Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: TWIN PEAKS 4/26
From: rwh@visual.UU.NET (Robert W. Holzel)
Date: 1990-04-30, 11:16
> >Well, I sure hope that this represents the low point for the series.
> >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.
You might have missed something that I liked very early
in the scene at the diner, when Cooper met with Truman, Big Ed, and the
deputy. A second waitress was at the counter, using a napkin-holder
to mock the way Leland Palmer rode up and down on his daughter's
casket. The way the customers laughed at it was pretty creepy.
Also, did anyone else note how, after Cooper asked Big Ed how long he'd
been in love with [Peggy Lipton character], the group fell silent for
a moment until Truman slid the check over to Big Ed and said something
to the effect of "Looks like this one's on you." It was as though they'd
had a bet going that Cooper would detect that very fact.
I thought this episode was generally better than the other, non-Lynch
directed one. But I agree that Lynch makes a world of difference.