Saw V

Question: I was wondering why the man and woman in the last trap didn't use the woman from the bathtub to give the pints of blood? They could have carried her into the room because the door stayed open for about forty seconds.

Michelle Ferris

Chosen answer: Assuming the woman in the bathtub was able to be moved safely the amount of blood gained from her, while still being helpful, would probably not be enough to save the final two survivors from self harm. Without the heart pumping blood you would only get the blood that was in her arm at the moment. You would have to lift her or raise her so gravity would get other blood moving to get enough. Which the final two possibly could have done, but stress of the situation clouded their judgement.

Question: It's explained that Hoffman wanted to be the hero and that he expected that no one would make it out alive in the building after Rigg's game. How in the world could he have expected or even decided this? He had no control over others who won their game in the building, so therefore how on earth could he predict that Strahm would kill Jeff in the previous film? And was the water cube intended to kill Strahm as he was warned not to proceed?

Answer: The games of Jigsaw and his followers were always intended to be extremely difficult, but with a small chance for survival based on the actions of the player. Hoffman probably wouldn't have cared either day if anyone else survived, but likely anticipated that most of the others would die. (Strahm's line about everyone being supposed to die with Hoffman being the soul survivor was more conjecture than anything.) In terms of killing Jeff- both Jeff and Strahm were emotional hot-heads, so in all likelihood one or both was going to die if they encountered each other. Strahm's water cube was intended to be an execution tool for breaking the rules. That's why Hoffman seemed so shocked that he miraculously survived.

Answer: Best guess is the person in the mask at the end of the tunnel would've killed Jeff and kept Strahm for the water trap? We could also assume that Hoffman has the same characteristics as Amanda and made the water trap "unwinnable" and just forgot to take Strahm's pen out of his pocket. And if Strahm never proceeded in the operating room, he would've died of suffocation?

Question: If Hoffman designed Riggs' test so that everyone else dies and he comes out as a hero, then doesn't that violate Jigsaw's rules?

Chosen answer: Throughout the entire series, Jigsaw and his followers violate their own rules frequently. It happens in every single film, including the original. They may be brilliant, but you also gotta remember... they're completely nuts.

Question: How does Hoffman manage to get out of the glass box after Strahm is crushed to death?

Chosen answer: Obviously, he must have it set up so that he can escape. In Saw VI the walls open and he is able to escape easily.

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Question: Mark Hoffman, and his sister Angelina Acomb. Why don't they have the same last name?

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Chosen answer: Several possibilities: she could have been married, or divorced and had not changed back her last name; they could have been half-siblings with each of them having different fathers; they could have been step-siblings or one of them may have been adopted.

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Question: I read in an interview that one of the traps could kill the actor and that paramedics had to be on the side of the set during filming. Does anyone know which trap this was?

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Chosen answer: I believe this was the water trap, in which the actor was actually placed into a glass box filled with water for dangerous amounts of time. Often the shots had to be done all at once because of the set up, and I believe paramedics were present in case of potential drowning.

Craig Thompson

Question: The second trap, they had to break jars open that were on the ceiling and get into the safety chambers, but there were "only three" for four people... Those were some pretty long, tall chambers. Couldn't the two smallest people share a single chamber, and all four survive? Especially since they look tall enough for two people to lie down right on top of each other.

Answer: That was the entire point of the trap. Each trap in the overall game was meant for them to all work together. The tape for this trap asks "Who will be the odd man out?" They took this to mean that one person had to remain outside the chambers, but what it really meant was two people would each share a chamber (assuming all five survived the first trap) and one person would occupy the third chamber all by themselves. Charles realised this and tried to tell everyone, but was unfortunately killed by the explosion before he could.

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Question: Where do we find that Dr Lawrence Gordon has been assisting Jigsaw?

Chosen answer: It is finally revealed in the end of Saw: The Final Chapter that Dr. Gordon had been assisting Jigsaw and had helped in traps that involved medical procedures such as the key in Michael's eye at the beginning of Saw II and the stitches on Art and Blank for the Mausoleum trap in Saw IV. Before this was revealed, there were several occurrences which made viewers believe he was alive, most notably the video of Dr. Gordon limping when putting the key in Michael's eye. Director Darren Lynn Bousman intended to keep viewers in the dark had he stayed on, and Director Kevin Greutert intended for him to be in Saw VI, but Cary Elwes allegedly wanted to star in the "final film".

