Cancer And Flashbacks Are The Other Keys To John Kramer’s Run As Jigsaw
Of course, another way to put a soap opera character into particularly interesting scenarios is through a cancer diagnosis. That’s something that accompanied John Kramer throughout the entirety of his time in the Saw series. Between his depression and declining quality of life, John tried to kill himself, but ultimately survived and is motivated to share that gift with others. Eventually, he does die of cancer, but as any good character will tell you, flashbacks can do wonders to fill out a person’s legacy. Which leads to another complication that soap operas, and the Saw franchise, stepped into quite often.