|“||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 was a drug addict and a dealer, who worked as an informant of the Metropolitan Police Department. Due to her crimes and her connection to the police, she eventually became part of a drug cartel consisting of the Chief of Police, Henry Jacobs, the lead vice detective of the Metropolitan Police Department, Joseph Poltzer, a doctor, Carla Song, and an accountant, Solomon Bates. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)
The Jigsaw Case
At some point, Sarah got involved in the case of John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. After surviving one of the killer's deadly games, Amanda Young, a heroin addict, came to Sarah and asked her about the whereabouts of Cecil Adams, her boyfriend, not knowing that he had died in one of Jigsaw's traps. When Detective David Tapp, who investigated the Jigsaw Case, asked Sarah about this conversation, she told him why Amanda came to her.
Eventually, Tapp's actions led to the death of his partner, Detective Steven Sing, in one of Jigsaw's traps. Chief Jacobs used this incident as an excuse to discharge Tapp from the force as he was afraid that Tapp might find out about the drug cartel if he continued to investigate the case. Tapp, however, did exactly this and continued the investigation on his own. Therefore, Henry blackmailed Sarah Blalok into spying on him, threatening to arrest her if she didn't obey his orders. She moved into the same run-down apartment building as Tapp. One day, they met each other at the corner store and thereby started to have a more personal relationship. While she initially only intended to obey her orders, she actually developed deeper feelings for Tapp and even overcame her drug addiction with his help. As time went by, Tapp told her about his estranged son, Michael, who was responsible for his discharge as he had published a newspaper article about Sing's death in the Herald. While spending more time with him, Sarah eventually found out that he had actually gained knowledge of the cartel, but wasn't interested in arresting 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 feelings for Tapp. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)
Even though Sarah had overcome her addiction, she ultimately suffered a relapse and fell back into her old patterns. Some time later, Tapp, who wasn't able to catch Jigsaw despite all his efforts, committed suicide in his apartment, which worsened Sarah's emotional situation even more. While Joseph Poltzer and Chief Jacobs searched Tapp's apartment for any evidence against them, Sarah came home and thereby met Michael Tapp. After a brief discussion, she quickly went into her apartment. Shortly afterwards, she was abducted by a mysterious man with a sinister pig mask. After subduing her, Pighead took her unconscious body to the abandoned Holmes Hotel. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)
When she woke up again in the pool area of the hotel, she found herself trapped inside a glass tank on top of a large cage in the middle of a pool. At the same time, Michael was trapped in the hotel as well and had to face one of Jigsaw's games. As he made his way through the hotel, he eventually came across the pool, where he found Sarah in her trap. As Michael approached her, a TV turned on in front of him and a mechanical ventriloquist puppet appeared on the 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 so he could drain the pool and reach her.
Eventually, Michael managed to activate the pump and returned to the pool, where Sarah was still waiting for him and impatiently yelled at him to hurry up. Michael then entered the cage and climbed up a ladder, thereby finally reaching Sarah, who panicked even further. Just as Michael reached the top of the cage, another TV turned on, showing the puppet, which confronted Sarah with her drug addiction and her relapse after having been offered a chance to overcome her addiction. Furthermore, it also told Michael how to save her from the tank, advising him to hurry.
When the tape ended, the tank immediately started to fill with water. Therefore, Michael tried to align the pipes outside the tank. 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 and knew her name, which she affirmed. Thereby, 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)
Sarah left the hotel and made her way to an abandoned chemical plant, where she came across Carla Song, who had been abducted as well. She desperately begged her for drugs. After some initial hesitation, Carla took her with her to give her 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 escape on her own and screamed for help.
Eventually, Michael appeared on a catwalk above her and mocked her for her unfriendly attitude back at the hotel, which resulted in a brief argument between the two of them. Nonetheless, he eventually decided to help her and redirected the steam via a valve. His own path, however, was blocked as well. By slowly moving forward and using the valves on the upper and lower level of the room, Sarah and Michael helped each other in turns. This 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 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)
Somehow, Sarah managed to escape or was turned loose by Pighead. Thereby, she managed to find out that the man behind the mask was a friend of David Tapp. As she went on, she eventually found herself in an abandoned subway tunnel, where she met Michael once again. When he confronted her with her involvement in the drug cartel, she admitted that she was blackmailed into spying on his father and thereby developed feelings for him. However, when she was about to reveal the identity of Pighead to him, Detective Poltzer suddenly sneaked up on her and shot her in the head. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)
Sarah was a woman whose life and actions were heavily influenced by her addiction, which ultimately got her involved in a criminal organizations. Primarily caring about protecting herself and satisfying her addiction, she often acted in an offensive and often aggressive way towards others. However, she wasn't as morally reprobated as the other members of the cartel and worked for them mainly out of fear. The only person she cared about was David Tapp, who had a good influence on her and even helped her to overcome her drug addiction. Therefore, she was willing to stand up for him and acted hostile when someone opposed him or his actions.
- Jigsaw's quote to Sarah, "You sell your morals on the street corner for whatever you can get," might imply that Sarah was also tested because of prostitution, which she used to pay for her drugs.
Appearances and References
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|Full Disclosure Report||The Scott Tibbs Documentary||Saw: The Video Game||Saw II: Flesh & Blood|