The Secret History of Twin Peaks: ‘The Archivist’ Major Garland Briggs (Secrets and Mysteries Part 10)

So we have reached the end of 25 Years Later's examining of Mark Frost's novel, The Secret History of Twin Peaks. I have been tasked with piecing together what is perhaps the most enigmatic and complex story---that of The Archivist himself; Major Garland Briggs. The big questions are why did he compile this Dossier? And …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Quantum Mechanics of The Return: Many Worlds Interpretation (Notes from the Bookhouse)

Co-authored by Eileen G. Mykkels and Lindsay Stamhuis Authors' Note: Increasingly these days, there is a certain amount of controversy about the application of concrete scientific theories to works of fiction. It's a curious development. We don't claim to be scientists and we aren't saying that anyone associated with the creative development of The Return sought …