Twin Peaks: Navigating between two worlds (Part 5 of 5) – Electricity Nexus #22E

Now that we've spent the first four parts looking into Twin Peaks reality and how to navigate it, we're finally at the big questions: Was Dale Cooper following a plan? Did he take away Laura Palmer's agency and/or blow up reality as Twin Peaks knows it? Is he dead? Every interpretation of these questions' answers seems …

Twin Peaks: Navigating between two worlds (Part 4 of 5) – Electricity Nexus #22D

Twin Peaks Season 3 has taken a lot of flack for not feeling like there are protagonists, antagonists, or even things they want. At the time, I knew it had to be purposeful, but all the same I couldn’t quite understand it. But over time, I’ve come to this conclusion: I think Season 3 is …

Twin Peaks: Navigating between two worlds (Part 2 of 5) – Electricity Nexus #22B

In the original seasons of Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me, there were two states of reality in play: the material world and Lodgespace. But as Season 3 proceeded, it became clear where once there were dualities there are now instinctively three available choices, as best explained by Brien Allen in Themes of Three …

Twin Peaks: Navigating between two worlds (Part 1 of 5) – Electricity Nexus #22A

If you feel like the central trauma of Twin Peaks (the murder of Laura Palmer) shouldn’t/can’t be undone, this theory is for you. No matter how many Season 3 moments involve turning away from or covering over this fundamental trauma, reality cannot be expunged just because of persistent disinformation. What’s my alternative explanation to the original …

Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier – A Deep Dive Review and Analysis (Part 4)

In Part 3 of this Final Dossier Deep Dive series, I brought up the section from Pages 131 to the end the book where Tamara Preston experiences a reality where Dale Cooper travelled back in time to 1989 and “saved” Laura Palmer from the immediate events that resulted in her death. I suggest this is …

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 …

Untangling the Upended Ending: Where do Richard and Carrie exist?

“Black Lodge/White Lodge” is the occasional 25 Years Later version of the popular point/counterpoint style of debating, wherein two sides take opposing views and hash it out on stage. Here, we’ll be debating the finer points of Twin Peaks lore, in writing, for your reading pleasure. Today’s debaters are: Caemeron Crain (alternate reality/timeline), Murphy Hooker …

Who Are You, Really? And Who Do You Want To Be? – Coherence (2013)

It's a classic horror movie trope: a group of friends/family members/co-workers/etc. gather for dinner/games night/vacation/etc and over the course of the night/weekend/winter/etc, some outside force beyond their ken terrorizes them. As the suspense and tension mounts, decisions are made, lives are upended, and our darkest fears become reality. It's what underpins everything from House on Haunted …

A Journey To The Underworld Of Twin Peaks

Symbols. Waterfalls. Basements. Mythology. The maps of Twin Peaks. The red curtains. Laura, Teresa and Maddy. The secretive work of Major Briggs. Alchemy. Rivers. Portals. Demons and entities. The sound at the Great Northern. Mountains. Caves. Visual analysis. The Black Lodge. Rivers. The palace of the Fireman and Señorita Dido. Mike. Time. And, maybe most …

Do You Really Want To Fuck With This? The Alternative Timeline Of Sarah Palmer

Out of all the returning characters in Twin Peaks, The Return, Sarah Palmer might be the one whose life turned out to be the harshest and most cruel. Thinking about how her life was back in the original run of Twin Peaks, it really wasn't even close to good then, either. SARAH PALMER IN THE …