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Official Discussion: Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner 1x07 (spoilers)

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    [1]May 9, 2013
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    Please use this thread to discuss episode Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner (May 11). Enjoy!
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    [2]Jun 13, 2013
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    While rewatching OB just for the heck of it something at the beginning of the episode struck me.

    Paul and Olivier are talking in the club and Olivier brings up Paul's report 8 months back that Beth doesn't seem to be herself. That she began abusing prescription drugs. In an earlier episode (1x05), Paul says they haven't had sex for months.

    It got me thinking, could the Beth that died on the train tracks be another clone pretending to be Beth? This time a drug-addicted clone taught by Beth to impersonate herself (explaining how no one noticed a switch). The switcheroo would free up Beth to track down and investigate the clone conspiracy without alerting her monitor. Knowing that the clone conspiracy is global in scope and a lot of time and traveling would be needed, she had to have someone to "be at home" so her movements would go undetected. And since Sarah almost immediately filled in the faux-Beth role, it is possible that the real Beth just let it be so she could go on with her investigation from the shadows.

    What do you think?

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