Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: necklaces
From: wchsieh@athena.mit.edu (Wilson Hsieh)
Date: 1990-04-18, 14:52
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <13163@csli.Stanford.EDU>, podlozny@csli.Stanford.EDU (Ann
Podlozny) writes:
> > In article <1990Apr18.133017.4842@millipore.com> blu@millipore.com
(Brian Utterback) writes:
>> > >Just a thought about the necklace(s); didn't we see Laura give James the 
>> > >Half-Heart in a flashback? 
> > 
> > yes.
> > 
>> > >If that is so, then why does it follow that the 
>> > >person with the half corresponding to the one at the scene of the crime is 
>> > >the murderer? 
> > 
> > I don't think it does, it just makes connections b/t people.
> > 
>> > >Wouldn't the half-heart be just as likely to prove that Laura 
>> > >and James were really in love, and that even if she said she couldn`t
see her 
>> > >anymore she must still love him or she would have asked for it back? 
>> > >Seems to me that if the Sheriff finds out that Laura gave the half-heart to 
>> > >James and he no longer has it, then that casts suspicion on him.  (and how 
>> > >would James know that the Sheriff didn`t already know...it might have
been in 
>> > >the diary). 
> > 
> > This is what makes me suspicious about Donna (although the poster who
> > made the Blue Velvet point about the squeaky clean in with the really
> > nasty was mighty perceptive...).  She had already been questioned by
> > Cooper, I think she knew they had the diary, they *certainly* had the
> > tape, and as above, just because he had the second half of the heart
> > wouldn't make him the killer anyway.  And he'd be brought in for
> > questioning once the relationship came out either way.  So why was
> > Donna so intent on getting rid of his half?  to protect him, fired
> > by her newly blooming love?  and if he's NOT guilty, then what's
> > all the fuss?  do they share some other secret, too?
> > 
>> > >Perhaps she did give half-hearts to all her lovers, making sure that it was 
>> > >always the same half.
> > 
> > that's what I thought at first, but no I'm not sure.  Someone with
> > a VCR should really check on the details of the necklaces/pendants...
> > 
> > ap

Actually, I thought it was pretty clear why Donna convinced James to lose the
necklace.  She overheard her dad talking to her mom about Laura's
murder; her dad
said that the police thought that the killer had the necklace, because of
something that Dale Cooper said to that effect at the site of the murder.

 - Wilson


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