What If I Was Wrong: Exploring The Idea That Agent Cooper Changed The Past: The Waiting Room

Welcome back to my weekly column, The Waiting Room. Over the past 3 weeks I've explored different topics in The Return in an attempt to slowly study this 18 hour work. There's been no real sequence to these topics, so feel free to check them out in any order. In case you missed them, here's …

David Lynch: Master of “Expressionist Surrealism” (Part II)

Last week, I wrote the first entry of a short, three-part series dedicated to examining the dual influences of German Expressionism and Surrealism in the work of David Lynch. I noted in the previous post that we can think about Lynch's unique combination of these two artistic styles as "Expressionist Surrealism" (my own term). While …

Notes from the Bookhouse: The Fans Speak

As part-time curator of the Bookhouse library (when Lucy's busy with police business) I often get to overhear some great conversations between patrons, those intrepid Bookhouse Boys and Babes who frequent this fine establishment. Sometimes — if the books are shelved and properly alphabetized, per Lucy's instructions — I even get to partake! Such was the case earlier …

“Very Important!” What Andy’s Vision Can Tell Us About Cooper’s Fate

A guest feature by Shana Carter! To paraphrase a certain Special Agent, when a character says in as many words that something is “very important” we must always pay strict attention, so let’s discuss Andy Brennan’s vision in part 14 and its imperfect realization in part 17. On first watch, the moment when he’s whisked …