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Subject: questions and comments
From: awp92@campus.swarthmore.edu
Date: 1990-04-27, 12:48
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

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I still don't really feel like I understand the "sometimes my arms bend back"
thing.  As far as I remember, the interchange goes something like this: "How do
you like my cousin?  She looks just like Laura Palmer, doesn't she?"  "But she
*is* Laura Palmer, aren't you?"  "I feel like I know her *but* sometimes my
arms bend back."  The arms bending back are *preventing* her from knowing/being
Laura Palmer.  Perhaps this supports the "Laura isn't the one who's dead"
hypothesis?

I'm surprised that no one has yet mentioned the opening credits of the soap
opera the Palmers are watching right before Madeline shows up.  The second
actress was shown as playing two characters, one a "good girl" type and the
other a "bad girl/girl in trouble" type.  Very significant, if you ask me.

Did we see the One-armed Man shoot Killer Bob in Cooper's dream?  He says we
did, but I don't think so.  I think they expected to have that bit from the
Euro-film in the dream, but it didn't make it.  (Remember, episode #2 was shot
out of order, so the flashback to the dream was filmed before the Euro footage
was edited into the dream.)

I have to disagree with those who have said the episode dragged or was
horrible.  I liked it a lot.  It wasn't Lynch, but it was someone who knew what
they were doing, and I think she acheived a good balance between mimicing
Lynch's style to give us continuity and doing her own thing to be creative.  It
was certainly better than #1.

-- Andy Perry; Swarthmore College
   AWP92@campus.swarthmore.edu OR AWP92@swarthmr.bitnet
Best TP interchange so far:
"How do you like your coffee?"
"As black as the sky on a moonless night."
[pause] "Pretty black."


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