JohnPalSki wrote:I have to say that I was NOT the least bit convinced that Diane and DopCoop were in cahoots.. but I am rewatching episode 9, and I saw that Diane first checks her phone, and sees that there is a call from a blocked number. There's a look of obvious distress on her face.
When I watched the scene where DopCoop is sending the text "around the dinner table..", I paused and noticed that the screen on the phone says 2/2.. as though he is responding to a text. That could be reaching but I noticed it.
The other thing that could explain that exchange, is that Diane gets a call, and doesn't answer it because it's blocked. And then, because she doesn't pick up, DopCoop texts instead. If that's the case, I could see that Diane isn't in cahoots with him.
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Yeah, I kind of got the idea he was stalking her. It's possible that he's been calling and sending messages for the past 25 years, actually, and she doesn't trust Gordon to do anything about it. In that case, her parallel with Laura in Ep 7 still makes sense, it's her interacting with a long-term abuser that's behind the face of someone she once loved and trusted. And she doesn't trust that those around her will take her side over his.
So, my suspicion is he visited her after he replaced the Good Dale and his behavior terrified her that first night. Maybe he assaulted her sexually or just physically, maybe he just came very close to violence and was disturbingly threatening. After that, he left contacted her regularly. Calls in the middle of the night, creepy answering machine messages, moving up to creepy voicemails, emails and texts as technology improved. She may be regularly changing her phone number, which is why Albert and Gordon had to recruit her in person. And naturally, after having seen him in person, she expects he will circumvent the prison system and contact her in some way and finds a blocked number tried to call her. Then gets a creepy text after she knows he escaped.
I see this as more likely than her in cahoots or him having physically assaulted her once and disappeared. Diane's relationship with Coop was over his tape recordings. There was along-distance/message aspect to it and if Doppelcoop wants to play out a corrupted version of that relationship, wants to truly rot that bond from the inside out, he wouldn't do it through one night of terror and then leaving for 25 years. He would freak her out in person, then stalk her to drag out the abuse long distance over a long period of time.
As for why she doesn't seem as distressed in the morgue? She was expecting this, and is now just reserved to this misery.