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Terry

Character Analysis

Terry is Sal’s girlfriend for a little while in the West. Like Sal, she needs companionship. She and Sal don’t get together because of any feelings for each other, but because of a mutual dependence and fear of solitude. Doesn't that sound like the basis for a healthy relationship? Things are fun for a while, but at the end of the day, Sal treats her the same way Dean treats his women: abandonment.

Terry Timeline
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