to leave. As they continued their work, Michael went out to have a smoke. Upon leaving the apartment, he briefly met Sarah in the hallway. After a brief conversation, Sarah quickly went into her flat. Shortly afterward, Sarah was subdued by a mysterious man with a sinister pig mask. When she lost consciousness, the attacker took her to the abandoned Holmes Hotel. In the pool area, he locked her up inside a glass tank on top of a big cage. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Michael Tapp's Test

Sarah in the tank

When she woke up again, Sarah immediately panicked upon realizing that she had been abducted by Jigsaw, who was, in fact, a civil engineer and terminal cancer patient named John Kramer. Meanwhile, Michael was trapped in the hotel as well and had to face one of Jigsaw's deadly games. Eventually, he made his way to the area where Sarah was held captive. As Michael approached her, a TV turned on in front of him, and a mechanical ventriloquist puppet named Billy appeared on-screen, warning Michael that the water before him was energized. Sarah frantically begged Michael to save her. Therefore, he tried to calm her down and continued his way to find the water pump to drain the pool and reach her.

Eventually, Michael managed to activate the pump and returned to the pool. As he passed by, Sarah angrily told him to hurry up, which resulted in a brief argument between them. Michael then continued his way and went up the next staircase. When he returned once again, Sarah became more and more impatient. Michael then entered the cage in the middle of the pool, climbed up a ladder, and finally reached her. However, just as Michael reached the top of the cage, another TV turned on, showing the puppet. It confronted Sarah with her drug problems and her relapse after being offered a chance to overcome her addiction. Furthermore, it also told Michael that he had to align a few pipes outside the tank to save her.

When the tape ended, the tank immediately started to fill with water. Therefore, Michael tried to align the pipes. After a while, he finally succeeded, and the door of the tank opened. As Sarah stumbled out of the box, Michael asked her if she was okay, which she affirmed. She also told Michael that she had worked as an informant for his father. When he asked her about the second chance his father gave to her, Sarah got angry, accusing Michael of ruining his father's life and driving him to suicide. After that, she climbed off the cage and ran away, leaving the room and Michael behind. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Carla Song

She made her way to an abandoned chemical plant right across from the hotel. Thereby, she came across Carla Song, who had been abducted as well, and desperately begged her for drugs. After some hesitation, Carla eventually gave in and provided her with what she desired. When she got her drugs, the two of them separated again, and Sarah tried to find a way to escape the building. Eventually, she ended up trapped in another room. As her path was blocked by hot steam, she couldn't get out on her own and screamed for help. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

The Steam Maze

Sarah talks to Michael

Sometime later, Michael crawled through a vent and found himself on a catwalk above her. Michael mocked her for her unfriendly attitude back at the hotel, which resulted in a brief argument between them. Nonetheless, he eventually decided to help her and redirected the steam via a valve. His path, however, was blocked as well. By slowly moving forward and using the valves on the room's upper and lower levels, Sarah and Michael helped each other in turns. Their teamwork ultimately allowed Sarah to climb up a ladder to the catwalk where Michael was. Despite her initial hostility towards him, she was grateful and called Michael a good man, just like his father. However, when he responded that she didn't know his father, she slapped him in the face and told him that his father still loved him despite having abandoned him as a child. Unwilling to talk about his father, Michael turned away. Unnoticed by him, the door behind Sarah was opened, and Pighead, who had abducted Sarah earlier, grabbed her. As he witnessed how he carried her away, Michael tried to help her but was held back when the door was closed again. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Death

Sarah's corpse

Somehow, Sarah managed to escape or was turned loose by Pighead and found out that the man behind the mask was a friend of David Tapp. Eventually, she made her way to an abandoned railway building nearby. As Sarah walked through a subway tunnel, she came across Michael. When he confronted her with her involvement in the drug cartel, she admitted that she was blackmailed into spying on his father because her accomplices from the cartel were afraid that he might find out about their criminal activities. However, when she wanted to reveal the identity of Pighead to him, Poltzer suddenly snuck up on her and shot her in the head. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

Personality

Sarah Blalok was a woman whose life and actions were heavily influenced by her drug addiction, which ultimately led to her involvement in a criminal organization. Primarily caring about protecting herself and satisfying her addiction, she often acted offensively and aggressively towards others. However, she wasn't as morally depraved as the other cartel members and worked for them mainly out of fear. The only person she seemed to care about was David Tapp, who had a good influence on her and even helped her overcome her drug problems. Therefore, she was willing to stand up for him and acted hostile when someone opposed him or his actions.

Trivia

  • Jigsaw's accusations that Sarah sold her morals on the street corner for whatever she could get indicated that she might have prostituted herself to finance her drug addiction.

Appearances and References

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