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Annie Sawyer
Annie Sawyer
Biographical information
Born

1985

Died

2007 (aged 22)

Killed By

Owen

Cause of Death

Fell/pushed down stairs

Passed over

2010 (returned later that year)
2012

Alias

Casper the friendly ghost

Physical description
Species
Gender

Female

Height

5'5" (1.66m)

Hair colour

Black

Eye colour

Brown
Blue (when angered)

Skin colour

Mixed-race

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
Occupation
  • Pub worker (formerly)
  • Design Student (formerly)
Television Portrayal
First appearancePilot
Last appearanceThe War Child
ActorLenora Crichlow
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"Give me back my fucking baby!"
―To the Old Ones

Anna Clare "Annie" Sawyer is an insecure ghost haunting the house she lived in with her fiancé whilst she was alive. After a long period of being alone, she is joined by George Sands (a werewolf) and John Mitchell (a vampire), who are able to see her because of their own supernatural conditions. The extent of Annie's visibility to humans varies depending on her mood and her confidence. She always appears in the clothes she was wearing when she died, which change subtly depending on her state of mind. Annie's life as a ghost has involved her coming to terms with her own death, avoiding death's door and being trapped in purgatory, in addition to several doomed attempts at romance. After losing Mitchell, the love of her life, and friends George and Nina, Annie becomes a mother figure to Eve (George and Nina's daughter) and new werewolf and vampire housemates, Tom and Hal. Annie later crosses over to be reunited with her old friends, having made a difficult decision which averted a dark future for mankind, saving the world from the Old Ones.

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

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Annie dies soon after being pushed down the stairs. ("Flotsam and Jetsam")

Annie was a fashion student at university where she met the supposed love of her life, Owen Norayan. The two of them formed a relationship a bought a house together. One night, Owen found a thong in Annie's underwear drawer that he had never seen before, being paranoid, he thought that it was a byproduct of an affair she was having with a guy at her work, despite Annie protesting to this and sincerely denying it. Owen refuses to accept her denial and calls her a bitch before throwing her down the stairs. Annie's head is smashed on a tile and blood begins to spread from her head. She dies. ("Ghost Town") Despite her "death", Annie returned as a ghost, apparently not having completed her unfinished business. Owen moves out of their house, but she stays there, annoyed at all of the new residents that it receives over the years. Soon enough, it is rented out to John Mitchell (a vampire) and George Sands (a werewolf). Annie is shocked to find two people that can actually see her and the three of them bond and form a relationship as a supernatural trinity, and Annie eventually builds enough confidence to be able to be seen by other people, despite desperately missing Owen, for she is completely unaware that he killed her, thinking that she merely fell down the stairs and cracked her head open. ("Flotsam and Jetsam")

Series 1Edit

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Owen looks straight through Annie. ("Flotsam and Jetsam")

Annie is shown living with Mitchell and George and is extremely happy that other people, besides these two, can see her. The latter is annoyed that she keeps making cups of tea that she cannot drink, but Annie tells him that it's part of her old routine and feels normal. It is announced that Owen, Annie's former fiancé, is coming over as he owns the house, and Annie is told by her housemates to hide upstairs. She does so and is horrified to see that Owen arrives with his new girlfriend and Annie's old rival: Janey Harris. Annie's annoyed once they leave, not having had a chance to meet Owen and reconnect with him. The ghost steals George's mobile and later texts Owen, telling him to come over. When he arrives, Annie is angered to find that he has Janey with him and hides in worry, he soon enters the living room where she is, however, when he looks at where she is standing, he cannot see her. Annie is shocked to discover that she can no longer be seen by normal people due to Owen's arrival shattering her confidence. Owen soon leaves as George arrives home, mad at Annie for taking his phone, but she is distraught, annoyed at Janey for being the one who gets to be with Owen whereas she is stuck in the clothes that she died in, George comforts his friend before revealing how he became to be a werewolf. Later, after Lauren, a girl who Mitchell turned into a vampire, killed Becca, a St. Jude's Hospital employee, Mitchell blames himself for not saving her. Annie, who realizes he could have turned her into a vampire, asks George if he thinks Mitchell should have "saved her", but George tells Annie that he thinks he did. ("Flotsam and Jetsam")

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Tully tries to sexually assault Annie. ("Tully")

