Tommy: "You were the best part of my life."
Sam: "That is so fuckin' sad."
Tommy Merlotte learned to read, over the last year. He learned to be strong, and he learned to be weak. He thought everything he touched turned to shit, which made everything he touched turn to shit. He couldn't shake the feeling that Sam was always laughing at him: That Sam had the good life, that something had been taken away from him somehow, in some twist of fate. That it's possible to give away your life; to prove your love through bearing pain. That there is a finite amount of joy in the world.
Tommy: "Don't forget me right away?"
When your existence is defined by your ability to take pain without dying, when you find yourself an orphan by your own hand without a single possession or friend or lover, when you know you came from dirt, you could just blow away. But when your only meaning lies in sacrifice, unto death, that's a story that cures itself by ending. He hated himself into a whole new face. And he learned to read. He was beautiful and he was small; he was ugly and he was large.
Sam: "Tommy, I'll never forget about you. You're in my heart. Always. You're my brother. Tommy, listen. You are loved. I love you."
You're born into a heaven that only looks like a dogfight, and spend the rest of your days trying to clear your eyes. You're born knowing something is larger than you, and on your side, and you spend the rest of your life trying to remember. Trying to get over the shame of existing. I think Maryann could have saved him, if she'd been sent for him, but he came too late, as usual. Sam could've saved him, if he'd known where to look; if his second nature weren't so dark and lonely and afraid. But it wasn't either of them that saved those Merlotte boys, in the end. It was Tommy Mickens that saved them both: Born to fight, and die, for love. It is small. It is large.
Gonna let Hoyt in; of course he lets Hoyt in.
Hoyt: "What's on?"
Jason: "I don't know. Somethin'."
Hoyt: "Well, who's playin'?"
Jason: "It's... Them Against Them..."