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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #285 on: August 07, 2017, 11:56:05 AM »
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Now. I loved this week episode. What the hell is happening with the Twin Peaks timeline?

I noticed that too - especially the scene with Bobby at the Double R, since we had that gunshot scene with him since the Briggs stuff happened. Weird. There was another bit later on too (with Nadine and Jacoby?)

Unrelated, this was probably the most laugh-out-loud episode yet.

It's quite interesting how lots of the couple we rooted for in the original series are no longer together (Shelly and Bobby, Norma and Ed). Time has passed, yes, but it also feels like there is a balance missing in the world. Everyone who is alone now seems to be suffering through some perpetual purgatory - think Sarah Palmer and her TV, Ed eating soup in the gas station - and it's those who are part of a pairing, who have that balance, who seem to be the ones who are most awake to the world - think Margaret and her log, James and his enduring love for Laura/Donna/Maddy, arguably even Nadine and her obsession with "Dr. Amp". That's probably not the best way of explaining it, but there's a clear pattern that among the older characters especially, those who are nearest to death without some sense of balance in their lives are the ones who seem least alive. That's true of life, of course, but whether the intention is simply to reflect that here or else to mean something by it, it's strikingly, hauntingly, beautiful just the same.

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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #286 on: August 07, 2017, 01:49:01 PM »
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Also: Jerry took, like, five episodes to get out of the woods. But the strangest thing is what happens with Bobby/Shelly/Becky. What happened in today's episode is before the incident with the bullet. When Becky called, I thought that she didn't know yet that her husband is cheating her. Then Bobby re-placed the timeline, so...

And what about Sarah Palmer watching the same seconds of boxing match in a loop?

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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #287 on: August 07, 2017, 01:54:09 PM »
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Good point. Gotta be connected, right? That Bobby line pointing out "today" did seemed somewhat unnatural, like it was needlessly drawing attention to itself. The scene with Audrey fits with this too - she doesn't want to go to the roadhouse now, whereas last time we saw her she did, then she says she both does and doesn't want to. Plus James' song is a clear conversion/confusion of the past and present.

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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #288 on: August 07, 2017, 08:35:31 PM »
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Also relevant, from LAST week's episode write up on Mubi Notebook:

"And so Doctor Jacoby (Russ Tamblyn) repeats himself. Nadine Hurley (Wendy Robie), too. The good, gold-shovel selling doc (nicknamed "Dr. Amp") goes through the same script (and the same take?—meta!), albeit abbreviated, of his incendiary online show from Part 5. Nadine's reactions are eerily similar to that episode as well. But…some variations: "It's working for me, Dr. Amp," she says in-between her familiarly smitten exhales. And Jacoby closes with a fresh rant about politicians betraying their constituents. "The ninth level of hell will welcome you!" he shouts."

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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #289 on: August 09, 2017, 08:08:09 AM »
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Is it future or is it past?

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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #290 on: August 13, 2017, 09:35:03 PM »
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Okaaaaaaaaaaay.

Yep. I don't have much words for Part 14. That was intense.
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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #291 on: August 14, 2017, 11:05:05 AM »
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A lot of stuff and maybe I was right. Narrative things are happening, and stories and worlds are converging. When they went into the woods, I really thought they were going to run into Jerry, still lost. Naido in the real world will be interesting, and the sense of empowerment Andy's experience has given him will be interesting too. Though no-one seemed to notice he was momentarily missing? I guess because they were all hypnotized by the vortex?

The big question: So, like, Diane has never seen so much as a picture of Dougie?

Incidentally, I'm currently in Vegas for work and yesterday saw Lady Slot-Addict's doppelganger. Sad.

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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #292 on: August 14, 2017, 11:48:34 AM »
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Diane is with Mr C., the plan is to take them to Vegas. She made up the story about her half-sister.
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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #293 on: August 14, 2017, 11:55:42 AM »
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Ooooh.

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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #294 on: August 15, 2017, 04:38:04 PM »
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So this is how you find Lynch's interest.




Of course, he's the one who plays Jame's friend. The one with the green glove. The glove the Fireman told him to get. Because his destiny is at Twin Peaks. So he went to Twin Peaks. With the green glove.
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« Reply #295 on: August 16, 2017, 06:10:37 PM »
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I loved this episode. The Sarah Palmer scene was a highlight, obviously, but I might have liked Freddie's story even more. "I fear I’ve snapped his Gregory." He clearly broke the guy's neck with his super-powered glove. What I love about Season 3 is you could not have predicted any of this stuff.

Freddie's story also has this fun bit (from EW):

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“So I woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head, ran downstairs and had a cup…” Freddie says. He and James laugh – it’s the beginning of the middle section of “A Day in the Life” by the Beatles. I believe it’s the section most often attributed to Paul McCartney — a peppy description of a regular person’s day in the life, coming out of the mist of lysergic Lennon singing “I’d love to turn you on.”

The end of this section of the song, of course, is: “Somebody spoke, and I went into a dream.”

Sarah Palmer "biting back" distinctly reminded me of (Game of Thrones spoiler!) the dog lunging at Ramsay's face and chomping right into his jaw. Only difference is Sarah went a little lower. It was the same kind of sped-up lunge from a side view. Good stuff.

To Sleepless's question... Yes, I think people are a bit hypnotized and sedated by the vortex. And then there is some loss of memory. The same thing happened in South Dakota. In that episode, Gordon comments directly on the memory loss... although interestingly, you can will yourself to recover and hang onto the memory, as he did.

My favorite theory coming out of this episode is that the season will end with an epic fistfight between Dark Cooper and Freddie Sykes.
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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #296 on: August 16, 2017, 06:16:49 PM »
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Oh, I didn't notice the Beatles quote and I love this song, I was too concentrated on not trying to miss words since I am not used to that accent. I loved that scene. I was surprised to see that Lynch found him on YouTube. He nailed that scene. And I really like James this season. Remember that Shelly says that he is silent since the "accident"...

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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #297 on: August 19, 2017, 01:38:09 PM »
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My favorite theory coming out of this episode is that the season will end with an epic fistfight between Dark Cooper and Freddie Sykes.

I just caught up. This is such a funny image.

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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #298 on: August 19, 2017, 04:18:51 PM »
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There's that note that David Foster Wallace took for The Pale King, his unfinished novel, that made me think of this season of Twin Peaks.

"Plot a series of set-ups for stuff happening, but nothing actually happens."
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Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Reply #299 on: August 19, 2017, 04:51:45 PM »
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I wouldn't say that until it's over. And I actually don't that's been true so far.

I was recently catching up with a podcast, and it was funny to hear them say "I doubt we'll ever see this character again"... then 4 episodes later, that character suddenly shows up in a pivotal scene. That has been happening constantly. It's actually becoming an intricate web of callbacks and the smallest things being continued.

Speaking of which. Entertainment Weekly's A Twin Peaks Podcast is nothing short of amazing. Two very well-informed Lynch theorists take Twin Peaks very seriously but are also delighted by everything. This is one of the best TV podcasts I've heard.
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