George returns home with a new arrival - Lee Tully; another werewolf. Annie takes quite a shine to Tully who seems to charm her, and she allows him to move in with them, despite George's wishes. Mitchell and Annie initially like Tully, at first, but as Mitchell grows to become more and more annoyed by him, George begins to gain greater admiration for him. Annie makes breakfast for Tully as she used to do for Owen, saying that it makes her feel more normal, she watches him eat, saying that it is, again, what she used to do with her fiancé. When Tully arrives home one day, he begins to hit on Annie, who becomes uncomfortable. He approaches her violently, in an attempt to sexually assault her, and Annie disappears in fear. She hides outside until Mitchell arrives home, and calls out for him. At hearing what Tully has done, Mitchell demand George ask him to leave, but George refuses this, now seeing Tully as his role model and reminding them that they wanted him there in the first place. Later that night, George disowns Tully after learning that he's the one who made him into a werewolf, and returns home to Mitchell and Annie, the former of which has received a DVD from Lauren which he plays in front of the other two. It shows a man having sex with himself (with Lauren, who, as a vampire, doesn't show up on film) who gets seemingly killed by nothing, Annie is disgusted by this. ("Tully")

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Annie sees Owen kill her. ("Ghost Town")

Annie appears lonely to George and Mitchell who decide to introduce her to another ghost to date and so they go to a night club and find Gilbert - a man who died back in the 80s. Gilbert takes Annie to her own gravestone in order to allow her to confront her death and subsequently explore why she has remained on Earth. Annie takes this on and when doing so, she finds Owen in her bathroom, unclogging the toilet, and finding the thong that he hid there. She is shocked by this and flashes back to the fight and and Owen had on the night of her death, how he found the thong and thought she was cheating on him with a guy at work. Despite Annie's many protests to this, Owen pushes her down the stairs, killing her, leading to Annie's realisation that she was murdered by the man she loves. She goes to Gilbert for consolation who decides that she needs to be cheered up through "Gilbert fun", however, Annie does not take such a shine to 80s people cliches as he does. Besides this, Annie and Gilbert continue to bond and Gilbert ends up falling in love with Annie, in doing this, Gilbert completes his unfinished business and sees his door, he then passes over to the other side, saying goodbye to Annie. George later arrives home, telling Mitchell and Owen that he had sex with Nina, his crush from work, but then hears from Mitchell that Annie was killed by Owen. George is upset that he cannot be the one to have the big news for once, but Annie is consoled by her friends. ("Ghost Town")

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"Everything that Owen and I ever had... that old life... can go to ash." ("Another Fine Mess")

Annie is distraught over having to coming to terms with the fact that she was murdered by the man she loved. Due to this, she becomes a "poltergeist" and things around her start moving without her touching them. Annie becomes deeply depressed and begins talking in pessimistic phrases, which is not aided when Mitchell is accused of being a paedophile after accidentally giving Bernie, a neighbourhood child, the sex DVD that Lauren gave him, thinking that it was a Laurel and Hardy DVD. Owen comes over, Janey Harris in tow, to tell the guys that they have to move out as he can't be renting to accused paedophiles, even if he doesn't believe that this accusation is true. He reveals that he plans to move back in with Janey, angering Annie further. The ghost later takes every item that she saved in her relationship with Owen and burns it on the garden barbecue, thus letting go of him and everything she had with him. When Bernie is hit by a car, Annie walks outside to see the cause of the neighbourhood ruckus, and is surprised to discover that she can now be seen by others once again. ("Another Fine Mess")

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Annie tells Owen what's what. ("Where The Wild Things Are")

Annie decides that her unfinished business is to haunt Owen and so she begins jotting down some things that she plans on saying to him ("I am darkness... I am death!" etc), with some help from George. Owen later comes around, responding to a call from the guys, and he is met by a dark house containing nothing but an angered Annie. She approaches him, saying the lines that she planned and seeming to scare him, thinking she is successful before returning t the stairs. Owen crawls over to her and asks her if that's the best she's got, shocking Annie, Owen insults her before leaving. Annie decides that she has to warn Janey of Owen's murderous ways and so goes to her and Owen's home where Janey is shocked and scared to see her, believing her to be dead. She runs upstairs in fear of Annie, thinking that she is hallucinating or something, despite Annie's multiple warnings that Owen is a dangerous man. Soon, Owen himself returns home and Janey goes running to him, telling him what happened. He sees Annie but assures Janey that it's just stress, hugging her whilst turning to the ghost, basically calling her nothing. George later finds Annie crying on the sofa, having given up, but he convinces her that if she's done that, then she's truly dead, convincing her to go and save Mitchell from the other vampires. She does so, and later, Owen returns to Annie's House where she is waiting for him with Mitchell and George in tow, she reveals that Mitchell is a vampire and that George is a werewolf, before whispering the "secret of the dead" into her fiancé's ear. This then causes him to go insane and check himself into an asylum. After this happens, a door appears to Annie, however, once she says her goodbyes, Herrick barges in and stakes Mitchell. At this, Annie ignores death's door and accompanies her friend to the hospital. ("Where The Wild Things Are")

