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Too much emotion and it's gonna feel like pandering.
— Suzanne comments on Bobby's interview[src]

Suzanne is a fictional character from the Saw franchise as well as a supporting character in Saw 3D. She was portrayed by Rebecca Marshall.

Biography

S.U.R.V.I.V.E.

Suzanne, Joyce and Nina

Joyce, Suzanne and Nina attend an autograph session

Suzanne was lawyer. At one point during her career, she made acquaintance with Bobby Dagen and helped him to publish his book "S.U.R.V.I.V.E. - My story of overcoming Jigsaw", in which he told his readers how he supposedly survived a deadly trap set up by the infamous Jigsaw Killer and how his life developed afterwards. In fact, their whole story was a lie, created for the sole reason of gaining wealth and fame. Nonetheless he was supported not only by Suzanne, but also by his best friend, Cale, his publicist, Nina, and his wife, Joyce, who was the only one of them who didn't know the truth about Bobby's story. All of them accompanied him on his promotional events, such as interviews or autograph sessions. (Saw 3D)

Daybreak

Suzanne

Suzanne watches the interview

At one point, several weeks after John Kramer, the Jigsaw Killer, had died at the hands of Jeff Denlon, one of his victims, Bobby organized a national tour, thereby attracting even more public attention. Thereby, Bobby was invited for an interview by Donna Evans, the host of "Daybreak", a reality show. During the interview at the Stage 6 Studios, she asked Bobby about the attention he got due to his tour, during which he promoted his book. Bobby responded that he was quite overwhelmed and flattered by the great public response to his story, stating that it pleased him if his story helped other people. Donna also asked him about his actual experience in the trap. In a dramatic speech, Bobby told her how he had escaped by inserting two hooks into his pectoral muscles and hoisting himself up to a platform. While he had been close to accepting his impending death, he had eventually decided to fight for his life as in this moment something inside him had started to grow "from the bottom of his soul." Impressed by his dramatic story about what he called his rebirth, Donna thanked him for the interview and thereby further promoted his tour. (Saw III, 3D)

Nina, Suzanne, Cale and Bobby

Suzanne argues with Nina

After the interview, Nina asked Bobby why he didn't kiss his wife after the interview as discussed earlier. Therefore, Bobby claimed that he had been afraid to seem unauthentic if he acted excessively emotional. Nina however insisted on him showing his love for his wife, calling it the "heart of the story." Suzanne agreed with Bobby, stating that too much emotion might cause his performance to feel like pandering, but was quickly rebuked by Nina who was annoyed since the public relations were her job. To cool the situation down, Bobby admitted that he had made a mistake. Cale however told him that he had done nothing wrong. When Bobby shared a private moment with his wife afterwards, she further encouraged him and stated that the people would feel that his story was real. Cale then interrupted them, reminding Bobby about a meeting with a self-help group for Jigsaw survivors the next day. Moments later, Bobby and the others left the studio. (Saw 3D)

Survivor Group

Joyce, Nina, Suzanne and Cale

Suzanne and the others during the group's meeting

As scheduled, Bobby attended the group's meeting the next day, accompanied by Joyce, his crew and a camera team which recorded the session, which took place in a local church. During the meeting, Bobby listened to the stories of the other survivors, including a woman named Sidney, who had been forced to kill her boyfriend, Alex, in order to escape one of Jigsaw's traps. However, she stated that Alex had frequently battered her and said that her game was the first time she took action against him. Therefore, she was berated by Simone, another survivor, as Alex had to die for Sidney to leave him and then told her about her own game, during which she had cut off her own left arm. Afterwards, she spoke to Bobby and asked him why he had brought a camera team with him to film their conversation. Bobby responded that he wanted to illustrate the fact that a traumatic experience such as the kind that each one of them had been forced to endure can have a positive outcome, such as a new perspective on life. As Simone attempted to contradict him, Bobby interrupted her, showing understanding and respect for her anger, and told her to take a look at the other survivors, who had all managed to find something positive in their horrific experiences.

