“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 …

DoppelCooper’s got Black Knight Syndrome and he’s tragically in love with Judy – Electricity Nexus #11

I knew this would be my next column when I found something Bob and Windom Earle have in common, even though parts of the premise of today’s rabbit hole gives me pause. I do believe the Good Dale and his shadow are basically similar people (they are two halves of a whole and all) but …

What you know is valid, and everyone else’s fan theories are valid too – Electricity Nexus #10

David Lynch has a saying when fans ask him about their theories: “What you know is valid.” It doesn’t matter how on-point the theory is with popular opinion or if it’s completely tinfoil hat territory, Lynch believes if you’ve arrived at an answer due to the experiencing of his art that your answer is valid. …

So the Palmers are all monsters now (did the show’s traumatic center get a makeover in Final Dossier?) – Electricity Nexus #9

The Palmers and the uncomfortable nature of their trauma are at the center of Twin Peaks, but thanks to Tamara Preston's interpretation in The Final Dossier the reality of the Palmers' trauma has possibly been redefined into the product of the demons Joudy and Ba’alzeBOB finding each other and mating. Is Twin Peaks still the same …

Laura Palmer is in the lodge’s Witness Protection Program in a life modeled after Shelly Johnson – Electricity Nexus #7

Carrie Page is an identity whose name may or may not be a silly reference to a still-missing fourth diary page. I don't have an angle on that at all. But I am massively confident she's a created name to keep Laura Palmer safe by (most likely) the Fireman's team in a form of witness …

A Linear Chronology of Dale Cooper, Complete with Happy Ending – Electricity Nexus #6

So why am I writing about Dale Cooper again rather than Carrie Page in a white lodge witness protection program? Because about six hours after I published my last column it dawned on me there was a way I could actually put all the Agent Cooper scenes into a chronological order based around his lodge …