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Annie frees the vampire munchies. ("Bad Moon Rising")

Mitchell is taken to hospital after his staking by Herrick and treated by the doctors, who see him as somewhat of a phenomenon. Annie accompanies George here, who worries about the fact that she ignored her door, saying that she may not get another chance again. Annie does not care, but soon panics over this matter and "rent-a-ghosts" home. When she's there, she is met by another ghost who was killed in the vampires' feeding banks, where they keep various humans locked up, never killing them, for the purpose of drawing blood. So enraged and disgusted by this, Annie barges into the vampires base, a vampire tries to stop her, but she pushes him away with a mere wave of her hand, proceeding to go downstairs and free all of the people locked up by the vampires. Meanwhile, Mitchell recovers and stages a meeting with Herrick, but George has other plans and leads Herrick down into a lockable room in the hospital. Annie and Mitchell quickly make their ways there but are intercepted by Nina, who wants to know what's going on with George. She follows Annie and Mitchell to the room, not knowing who Annie is, and finds George on the verge of a transformation, He pushes Nina back and tells them to lock the door, they do so and George becomes his wolf self, before tearing Herrick literally limb from limb. It appears Annie does not get another chance to pass through her door and onto purgatory. ("Bad Moon Rising")

Series 2Edit

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Annie on her first day of work. ("Cure and Contagion")

Annie must comfort Nina, who is worried that she may be a werewolf as when George pushed her back, he scratched her. Annie promises to go with Nina to the room that George transformed in to kill Herrick and stays with her all night, it is confirmed that Nina is in fact a wolf. The ghost decides that now she can be seen, she would like to become more involved with the real world and wants to get a job. Mitchell and George wonder what a ghost would be good at doing and Annie reveals that she used to work as a bartender. She goes down to the local pub, New Found Out, and has an interview with Hugh, who gives her the job. Annie begins to work as a bartender but the customers appear scarce. Soon enough, someone enters the pub, a charming man named Saul, who Annie takes a liking to. When Saul realizes he's left his mobile phone with a colleague, Annie takes him back to her house to make his call. Soon Annie ends up providing drinks to the entire neighbourhood when men come round to inspect the "gas leak". Mitchell comments that they've finally "done it", meaning that they've become normal humans. ("Cure and Contagion")

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Saul tries to drag Annie through his door. ("Serve God, Love Me and Mend")

Annie continues to date Saul, much to Hugh's annoyance. George points out to Annie that Hugh fancies her, however, Annie protests that he's more like her brother to her, George assures her that the only person who would like to hear that is her actual brother. Meanwhile, Saul is being tormented by various radios and televisions which are corrupted by those from purgatory, who want Annie on the other side and decide to use Saul to achieve this. Annie goes back to Saul's place after a date with him where he tries to assault her sexually (as the television tells him to do), scared, Annie "rent-a-ghosts" away. She arrives at the house where Mitchell and George are concerned that someone saw her disappear, and Annie figures that she better go back and check on him. Saul, however, is being convinced to drink and drive, and Annie next visits him at the hospital where he resides after a crash. Annie arrives at his bedside, but he soon dies, becoming a ghost. Saul's door appears and he attempts to grab Annie and drag her through it, again at the behest of the voices on the radio. This struggle continues for a while with George outside the room trying to get in through the apparently locked door. Eventually, Saul fights the voices telling him to do things and forces the door shut with him inside, and Annie outside, saving her. Later, after this frightening experience, Annie returns to Hugh at the pub, however, she is devastated to learn that she can, once again, no longer be seen by humans. ("Serve God, Love Me and Mend")

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George tells Hugh of Annie's leaving. ("Long Live The King")

Annie comforts George after his breakup with Nina and asks for his help in return - an explanation to Hugh as to why she has gone. George explains to Hugh that Annie moved away the previous night, saddening the bartender who says that all of his relationships end badly, such as that of his last girlfriend, Kirsty. At this, Annie decides that she must use George to convince Kirsty to take Hugh back, after discovering how lonely she is and feeling sorry for her. She makes George go out on a date with her where he is to act like the worst boyfriend in the world, however, all of the things George does to make her hate him, she loves. Annie is confused at this but eventually, they manage to reunite Kirsty and Hugh, making the two of them realize how much they miss each other, and they give it another go. Annie seems happy at having done this, but it has merely reminded George of the loss he has suffered, and Annie comforts him. ("Long Live The King")

