Why Diane and Laura are the Heroes of Twin Peaks – Electricity Nexus #21

Obscured as the narrative is, it took me a while to realize that Diane Evans and Laura Palmer are the heroes of Twin Peaks Season 3. But they absolutely are. How can I say that when clearly Kyle MacLachlan was present through the entire series? Because he (mostly) played the roll of the villain. The …

Why Major Briggs swallowed Dougie’s Wedding Ring – Electricity Nexus #20

Major Briggs had Dougie's wedding ring in his stomach. It has this inscription: "To Dougie, with love, Janey-E." Constance Talbot (who you know is a good soul because she and Albert hit it off) found the ring there during the autopsy. This is about all that's known about it. I went down this rabbit hole …

Coordinates (ft. the roving #6 Telephone Pole, Palmer Houses, 2 birds and a stone) – Electricity Nexus #18

There are differing opinions about the Coordinates that were so preciously desired by Mr. C in Season 3 of Twin Peaks. A Facebook post over the weekend got me thinking about exactly what we do and don't know about the coordinates, and it took me here, where I will go so far as to explore their purpose. Mr. C Wants the …

“Is it Future, or is it Past?”: Pinning the final Season 3 scenes to time – Electricity Nexus #17

This time around, I’m looking at signs of Past and Future in the final RichardCooper and Carrie scenes of Season 3. I touched on it right at the end of my memory theory column where I suggested an angle for it being the future, which I'll expand on after making a case for placing it …

“He’ll remember the Unofficial Version”: Gordon Cole and alternate events – Electricity Nexus #15

Phillip Jeffries famously says in Part 17 about Gordon Cole: "He'll remember the unofficial version." And that's great. That clears everything right up. But sarcasm aside, it CAN mean a number of plausible things, one of which I explained as a section of my previous column's memory theory: in a nutshell, I think this mentioned "unofficial version" is a lodge-adjacent "memory" …

Understanding Season 3: How the Fireman “Brings Back Some Memories” – Electricity Nexus #14

There can be haunted selves just as easily as haunted houses, especially in Twin Peaks where memories are loaded with power. I am going to make a statement today on how memory itself drives Season 3 of Twin Peaks. To paraphrase T. Kyle King, what follows is intended not as the definitive answer to Season 3's mysteries, …

Let’s follow the Golden Laura Orb and see where it lands – Electricity Nexus #13

The Fireman created the Golden Laura Orb in direct response to BOB's appearance in our skies in 1945. This is one of the few things we can verify. We watched the orb come out of the Fireman's head, then be blessed by the Fireman's companion, Senorita Dido. Then it was loaded into the uterus trumpet …

The Central Question of Twin Peaks: When confronted with trauma, do you look away or shovel yourself out? – Electricity Nexus #12

I think I’ve located the central question of Twin Peaks: when confronted with trauma, do you look away from it or do you shovel yourself out? David Lynch and Mark Frost’s advice for when this happens? Strive for enlightenment. Beneath the coffee and donuts and the quirky characters, the original center at the deepest heart of Twin …