Une Âme Solitaire: Fans in a Living Novel: Steven Miller

In 1990, Twin Peaks introduced Harold Smith in The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer. An overly simplistic character description is that Harold was an agoraphobic who befriended others, encouraging them to help him live by bringing the outside world in. He brought Laura in through the Meal on Wheels program, and eventually brought Donna Hayward …

So the Palmers are all monsters now (did the show’s traumatic center get a makeover in Final Dossier?) – Electricity Nexus #9

The Palmers and the uncomfortable nature of their trauma are at the center of Twin Peaks, but thanks to Tamara Preston's interpretation in The Final Dossier the reality of the Palmers' trauma has possibly been redefined into the product of the demons Joudy and Ba’alzeBOB finding each other and mating. Is Twin Peaks still the same …

Final Dossier: Audrey & Annie explain reality, the Roadhouse gets around, & timequake keeps ticking – Electricity Nexus #8

**** THERE ARE SPOILERS FOR THE FINAL DOSSIER AHEAD **** If you’re looking for a non-spoiler take on the book, read Lindsay Stamhuis’ review here. ****     The most contested thoughts after The Return aired its finale were all related to reality: Which reality were Cooper and “Carrie” in? Where was Audrey? Was the …

Laura Palmer is in the lodge’s Witness Protection Program in a life modeled after Shelly Johnson – Electricity Nexus #7

Carrie Page is an identity whose name may or may not be a silly reference to a still-missing fourth diary page. I don't have an angle on that at all. But I am massively confident she's a created name to keep Laura Palmer safe by (most likely) the Fireman's team in a form of witness …

A Linear Chronology of Dale Cooper, Complete with Happy Ending – Electricity Nexus #6

So why am I writing about Dale Cooper again rather than Carrie Page in a white lodge witness protection program? Because about six hours after I published my last column it dawned on me there was a way I could actually put all the Agent Cooper scenes into a chronological order based around his lodge …

The Dale/Mr. C showdown begins in Part 18 when Dale becomes DoppelCooper – Electricity Nexus #5

I began Electricity Nexus by describing a scenario where Cooper and Laura are stuck within a black lodge time loop until one of them figures out how to shovel themselves out of the shit to break their half of their intertwined cycles. This still feels fundamentally true to me, and I’m using this as the …

Prophecies, Spirits and Numbers: Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 4

Welcome back to Listening Post Alpha! For this last installment of the Superstitions in Twin Peak Series, I’m following up on ideas that are more thematic rather than independent occurrences as well as dealing overall with the prominent numbers appearing therein. I don’t claim to have caught every instance of a 7 for example (there …