Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier – A Deep Dive Review and Analysis (Part 3)

Just as it appears Dale Cooper is going through time loops in Season 3, restarting over and over with Phillip Gerard asking him "is it future or is it past" or Lodge Laura whispering in his ear, Mark Frost’s The Final Dossier presents us with a number of repeating cycles: of various inflicted traumas, of …

Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier – A Deep Dive Review and Analysis (Part 2)

“Life is what it is, a gift that is given to us for a time—like a library book—that must eventually be returned. How should we treat this book? If we are able to remember that it is not ours to begin with—one that we’re entrusted with, to care for, to study and learn from—perhaps it …

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 …