Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Ben and Josie connection
From: (Bruce Bernhardt)
Date: 1990-05-15, 17:34

In article <90134.112659SCSGC@CUNYVM.BITNET> SCSGC@CUNYVM writes:
> >In article <13588@csli.Stanford.EDU>, podlozny@csli.Stanford.EDU (Ann Podlozny)
> >says:
>> >>
>> >>OH and the shots of Josie smoking in the dark with that AMAZING
>> >>music/sound in the background was just too unreal!!!  I KNEW she
>> >>was going to be a bad guy.  Poor HST.  She's got her hands in
>> >>too many pots.  I hope nothing happens to Pete!
>> >>
> >I'm not convinced yet that Josie is a villian.  Remember, last week she
> >was spying on Ben and C/Katherine.  Maybe she is setting up Ben in an
> >effort to save herself and the mill.  She looked none to comfortable when
> >sleazy Ben kissed her hand, so she may be putting on an act.
> >
> >                                   Scott Schnackenberg

I think Ben is trying to have it both ways. He wants the land, Josie knows
he is in cahouts with Catherine, and he needs an alibi (excuse). What better
way to implicate Catherine in the burning of the Mill and screw up the hold
she (Catherine) would have on him by telling Josie what "Catherine" was
trying to do. 

I think he doesn't want to be Catherine's lover after he gets the land and
this would be a good way to get rid of her. Perhaps he will get Catherine
to go to the Mill that night to rub it in to Josie that she is losing  it
and Leo will kill her in the fire.

-- Bruce Bernhardt University of Minnesota 612/626-7162