Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Who Killed Emerald Palmer?
From: tim@hoptoad.uucp (Tim Maroney)
Date: 1990-05-06, 15:14
Reply-to: tim@hoptoad.UUCP (Tim Maroney)

In article <11304@hoptoad.uucp> tim@hoptoad.uucp (Tim Maroney) writes:
>> >>I'm sold.  Laura Palmer is alive and well.  I don't have the hair
>> >>figured out, but Madelyn did not respond in the way any normal woman
>> >>responds to seeing a large, hulking goon (or any stranger) staring at
>> >>her in a public place.  A big, wide smile, and immediate conversation?
>> >>More like a reaction to a friend.  Also, her expressions are exactly
>> >>the same, which is not true of most actresses when they play two
>> >>different roles -- but Laura was not an actress.

In article <>
(Sho Kuwamoto) writes:
> >Still, I feel that Madeline is NOT LP.  First, Albert would have done
> >found out in the autopsy.

How?  Mistaken identity is not any pathological syndrome of which I am

Dental records could tell them apart, but he'd have to decide to doubt
the positive identifications by people who knew her well to go to the
inconvenient step of checking dental records.  What he was after was how
the girl died, not who she was.

> >Second, it's my feeling that Laura is to
> >Madeline as Emerald is to Jade.  That is, Laura is the evil (not the
> >right word, maybe "bad" is better) twin, Madeline is the good twin.

The relevance of this?

> >We haven't seen much of Laura without tons of blue makeup, so it's
> >hard to judge facial expressions.

What?  What do you call constant prolonged shots of her photographs?
"Madelyn" in the double-R has exactly the same smile we've seen in
so many photographs.

> >It's my feeling that Madeline's
> >smiles are downright goofy.  I would be surprised if Madeline were
> >to be anything but a naive, sweet, youth.

Well, I hope you think the same of Laura, then, since the expression
is identical.
-- Tim Maroney, Mac Software Consultant, sun!hoptoad!tim, "As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs..." - Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"