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 …

Laura Is Not The Messiah, and Other Misgivings About Retcon Origin Stories

Part 8 of Twin Peaks: The Return has been declared an unqualified masterpiece by fans and critics alike.  The sequences with the Trinity Test, The Fireman and Señorita Dido, and 1956 New Mexico just blew everyone away.  Yet it only got an 8.0 rating with Reddit fans, not a perfect 10.0 [4].  With many of …

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 …

Supernatural psychology – the inner made outer in Twin Peaks

If The Return has taught us one thing, it is that viewers' expectations and predictions are little more than play-dough to Lynch and Frost - material to be warped, inverted, exaggerated, mutated and flat-out ignored. I'm not complaining. The effect this has on the series is alchemical - giving us the solid gold television event …

Laura Palmer is Dale Cooper’s Mother and Here’s Why

Every single one of you who just clicked on the link to this article is thinking “What in the ever-loving hell is this woman talking about? There is no possible, conceivable way that what she’s alleging could be true!” And I know that’s what you’re thinking because that’s exactly what I thought to myself when …

What Is Going On In This House?: The Palmer Residence As A Lodge-Adjacent Liminal Space

BY ALI SCIARABBA Of the many mysteries raised in The Return, the question of what exactly is happening with Sarah Palmer is the one I find the most fascinating. Sarah has always been one of the gifted and damned. She has always had supernatural visions and some connection with the Black Lodge. I don’t believe …