Where Pies – And Dale Cooper – Go When They Die: Homeward Bound, Part 11

Before we get started with the usual, let me just have a quick moment to bask, and then sorrow, in the fact that Bobby and Shelly got together...and now she’s dating another drug dealer. Oh well. That’s TWIN PEAKS, I guess. Last week I said that Dale, in his Dougie form, is little more than …

On the Topic of Agency, and Of Scheming, Suited Gangsters: Homeward Bound, Part 10

Part One: Dale Cooper When we first see Dale this week, it is the single best fanservice scene I’ve ever witnessed. I just want to get it out of the way right now: Kyle MacLachlan’s abs are the best thing since sliced bread. I think we can all agree on that, right? Okay, good. Now …

Discerning the Transmundane and Infusing the Machine with Gold: A Return to the Purple World, Homeward Bound Part 8

Welcome back to Homeward Bound! Except, this Part, we’re bound for the extra dimensional Purple World once more, instead of Twin Peaks! And yes, I have been waiting to make that Skyrim reference since they very first article I wrote for the column. I’ve held off all day on writing this. I held off on …

Mysteries Mounting, Lodge-Given Intuition and Janey-E Gets Things Done: Homeward Bound, Part 6

We pick back up immediately with Dale standing right where we left him, by the statue outside Dougie’s workplace. The same some is even playing - Windswept by Johnny Jewel. He’s messing with the sleeve of his arm - notably it’s the left arm, same as the arm which Phillip Gerard lost, and on which …

More Timeline Hyjinks, Some MLMT callbacks, Narrative Parallels and…Shoes?: Homeward Bound, Part 5

“To Dougie, With Love, Janey- E” Is it just me or does Janey-E’s inscription on Dougie’s wedding ring (found in the stomach of the headless man’s body in Buckhorn) seem pretty insincere? Around ten minutes into the episode we pick up shortly after where we left off with Dale, Janey-E and Sonny Jim. Janey-E orders …