Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Twins
From: (Doug vanderVeen)
Date: 1990-05-08, 08:00

The twins theme is definitely strong, and it serves to emphasize how
connected  the people of Twin Peaks are to each other.

I grew up in a community of about 50k and it was very much like Twin Peaks
in that everyones paths crossed.  I think this is why the opening scene of the
pilot was so effective for me.  Everyone in the twon knew Laura and was
affected by her death.  Death was real.

But as to the twins theme, others have mentioned that there are many twins
that we only see one half.  I find that this emphasizes how people in Twin
Peaks are related; they are all connected to each other, but they're never
quite sure what they are connected to.  This is very much like life in a
small town.

Which brings me to who the killer is.  Leo, because it's obvious.  The point
isn't who did it, but why. (And when will Cooper find out.)  Laura's murder
has caused the people of Twin Peaks to investigate the people they know.  To
find out about their "twins."

Doug van der Veen

"What we need is practice, and plenty of it."