Tom Beasley married Martha and they had the identical twin sisters, Karen and Kelly. The family portrayed a perfect front to the town of Millwood, with their patriarch being the domineering sheriff of the small town. However, the family struggles behind perfect walls with a verbally intimidating Tom, sheltered Martha, and the conniving twins that do everything possible to please their father.
Tom can best be described as domineering, intimidating, powerful, and intense. He uses his positions of power, either as Sheriff or father, to intimidate those in a lesser position then himself. He is cold and calculated in his mannerisms, ensuring that he gets what he wants no matter the cost. Tom is angry and bitter, potentially from years of being closeted and hating himself for his tendencies. This bitter nature causes him to illicit sexual services from boys in his community service teams.