Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: questions and comments
From: tim@hoptoad.uucp (Tim Maroney)
Date: 1990-04-30, 17:00
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks
Reply-to: tim@hoptoad.UUCP (Tim Maroney)

In article <767HT2Y@xavier.swarthmore.edu> awp92@campus.swarthmore.edu writes:
> >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.

Interesting point.  Remember that James told Donna that it was like
there were two Laura Palmers -- remember the bit about her eyes
clearing, and it being Laura again?  The Laura who had her arms bent
back was not the Laura that everyone knew.

As for the killer, I don't see how it could *not* be Leo Johnson.
There's an awful lot to explain if it's not -- especially his comment
to Bobby -- "Maybe some day I will".  The blood, the lie about being in
Butte, the sadism, the plastic wrap -- if it's a garden path, it's sure
a good one.

Incidentally, wasn't it Jacques in the woods with Leo?  It's not the
one-armed man -- that shadowed figure has the arm that the guy is
missing.  It's one of the few things about him that can be made out
clearly.
-- Tim Maroney, Mac Software Consultant, sun!hoptoad!tim, tim@toad.com "Starting in a hollowed log of wood -- some thousand miles up a river, with an infinitesimal prospect of returning! I ask myself 'Why?' and the only echo is 'damned fool! ... the Devil drives!" -- Sir Richard Francis Burton in correspondence to Monckton Miles, 1863


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