Danny Angeli (Original timeline)
|Cause of Death||
College Student (upon death)|
Assistant at Howell & Holt Funeral Home (while undead)
"Sorry, I don't really have a handle on this whole 'being dead' thing yet..."
Sally Malik is a ghost that haunts the house that Josh and Aidan moved into. In life Sally was vivacious, smart, funny and driven. In death she is much the same, though her early demise finds her floundering for answers. She's portrayed by actress Meaghan Rath.
Season 1EditGrowing up, Sally was often forced to be tough and, as a result, she was a young woman who didn't take a lot of flack. She thought of working at the UN, or at the very least going to grad school. While in college, she fell in love with Danny and they became engaged right after graduation. They moved into the House but Sally lost her engagement ring and Danny was enraged and he pushed her down the stairs and killed her. Now, as a ghost living in the house, Sally's surprised to discover that both Josh and Aidan can see and hear her.
She remains a prisoner in the house, unsure how to actually leave it because she can't open doors. She knows she's in some kind of purgatory, but doesn't know why or what to do about it. When Josh complains to her about his crummy life, she reminds him that at least he's alive and can enjoy even little things, like drinking a beer. Most of all, she wishes she could find her way back to her fiancé.
Later, Aidan and Josh introduce another ghost called Tony to Sally and he teaches Sally how to transport to different places (this means she can leave the house) and he also helps her with touching and moving objects both with her mind and hands.
Sally wants to use her new found powers to communicate with her fiancé Danny, but when she goes to his house to try she encounters Danny and her best friend Bridget talking and enjoying each others company, and to make it worse for Sally, at the end of the night Bridget and Danny share a kiss.
At first, Sally is mad at Bridget for stealing her fiancé and Danny for moving on so quickly and she tries to sabotage their relationship. Eventually she just lets them be and tells Bridget that it is OK to go out with Danny and she approves of their relationship.When Danny learns of Sally's presence in the house, from her doing various things like placing her wedding ring in his apartment, Danny hires Elana to perform an exorcism. However, half way through the ritual, Sally briefly possesses Elana to stop her. Here, Elana learns of everything that Sally knows, including how Danny was a controlling person and how Danny had killed Sally. She then leaves, leaving Sally still alive (or as alive as a ghost can be) and telling Danny that anything she does to him, he deserves all of it and more.
When she finds out that Danny was the one that killed her, she is in shock at first but soon she wants her revenge. She starts with things like trashing his apartment and trying to tell Bridget the truth, but as Danny does things to get rid of her and hurt her, Sally begins to do dangerous things to Danny, like cutting his throat while he is shaving.
In episode 12, "You're The One That I Haunt", Danny tries to burn down the house to wash away the memories and also to make Sally disappear, but as he tries to leave Sally slams the door shut, trapping both of them inside. The flames continue to grow when Aidan and Josh bash through the door to Sally's rescue
and when Josh finally puts out all the flames, Aidan grabs Danny and continually hits him until he is ready to bite him, but Josh stops him and Sally realises that he deserves to die, but she is not like him and she would never kill someone. After this Danny can briefly see and hear Sally, and this forces him to admit to the police that he started the fire and that he killed Sally.
After the fire is put out, Sally's door suddenly appears after having gotten rid of any unfinished business. While they begin to say goodbye to her, Bishop bursts through the window and stabs Aiden with a wooden stake before fleeing as he was not allowed in the house and was beginning to burn alive.
When Josh took Aiden to the hospital to get help from one of Aiden's past lovers, Sally follows, feeling that she needed to make sure that he was okay before she moved on. While Aiden appreciated the sentiment, he tells her that he will be fine and that she needs to go through the door. However, upon returning home, she ses that her door has disappeared and that she has missed it. She later discovers that she can move things with more ease, telling the group that she is more Earth-bound and that this shouldn't be considered a good thing.While Josh is transforming in the basement of the hospital, Sally goes with Aiden to fight Bishop. There, she offers what little assisstance she can and witnesses Aiden killing his maker, making all of the vampires Bishop made orphans and ending his rule in Boston.
