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 3 of 5) – Electricity Nexus #22C

No scene in Twin Peaks Season 3 is ever cut and dry whether it is set in material reality or Lodgespace. As I said in Part 1 of this theory: Fans are constantly debating if the Roadhouse is material or non-material, if Audrey is in a mental institution or the Black Lodge. Fans debate if the Las …

Twin Peaks: Navigating between two worlds (Part 2 of 5) – Electricity Nexus #22B

In the original seasons of Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me, there were two states of reality in play: the material world and Lodgespace. But as Season 3 proceeded, it became clear where once there were dualities there are now instinctively three available choices, as best explained by Brien Allen in Themes of Three …

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 …

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 …

Counterpart or Contrast: Is Season 3 Still Twin Peaks, or Something Else?

“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: Brien Allen and Paul Billington The …

Une Âme Solitaire: Fans in a Living Novel – Twin_Petes and Kim

In the spirit of Twin Peaks Season 3 and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier, my wife’s memories of our Twin Peaks life together (as a result of watching the series and immersing ourselves in nearly all that it has offered over the last 28 years!) differ from mine.  Not fundamentally, but enough for …

Bad Binoculars, Driving Dads, and Dancing Divas: Return Rewatch Part 16

“No knock, no doorbell.” - Diane Evans Here’s what I said about Part 16 a year ago in my Third Day Theories article: “Amazing episode.  If Part 8 was pure heroin Lynch, then Part 16 (double-8?) was pure heroin Twin Peaks.  In the fan community, there is near universal agreement.  It scored a 9.8 post-episode …

Madeline Zima Interview: Glass Box Memories, Twin Peaks Love, and Inspired Filmmaking

Madeline Zina occupies a special place in the hearts of long-time Twin Peaks fans. When we were (finally!) treated to a few moments of 2017’s Season 3 in the lead-up to its May release, Zima’s Tracey Barberato was seen daring Ben Rosenfield’s Sam Colby to “Try me.” We were intrigued. Tracey’s screen time was relatively small, …

Mike Malone Talks Twin Peaks, the Day BOB’s Hammer Was Born, and Man in Urinal’s Seersucker Suits

Mike Malone (or sometimes simply "Malone") is a Twin Peaks mainstay.  He proudly reminded me that he has worked on all of Twin Peaks with the exception of the Pilot. Over the last thirty years, he and David Lynch (as well as others on the Twin Peaks team), have used humor and creativity to blow …