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 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 …

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 …

Defiant Mothers, Broken Mothers and Magic Motherfuckers: Return Rewatch Part 6

Don't die. It goes without saying that Part 6 of Twin Peaks: The Return is a tough watch, because two people do die, in truly shocking circumstances. Due to those scenes it is easy to forget the other huge things that happen in this episode; the revelation of a woman we had all been waiting …

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 …

Lynch Night: The 60-Cycle Alternating Noir Narrative of Ronnie Rocket

David Lynch’s as-yet-to-be-produced Ronnie Rocket: The Absurd Mystery of the Strange Forces of Existence has been covered many times before, usually couched under the question “will David Lynch ever make it?” It has also likely been covered at length in forums, but I have not consulted those sources. Of course, this is the screenplay he …

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 …