As Sally continues to be able to move things more easily, Nora has been around more due to her relationship with Josh. Since Josh told Nora of Sally, the two tried to talk about Sally's high school reunion but it was unsuccessful. Along with her high school friend Stevie, who had commited suicide, they go to their high school reunion where they see a memorium about them and aother girl, one who was stuck up and snotty and whim Stevie had a crush on. The girl also appears at the reunion.
While Stevie tries to talk to her, she ignores him, unaware that she is dead and thinking that everyone can still see her. However, Sally, being annoyed about how Stevie is pouring his heart out to her and she is ignoring him, snaps at her. There, the girl realizes that she is dead so appearances no longer matter. She also reveals that she was jealous of Sally and how free she was. The girl then gets her door, causing Sally to feel upset that she can hope other ghosts get their doors but she wont be able to get her own door back.
Stevie then tells her that they can dream if they want though it isn't for the need of rest. When Sally goes home and tries to dream, she has a dream of her door coming back. When she opens it, she tries calling for Aiden and Josh. However, the inside suddenly turns dark and something rushes out of her door at her, causing her to wake up and to realize that she is floating in the air.
The next day, she tries telling Josh about what happened and is surprised to see that Nora can now see her. When she asks if Nora is dead also, she learns that Josh turned Nora into a werewolf on accident and accidentally tells Aiden.
While hanging out with some ghost friends she made through Stevie, namely Dylan and Phil (though the latter two call him "Boner"), they go to a party where she witnesses Dylan and Phil possessing two boys. She then decides to give it a try, despite the warning Stevie gives her. While she fails the first couple of times, she eventually manages to possess a girl and is estatic that she can now basically live again.
During her possession though, a boy from the group attempted to sexually assault Sally. Her friend, Stevie, had to pull both out of their possessed bodies, causing a fight between Stevie and the other boy, during which Sally witnesses Stevie shredding the other ghost in self defence. This traumatizes her, and puts Stevie into regret and shock.
Upon returning home, she talks to Nora about what happened and reveals that possessing people greatly tires her out but that at least she is still there.In Dream Reaper, Sally is forced into a coma when Aidan hits her with an iron fire poker after she finds out that she is the reaper and she was the one who had been killing all of the ghosts.
In the season 2 finale, Sally attempts to get her mother to shred her to get to Limbo, but she refuses. Sally shreds herself instead and makes it to Limbo, but doesn't know how to get out, and laments to an empty house through the radio that it was a terrible mistake.
In Season 3, Sally is brought back to life using Blood Magic performed by a witch named Donna hired by Josh Levison and Nora Sergeant. The catch is that she cannot meet anyone she knew when she was alive or they will die.
Sally decides to spend Josh's first full moon away from Nora at a bar. There she meets Trent, a friend of her brother. They have major chemistry and they decide to take it further, however, Trent doesn't feel up to it and leaves. The next day, he is seen being taken away on a stretcher. Feeling insanely guilty, she goes to the funeral house to try to apologize to Trent's ghost. This is how she meets Max. She convinces Max to get Trent's fiancé to speak to her, so that she could help Trent gain closure and find his door. However things do not go so well, as it is revealed that she had been cheating on him for over a year. Trent gets mad at Sally and disappeared from the room.Sally and Aidan go to a bar to unwind. Throughout this scene, Aidan keeps staring at a biker dude who has what seems to be a tattoo of veins on his arm. He follows him out leaving Sally by herself. Sally finds the biker dude and calls 911. When she confronts Aidan about this, he says he doesn't care. As he is sleeping, Sally goes into his room, straddles him and places a stake on his chest, stating that if he wanted to die, she'd do it right then. She convinces him to be more careful, that even though Henry was his "son" he still had her and Josh to depend on. Sally realizes that she needs a new identity. She goes to Aidan for help with this, and he tells her the best way is through a dead baby. She returns to the funeral home where Max works, and is caught going through the files by him. He asks her why she is doing this and she explains/lies that she has to run from her past and she needs money. Max offers her a job which she accepts. She is annoyed that ghosts are coming to her for help. She almost disperses Max's mother with an iron skillet, but when she learns who the ghost is, she stops. Her and Max have their first date because Zoe and Nick were coming over and she didn't want to be the third wheel, asking Max to be the fourth. Max's mother stalked their date for a while until Sally told her to leave. She and Max almost have their first kiss, except Max freaks out and leaves. The next day she confronts him about it and they end up having sex on the couch. Again, Max freaks out and leaves, and his mother's ghost shows up and calls Sally a slut. She later possesses Sally and tells Max that she was just curious, and that she quit. With a necklace she got from Zoe, which prevents ghosts from possessing the wearer, she tries to exorcise Max's mother so she wouldn't bother them again. But she stops, because she realizes that his mother is only doing this for love and convinces her to stop stalking her son. She later goes back to Max and apologizes.
