In Episode 4 Bobby says Cooper was the last person to see his father alive.
In the Secret History, the book ends with Briggs getting a visit from 'Cooper' (the doppelganger) the day after Episode 29. After the meeting Briggs says something is wrong and that he is going to his listening post in the woods to warn other people in Project Bluebook. The book ends there.
According to Bobby, Major Briggs died in a fire at the listening post that same day. One can assume the doppelganger killed him and then left town immediately after.
Thanks. He seems very grounded, like a lot of the cast (the ones who came back, anyway...). It was interesting hearing him talk about how difficult it was to get into filming the scene. The way he framed meeting Shelley and James again I wonder if that won't be a very happy reunion.
I didn't realize Catherine Coulson passed away days away after filming. That must have hit the cast hard. What a strong woman she was.
The AV Club review of one of the episodes mentioned how rare it was for a show to so openly show actors getting older, actors dying, etc. There's a lot of truth to that. Of course in some cases they likely had no idea (like with Miguel Ferrer) but it adds more pathos to the material.
It's nice that Dana always has such praise for Don Davis. So I guess Harland passed away not long after the original show ended? That must have sent Bobby into a tailspin.
I wonder who would have brought all the new technology into the sheriff's office. I doubt Harry would have cared. Maybe his brother?
The Madeline Zima interview was a lot better than I thought would be. She seems very intelligent and very aware about Hollywood and the business. I guess being a child actor you have to be. The part where she said she struggled in taking a part with nudity but going ahead because it was David Lynch and the part about her convincing him to consider some ideas her way were especially interesting.