Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: TWIN PEAKS 4/26
From: (Tim Shippert)
Date: 1990-04-30, 14:53

carey@sunscreen (Mike Carey) writes:
> > (Ann Podlozny) writes:
> >
>> >>Is anyone else a little bothered that Cooper 'forgot' the name
>> >>of the killer?  Contrasted with his memory of everyone's police
>> >>record, and other little details, I found it a little strange.  Not
>> >>strange good, though, just an annoying plot trick.  
> >	I also thought that this was a cheap plot device, worthy
> >of a lesser night-time soap, but not worthy of TWIN PEAKS. It
> >was handled in a very heavy-handed manner, too.
> >

It was my assumption that in his dream the killer was never explicitly
named to Cooper: Laura Clone whispers something in his ear, and in that
dream-like way he knows she's telling him the name of the killer, but he
never really "hears" it, i.e. it doesn't quit click yet.  Its not a
question of memory.

When he calls the Sheriff, he's saying that he knows somewhere in his
subconscious whodunnit, and he's giving himself hints via his dreams, but
he doesn't know explicitly who the killer is.  _That_ information is still
below the surface.
Tim Shippert                       
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