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Sarah Blake
Sarah in 1976
Sarah Blake
Portrayed by Spencer Locke
Episode Jackals
Status Deceased (1976)

Sarah Blake was the 17-year-old daughter of Colin Blake and the victim in "Jackals".

History[]

Having lost her mother at the age of 13, Sarah only had her father. A "good girl", she was a beautiful teenager with a promising future, being an honor roll student and athlete at the private school she and Libby Traynor attended. However, the vibrant life Sarah knew was shattered in 1976 when Colin was convicted of embezzling from a veteran's charity. His plan was to send his daughter to live with her Aunt Laura and finish school. Sarah held hope her father would fight the accusations, but she was forced to come to terms that he was a criminal.

All the girls at school turned against Sarah when her father was imprisoned, leading to a fight which resulted in her being suspended and her friend Libby being expelled. Later that night, she and her then-boyfriend Mark Callahan attended a party held by the Jackals, a notorious and dangerous biker gang, whom Libby was now staying with. There, Sarah met Darren Malloy, the son of the Jackals' founder, making an instant connection. After the leader of the Jackals, John "Shameless" Clark, told non-Jackals to leave, he insisted Sarah stay, leading to a jealous Mark to push her out of the party. It is revealed that he was abusive towards her.

Sarah later met with Darren once again after school. Her ex-boyfriend Mark wouldn't leave her alone, objecting to her leaving with Darren. She witnessed Mark getting beaten by Darren for sitting on and disrespecting his ride. Sarah then hopped on the bike with Darren, going back to the Jackals. She broke into her locked up home to retrieve her belongings.

With nowhere to go and her father in jail, Sarah was happy to stay with the Jackals since they didn't care about her father's crime. A reluctant Darren insisted she leave while she had the chance, but a stubborn Sarah remained with the Jackals.

In hopes of proving herself, Sarah persuaded Shameless to let her run drugs to Pittsburgh since nobody would suspect her. Coming back to Philadelphia later on, she came face-to-face with Monster, Shameless' handyman who told her she only had one way of having value with the Jackals. Under the influence of drugs, he tried to rape her but she fought back, throwing a toolbox at him and calling him an animal. In a lucid moment, Monster told Sarah to get out. It was this event that led to Monster leaving the Jackals, as it turned out he was an undercover cop who lost himself in their seedy world.

While staying with Libby, Sarah realized that Darren was right all along; she didn't belong with the Jackals and wished to take off, but she was too scared to face Shameless and give him his money back. Before Sarah left with the money, Libby warned Shameless about her taking off.

Sarah then called Darren, telling him she was in trouble. His plan: they take Shameless' drug money and flee together. Sarah didn't want to leave her father, but Darren told her that Colin was gone and that he (Darren) was the only one she had left; they took off together on Darren's bike.

Before they could get out of town, they were ambushed by Shameless and the Jackals, being pulled into a vacant lot. Darren claimed they were going to return the money to Shameless, but he didn't buy it. Pulling a knife on Sarah, Shameless ordered Darren to get a shovel, as it is revealed that he is not as hard-core as the others and has to earn his way into the club. Despite Sarah's tearful pleas, Darren did their bidding, too much of a coward to protect her. Being dragged off by Shameless, she screams for Darren once again, followed by her blood-curdling screams as she is brutally stabbed to death.

After receiving news of his daughter's death, Colin tried to break out of prison, resulting in a guard getting injured and his sentence doubled.

After her father was released from prison 33 years later in 2009, Sarah's case was reopened when Colin showed the Cold Case team a photo of her which he found in his belongings, taken on the 4th of July in 1976 with a motorcyclist from the Jackals Motorcycle Club. Sarah's murder was solved and her killers, Shameless and Darren, were arrested. In the end, Colin and Lilly go to the lot where Sarah was killed, her father laying down flowers and her picture. They "see" Sarah, who smiles at Colin in forgiveness.

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