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Safiya Williams (Nee.Nygaard), nicknamed The Investigative Reporter, is invited by Joey Graceffa to save the Town of Everlock, which is trapped in the 1970s, a time period that she loves. She is chosen by Teala Dunn to be her partner against JC Caylen and Matthew Patrick after she is voted into the Circus Tent Challenge. Safiya successfully saves Teala and retrieves the Jack in the Box. While Rosanna technically found the first Lazarus Coin, the show says she does, so, Safiya finds the first Lazarus Coin. She later votes for Colleen Ballinger to enter the Maiden of Madness because she has to pick someone, covering her ears to try and block out Colleen’s screams, taking one last sad look before she leaves. She and Joey then use the Harp of Lazarus to resurrect Matt from the dead. She is then one of the only two to escape the Funhouse, the other being Rosanna Pansino. They are forced to pick two among their captured friends, Safiya voting for Nikita Dragun and Ro voting for Manny MUA. Willie then enters their safe lounge, approaches Safiya and stabs her with a fishhook, killing her, and she dies unaware of why she died, as it is revealed post her death that whoever voted for the winner of the challenge, Nikita, would be killed. Sometime after this, her soul is collected by The Collector and stored in the Jar of Souls. Her soul is later freed by Joey, Bretman Rock, and Colleen.

Season Competed: Season 3
Role The Investigative Reporter
Ranking 4th
Challenges Entered 1 (as a partner to Teala Dunn)
Challenges Won 1 (as a partner to Teala Dunn)
Episode Eliminated Ep.7 (After the cruel plot twist).


Episode 1 - The Clowns Here Kill Part 1

Safiya is invited by Joey to save the Town of Everlock, a town stuck in the 1970’s, a time period which she loves.

Episode 2 - The Clowns Here Kill Part 2

Safiya, along with Matthew Patrick, Rosanna Pansino, Roi Fabito and Manny Mua explored the Big Top Tent, where they searched for the spring that was needed to cleanse the Jack in the Box artifact. After the challenge is over, Safiya decided to vote Roi into the death challenge, because she didn't think Roi was solving much. After everyone votes, JC and Teala's names are drawn. Safiya is chosen by Teala Dunn to compete for her in the challenge. In the first of the four challenges, Safiya fell behind because she wasn't able to guess which cup had the ball in it. However, she was able to eat all of the hot dogs with relative ease, while Matt was struggling. Safiya completes all 4 challenges and retrieves the head of the Jack in the Box, cleansing the first artifact and saving Teala's life.

Episode 3 - Venomous Affections

In this episode Safiya votes for Teala Dunn.

Episode 4 - The Man with No Name

Safiya is chosen by Teala to join her team in searching for the fingers needed to gain the gems for the Statue of Era. They lose, and Safiya becomes dissapointed due to her and Matt both finding most of the fingers without much help from Teala or Ro. While she didn’t get immunity for the episode, she isn’t chosen for the challenge, Ro and Teala are as they weren't helping as much.

Episode 5 - Strong Like A Demon

In the first round of the arm wrestling challenge, Safiya is up against Joey. Joey beats her and Safiya is disappointed with herself ( as Joey states he can tell. Safiya and Rosanna are captured by the Strong Man but are rescued by Joey and Manny. Safiya also recovers the first Lazarus coin, with the help of Ro and her platform Oxfords.

Episode 6 - Twin Dolls

Safiya, Rosanna, and Joey were the group that went to retrieve the blood doll at the Dollmaker's Warehouse. Later that episode Safiya voted with Manny, Rosanna, Nikita, and Joey to vote Colleen into the maiden of madness, and she is killed. Finally, at the end of the episode her and Joey found out that sense they recovered the Lazarus coins, they were the ones who got to revive a dead guest.

Episode 7 - Funhouse

Joey and Safiya choose to revive Matt, and when the group enters the Funhouse, Safiya is with Matt and Rosanna. Matt expresses that Safiya and Rosanna are his favorite people in the group. Since everyone else was caught by Willie, Safiya and Rosanna decide who goes into the challenge, with Safiya voting for Nikita and Rosanna voting for Manny, since Matt just got back and they will need Joey to survive. In the end, Nikita wins, but in a surprise twist, Nikita and Manny both survive, and whoever voted for the winner dies. Since Nikita won and Safiya voted for her, Willie enters the lounge. Safiya is confused by this as she is not sure where Manny and Nikita are. Willie slices into Safiyas guts, killing her. Matt is upset about Nikita's reaction to her death, as she said that maybe she deserved it, causing the two to get into an argument.

Voting History

Episode Voted for Did she go into the challenge? Did she win?
The Clowns Here Kill Part 2 Roi Fabito Yes (as a partner) Yes
Venomous Affections Teala Dunn No N/A
The Man with No Name Teala Dunn No N/A
Strong Like A Demon Manny MUA No N/A
Twin Dolls Colleen Ballinger No N/A
Funhouse Nikita Dragun No N/A


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The Investigative Reporter
The Investigative Reporter



  • "Everyone has been captured except for Mortimer who inconspicuously but conspicuously disappeared"
  • "If I had to describe the lounge in four words, it would be...Brady Bunch sex dungeon..."
  • "I have this pit in my stomach like I'm gonna watch my best friend die"
  • "I feel a jolt of electricity go through my arm."
  • "What's going on? Where's Manny and Nikita?"
  • "I guess we just wait."


  • Safiya's death is considered the most unfair death by some of the fans of Escape the Night.
  • Its revealed in episode 11 Behind the Town During the filming of the Clowns initial slaughter Safiya chose to Run For the Hills, a.k.a she hid herself inside the Camera Crew who were filming the scene. - Smart.
  • Apart from Joey, Safiya was the only person to not be voted in to a challenge in season 3.
  • Safiya is one of two people who didn’t receive a single vote (that we know of) over their time on Escape the Night, the other being Jesse Wellens. However, she and Jesse still both died. You could argue that Shane Dawson would also count, but he died before voting ever happened.
  • Many fans thought that she should have been an All-Star.
  • Safiya is compared to Season 1 survivor Eva Gutowski due to the fact of their wits and how helpful they were to the group.
  • Safiya, along with GloZell Green, Timothy DeLaGhetto, Colleen Ballinger, and Matthew Patrick are the only married guests.
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