Terry had recently returned from Iraq and was working at Merlotte's Bar and Grill. He had a crush on Arlene Fowler but never told her because she was already in a relationship with René. He often asked Arlene how her day was going and if he could help her in anyway. He was very nice to her and to everyone else, even though most people thought he was strange. After learning of Bill's time as a soldier of the Confederacy during the Civil War, Terry gains respect for Bill; sharing an emotional hug as a fellow soldier, stating: "They don't understand man. None of them will ever understand."