Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Opinions and comments on 5/10 episode
From: balden@van-bc.UUCP (Bruce Balden)
Date: 1990-05-14, 19:51

I also found the effusions of grief from Leland Palmer excessive, and in
fact nauseating, and it is hard to believe that the people around him
(fictionally) wouldn' find it so.  I have seen people in similar 
circumstances (as much as everyday life allows!) and have never seen
anything approaching it.

The only possible justification for these displays would be some
subsequent revelation that he isn't totally innocent.
In fact, I would want to hear that he's a reformed ringleader
who while grieving does not have the guts to expose his co-conspirators.
Certainly, as our local TV critic said, Cooper is King Arthur, and there
are few other unquestioned good hearts in this program.  Lynch likes
to take small-town bliss and remove the lid to see the maggots writhe