In a later episode, her brother Robbie shows up as the new landlord of the house. Unexpectedly, she bumps into her brother and he recognizes her. Scared that he too would die, she and Josh go to Donna and beg her lift the curse. Donna agrees, saying that Sally can live a normal life, see everyone and anyone from her past and they wouldn't die. The catch being that when Sally died, her soul would belong to Donna.
Now being able to see the people of her past once again, Sally goes to see her friend, Bridget, who still works at a cafe. While Bridget initially believes she has finally made contact with Sally's ghost, Sally reveals that she was brought back to life by Donna. Initially, Bridget believes that she failed Sally, during the events of Season 1, for not catching onto Danny sooner. While Sally tries to assure her that she didn't, Bridget cuts her off and reveals that she had joined a Wicca group, inviting Sally to come with her that night since Sally was once a ghost.
That night, Sally went with Bridget to the Wicca meeting, initially judging their "High Priestess" and making silent remarks about the meeting, such as asking why Barb, their "High Priestess", had a knife before Bridget explained that it was in fact an athame and it was used to cast the "magic circle". Sitting through the ceremony, Sally was surprised to see Barb call a ghost to the circle, believing it to be the ghost of a man named Joey, whose wife was part of the circle.
However, it is later revealed to be a ghost named Roger, who is in turn followed by an older ghost named Franklin, the latter revealing that he has been stalking a girl he has taken a liking to because of her breasts. When Sally tries to urge Bridget to leave, she is possessed by Roger, Franklin having previously revealed that he has possessed her on multiple occasions, which explains the times that Bridget feels "calmness and her mind emptying".
After revealing that Sally knows who is inside of Bridget, Roger leaves Bridget's body. When Barb asks for the sudden outburst by Sally, leading Bridget to apologize, she explains that the ghost named Joey was not with them and that she can see ghosts. After accidentally letting it slip to the two ghosts that she was once one of them, they bombard her with a series of questions before Franklin attempts to possess her. Due to Zoe's necklace protecting her, she disperses Franklin before Roger flees.
Back at her house, Sally explains that ghosts have been possessing Bridget and that it will slowly drive her insane, also explaining that she once possessed a woman and nearly drove her insane. After telling Bridget that she needs to forget about spirits and ghosts, and even Sally herself, she gives her Zoe's necklace to protect her from becoming possessed.
Later on Sally starts to decompose, it first starts on her skull. She realizes what is happening to her and goes to see Nick. He says he's not decomposing but when Sally leaves he lifts his shirt and his stomach is decomposing. Later that night, Sally is up eating food when she goes to the fridge and sees a pack of raw meat. Sally ripps it open and starts eating it. After eating the raw meat Sally stopped decomposing for the moment.
The following morning, Nora dispersed the two blood whores that Aiden killed, causing them to "reset" in Sally's bedroom since they died there. After Josh made a note of Sally's hat, she returned upstairs where she lifted the hat to look at the decomposing flesh, causing the two bloody ghosts to tell her that she should do something about that ASAP. Sally later forces them to leave before covering the spot with her hat yet again.
She later tells Nick that she ate a mouse which caused her skin to regenerate. Nick then reveals that he has been eating cats and tries to tell her that there is nothing wrong with what they are doing as they are doing it for survival to cling to their second lives. Sally admits that, in the grand scheme of things, eating small animals wasn't so bad. That night, while standing outside of a pet shop, she sets her eyes on a little boy and is immediately tempted to eat him. However she realizes the horror of what she was about to do and forces herself to leave.
