“Weretigers are rare nowadays,” vampire Lem once assured his super assassin wife, Olivia, with whom he shares a telepathic connection (this show is wild). Well that may be the case. Weretigers may be rare most places but they’re not as rare as you’d think in Midnight, Texas.
In this exclusive new clip from Midnight, Texas Season 2, Episode 4, “I Put a Spell on You,” the show introduces us to its second ever weretiger…that we’re aware of.
Would you look at that! Mary’s a weretiger. One moment she’s a perfectly innocent teenaged girl, sitting on a rusted merry-go-round. The next minute she’s devouring some local neighborhood toughs. Great! Now who is Mary exactly? The official synopsis for “I Put a Spell on You” might help illuminate us.
“The Midnighters join forces to protect a newcomer in town. With Bobo still in danger, Fiji‘s forced to take desperate action to save him. Patience and Manfred bond over their relationship troubles.”
Mary represents Midnight, Texas‘s second go-around in depicting the noble weretiger, which is as the name suggests: a person who transform into a tiger during the full moon. The first weretiger we “met” was “Rev” Emilio Sheehan, himself. Now with Rev actor Yul Vazquez only appearing in Midnight, Texas Season 2 in a recurring capacity, the show clearly wants a strong weretiger presence to replace him…at least for this episode.
Interestingly, this is a markedly different depiction of weretigers from the Rev days. When he transformed, Rev went full tiger. Mary seems to be doing a sort of hybrid thing that looks really cool (and is probably easier on the CGI team’s budget).
Mary is pretty rare in the promotional photos for “I Put a Spell on You” so it’s possible that her storyline represents only a small vignette in Midnight, Texas’s “monster-of-the-week” format. But we’re totally here for all weretigers all the time. They’re undoubtedly the most metal of all mythological creatures.