Une Âme Solitaire: Fans in a Living Novel – Mark O’Brien of Twin Peaks Scotia

I met Mark O’Brien during the 2017 Twin Peaks Festival in Washington. My wife and I arrived at Mount Si High School for the official festival opening, and there was Mark; taking in the cool air (not too cool) and listening to the sounds before the doors opened for the Festival sign-in. Someone told me …

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 …

The Investigative Divination of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: Dowsing

Dowsing is a curious technique with age-old folklore to boast it. John Locke referenced it in 1692’s Some Considerations Lowering Interest: “Not of the nature of the Deusing-rod, or Virgula Divina, able to discover Mines of Gold and Silver.”[1] Traditionally, it refers to the practice of using divining rods to locate underground sources of water. To add …

Laura Is Not The Messiah, and Other Misgivings About Retcon Origin Stories

Part 8 of Twin Peaks: The Return has been declared an unqualified masterpiece by fans and critics alike.  The sequences with the Trinity Test, The Fireman and Señorita Dido, and 1956 New Mexico just blew everyone away.  Yet it only got an 8.0 rating with Reddit fans, not a perfect 10.0 [4].  With many of …

The Heroic Grail Quest of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper

It’s hard to overstate the lengths to which Twin Peaks fans will go to when analyzing the things seen and heard in this show. But, as Dale Cooper himself said, “When two separate events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object of inquiry we must always pay strict attention.” So it was with particular curiosity that …