Suzanne and Cale

Suzanne and Cale witness Gordon's interruption

In yet another one of his dramatic speeches, he encouraged the others not to be ashamed of their experience but to be proud of having been able to survive. Thereby, he unbuttoned his shirt and let the others take a look at his own scars. Furthermore, he talked about the value of beloved people, which he, according to himself, had never done before his martyrium, and then introduced Joyce to the group, while kissing and declaring his love for her. He was, however, interrupted by Dr. Lawrence Gordon, another survivor, who, unknown to Bobby, was an accomplice of Jigsaw and therefore knew about his lie. Therefore, he sarcastically mocked him and his "remarkable" ability to get something positive out of his horrifying experiences. Bobby however tried to act confident and thanked him. Therefore, Gordon and the other confused members of the group applauded him, showing their gratefulness of being part of his story. (Saw 3D)

Abduction

After the meeting, Bobby and his crew were about to leave the church, when Cale asked him to talk to him alone. As the other's went ahead, they were attacked and subdued by Detective Mark Hoffman, the successor of Jigsaw, who covered his face with one of his sinister pig masks. Afterwards, he took all of them, including Suzanne, to the abandoned Clear Dawn Psychiatric Hospital, where he placed Suzanne in one of his deadly traps. Furthermore, he had prepared a deadly game for Bobby. (Saw 3D)

Death

BobbySuzanneTrap2

Bobby tries to free Suzanne

When she woke up again in a dark room, she found herself strapped to a plate. Afraid of the situation, she started to cry. Shortly afterwards, the door was carefully opened by Bobby, who had been abducted as well. Upon hearing her cries and initially thinking it was Joyce, he yelled for her, but soon realized it was Suzanne, when the light went on. Thereby, Suzanne saw that the plate, to which she was strapped, was in the center of a large metal wheel in a horizontal position. Bobby asked her if Cale was trapped somewhere as well. However, she only further panicked and yelled at Bobby to free her. However, as he tried to remove her straps, a large cylindrical cage, similar to the one he woke up in, bursted through a window. Inside the cage was a mechanical ventriloquist puppet, which provided the instructions for the next game. In order to save Suzanne, Bobby had to step into a machine and lift a heavy weight in order to close a circuit for the time of 30 seconds. If he didn't managed to accomplish the task, the wheel would slowly turn and move Suzanne into an upright position until her eyes and mouth would be pierced by a contraption with three metal rods positioned before her.

Suzanne impaled by the three spikes

Suzanne is killed by the trap

After Bobby had received his instructions, the wheel started to turn. Therefore, he quickly stepped into the machine and lifted the two bars to which the weight was attached to the highest point. However, in doing so, four spikes pierced his obliques, two on each side of his body. Bobby tried to endure the pain, but eventually let go off the bars. He repeatedly tried to lift the weight up again and was thereby able to close the circuit for a few more seconds. However, just before the game ended, he found himself unable to hold on even longer and dropped the bars. Therefore, Suzanne was killed by the rods with only a few seconds left on the timer. After witnessing her death, Bobby left the machine and hesitantly approached her, looking at her body in horror and disbelief. However, as his game wasn't over yet, he went on to look for his next test. (Saw 3D)

Post-Mortem

Suzanne's corpse

Suzanne's corpse

Within the next hour, the hospital was found by the Metropolitan Police Department. While a SWAT team made its way through the building in an attempt to find Bobby and end his game, they came across the corpse of Suzanne, who was still in her trap. Seconds later, the SWAT leader heard the agonized screams of Bobby in the distance. Therefore, the SWAT continued its way and left Suzanne behind. (Saw 3D)

Personality

Suzanne was an ambitios and self-confident woman, not afraid to openly state her opinion. Therefore, she occasionally got into arguments with others when she criticized them. Furthermore, she was a greedy individual as she supported Bobby despite her knowledge of his story being a lie.

Trivia

  • A deleted scene from Saw 3D shows a conversation between Bobby and Cale in the bar, during which they plan their lie after watching a Jigsaw survivor's story on TV. Their dialogue in this scene suggest that it was actually Cale, who came up with the entire plan and also hired Nina and Suzanne to help them.

Appearances and References

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