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 …

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 …

Twin Peaks Topics: Bickering Peaks Discuss Violence Towards Women In Twin Peaks (Part 1)

Welcome to the first edition of my new series, Twin Peaks Topics. Once a month I'll have a guest join me and we'll pick one topic from the world of Twin Peaks - a topic that the guest gets to pick themselves - and we'll dive deep and really linger over the details. So grab …

The Babe’s Beaus: Who is the greater of Audrey’s romantic partners?

“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: Laura Stewart and Andrew Grevas The …