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Tommy Shifts Into Maxine Fortenberry (Season 4, Episode 8)
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Tommy Shifts Into Maxine Fortenberry (Season 4, Episode 8)

There weren't very many likable things about Sam's conniving younger brother – it was even hard to feel pity for Tommy even though his poor-as-dirt parents forced him to shift into a dog so they could enter him into dog fights (and thus financially benefit from his wins). Sam was the one who always dug him out of trouble – until he, too, had enough and Hoyt's overbearing mother, Maxine, took the lead. It seemed like things were on the upswing for Tommy until he simultaneously shifted into a skinwalker (by accidentally killing his mother) and let his old ways get the best of him. The sight of the generally unpleasant Tommy struggling to handle Maxine's large lady ways as he skinwalked as her to con a salesman was one of the lighter moments of Season Four. Maxine didn't hold the moment against him, though, and was the only person besides Sam to show at Tommy's funeral when the younger Mickens boy met his end after getting into a brawl with werewolves while skinwalking as Sam.

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