A Tribute to Tommy

September 1, 2011 by  

We Say Goodbye to a Character:

Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep9During episode nine of season 4, titled “Let’s Get Out of Here”, Tommy Mickens (Marshall Allman) who plays Sam Merlotte’s (Sam Trammell) brother, again shifts into Sam. He is able to “skinwalk” because he killed his parents. We found out that could happen from Luna, Sam’s love interest. Her mother died giving birth to her, and she shifted into her mother once. Tommy shifts into Sam to protect him from werewolf pack leader Marcus, who was married to Luna. Tommy as Sam goes to meet Marcus, and when he arrives there are other pack members, along with Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello). After some heated words, all the werewolves (except Alcide) proceed to beat the living daylights out of Tommy. After several blows, Tommy turns back into himself. Marcus becomes alarmed, and Alcide picks Tommy up and leaves. During the last episode, “Burning Down the House”, Alcide wants to take Tommy to the hospital, but Tommy declines, sensing that he’s not going to make it, and prefers to go home instead. They arrive at Merlotte’s the same time as Sam, who is frantic, and wants to get him some vampire blood to save him. Tommy declines, knowing he is dying, and having come to terms with it. Inside, the brothers share some last words, and a tender moment, seeming to work through their issues. Sam sheds some tears, and Tommy dies.

We’re sorry to see Marshall go, he played his character well. Here is a small photo tribute to Tommy:

 Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep2

Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep3

  Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep7

 Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep6

 Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep5

 Marshall Allman as Tommy S4 Ep10

Truebies, will you miss Tommy and/or Marshall?  Leave us a comment sharing your thoughts.

(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.)

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  • I couldn’t believe it. I always thought there would be a way to save him, his character and life. 

  • Jaxx

    I agree.  He played the character well but it was time for Tommy and all the Mickens to go.  Couldn’t help feeling sorry for him in the end though.  He was a very tortured soul.

    • Diana Edwards

      He did need to go, but I never thought he would be killed.  I cried a lot during this episode!

  • He did play the character well but I am glad to not see Tommy suffer any longer. His life was rough and he was very tormented, the guilt of killing his parents would have destroyed him some other way. He was doomed a long time ago……

    • Diana Edwards

      Wow, that was deep.  And I totally agree.  

  • I will miss Tommy I like his character

  • I will miss Tommy I like his character