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 …

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 …

Why Major Briggs swallowed Dougie’s Wedding Ring – Electricity Nexus #20

Major Briggs had Dougie's wedding ring in his stomach. It has this inscription: "To Dougie, with love, Janey-E." Constance Talbot (who you know is a good soul because she and Albert hit it off) found the ring there during the autopsy. This is about all that's known about it. I went down this rabbit hole …

Coordinates (ft. the roving #6 Telephone Pole, Palmer Houses, 2 birds and a stone) – Electricity Nexus #18

There are differing opinions about the Coordinates that were so preciously desired by Mr. C in Season 3 of Twin Peaks. A Facebook post over the weekend got me thinking about exactly what we do and don't know about the coordinates, and it took me here, where I will go so far as to explore their purpose. Mr. C Wants the …

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, …

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 …

Listen to the Sounds: The Featured Music of Twin Peaks Parts 16-18 and 1-8 Revisted

Welcome to the final Round of The Featured Music of the Return. For Parts 1 and 2, click the links. "American Woman" by the Muddy Magnolia’s shows up earlier on in Part 16 during the scene when Diane receives the text. It serves to connect DoppelCooper and Diane even further. In the first article, I talked a lot about …

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 …