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After escaping the Black Lodge, Dale Cooper's doppelganger was destined to return there at 2:53 p.m. around twenty-five years later. The doppelganger "manufactured" Dougie Jones sometime between 1989 and 2014, so that Dougie would be the one to return in his place. Dougie was in possession of the Owl Cave Ring, which he wore on his left arm.
During Dougie's existence, he was married to Janey-E, with whom he had a son named Sonny Jim, and worked as an insurance salesman at Lucky 7 Insurance in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dougie lived in the house with a red door at 25140 Lancelot Court, near Merlin's Market. He was friends with Bill and Candy Shaker and was wanted dead by a group of men, including Gene, Jake, and Mikey, who had made attempts at killing him. It also seemed that he frequently had "episodes" in which he seemed almost catatonic.
On the appointed day, Dougie had been away from his family for several days with no contact, and he owed $52,000 to Jimmy and Tommy for a football bet. During this time, he was with a prostitute named Jade at an unoccupied house in the Rancho Rosa development. After finishing their tryst, Jade went to shower, while Dougie's left arm became numb and he grew violently ill. He crawled to the living room, where he vomited some corn kernels among other things on the floor. He was then transported to a red room in The Black Lodge, where MIKE told him that he had been manufactured by someone for a purpose that had now been fulfilled. Dougie then disintegrated, and a gold bead appeared in his seat. MIKE picked up both the ring and the bead, placing the ring on a table.
The real Dale Cooper then was transported out the Black Lodge and took over Dougie's identity in a catatonic state. Dougie's family and friends recognized Cooper as Dougie and continued to treat him as such. Gene and Jake attempted to kill Cooper but failed.
Behind the scenes Edit
His Nevada car license plate sticker's yellow color and design (text to the left, bottom and right of the month of expiration number and nothing above) indicate that the expiration year is either 2013 or 2016.
Dougie's changing into a gold nugget is very similar to Lynch short film Dream #7 and a scene from his unproduced Ronnie Rocket script in which a character becomes a golden egg.
- His "Sunset" Nevada car plate serial number is DUGE LV, and the license plate sticker reads that it expires in March but its year of expiration, its serial number and its state are not seeable though the later are guessable to be "DUGE LV" and "Nevada." The tags are 2003.