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Puzzled about doubling

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    Lina___Inverse

    [1]Jan 24, 2007
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    I just got season 5 from the video store (only watched finale on TV) and am curious about something. The whole locking-Sidney-in-a-room-on-the-train-and-dousing-her-in-red-liquid-that-gets-sucked-into-a-secred-compartment-thingy was cool looking and all that, but how did the other people get doubled? I can see how Irina could have been doubled in this manned as she was being held prisoner and they could do anything they wanted with her, but what about Francie? It seems like her double shows up and plugs her in the head without going through all this. Confused. Any thoughts. (Loved the new girl asking who Rambaldi was and having Sloane say verbatum his whole Rambaldi speech from episode 3!)
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    bonniekean

    [2]Jan 24, 2007
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    Good point.
    How did they double Francie without her knowing?
    Because in the flashback, she is just talking to her mum on the phone. Then she sees Allison/Francie, gasps, then gets shot in the head.
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    myopics

    [3]Jan 25, 2007
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    They weren't even supposed to have the doubling technology anymore after Syd destroyed the lab.
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    Page_47

    [4]Jan 25, 2007
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    What Syd destroyed was the prototype for project double helix, and contained the Lenox double's DNA databank, which he'd need to get his face back.

    On that note, the whole Helix process was still very much in the preliminary stage when they doubled Francie - who knows if they even needed the red goo? Maybe that was just one way of getting the DNA - there were probably many ways (albeit less efficiant ones) of doing it. They (Prophet Five) were in a hurry with Sydney as they knew that she was onto them, since Vuaghn told her at the beginning of season 5. The only reason they hadn't doubled her already by that point is that she was pregnant, and I imagine they didn't want to (and prbably couldn't) impregnate Anna with a duplicate of Sydney's kid.
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