Blue Rose Task Force Podcast Digs Into Laura’s Funeral in Twin Peaks Episode 3

Laura Palmer’s funeral gets the deep-diving spoiler-filled treatment this week as the Blue Rose Task Force Podcast explores Episode 3—the fourth overall installment of Twin Peaks—using the full context of Twin Peaks from 1990 to 2017.

The biggest scene of the episode takes place at the funeral service, when Bobby Briggs publicly goes off on the entire town’s complicity in Laura’s death. The podcast looks closer at Bobby’s character, and how Laura made him into the person who can explode like that, but that’s not nearly all that’s covered this week.

A major level of Twin Peaks mythology is introduced here when Harry tells Cooper about the presence in the woods and introduces the Bookhouse Boys who stop it. The podcast discusses the two levels of the town of Twin Peaks, the physical and the metaphysical, and what it means that characters in the town know about its magical side. Then the microscope goes over Cooper, and why he is so adept at operating under such wonderful and strange conditions. And why Cooper may actually be under the sway of it.

Listening to the podcast, you’ll also hear a case for why Albert is right, however gruffly he explains himself. You’ll also hear how Audrey may be more innocent than she thinks, and how the town seems to protect itself from tragedies.

If you like what you hear, Blue Rose Task Force would love to hear from you. Send any of your questions and feedback to and we’ll discuss it in our monthly Mailbag episodes.

Blue Rose Task Force is presented by 25YL Media and Ruminations Radio Network. Production by Mitch Proctor and Area 42 Studios and Sound. You can listen now on Spotify, Apple and other podcast platforms.

S1E4 “Rest In Pain”

Listen to this episode from Blue Rose Task Force: A Twin Peaks Obsessive Podcast on Spotify. Our deep-diving spoiler-filled trek through Twin Peaks has arrived at Laura Palmer’s funeral and Episode 3, the fourth overall episode of Twin Peaks.

The following articles were discussed in the episode:

Bobby Briggs and Laura Palmer: A Love Story

The Complicated Relationship Between Bobby Briggs and Garland Briggs

Written by John Bernardy

John Bernardy has been writing for 25YL since before the site went public and he’s loved every minute. The show most important to him is Twin Peaks. He is husband to a damn fine woman, father to two fascinating individuals, and their pet thinks he’s a good dog walker.

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