Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Two Reasons Why Doc Hayward Killed Laura Palmer
From: (Sean Huxter)
Date: 1990-05-10, 06:10

In article <628@celia.UUCP> celia! (Larry Weinberg) writes:
> >In article <54513@microsoft.UUCP> jonn@microsoft.UUCP (Jon NEWMAN) writes:

> >I've been following similar thought about "Good" Ol Doc Hayward.

> >What really makes me think he knows something is that he made a point
> >about being the Doctor who delivered Laura Palmer.
> >Now, if there's some switcheroo with Laura and Maddy, I find it hard
> >to believe that they could be  just cousins.  I find it more likely
> >that they are actually twin sisters who were seperated at birth.

> >The Doc who delivered them would know this.

> >How this was hidden from the rest of the family is beyond me.
> >(Maybe it wasn't)

> >larry

So, it follows, that if Maddie and Laura are twins, and Doc Hayward was the
attending physician, and he knew about the seperation (which whole premise is
absolutely absurd!) then he wouldn't have been so quick to exclaim: "Laura!"
when the body was discovered, and her face revealed.

If the premise were the actual case, then Doc Hayward would have made more
extensive tests to find out which twin was the actual murder victim.  He would
ASSUME, at first that it was Laura, since Maddie lived out of town, but he
WOULD have made tests to be sure.

And this blows the whole theory that they didn't check the identity of Laura
too closely because they all assumed it HAD to be Laura.  Doc Hayward would
have had some nagging doubt, since he knew Laura had a twin.

Sure, the show is called TWIN PEAKS, and there are a lot of dualities, but
you're taking it too far if you suspect Maddie and Laura changed places.
-- "And remember, Evil will always prevail because Good is dumb!" - Dark Helmet "Smoke 'em if ya got 'em." - Dark Helmet / Elliot Ness / Colonel Hogan / Judge Harry Stone / Christine Sullivan, public defender.