You didn't know that Lynn and Jeff were husband and wife. I had to keep that from you for the purposes of my game. I had to leave out the ruined marriage, the cheating wife.
John explaining how he set up Amanda's Test
Lynn Denlon is a fictional character appearing in Saw III as Jeff Denlon's estranged wife and a protagonist.
BiographyEditAfter her son's death at the hands of Timothy Young, Lynn spiraled into depression.
She constantly took anti-depressant pills, began to neglect her daughter Corbett Denlon, and grew increasingly distant from her husband Jeff Denlon (to the point where she initated an affair with another man). Because of all this, a fellow doctor named Lawrence Gordon suggested her to Jigsaw.
Character HistoryEditLynn was kidnapped by Amanda Young and placed in a game with her and Jigsaw. Lynn is given the task of keeping John alive until her husband, Jeff Denlon completes his three tests. Some time before then, John had visited Lynn's hospital (Angel Of Mercy) and was told by Lawrence Gordon that the type of cancer he had was inoperable. Lynn was kidnapped by Amanda inside of the hospital locker room and taken to the Gideon Meatpacking Plant, where she was placed in a collar rigged with five shotgun shells, which would detonate if John's heart monitor flatlined or if she moved too far away from him, instantly killing her. Lynn insists to Amanda that they go to a hospital to do the operation on John but Amanda refuses. After saving John during an attack Amanda tearfully agrees to get whatever Lynn needed to do the operation, for example, anesthetics and a power drill. For the duration of their time together, Amanda acts abusively towards Lynn, constantly verbally and physically threatening her, but they work together to keep John alive. Lynn performs extensive brain surgery on John to relieve the pressure on his brain and skull. In the aftermath of the surgery John semi-consciously whispers "I love you" to Lynn thinking she is his ex-wife, Jill Tuck. Amanda sees this, mistaking the woman John is speaking of for Lynn, and grows very jealous of the attention he's giving her. Amanda leaves the room, later to find a letter addressed to her. The letter Amanda received was blackmail from Mark Hoffman, revealing her involvement in the miscarriage of Jigsaw's son Gideon Kramer. He told her that if she did not kill Lynn, he would tell John her secret. The contents of this letter caused Amanda more distress. Following the surgery, Lynn and John talk privately; Lynn reveals to John that her test has given her a new appreciation for her family and that she would give anything in the world to see her husband. Amanda returns telling John that Jeff has completed his last test. John tells Amanda to let Lynn go free but she refuses, believing Lynn has not learned anything. After a very heated discussion, Jeff arrives to the sickroom just as Amanda shoots Lynn in the back, critically wounding her. It is revealed that Jeff and Lynn were married but this was kept a secret from Amanda. Jeff retaliates by shooting Amanda in the neck. John sadly reveals to Amanda that Lynn's test was actually hers and that she was being tested on her will to keep someone alive and she failed. Amanda dies and John gives Jeff one final test; kill him and satisfy his revenge or forgive him for the pain he has caused his family. If Jeff forgives him he will call and ambulance to save Lynn. Jeff chooses to kill John by slashing his throat despite Lynn's pleas not to. John plays a tape telling him he has failed his final test and that he will have to play anther game if he wants to find their daughter Corbett Denlon. John dies and Lynn's shotgun collar activates, blowing her head to pieces, leaving Jeff trapped in the sickroom. Her corpse could later be seen in Saw IV. It is revealed in SAW 3D that Doctor Lawrence Gordon told John about Lynn and how she would be perfect as a test subject.
Bahar Soomekh on LynnEdit
When asked about why she believed her character was being tested, Soomekh said, "I think this is what's so interesting and that's what I would ask is in Jigsaw's mind he's justified in everything that he does, right? These are people, whether they are drug dealers or they've done something wrong. But that's how psychotic and wrong he actually is. Because he justifies it. What did Lynn do? That's what's so disturbing because he's not justified at all in doing what he does. In his mind, he thinks he's helping these people. How does he help Lynn? He doesn't help Lynn at all. But I think, in his mind, because my character's depressed ... so she's been dead inside. She's totally dead inside and this is Jigsaw's way of waking her up and saying, 'What the hell are you doing?' And she does. You see the metamorphosis in her."