Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: TWIN PEAKS 4/26
From: (Jonathan D.)
Date: 1990-04-27, 12:22

Some spoilers later on, so skip if you haven't seen the show...

In article <> (Cisco's Buddy) writes:

> > Well, I sure hope that this represents the low point for the series.
> > Otherwise, without Lynch's guiding hand, this series just won't make
> > it. I thought the script, direction, photography, and acting painfully
> > pedestrian this time around.

That's a matter of personal taste.  I am betting that the network 
said something about preventing the show from being too weird (not
that I approve...).  Besides, for those who haven't had access to a
newsgroup to talk about it, it was a good episode for tying loose ends

> > The scene with Leland
> > Palmer on the coffin was the only Lynchian bit of inspired weirdness,
> > and because it was the only one, it stuck out like a sore thumb and
> > ended up looking stupid rather than inspired.

Actually it was quite revealing.  I claim that it confirms my
suspicions that Leland had an incestuous relationship with his
daughter.  Reasons?  

1)  He was devastated by her death, and the blood on his hands thing.
2)  What's his name accusing everyone of not helping her even though
they new she had problems.  
3)  Leland's wife says something like "Don't mess this up too" which 
indicates that she knew that he was abusing his daughter, but did
nothing.  She seemed adopt an accusatory tone then one that resembled 
4)  He screams, and jumps on her coffin.  The coffin goes up and down
uncontrollably, an obvious refernece to the incest.  Leland freaks
because he can't do "it" anymore.  
5)  The dance scene - he wants Laura, but she isn't there to "dance"
with him.

Speculation?  Yes, but I'm betting we'll hear about it in a later

> > (e) An explanation is found for the line "Sometimes my arms bend back"
> > that has nothing to do with Nadine. But...that doesn't mean that the
> > Nadine connection isn't still valid.

One of the opening scenes had Laura's ex boyfriend making the same
pose in front of a crucifix.  The palm tree fronds in the background
reminded me of an angel's wings...

> > 			"How different in my native willage. Soft
> > 			 music. Wiolins. The happy people sitting
> > 			 on their balalaikas, playing their samovars."