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Sally Bates is a minor character in Season One of Claws. Protrayed by Gina Torres, she is an old friend to Heather.


Sally met Polly (under the name Heather). The two spent some time with each other for a while. How they parted ways is never revealed.

She visits Nail Artisan and finds Polly working on a cilent's nails. The two have a gleeful embrace and converse over lost time. The women spoke on their one time spent in a hotel room with twins, engaging in sex.

Eventually, Sally and Polly agree to a match of tennis the next day. The two, then, talk about their times spent with their conned men and Sally's partner. When Polly mentioned that she is unable to return home due to some maintanence, she is offered to stay in the guesthouse. They embraced and went their separate ways.

Sally is greeted by Polly carrying a plate of cookies. She allows her inside and reintroduced her to Ed, whom uttered "mama" at her friend. The two relaxed outside and began to have massages while conversing about catching up some more. Soon, they hear a beeping, Sally assuming it was a monitor until one of the masseurs mentioned it originating from Polly's left boot. Struggling to remove it, she discovered that she was wearing an ankle monitor and started questioning everything about Polly. Upset, she asked for Polly to leave or that the police would be phoned.

Sally is later seen engaged in erotic roleplay with her masked partner. She teases him for a moment until cheers and applause is heard from the floor above. When she sees Polly, she asks what they were doing in her place and what they wanted. After hearing their request for $15,000, she is appalled before she gives them what they have asked.[1]


Sweet Mother Jesus! Slap my ass with a Prada bag!
—Sally Bates to Polly Marks[src]






Claws Characters
Groups Desna's DivasDixie MafiaHaitian MafiaRussian Mafia
Nail Artisan Jennifer HusserVirginia LocPolly MarksDesna SimmsAnnalisa Zayas
Dixie Mafia BaylorBrienneClintBryce HusserClay HusserJuanda HusserRoller HusserTedToby
The Russians BogdanBorisChip LauderdaleOlga OstrovskyZlata OstrovskyRivaYuriYuri II
The Haitians Gregory RuvalMatilde Ruval
Others AriaAudreyBreniqueConfetta BrinksSally BatesBethBethanyArlene BranchKenneth BrickmanCeceChoiCicilyKeith CoombsSandy CoombsLucy ChenEdCarl HargroveHank GluckMandy HeiserJeffJeffKellyKikiApril KimLamontLondonMargeMarilyn BrickmanLillian MarksMarnieMattMontyGladys PiretteRelevanceSarahScarletShellyDean SimmsHenry Zayas
For a complete list of minor characters, see List of Minor Characters.
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