The Awakening of a Mystery: True Detective, Revisited (Part 3)

The Awakening of a Mystery Part 3: Dreams, Symbols, and Soul Retrieval “Wherever the mythological mood prevails, tragedy is impossible. A quality rather of dream prevails. True being, meanwhile, is not in the shapes but in the dreamer.”  (Campbell, 1949/2008, p. 231). Louisiana is Dreaming Louisiana is the mythological matrix of True Detective. People have inhabited her land …

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 …

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, …

Drama, Myths and Magical Connections – The Motels Of Twin Peaks

In the Twin Peaks universe, motels have been visited and revisited quite a few times over the years. Motels have been made locations of importance, huge and small, and places for happenings of strange, funny, mundane or even supernatural events. Some of the motels are only seen once or twice. Others, however, are fundamental to …

Cowboys and Supermen – American Heroism in The Return

America is a fascinating place for a multitude of reasons. For artists and storytellers, one of the most interesting aspects of this diverse and contrasting country is that it has such a strong sense of identity and a powerful narrative about its position in the world. A key component of that fundamental American story is …