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 …

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 …

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 …

We Long To See The Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard Of Lodge

BY JOHN BERNARDY In my previous article, Dale Cooper's Yellow Brick Road, I made some humerous-with-hindsight guesses of which characters could be compared to characters in Wizard of Oz, though I did settle on Cooper being all the yellow brick road travellers in one. I'm not going to reassess my picks even though Part Fourteen made …

Come On, Hero, Do SOMETHING! (Or, Evil Will Always Triumph Because Good Is Dumb)

BY JOHN BERNARDY It's been fourteen Parts of Twin Peaks The Return and we just want Our Cooper to do something. We want him to wake up from this odd Dougie Jones phase of his existence and take action. ANY action, at this point. Our "hero", our "protagonist", joined a conga line once, is that …