A look back at this week’s episodes of Twin Peaks.
Again, spoiler warning, look away if you don’t want to know!
This week we started off with Agent Cooper after the box scene. (I like that later in this episode even David Lynch’s character even says “what the hell!?” like, he knows that box is nuts.) So episode 3 is very Cooper heavy. I’m not even going to delve into the first fifteen minutes because it’s so strange. I could tell a tie in with Fire Walk with Me with the mention of blue rose, and the red dress, but besides that it is so out there. There are now three Coopers; a good, bad and ugly if you will. I don’t know how there is a third Cooper, “A duplicate” according to Mike, but he’s been out there for a while now, because he’s got a family, someone out to get him, and a hooker habit. 😮 Something happens at the time the arm/tree brain tells good Cooper and the bad and ugly Coopers start to get very ill. Suddenly there is a switch between ugly Cooper and good Cooper, however good Cooper is only good at slots, but not speaking or moving normally. I did love him being Mr. Jackpots. Bad Cooper gets in a car accident, which he totally deserved. He’s absolutely creepy.
Ugly cooper gets…poof’d. He gets poof’d. That’s really all I even know how to describe what happened to him. After this we see that the FBI is investigating what happened outside of the box with that face eating monster, which was gross, and we also see that all the cameras set up only caught the image of that monster for a moment, only from one angle, and they didn’t catch Cooper floating into the box. We also saw familiar faces of Denise who got a promotion to Chief of Staff, Albert Rosenfield who is just as bitter and abrasive as ever. Rosenfield and Cole (David Lynch) interview bad Dale after he is picked up after his accident and is being held on some charges, and they knew that something was off, like maybe it wasn’t really him, but they didn’t know exactly what to make of it.
We head back to Twin Peaks, and the sheriff’s office is hard at work trying to decypher the Log Lady’s message. We meet “the other Sheriff Truman” and we saw some classic Andy and Lucy “detective work” as well as this glorious sign.
We also meet Andy and Lucy’s son, Wally Brando. This was by far the funniest thing that has happened the entire show. He spoke to Sheriff Truman about how he hopes his godfather, (the other Sheriff Truman) would have a quick and painless recovery from his illness, and how he so much enjoyed his life he had in Twin Peaks. He spoke like Marlon Brando the entire time, and I cackled away to myself. it was glorious! He also made reference of Lewis and Clark’s expedition, which is also discussed in The Secret History of Twin Peaks.
Back inside the sheriff’s station we see another familiar face, Bobby Briggs. Bobby is now on the other side of drug running; trying to prevent drugs from coming into Twin Peaks, and we learn there have been more than one overdoses by high schoolers. Bobby comes into the room where they have everything laid out from Agent Cooper’s time in Twin Peaks, which was his then girlfriend Laura Palmer’s murder. He is quickly overcome with emotions at seeing Laura’s homecoming photo, and gives us the name of the episode, “brings back some memories.” After reading The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer I have a completely different opinion of Bobby that I had while watching Twin Peaks the first time. I felt like he’d probably put that time in his life behind him and it’s been a very long time since he’d even thought about her.
I may have skimmed over something, but these were all the major points I saw from these two episodes. I’m just going to assume that all of the episodes are going to be released in pairs. I am looking forward to the next bit of the story, because there is a lot going on that I don’t understand, but I have a feeling I’m never going to find out what happened to Josie Packard.
Once again my sewing blog has nothing to do with sewing…Until next time, happy sewing! 😀