My theory is that Good Coop is acting so weird because he’s been out of the normal world for so long. 25 years is a long time to be in between time/space and only be surrounded by backwards talking aliens. He just doesn’t remember how to act like himself. I really do love how excruciating it is to watch him move so slow and not act like the normal Cooper, but I’m really excited to see if the coffee was enough to snap him out of it.
Good Coop is literally reborn. He appears in a massive pink/purple chamber and a woman urges him forward as “mother” continually pushes on the door behind him. Once he’s in our world again he’s a child,
he can’t go to the bathroom or dress from himself, is fascinated by the bright lights and noises of the slot machines, and is learning to speak through imitation. And I do think that’s an interesting state to put a character in given what we know of someone’s spirit entering and leaving the lodge to the depth that he went. It works on that level but also works on the mechanical level of him not being so used to changing bodies compared to someone like BOB.
I laughed so hard at that scene I was practically in tears. The timing, the line delivery, the lines themselves, the outfit, everything about that scene was flawless.
That would be cool as shit! I’d imagine a multi-character, multi-timeline/location setup like Day of the Tentacle, but instead of Hoagie, Laverne, and Bernard, you could play as good boy Dale, ugly haircut Dale, and maybe Dougie Prime*
*Assuming (ep 3 spoiler) the original insurance-selling, escort-patronizing, son’s-birthday-missing Dougie Jones personality didn’t just die when he got turned into a marble or whatever.
Uh, holy crap!?
EDIT: Also, did Hawk just find the diary pages which time-travelling murdered Annie told Laura Palmer in FWWM? “The good Dale is in the Lodge and he can’t leave. Write it in your diary.” That would be a pretty major discovery for Hawk…
I had to find this tune as soon as the episode was over:
I feel like that is too on the nose but it’d be cool if it was true!
Boy oh boy, I thought that after last week’s Laura Dern reveal I had been the most giddy at anything in the new Twin Peaks. Then we got confirmation of Hawk’s discovery and I couldn’t stop shouting “holy sh*t!” at my TV on repeat! We are not worthy. Everything about this return has been absolutely spot-on.
Well… that was… uhm. I loved it and have no idea what to make of it.
Still in utter disbelief that Showtime paid for all of this. And still 10 more hours to go!
Lynch went hard in the damn paint tonight. So much unexpected lore! I laughed at the 1945 date drop and was just frozen after that, all the way up until the end. What a beautiful thing. Gonna watch it again tomorrow.
I’m sure the actual explanation is “art stuff” or whatever, but I want to believe this is the explanation for last night’s episode (episode 8): After filming the first 15 minutes of the episode, Mark Frost had to go to a dentist’s appointment he couldn’t reschedule, leaving an unsupervised David Lynch on set to handle the rest.
(for the record, I don’t mean that as a slam on the episode or Lynch in general, it was just… very Lynch)
Huh, yeah, that was something. I was quite unsettled watching it play out.
The lore and horror stuff felt very Frost, while the presentation was definitely Lynchian and dreamlike. Feels like a strong collaborative work, overall.
“America: it’s…bad?” - Twin Peaks, 2017
What has been surprising/gratifying is how much stuff from The Secret History is being paid off here, this one felt very tired into this alternate occult narrative of American history Frost explored in that book.
It’s amazing how Lynch can push the boundaries of being so weird and yet so captivating. Even if you don’t feel like you know what’s going on it’s hard to tear your eyes away, and that’s a real skill.
Can we talk about that weird little tune that played when they were conga-lining into the office of this last episode?
I don’t know why but I love it. A lot.
I love how the music was included to remind us that, despite the fact that everything’s coming up Dougie and everybody’s happy, underneath it all is still a tremendous amount of noise and disorder. I dunno if that music was a literal representation of what might be going on in Dougie’s head or just some non-diagetic music for the audience, but either way, we (probably?) shouldn’t feel good about that celebration. But who knows lol.
Otherwise, yeah that music was super rad.
Oh man, that’s a great interpretation.
I think I like it MORE in that case, but dang, I’ll be chewing on that for a while.
Now that James had a really, very…James moment at the end of the latest episode, we should revisit the question of how James fits into all of this, and most importantly, if James is even cool. Did anybody like Just You when it first came up in S02? How did everybody feel when it came up again at the end of the Ep. 13?
I’ve always been pro-Just You (who here, as a teen, didn’t sit on their parent’s well-kept carpet playing painfully earnest songs with their high school friends?), and I was delighted to see it pop up again, this time with the wisdom and confidence of age. Some saw it as a brilliant troll maneuver, but I dunno, I thought it was kind of sweet. Even if James is, and always has been, kind of a dweeb.
Just You is low key pretty cool, but I still don’t understand that comment about James always having been cool at the beggining of the season.
I’m leaning towards a minor continuity error, but I guess it’s possible having characters make patently false statements has a deeper meaning. It’s Lynch after all.