The polar opposite of her fast-living, wild-child mother, Saffy sees Patsy as a parasite, living off Edina and corrupting her. She has a strong sense of morals and shockingly dowdy dress sense. She fancies herself as a playwright. While her first play, "Self-Raising Flower," was an unexpected hit (although the crowd thought the tense, coming-of-age drama was an uproarious comedy), Saffy continues to write. She once spent several weeks studying a "normal" family while living in their pantry. Later on, after a humanitarian trip to Uganda, a pregnant Saffy comes home, which leaves Edina beyond shocked by the initial thought of becoming a grandmother... at first.