Yes, the shape-shifter was shot square in the back, but again, we don't *know* what the shape-shifter soldier is fully capable of. Just because a wound is there one minute, doesn't mean it's there a minute later. Why couldn't the shape-shifting happen on-the-fly to "heal" the wounds?
That said, certainly makes sense to ask "Charlie" where the fatal shot was placed...
Bigger question, aren't they short a corpse? As in, the real nurse, and the shape-shifted nurse.
Only way for them to relax as much as they did is if they ended up with two nurse bodies. Which means there were two shape-shifters. The dead shifter ("nurse"), and "Charlie":
- second soldier kills Charlie soon after the chase begins
- eventually, "Charlie" encounters the "nurse"...kills that soldier (has now failed twice)
Sort of left field, but I think it's the best fit.
Last edited by oilblue; 2009-09-22 at 08:55 PM.