After explaining to Aiden that she has an uncontrollable urge to devour anything living, she gets a call from a frantic Zoe. Upon arriving at Zoe's house, she sees that Zoe has killed Nick after he lunged for her to eat her. While initially upset, Nick assures Zoe that it was a good thing that she did. When "his Door" appears, he tells Zoe not to see Sally as she will try to kill Zoe as well before disappearing in his door.
While burying Nick's body, Sally and Josh realize that they need to find Stevie as he is probably going on a killing spree. When they arrive at Stevie's parent's house, they discover that Stevie couldn't make it on his own and that he returned home before the deal on Sally's soul was changed, causing his parents to die with their souls ultimately going to Donna for consumption.
After much convincing, Josh kills Stevie to prevent him from killing anyone else. Once Josh finishes, Sally says it is her turn before Josh comforts her by saying that they will find a way to save her. When Stevie appears before them, his door appears immediately afterwards. However once he walks through, Sally realizes that Stevie and Nick got the same door and that something is horribly wrong.
When Sally realizes that the hunger is getting stronger, Josh and Nora, along with Sally, go to confront Donna to see if they can change the deal one more time. However, they find out that Donna made the entire soup kitchen disappear, thus ruining their chance of talking to Donna. Once Sally feels that the hungar is too strong for her to continue resisiting it, she has Josh and Nora lock her in her room so she doesn't try to eat them.
Later, when Sally asks him to kill her if she can't control herself, Aiden tells her that Josh and Nora that they found Alana and allows her to eat part of his stomach so that she looks semi-normal during their visit.
Arriving at Alana's house, Sally reveals that she was the ghost that briefly possessed her when she tried performing an exorcism for Danny. When Alana reveals that Sally needs to go through Donna's door, and that Sally can't just ignore it as Donna will have made sure that Sally goes through one way or another, she gives her an incantation to use on Donna. She also tells Sally that she needs to make sure that she has al unresolved business resolved so that she isn't weighed down like she was in her past afterlife.
That night, Sally goes to tell Max that she is going to die again and that their relationship has unfortunately has come to an end.
During the day that Nora and Josh are supposed to get married, Sally tells Nora that while she no longer has the hunger, she won't be able to make it to the wedding. A couple of hours later, Nora walks into Sally's room with dozens of outfits for Sally to try on, saying that if Sally is going to be haunting them again, she is going to look damn-good doing it.
After trying many outfits on, Sally settles with a purple dress with small flower designs that has a buckle going across her stomach, black socks, a pair of heeled shoes, and a faded dark green jacket.
Upon dying once again, Sally and Aiden and Josh go through Donna's door to confront the witch. While Josh fights with a reincarnated Ray, Sally and Aiden face off against Donna, the witch revealing that she had a different use for Sally aside from just eating her, possibly revealing that she intended to train Sally to be like her since Sally's soul is different, having survived an exocism, going to and back from Limbo, and being able to shred other spirits.
After the incantation that Alana gave her turns out to only be a "True Face Incantation", Sally manages to distract Donna long enough for Aiden to light Sally's heart on fire, causing the flames to seek Donna as the source of the magic.
However, Donna removes her magic and gives it to Sally, lightning Sally on fire before dispersing her and devouring her soul. This later proves to be a mistake as Sally is able to use the magic back at Donna to destroy the witch and free her and Aiden and Josh from Donna's soup kitchen.
After watching Josh and Nora's wedding, Sally is able to make the flames on a candleholder flare up brighter and stronger before making them lower again, revealing that her showdown with Donna was not without consequences.
While talking with Aiden about Kenny's defective vampirism, Liam shoots Aiden in the head. While it didn't kill him, it was enough to stun him for Liam to torture Aiden on Kenny's whereabouts. While Liam ignores Sally, she goes downstairs where Liam has gone to kill Kenny. Just as he was about to, she shouted for him not to, lighting the wooden pole Liam was holding on fire.
Along with Josh, Nora, and Kenny, she witnessed Aiden killing Liam when he attempted to choke Josh to death, Aiden killing Liam ultimately destroying Josh's hope of being rid of his lycanthropy and forcing him to spend the rest of his life as a vampire.
