Tyrese is a recurring character in the fifth season. He is played by guest star Johnny Ray Gill and debuts in "In the Beginning". He is a beer-drinking, pizza-loving African-American man in his late 20s. Tyrese is another member of the trashy, low-rent anti-supernatural hate group the Obamas.
The group attempts to induct Hoyt, revealing their identities and their hatred of supernaturals. Hoyt is sympathetic because of his failed relationship with Jessica Hamby. He accompanies them on their next mission. They return to the hospital to make another attempt on Luna's life. Joe Bob is exposed and arrested and the others flee. ("In the Beginning")
The group abducts Jessica from Fangtasia. Reggie lures her outside by posing as a fang banger. They take her to their compound and challenge Hoyt to kill her. He cannot bring himself to do so and frees her instead. She kills Reggie and Hoyt leaves the compound. ("Somebody That I Used to Know")
Sheriff Bellefleur realizes that Bud is the connection between the Obama members he has exposed. The police raid Bud's pig farm as he is about to have Ray and Tyrese feed Hoyt to the picks. Bud is shot and killed and Ray, Tyrese and Sweetie Des Arts are arrested. ("Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
|Season five appearances|
|"Turn! Turn! Turn!"||"Authority Always Wins"||"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"||"We’ll Meet Again"|
|"Let's Boot and Rally"||"Hopeless"||"In the Beginning"||"Somebody That I Used to Know"|
|"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"||"Gone, Gone, Gone"||"Finally"||"Save Yourself"|