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Subject: Re: the missing day
From: conrad@sun.udel.edu (Jon Conrad)
Date: 1990-04-27, 07:13
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <626HAAR@xavier.swarthmore.edu> awp92@campus.swarthmore.edu writes:

> >I think it's entirely possible that in the pilot there was a day either 1)
> >between the discovery of Laura's body and Ronette walking out of the woods or
> >2) (much more likely) Ronette walking out of the woods and Cooper showing up. 
> >If I remember correctly, there was a cut from Ronette to Cooper in his car
> >talking to Diana the Tape Recorder about cherry pie.  We are never told how
> >much time passes between the two events, but it seems more plausible that it
> >would be the next day than that it would be just two hours later (at the most,
> >since lots of other stuff happens that day).

More plausible it may be, but yours is not a tenable hypothesis if you
re-view the movie carefully.  I agree that it is hard to understand how
Cooper could arrive early in the afternoon the day of the murder,
Ronnette having already walked the miles back down the tracks (which was
the trigger to call him in)--but that is how Lynch&Frost had it happen.
The roadhouse incident happens that night, and there are clear ties to
what happened earlier that same day:  like the message "Meet me at the
roadhouse 9:30 tonight."  Everyone is still treating Laura's murder as
something that happened that same day.

I'm afraid we can't get around it.  So far, each episode (counting the
movie as one) accounts for one day.  This week's was Monday, the day of
the funeral.

Jon


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