The next day, after talking with Aiden about Kat, Sally is in the house alone, as Josh and Nora had turned the night before, when Donna appears. While Sally tries to disperse Donna, she realizes she can't and Donna reveals that they are linked and that they can't stay at the house. Donna then asks if Sally knows what happens when a "Death Spot" is destroyed, revealing a crack in the floor where Sally had died. While Sally initially refuses to go back to Limbo, she states that she will shred Donna, even if it means she herself is shredded as well, as long as it means that Donna is gone for good.
Donna then takes her to the top of the stairs and pushes her down, Sally's head landing on her death spot. When it is destroyed, Donna drags them both down a hole and into a different plane, the hole closing afterwards and locking them both wherever it was they went.
Season 4EditWhen Sally awakens, she finds herself trapped in some sort of spa with Donna. While getting a treatment, Sally reveals that she is surprised at how nice Donna is being to her, Donna saying that she isn't necessarily being nice but rather she is being patient. When Donna mentions that it is up to Sally if they stay at the spa or not, Donna reveals that Sally has been forgetting everything that has been happening in their "Purgatory" and that Sally makes a different place each time, Donna saying that she was just fine with their Purgatory the way it was before.
Once Donna reveals everything that happened, she says that sending them to their Purgatory is what happened when she destroyed Sally's death spot and that she intends on keeping them down there until she can figure out a way to get them both to move on permanently.
Being able to learn what Donna just said, saying that erasing her death spot erases her way back home, Sally learns that she can then use Donna's death spot to get out and that all she has to do is find it. When Donna says that Sally has no idea what she is doing, Sally reveals that she does since she made the spa they were in and that she can take it all away.When she closes her eyes and thinks about it, it causes the spa to slowly begin to fall apart, causing blood to rush into the place through the walls. When she finds Donna's death spot, Donna pins her to a wall to stop her. However, Sally is able to pin Donna to her chair and free herself from the wall, enabling her to go through Donna's death spot where she finds herself hanging by a rope in a Shop Mart.
However, she sees glimpes of Donna's past, including her death. Once she frees herself, she leaves the Shop Mart and goes home to talk with Aiden. While talking with Aiden, the vampire tells her that maybe what Donna said was true and that, while he is glad to have the ghost back, maybe she should have stayed in Purgatory.
They then go to see werewolf-trapped Josh but find that he has left the gate open in an attempt to get Aiden to kill him. Once they find him, Sally is able to use Donna's magic, which is now her magic as well, to stop Josh from killing Aiden while Nora puts him to sleep with a tranquilizer. She then travels back in time again, this time finding a strange room where a group of witches sacrificed a little girl.
When Sally reappears at Josh's cage, she realizes that Donna's magic was what got him trapped and that it would be her magic that got him free. When she goes to the spot where the soup kitchen was, where she and Aiden fought Donna, she finds Donna's spellbook and discovers that she can carry the book even while moving from place to place.After explaining what the "Wolf Banishment Spell" will do, she tells Nora that they need the sacred blood of a goddess to perform the ritual. This later turns out to be the blood of the woman's monthly cycle. After performing part of the spell, Sally pulls a dagger from a pool of bloody water that needs to be used to stab Josh's werewolf heart.
After Aiden manages to stab Josh's heart, Sally slips through time again and is unable to finish the spell. When she returns, she sees that Josh is back at the house but tells Nora that the spell wasn't finished and that they should've waited for her.
The next day, Sally has a daydream about the night Danny killed her. However when he goes to push her down the stairs, Sally stops him and pushes him into Donna, who brutally kills the man. Sally then wakes up and reveals that the book is changing, the "Faerie Entrapment Spell" now being absent from the book and that only borderline useless spells were in it.When she stumbles across a spell that seemingly says it will call back her door, Sally casts it only to end up summoning Donna to her. Donna then reveals that each time she uses her magic, Donna's hold on Sally gets stronger. When Donna reveals her intent on taking Sally back to Purgatory with her, Sally ignites the spellbook which in turn sets both her and Donna on fire.
