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Tam Sung
Tam in 1983
Tam Sung
Portrayed by Taya Rogers
Episode Chinatown
Status Deceased (1983)

Tam Sung was a victim in "Chinatown". She was the daughter of Joe Sung. Tam was dating Jack Chao Lu despite the disapproval because he is Chinese and she is half-Vietnamese.

Tam was a dancer. In 1983, she was performing during the summer festival when she got caught in a gang shootout and was fatally hit. Jack identified the perpetrators as the Dragon Boys gang. He wanted to stay with the Sungs but he was urged by his brother Ling Lu to run. Tam died in her father's arms. Jack's quest to avenge her would get him killed too.

Jack's murder was reopened in 2009 when his mother Da Chun Lu finally came forward. Her late husband Hong Lu had forbidden his family to talk to the police out of fear of retaliation from the Dragon Boys. Da Chun believed that Jack's romance with Tam was what got him killed. She instead found out that Ling was smuggling heroin for the Dragon Boys and he killed his brother after Jack found out. In the epilogue, Da Chun and Joe have tea and reminisce about their late children. They imagined Tam and Jack walking off together.

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