Interview with Timm Sharp
There's a moment in episode 4 when Amy chases Dougie down to the elevator and shows him the emails she and Tyler hacked into. What's going through Dougie's mind as he reads what the Abaddonn higher-ups really think of him?
His kingdom is dissolving before his very eyes. He's losing all the power that he thinks he has-or that he probably knows deep down he doesn't have. I think reality is coming into focus for him.
How does he take that news?
Not very well. He probably hasn't felt that way since high school, but those comments may have sounded a little familiar to him. He's shocked.
It's funny to imagine Dougie in high school. What do you think it was like for him then?
It's hard not to see him as an amped-up a**hole, but he was probably more introverted. Then, maybe in college, he started smoking pot or something. He probably wasn't as angry back then.
We get a glimpse into Dougie's psyche when he flips out about the emails. How does he view his own achievements?
He's genuinely proud of his achievements, and because of the way he presents himself, no one thinks he can accomplish anything. He likes to remind people that he is a badass.
What do you think Dougie would be doing if he weren't at Abaddonn?
He'd probably be a manager at Best Buy, with the same amount of intensity. Or maybe at Apple or some other computer place-he's smart, he went to Irvine.
Now that he knows the end is coming for his group, what's his approach to working in a place with no future prospects?
He throws all protocol out the window. He wants to establish camaraderie with the people who work downstairs. He feels for them, and feels somewhat responsible that they're going to be fired.
How does Dougie do with the ladies?
He probably thinks he does all right. You know the VH1 show, ‘The Pick-Up Artist' with Mystery? I think he fancies himself something of a Mystery. Honesty never works with chicks, is probably his view.