However, while Donna goes back to Purgatory and the book is destoryed, Sally realizes that her magic only got stronger as she now knows every single spell in the book, including the ones that she never even read or knew of. She then tells Nora that she can help with the nasty scar on Nora's stomach.
After Sall casts the spell, she travels back in time again, this time going back in time to when someone else owned thew house besides her father. She then sees the little girl she saw get sacrificed and tries to communicate with her, unable to as the girl isn't dead and is only human.Back in her own time, she sees that the spell she casted on Nora worked and that the scar was gone. When they go into the room that Nora has been trying to redecorate, Sally sees a message from the little girl and realizes that time must be slipping and that she is meant to save the girl.
Sally goes to Zoe for help of finding out about Lil’ Smokie’s past. They manage to find out where Beatrice's family lives now. Zoe feigns being from the historical preservation society in order to inquire further. They don’t find much, other than the fact that Beatrice lives a fairly normal life. When they leave, she admits to Sally that she only helped her so that Sally would stop trying to help everyone else. Anytime Sally gets her nose into something, trouble brews. Zoe did her part, but she won’t be dragged in any further if Sally keeps going on with this.
Back home, Sally
Sally as an individual is vivacious and sardonic, frequently teasing and making witty remarks. Sally is also very much an extrovert, which made it very hard on her being able to see people but not being able to interact with them in anyway. As a result, she was overjoyed when Aidan and Josh moved in to her former home, and discovered they can perceive her being a vampire and werewolf respectively. Early on Sally was insecure, exacerbated by her amnesic inability to remember how she died. Upon discovering she was accidentally murdered by her possessive fiance, she became angry. The straw that broke the camel's back came upon the discovery that her former fiance felt no remorse over what he did, and had moved into another relationship so quickly. This caused a vindictive side of her personality to emerge, and began to torment her former fiance. After her former fiance was arrest and incarcerated for his crimes, Sally calmed down but it did not last. Consequent of wanting to hep Aidan kill his former mentor and creator Bishop, Sally reluctantly passed up her door to the after life. She became terrified that she had caused an upset in the status-quot, and would reap terrible consequences. After learning how to dream from a fellow ghost, Sally began to be haunted by a shadow man who called itself the reaper. The reaper took on a human like form claiming he either needed to reap her, or train her to be a reaper; Sally reluctantly choose the latter choice. It was latter revealed that the reaper was a secondary personality he had developed due to her fear. In order to kill the reaper Sally shredded herself. After being brought back to life Sally became her old self again. During this time Sally discovered a strength she never she had; resisting the urge to consume the flesh of the living and destroying the witch Donna.
Since gaining Donna's powers, Sally has become confident and even arrogant, as she is willing to carry on doing spells no matter the consequence and despite warnings from Aiden and Nora.
Sally possesses all the same powers and characteristics that other ghosts do, though the limits of these are ill-defined, and it is not uncommon for Sally to learn to do something that she didn't know she could do before. She lost most of these powers after being reanimated (though she could still see ghosts), and regained them upon her second death.
The first of her abilities was the ability to move herself from one place to another, appearing to disappear in a form of mist before reforming again elsewhere. While feeling trapped in the house during Season 1, Aiden brought another ghost to visit her, who began teaching her about moving herself. Once she discovered that she was able to leave the house again, she often moves herself to wherever Josh and Aiden are or to other places of notable meaning, such as her high school or the storage units where Josh and Nora turned.
The most notable of her ghostly powers was her ablility to shred other ghosts, sending them to, what other spirits called, Limbo. While she initially believed that it was the Reaper who was shredding ghosts, it later turned out that it was Sally herself, being possessed by the Reaper. However, since her second death, she has yet to be seen using this ability. Though she has mentioned to Donna that she can still shred ghosts.
From her fight with Donna, she and Donna now share Donna's magic, beginning with just Sally being able to create and manipulate fire before being able to cast spells as advanced as a "Faerie Entrapment" spell and a spell to call Donna from their "Purgatory". After burning Donna's spellbook and sending Donna back, Sally then suddenly realizes she knows every spell that was in that book, even spells that she didn't even read and that she knows them all by heart.