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1996-03-21 00:00:00 - Doppleganger: how does TV know this? SPOILER - (jmather@CS.Arizona.EDU)


SPOILER... How does TV know in this ep that THEY are going to shoot the person who shows up at the dock? If THEY weren't going to shoot him, TV's plan with the tape recorder would do no good, as the fake TV and the public defender would simply have realized that they had been duped and that would have been the end of it - the real TV could have accomplished as much by simply skipping town. Any takers? ---------------------------------------------------------------- Jeff Mather Senior, Computer Engineering jmather@lectura.cs.arizona.edu University of Arizona

1996-03-22 00:00:00 - Re: Doppleganger: how does TV know this? SPOILER - (bmitten@direct.ca)


In article <4is9cr$i9b@lectura.CS.Arizona.EDU>, jmather@CS.Arizona.EDU says... > > > >SPOILER... > > > > > > > > > > > > > >How does TV know in this ep that THEY are going to shoot the person who >shows up at the dock? If THEY weren't going to shoot him, TV's plan >with the tape recorder would do no good, as the fake TV and the >public defender would simply have realized that they had been duped >and that would have been the end of it - the real TV could have >accomplished as much by simply skipping town. I can think of two reasons. The most likely is that it was a meant as a stalling tactic. There'd be confusion about why they had invited each other to the dock, who was who, why they needed the faked negatives, etc. etc. etc. Luckily for TV, there was so much confusion that the doppelganger was shot, but he probably would have settled for less. Also, it sends a message to Them that not only did Tom not trust the lawyer, but that he knew full well that she was involved with Them. In his own way, TV is fighting back.

1996-03-22 00:00:00 - Re: Doppleganger: how does TV know this? SPOILER - (adararose@aol.com)


In article <4is9cr$i9b@lectura.CS.Arizona.EDU>, jmather@CS.Arizona.EDU (Jeffrey B Mather) writes: >How does TV know in this ep that THEY are going to shoot the person who >shows up at the dock? If THEY weren't going to shoot him, TV's plan >with the tape recorder would do no good, as the fake TV and the >public defender would simply have realized that they had been duped >and that would have been the end of it - the real TV could have >accomplished as much by simply skipping town. > >Any takers? You're right...he probably could have accomplished the same thing by promising to be there and simply not going...but that would not have been nearly as elegant, would it? Sharon adararose@aol.com

1996-03-22 00:00:00 - Re: Doppleganger: how does TV know this? SPOILER - (sandra.jones@aquila.com)


jmather@CS.Arizona.EDU (Jeffrey B Mather) wrote: >public defender would simply have realized that they had been duped >and that would have been the end of it - the real TV could have >accomplished as much by simply skipping town. > Jeff, Very good point. But, first of all, it wouldn't have had the dramatic effect it did, and secondly, Tom was able to tweek The Organizations collective noses by letting them know, in a not so subtle way, that he had caught on to what they were doing with Tom2. Of course it's not so out of the range of possiblities that Tom knew they would kill him once he did turn up. It's not likely that Jane would simply have thanked him for the negatives and given him a first-class plane ticket back to Chicago and told him the real Alyson and Newt would be happily waiting for him. Despite what Gus (YRGAHON) said about them giving him back his life if he co-operates, I think Tom knows that his reward for turning over the negs will be death. Sandra

1996-03-22 00:00:00 - Re: Doppleganger: how does TV know this? SPOILER - (aaron@cs.brandeis.edu)


In article <4is9cr$i9b@lectura.CS.Arizona.EDU>, jmather@CS.Arizona.EDU (Jeffrey B Mather) wrote: > How does TV know in this ep that THEY are going to shoot the person who > shows up at the dock? If THEY weren't going to shoot him, TV's plan > with the tape recorder would do no good, as the fake TV and the > public defender would simply have realized that they had been duped > and that would have been the end of it - the real TV could have > accomplished as much by simply skipping town. I don't think it's that he knew that he would be shot, but that he realized that the whole situation was a scam to cause him to turn over his negatives. And once he realized that he knew he had to get the hell out of there, and decided to exploit the fact that he had a double walking around. -- Aaron Greenhouse | aaron@cs.brandeis.edu http://www.eden.com/users/my-html/aaron.html

1996-03-24 00:00:00 - Re: Doppleganger: how does TV know this? SPOILER - (wb8foz@netcom.com)


jmather@CS.Arizona.EDU (Jeffrey B Mather) writes: >SPOILER... >and that would have been the end of it - the real TV could have >accomplished as much by simply skipping town. >Any takers? He bought time. He confused them. He demoralized them. -- A host is a host from coast to coast.................wb8foz@nrk.com & no one will talk to a host that's close...........(v)301 56 LINUX Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433 is busy, hung or dead........vr vr vr vr.................20915-1433