Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Various points gleaned from reviewing the TP extant TP episodes
From: (Dave Mack)
Date: 1990-05-04, 17:48

In article <809@Intrepid.ECE.UKans.EDU> bgingric@Intrepid.ECE.UKans.EDU (Barry Gingrich) writes:
> >In article <> (Dan Corpron) writes:
>> >>FYI: We had two FBI agents in Yakima, WA (pop > 50,000). They mainly kept 
>> >>track of goings on in the Indian reservations and timber poaching as well.  
>> >>Since Spokane has more than 100,000 people, I would imagine that they had 
>> >>several agents assigned there as well.
> >
> >Fine, but if Cooper had been stationed in Washington state, then
> >why is he so surprised at such things as Douglas Firs and cherry 
> >pie?  Or ducks?  Seems like he would have seen those kind of things
> >before had he been around that area.  No, I think he hopped on a 
> >plane from DC or Chicago or KC or something.  He's not only an
> >outsider, he's never been there.

Bad news - they have ducks in both DC and Chicago. Cooper's from
some place farther away. Mars, probably.

If you'd like a totally unfounded guess, try this: Cooper is attached
to the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit, which specializes in investigation
of the crimes of psychopaths, especially serial killers. He came to
Washington because it was "almost exactly a year ago to the day" that
Teresa Banks was killed, and his intuition told him that it was time
for another one. He got to Seattle a day or two before the murder, and
hasn't had much time for sightseeing.

On the other hand, a big part of Cooper's charm is his child-like 
delight at almost everything. You could probably drop him in the
middle of Oklahoma and he'd find things to wonder at. "Sheriff,
tell me, what are these incredible weeds you've got growing here?"
"That's sage brush, Agent Cooper." "Sage brush... Is the coroner's
report ready?"

-- Dave Mack