- "Ye though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil. For thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever... DIE FUCKERS!!!"
Sarah Newlin (née Crabtree) is a recurring character on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by actress Anna Camp, Sarah plays a major role in the series' second, sixth, and seventh seasons. Sarah was the wife of Fellowship of the Sun televangelist Steve Newlin, although their marriage eventually falls apart. She had a brief affair with Jason Stackhouse, believing it was a sign from God for them to get together. By 2009, Sarah had masterminded a Vampire concentration camp and the systematic extermination of the vampire race, seeking a career in politics as well. With Governor Burrell's untimely demise, it appears that she is the "tyrant" of which Lilith speaks. After Hep-V spreads, she goes into hiding under the alias "Noomi". She is also the cure for Hep-V. She is eventually caught and locked in the basement of Fangtasia where she remains today. She was the main antagonist for Season 6.
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Sarah is a slender blonde. She often wears bright colors to showcase her supposedly "sweet and gentle" personality, though it is ironically the polar opposite than what she thinks it is. She dresses modestly to give off a mature and well-mannered religious woman feel. In Season 7, While Sarah was kidnapped by Mr Gus and Eric, Sarah was forced to be fully barefoot (no shoes and no socks) for 23 hours and 45 minutes a day (she was allowed to keep on her jeans and shirt 24/7). Sarah was only allowed to wear sneakers for 15 minutes a day while in captivity. In addition, at the end of the carousel scene,Pam pins Sarah down and rips Sarah's sneakers and socks off (but leaves her jeans and shirt on). From that point forward, Sarah never wears sneakers ever again.
At first impression Sarah is a very warm and kind person. When vampires first came out of the coffin, she and her sister marched up to Washington to promote their equal rights. She changed her mind however, after her sister disappeared at the hands of the same vampires they were trying to help. She has since expressed a deep hate for vampires completely opposed her former personality.
Towards non vampires Sarah remains a warm and kind individual. She expresses concern for others well-being and has never been a great supporter of violence (even towards sympathizers of vampires).
Sarah has also shown a great capability of leadership and organizing talent. When running the Fellowship of the Sun, Sarah was the main person dealing with everyday businesses while her husband was advocating their cause.
In her time of rising through the political spectrum, Sarah has become corrupted with power. A devoted Christian, she believes that the cruelties committed against vampires, as well as the madness that surrounds her, are all God's plan to save the human race by annihilating the vampire race. She is also mentally-unstable, as she was seen talking to and even kissing Burrell's decapitated head as if he were alive. She later brutally killed Ms. Suzuki and praised Jesus after doing so.
Little is known about Sarah's family life, her only known family member is her sister, Amber. When vampires first made their existence public, Sarah and her sister marched on Washington to advocate for vampire civil rights. Months later Sarah's sister, Amber, disappeared: she had become hooked on V and the vampires had taken her. She also used to be a vegetarian during her pro-vampire days.
Sarah's opinion of vampires completely changed after her traumatic discovery. Sometime later, whilst working in a hospice, she met Steve Newlin whose father ran the Fellowship Of The Sun church and who was working on destroying the vampire race. Steve and Sarah married, and after her father-in-law's death, the newlywed couple ran the church.
Sarah and Steve live somewhere in the vicinity of, but not in, Dallas. Their home is near the FOTS church. Steve and Sarah welcome Jason Stackhouse as he arrives at the church. She and Steve are shown to be a team and make their decisions together. Their marriage is presented as a strong one.
Over the course of the season Steve and Sarah spend a lot of time with Jason as they are grooming him to command the FOTS army. As Steve becomes more obsessed with killing Godric, he isolates Sarah from control of the church, putting a strain on their marriage. As her marriage began to deteriorate, she began an affair with Jason.
Sarah decided to leave her husband and run away with Jason. However, shortly after the affair began, Sookie attempted to infiltrate the church to find Godric. Then, when Sookie was discovered to be Jason's sister, Sarah thought he was trying to destroy her reputation and the reputation of the church. She shot Jason with a paint ball gun and tried to find out his prerogative.
After she called Jason's family liars and fangbangers, Jason pulled the gun away from her, pushed her over and stole her car leaving her in the woods ("Timebomb"). After Jason told Steve about his affair with Sarah, her marriage began to dissolve. She and her husband could not even keep up appearances in front of the public during a debate with Nan Flanagan. ("I Will Rise Up")
On a show named "Sunday Morning with McCafferty", that hosts a debate about the "Vampire Rights Amendment", it is revealed that the Steve Newlin is divorcing Sarah and is under scrutiny by the IRS. ("I Got a Right to Sing the Blues")
|Season two appearances|
|"Nothing but the Blood"||"Keep This Party Going"||"Scratches"||"Shake and Fingerpop"|
|"Never Let Me Go"||"Hard-Hearted Hannah"||"Release Me"||"Timebomb"|
|"I Will Rise Up"||"New World in My View"||"Frenzy"||"Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"|
|Season six appearances|
|"Who Are You, Really?"||"The Sun"||"You're No Good"||"At Last"|
|"F**k the Pain Away"||"Don't You Feel Me"||"In the Evening"||"Dead Meat"|
|Season seven appearances|
|"Jesus Gonna Be Here"||"I Found You"||"Fire in the Hole"||"Death Not the End"|
|"Lost Cause"||"Karma"||"May Be the Last Time"||"Almost Home"|
|"Love is to Die"||"Thank You"|
- Sarah is arguably the main antagonist of the seventh season due to spreading Hep-V.
- She has been True Blood's most recurring antagonist after becoming a secondary antagonist near the end of Season 2, the main antagonist of Season 6 and once again a major antagonist in Season 7. Though it was her previous actions that caused her to serve as an antagonist in the seventh season.
- Sarah is also the only main antagonist to have been a recurring character in a previous season, not counting Maryann as she was clearly being set up as the main villain, while Sarah was only a love-interest and brief antagonist for Jason.