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Annie is faced with her death. ("Educating Creature")

When Annie walks past the scene of a murder, the ghost of the victim attempts to drag her through his door, however, she is rescued by Sykes, an enigmatic ghost airman from WWII. Annie asks him to teach her how to avoid further attacks from any ghosts and he offers to help her tame her abilities. He starts with simple things, such as turning off the TV with telekinesis, and moves on to more difficult things. The final stage of Sykes' training involves Annie coming to grips with how she died, and for this to happen, Annie sees herself fall down the stairs again. As her dead body lies there, it begins to talk to her, and she realizes that it's one of the men with sticks and rope. She tells it that it may have her face, but it's merely a magician who is coming to the end of its act. Annie uses this confidence to vanquish the ghost disguised as her and her body disappears. Annie is proud to have overcome this and Sykes tells her that it is now her choice as to when she crosses over, but Annie wonders why she ever would want to. Sykes tells her that eventually she'll start seeing loved ones age and die with herself having no life; she asks him why he hasn't yet crossed over and he reveals that his mistake led to many people's death in the war and he's scared that they have not yet forgiven him. ("Educating Creature")

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Annie embraces motherhood. ("The Looking Glass")

A ghost named Kathleen stops by with her baby, who's also a ghost, in order to see Annie, who she says is famous for resisting death's door so many times. She says that she's going on a date with a ghost fireman before leaving her baby with Annie without the latter having any say in the matter. Annie seems to have no idea what to do with the child and George and Mitchell become confused as to why it is there, but Annie eventually overcomes this and begins to bond with him, naming him herself as she never found it out from Kathleen. Eventually, Kathleen returns to Annie and asks for her baby back, with a reluctant Annie handing him over. She begins to name a list of things he likes, but Kathleen tells Annie that, being his mother, she already knows these things, adding that she knows she's a crap mum, but she's the only one he's got. Annie is saddened to see the baby leave. ("The Looking Glass")

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Annie presents her mother with a paper rose, thus proving her presence. ("In The Morning")

Annie goes to a showcase of a psychic, Alan Cortez, who seems to have lost his "sixth sense" and not be talking to ghosts anymore. Annie yells abuse at the stage, figuring that no one else can hear her, however, she is halted by someone who seems to work at the theatre, surprised that she can see her. It is revealed that she is a ghost, as are other people who Alan has stopped communicating with, and Annie wonders why. She discovers that Alan can hear her, but not see her, or hear anyone else. Through this bond, Annie talks Alan through his show, giving him information on a ghost she's interviewing, thus allowing him to pass over. The next person to stand up in the audience seeks Alan's help to talk to Annie - Carmen Sawyer, Annie's mother. Carmen, Annie and Alan go to a room behind the stage where Annie proves her presence by making a rose out of paper, handing it to her mother as she apparently used to make thousands when she was young, until she perfected them. Annie and Carmen make amends and Alan regains his ability to talk to the ghosts of the theatre, and begins to help them as he used to. ("In The Morning")

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Kemp begins to help Annie cross over. ("Damage")

Nina returns to tell George of a program that wants to help cure werewolves of their affliction, but George sees this as hokum and refuses to go with her, despite that scientific viewpoint of the religious runner, Patrick Kemp. Before Kemp leaves, Annie writes him a message asking him if he can help her pass over to purgatory. Kemp says that he can and returns the next day with Hennessey, a psychic, in tow. Annie uses Hennessey to communicate to Kemp who offers to take her to his facility. Annie spends a while contemplates this and soon finds an abnormal Mitchell arrive home, who has been back on the blood. Noticing this change in their friend, Annie and George leave to go to the CenSSA facility, run by Kemp. Annie does not tell George that she is there to pass over, but seems like she is going in order to support him through being cured of his werewolfism. Annie and George arrive and are surprised to discover that the co-runner of the facility is none other that Lucy Jaggat, otherwise known as Mitchell's girlfriend. ("Damage")

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Annie is forced through death's door. ("All God's Children")

Annie, George and Nina continue to stay at the CenSSA facility and Hennessey realizes through her dialogue with George that Annie has not yet told her friends that she is there in order to pass over. Kemp later begins the process of allowing Annie to pass over via prayer, however, Annie tells Hennessey that she's changed her mind and that she does not want to enter purgatory before saying goodbye to her friends. Hennessey tries to alert Kemp of this but the old man does not care, he instead stabs Hennessey and order to create one of death's doors, he then continues to pray and Annie begins to be sucked through the door, she protests and screams as George and Nina watch the scene via surveill

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