How Part 8 is Crucial to Understanding The Return: The Waiting Room

Welcome back to The Waiting Room. This will be the second week of my ongoing attempt to better understand and decode what I believe was an 18 hour masterpiece, Twin Peaks: The Return. If you missed the last week's column, What Exactly Is An 18 Hour Film? Audrey Is The New Chet Desmond & More …

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 …

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 …

What Exactly Is An 18 Hour Film? Audrey Is The New Chet Desmond & More – The Waiting Room Returns

Welcome back to "The Waiting Room", my weekly Monday night column. There's been a bit of a hiatus for this column - I posted my instant finale reactions on Sunday the 3rd instead of my traditional Monday night piece and then last week I posted The Community Speaks: A Tribute to John Thorne in place of  "The …

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 …