madeleineferguson wrote:So who hired Tracey? Whoever it was who Mr. C was speaking with on his FBI computer in Part 2, probably. At first, he thinks it's Phillip Jeffries he's speaking to, but by the end of the conversation it is clear he does not know who it is.
This mystery man is someone who knows all about the Black Lodge and all about Mr. C's plans. I see three immediate possibilities:
1) Mike's spirit is also out of the Black Lodge and possessing someone new (meaning Phillip Gerard in the Lodge is not Mike)
This is an interesting idea because to the best of my recollection, MIKE isn’t in the season 3 credits, with Al Strobel’s lodge character being credited as Gerard. Could it be that MIKE is out and about in Gerard’s body, and that when this happens the human Gerard appears in the lodge? Could it be that the human Gerard has died, and that this is why we (maybe) see him in the lodge? Have MIKE and Gerard somehow merged? Could it be that the credits are an error?
I think that it’s a real possibility that the mystery voice is that of MIKE. People have also suggested that it’s Judy via the possessed Sarah Palmer, which is also an intriguing idea, since Judy was at least “with BOB” when BOB was spewed into our dimension, and perhaps prior to that event, in some demon dimension, not to mention being with him in terms of being with Leland. Leland, of course, was very much “with BOB”, but it seems somewhat unlikely that Leland would have the power to have this conversation with Mr. C., unless it’s a Leland in some other timeline or something wild like that. We could say that Laura was with BOB, not just in terms of being tormented by him, but also in those moments like when she says, “Fire walk with me…ME!” at Harold in FWWM, or when she shows the full-on demented grin at the ceiling fan in TMP. Josie was sort of, kind of, though not really with BOB in some way, as she did some evil actions and BOB does indeed collect her when she dies, but Josie really seems like the biggest long shot of all. Finally, a very kooky idea is that there is a Mr. C, sans BOB, going about in some other timeline, looking to take BOB back from the Mr. C. +BOB we see in the season 3 timeline.
If I were forced to vote on it right now, I suppose I’d go with the mystery voice belonging to MIKE.
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