What Year Is This?: Looking Back At Parts 17 and 18 of Twin Peaks Season 3

June 10th, 1991: Twin Peaks Season 2 ends with its final 2 hours being shown back to back on ABC. The first hour features much more of the cast with the second hour being primarily focused on Agent Cooper, where he is reunited with Laura Palmer (in Doppelgänger form) in the Red Room. Cooper's journey in …

Bad Binoculars, Driving Dads, and Dancing Divas: Return Rewatch Part 16

“No knock, no doorbell.” - Diane Evans Here’s what I said about Part 16 a year ago in my Third Day Theories article: “Amazing episode.  If Part 8 was pure heroin Lynch, then Part 16 (double-8?) was pure heroin Twin Peaks.  In the fan community, there is near universal agreement.  It scored a 9.8 post-episode …

Shovels, Sunset Boulevards, and Sharp Dressed Men: The Return Part 15

"You asked about this shovel," Nadine says to Ed in the opening scene of Part 15 of The Return. "Well, I'm shoveling myself out of the shit!" "Have you been watching that show of Jacoby's?" Ed drawls. Nadine's grin says it all. "You know I have," she replies, before "freeing" Ed to pursue Norma, as they …

Blue Roses, Green Gloves, and Who Is The Dreamer?: Return Rewatch Part 14

Part 14 of Showtime’s Limited Event Series titled “We are like the dreamer” aired on August 13, 2017. Part of fans' fun watching the series live that summer was in speculating on the meaning of the Parts' titles as they were released early on Showtime’s schedule. If Part 12, "Let's rock," had seemed to fans …

Starting Positions, Jungle Gyms, and a Boxing Match: Return Rewatch Part 13

During the initial airing of The Return, I found Part 12 to be the most disappointing. Lots of long, slow scenes; very little Kyle MacLachlan, and then the short-lived excitement of seeing Audrey for the first time turn into a big let-down. So heading into Part 13, I hoped things would get back on track. And …