PeteMartell wrote:I disagree, seems like epynomous is bringing up some very good points here. The idea of Phillip Jeffries and cooper as "sheaths" for bob, or whatever kind of evil energy he represents, to inhabit makes sense. I wonder, though, about Briggs. Was he inhabited? Or was he involved in some different kind of situation? It seems to me that the indication that his body is 30 years younger than it should be implies that perhaps instead of time travel, maybe he was actually traveling at the speed of light. Possibly to Bob's home planet?
Do we know when
Dougie Jones was manufactured? Seems to me that BOB (or whoever did it) was not constrained to the specific moment when the original doppelgänger was created, this might have happened at a later date. If my theory is correct, then we would see multiple persons in the TP universe that really are doppelgängers (copies) of real people and have black (sheath) souls, like Dougie had when he became disembodied in the Red Room (as opposed to Windham Earle and the hit-and-run victim having golden/fiery souls.) I'm quite sure Briggs body is manufactured in the same way as Dougie, and that the woodsmen somehow are involved with that.
I also think there's a correspondence between MIKE, (Doppel-)Jeffries, Earle, Leland and Doppelcoop in that at a point in time all had a partnership with BOB, although I don't think MIKE was originally a doppelgänger but rather a Leland-type magic dabbler/victim ("I let him in...").
Now Doppelcooper or BOB wants to "be with" the top demon (Experiment, the entity on the playing card), but we don't know which entity expressed itself in the motel room with Daria. If it was Mr. C, then the relationship with BOB might be strained and BOB needed to escape Mr. C. If it was BOB, then BOB is probably still "in" Mr. C., the episode with the woodsmen and BOB-orb was ambiguous for this reason I think.
I would guess also that the glass box is a Jeffries project to try to create a portal or conduit with the Experiment entity and somehow "the coordinates" are related to this. The way that the site was abandoned after the murder and there being no leads for the FBI I think points to the disembodied (Doppel?)Jeffries being behind it.
Maybe we'll see BOB/Jeffries/Doppelcoop chasing after Experiment and DougieCoop trying to find Laura? Obviously symmetric stories ...