Question: Whose voice was on all the tapes? Did Kramer record them before he died or did Hoffman change his voice while recording them?

Chosen answer: In Saw IV, before John tests Cecil, he is seen testing a device that deepens his voice, so yes it is quite possible that Amanda and Hoffman do the same.

Question: Ashley wrote a report to cover up an arson fire - why?

Chosen answer: Could be any number of reasons. It's not unheard of for reporters to be bribed by someone.

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Answer: She was bribed to write the incident up as a tragic accident. Kramer, before his death, had found out she took a bribe (and probably not her first one) and instructed Hoffman to take her with the others.

Bishop73

Question: Who is actually writing the 'I know who you are' messages to Hoffman? Is it Strahm trying to scare him or is it Jigsaw letting Hoffman know that he knows he killed Seth?

Chosen answer: In the last Saw movie we find out that it was actually doctor Lawrence Gordon who has been helping Jigsaw (John) the whole time.

Question: In the beginning sequence when Riggs is in the cube with water pouring in, it is leaking through the bottom. Why does he just not pull the rubber gasket from around his neck and allow the water to flow out?

Chosen answer: Due to the circumstances it is safe to say that it is unlikely, Strahm (Not Rigg) would not have noticed that. Plus having followed the Jigsaw case carefully he would have known that Jigsaw or Hoffman would not allow him to escape that easily.

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Question: On the audiotape "Heed my warning: do not proceed" is spoken. But if the officer remained there, how would he get out of this place?

Chosen answer: The police arrive some time after Strahm saves himself from the water box trap. If he had just waited in the room with Jigsaw's body, the police would have eventually found him.

Question: What was the technicality that got Seth Baxter's sentence reduced from life to 5 years?

Russco

Chosen answer: We are never told what the technicality is. Although it is likly to be something to do with the police's investiagtion.

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Question: This movie baffled me, so can someone please provide me with answers to the following questions? 1) Was the detective in on this game from the very beginning of the Saw movies?2) I thought Jigsaw died in the fourth installment, how did he survive that?3) Was the last trap set for the detective designed because he knew he would put the other detective in the box, thus saving his life, but he was to get crushed to death? I just didn't get the ending.

Chosen answer: 1. Yes, it is implied that the detective comitted a murder based on Jigsaw from the very beginning, knowing it would be blamed on Jigsaw. 2. He didn't survive. In part 5, we are seeing flashbacks. 3. Hoffman knew that the other detective would not be able to control himself, and that he himself would wind up in the box, and thus be saved while the other detective got crushed.

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Question: Jigsaw tells Detective Hoffman (While he is in the chair with a shotgun to his throat) that "Unlike you, I have never killed anyone. I give people a chance" In Saw II, one of the traps was a revolver behind a door, barrel aiming straight through the eye slot. There is no sign of this from inside the room, where the victim is. Person turn a knob on the door and the gun fired and killed them. How is that giving someone a chance or not killing them? He didn't give them an option beyond getting killed. This person didn't have any chance, unlike every other trap.

Chosen answer: What fired the gun was not the knob turning, but the key turning in the lock, and the occupants of the room were specifically told not to use that key on the door. Had they just waited long enough, the door would have opened without anyone getting hurt.

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Jigsaw: Hello, Agent Strahm. If you're hearing this, then you've finally found what you've been looking for. But is the discovery of my body enough? Or will your insatiable hunger to uncover the truth push you deeper into the abyss? Heed my warning: do not proceed. For this room can either be you sanctuary, or it can be your grave. The choice is yours.
Agent Strahm: Fuck you.

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When Seth has been sliced by the blade, he spits blood that goes all over his face. It then cuts to Hoffman looking at him, then back to Seth, and now the blood on his face has gone. This happens three or four times.

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(Spoiler) Strahm is killed by the walls of the final room crushing him. However, in the original script, rather than the walls crushing, the room was supposed to fill with water, thus mirroring that trap that nearly killed Strahm in the beginning of the movie. Due to practicality reasons, this idea was dropped, though it does explain the air-tubes coming of the glass box. (Which would have been for Strahm to breath.)

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