Last Week in Twin Peaks Podcasts, week of September 4th to September 10th (Part Two)

A full month after the finale, this time-displaced part two of two has been delivered! This covers the remainder of all the podcasts' initial reactions to Parts Seventeen and Eighteen. The first part of finale week coverage is here. Onto the podcasts: Chopping Wood Inside covered Parts 17 & 18 over two podcasts this week. In their initial reactions …

The Prisoner & Twin Peaks, Part A: a primer of unanswered questions – Electricity Nexus #4

  49 years after prisoner aired its conclusion, Twin Peaks came back to our television sets to once again be the only thing near its orbit. Today (literally today--September 29th) the Prisoner turns 50 and I think it's time we start talking about it here officially. There are a number of ways Twin Peaks and …

Permutations of American Girl – Electricity Nexus #3

Everyone remembers Naido these days because she has the dubious and uncomfortable distinction of being the identity housing the “true” Diane. But do you remember her roommate American Girl, played by Phoebe Augustine? I do. And I think since they were in the same location when Cooper arrived there, it stands to reason that they’d …

Last Week In Twin Peaks Podcasts, Week of September 4th to September 10th (Part One)

This week's podcasts all happened in the immediate aftermath of the finale's debut, and there were so many, and so many with a run time beyond two hours each, that I am splitting this column into two parts. This is part one of two, and part two can be found here. In both posts you'll find …

My Biggest Fear: Is Twin Peaks going the way of the X-Files (Are Characters now less important than Plot)? – Electricity Nexus #2

Chris Carter never quite seems to understand what kind of show the X-Files is: he wanted it to be about Aliens and UFOs and Black Oil and Clones. What the audience wanted the show to be was a story of Friendship and Respect and Hopefully Romantic Love between Mulder and Scully as they fought for …

Last Week in Twin Peaks Podcasts, Week of August 27th to September 3rd

This is a flashback to the last time podcasts didn't know what was in the finale: the penultimate week of Twin Peaks is finally in this column, Part Sixteen! It's where we get OUR Dale Cooper back. At long last. There's a lot of squeeing, and a lot of celebratory language. There are predictions, and there is …

Cooper’s Time Loop Isn’t Just His – Electricity Nexus #1

I thought I'd start out my column proper taking on the Big Two: Dale Cooper and Laura Palmer. Specifically, their situation at the end of the Return. I'm not saying I'm solving it, but I am going to explore the possibility that both Laura and Dale are stuck in lodge-related time loops and that they've …

Mr. Fix-It Course Corrects Season Two, Finds Annie Blackburn, and Rebuilds Dale Cooper

BY JOHN BERNARDY In my explorations of Twin Peaks, I've found three plot points that could do with a little fixing: Audrey should've been the one Dale rescued from the lodge in Season Two Annie Blackburn is missing Cooper needs to pull it together As I tinker through them, I'm going to share how The …