Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Mindless speculation about the killer (SPOILER?)
From: tim@hoptoad.uucp (Tim Maroney)
Date: 1990-04-17, 14:32
Reply-to: tim@hoptoad.UUCP (Tim Maroney)

In article <54934@bbn.COM> mesard@BBN.COM (Wayne Mesard) writes:
> >Who didn't do it:
> >
> >1) That truck driver.  Too obvious.  He might have done that other girl
> >   (and just when are going to hear from her anyway?), but the smart money
> >   had already decided that the incidents were unrelated.  (You can
> >   quote me on that.)  Remember that the attack last year was in a
> >   different part of the state.  Truck drivers travel a lot.  And this
> >   one came home early the day after the rape with blood on his shirt.

They were unrelated?  Then what was the heart doing at the scene?  It
seems clear both girls were held at the same place; Laura's heart was
there, but they only found the place by retracing Ronette's steps.

You've mentioned two of the main things indicting Leo -- he drives very
fast and his shirt was soaked with blood -- but missed a couple of
others.  One's obvious -- he obviously enjoys hurting women.  The other
-- the interior of his house has a lot of plastic wrap lying around,
apparently from unfinished improvements.

> >2) The football boyfriend.  Killers don't have nice hair.

Bobby killed somebody, but I'm not sure if it was Jocelyn's husband, or
the as-yet-unidentified stiff in the barn the year before.  I doubt he
killed Laura, though it's possible.  My bet is that he was paid by
Jocelyn to kill her husband, and that she's deeply involved with the
drugs and pornography in the town -- and possibly with Laura's killer.
In this case, still waters run deep.  You can tell from the direction,
specifically the way her face is presented and when.

> >3) The biker.  (Gosh this guy's really good with names.  You can tell
> >   he's a real fan.)  Jack Kerouac characters aren't killers.

James Hurley.  I'm sure he didn't do it.
-- Tim Maroney, Mac Software Consultant, sun!hoptoad!tim, "In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." -- Carl Sagan, 1987 CSICOP keynote address