TheGum wrote:Troubbble wrote:Pretty sure the "Jeffries" who made the phone call early-on (and later tried to have the doppelganger killed) was Mike, in actuality. Makes sense, since he "wants to be with Bob again."
Seemed clear in Part 15 that Jeffries had not been in contact with the doppelganger in the last 25 years. And I think Mike makes a lot more sense than Diane...
I tend to agree with this, as it makes the most sense motivationally. There are a couple things that confuse me however-
1- the voice says you're going back in tomorrow, I will be with Bob again. Why would Mike tip his hand? Is he like, monologueing like some comic book villain here!?
2-he mentions that he spoke with Garland Briggs. Why would Mike speak to Briggs? What about?
And let's not forget that Doppelcoop has something to do with Hastings as well that hasn't been explained. He shows up and kills his wife saying "you follow human nature perfectly." What's the motivation here? We saw The woodsman in the neighboring cell earlier in the episode so we can assume that he informed Doppelcoop of the situation, I'm assuming they're aligned since they save him later. But if the woodsmen kill Hastings himself later, why didn't they just knock off his wife too?
Questions 1 and 2 I can't help with!
The Doppelganger killed Phyllis to help cover his tracks a little, after using her to help frame Bill for Ruth's murder. (Presumably she was ripe for manipulation, since both she and Bill were having affairs behind one anothers' backs.)
Doing this ensured Ruth's death would go down as a crime of passion, the main conspirator would no longer be alive to tell her story, and the supernatural nature of the murder would be concealed from any pesky Blue Rose taskforce members who might come calling... (Of course, he ended up on their radar anyway, once he crashed his car...)
See why you're questioning why the woodsmen didn't kill Phyllis, as they did Bill - and I'm not sure the answer. It's interesting, though, that Bill was killed once he returned to the site of the vortex to The Zone. Perhaps they are limited in some way?
The part I really don't understand is why Garland Briggs body was posed with Ruth's severed head. Placing Ruth's remains in the apartment fits in with the attempt to frame Bill Hastings, but depositing the Major's along with hers makes this case scream BLUE ROSE.
Wonder whether the Major somehow orchestrated this himself, after abandoning his body in The Zone. His fingerprints, along with Janey-E's ring, seem specifically intended to draw the attention of our heroes...