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Re: Welcome to Twin Peaks, population 51,201
« Reply #200 on: June 05, 2018, 08:04:32 PM »
I haven't read much of this thread as I don't want spoilers, but the season 3 dvds just hit my front porch. Looking forward to getting Lynchified all over again over the next few weeks!

Enjoy!
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Re: Welcome to Twin Peaks, population 51,201
« Reply #202 on: December 11, 2018, 10:09:08 AM »
LOL.

Like Dale Cooper, man:
just keep on trying again.
;)
(TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN.)

Seriously: watched the entire third season again (for the 2nd time), and ep. 17 & 18 for the 4th time.
One time I'm at peace with the ending, the other time I'm most definitely not.

Some examples that especially disturb me: the large transparent face of Cooper in the background in ep. 17, watching almost helplessly how things evolve. And yet they seem to evolve in such a good way, with the Doppelgänger getting shot by Lucy, Bob getting beat by Fast Freddie, Naido turning into Diane, et cetera.
Who is the real Cooper? The one 'in action', or the one watching helplessly?

Other examples: Cooper trying to change Laura's fate in the past, and then losing her in the woods.
And then, in the finale, still believing (dreaming?) he saved her in the past, finding out that there is no Palmer family in 'da house'.
Is Laura screaming to get her dirt finally out?
Or is she screaming to make the story start all over again?

Also troubling: Cooper returning (again) to the waiting room... same things happen (more or less) as in ep. 1. Or is he really returning? Has the real Cooper ever gotten out? Has he always been watching helplessly, as The Dreamer?
Will Cooper be locked for the rest of his 'life' and dream over and over again about beloved troubled women who, in the end, can't be saved by him or by any 'alter ego', despite his good will?
Caroline, Annie, Laura, Diane, Audrey (in a different way). It's not a happy list.
OTOH: he managed to comfort Laura (or her soul) though (in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me), and helped her realize that she is not evil. (The ending of this movie brought me to tears, which doesn't happen very often.)

I almost got the feeling that Lynch wanted to send a feminist message: girls, when you're in trouble, don't rely on the Good Man to help you, better try to save yourself.

Anyway, despite (or maybe thanks to) all these questions I still say: Twin Peaks is the best I ever saw on telly.

As Dutch poet Rutger Kopland once wrote:
Geef mij
maar een vraag en geen antwoord.


Just give me
a question, no answer.


I now think that 'The Dreamer' is Richard... who is a more or less moderate FBI agent in Texas, having a secret affair (in hotels) with his secretary Linda, and who's dreaming he is a utterly Good FBI Special Case Hero called Dale Cooper.
In the 'real' world, Richard and Linda are real, as is Carrie Page, a waitress in Odessa, Texas, who is getting abused by her husband (and probably has a sad childhood past in those matters, too) and finally kills him.

(More questions I can not answer at the moment. :laugh:)

(Damn good series!! :laugh: again)
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Re: Welcome to Twin Peaks, population 51,201
« Reply #203 on: December 11, 2018, 10:14:24 AM »
I now think that 'The Dreamer' is Richard... who is a more or less moderate FBI agent in Texas, having a secret affair (in hotels) with his secretary Linda, and who's dreaming he is a utterly Good FBI Special Case Hero called Dale Cooper.
In the 'real' world, Richard and Linda are real, as is Carrie Page, a waitress in Odessa, Texas, who is getting abused by her husband (and probably has a sad childhood past in those matters, too) and finally kills him.

[…]

And, a few minutes after writing down this 'certain' clue, I already have my doubts again. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

But the "damn, this ain't Coop" thoughts especially raised when rewatching the café's scene in Odessa, with the asshole cowboys.
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