Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: The phone call
From: (Stephen White)
Date: 1990-04-26, 11:01

In article <217@beguine.UUCP> (BBS Account) writes:

> > I assumed that when Cooper called Truman after his dream and said
> > "I know who killed Laura Palmer--meet me in the morning," Truman said,
> > "This can't wait 'til morning!"  Why on earth would he have said that
> > it could?  We're talking about solving a murder here.  [...]

> > Now it's actually a little strange that Cooper thinks it can wait, but
> > then we've seen that Cooper is a little strange anyway.

(Spoilers from this week's show)

Obviously, there was a good reason that it could wait until
morning--the dream had no particularly valuable content, from a
practical, small-town-sherriff point-of-view, anyway.

Thoughts on this week's show:
TP#3 (#0 being the pilot) seems to be the "secret" episode:

1)  Audrey's secret passage for watching Johnny through the peephole

2)  Shelley's secret hiding place for her "Leo-protection"

3)  Catherine's secret hiding place for the ledger

4)  The "secret society" (Hey, it wasn't their noses they were touching,
    but I guess it was important..)

Plus all the "secret" affairs and subterfuge.

Fave scene from this ep:  Albert with the drill.

Leland seems to have really lost it--I'm convinced it's a large
measure of guilt, as well as loss.  The funeral:  geez, can't
James make up his mind?  Also, whoever pointed out Lynch's
ability to shock with humour after horror must've had
prescience, vis a vis Shelley's re-enactment of Leland's
trauma, _immediately_ after it occurred.  Bobby's character
only increases in contrasts--honesty, directness, coupled with
fierce, almost animal-like pride and violent loathing for his father.

Norma has more power than I'd thought at first--not just a pretty
face.  We see Cooper has power too--the power to bring down a
strong-willed man like Albert.

We see an amusing side of Nadine, a human side.  Interesting
how her character has gained my sympathy since the first show,
whereas my sympathies for Ed are wavering.

The society:  well, I don't know quite what to make of this.  My first
interpretation was a kind of bizarre pagan tribe:  Laura as a
sacrifice to ensure fertile crops?  Well, none of them are farmers,
and it seems like the wrong time of year.  Silly.

So far, I'd rate them as:  2, 0, 3, 1.  This last wasn't Lynch, but was
quite fine directing; perhaps a little more human regard for the
characters than Lynch (with a the streetlight at the end; kind of a 
cinematic nod to greatness.)

-- Stephen White