Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: The Broken Heart Necklace!
From: (Dave Mack)
Date: 1990-05-15, 17:36

In article (Rich Rosen) writes:
> >In article <>,
> >(Dave Mack) writes:
> >} COOPER: Do you know someone named Bob?
> >} GERARD: Bob Lydecker's just about my best friend in the world.
> >} TRUMAN: Why were you at the hospital.
> >} GERARD: Bob's in a coma.
> >} TRUMAN (to COOPER): There was a Lydecker who was attacked a couple
> >} 	of nights ago outside a bar in Low Town.
> >} GERARD: That's Bob.
> >} COOPER: Is your friend Bob a doctor?
> >} GERARD: Just about the best darned veterinarian in these parts.
> >} 
> >} Any other questions?
> >
> >OK, OK, OK, I forgot to spend all day rewatching that episode, sorry. :-)
> >
> >However...
> >
> >Bob could still be Gerard's friend, who *is* a veterinarian, who *does* live
> >around those parts, but is NOT the Dr. Lydecker who runs the clinic.  (As I
> >said, brother, father, etc.)  A friend of mine just said to me last night that
> >he recalled the scene where the receptionist at the clinic is aksed to identify
> >the man in the picture.  According to his recollection, her answer is cut
> >short, or she is not allowed to finish, and/or her inflection indicated
> >something on the order of "No, that's not *Dr.* Lydecker..." [but... ???].

No, she's very definite about it. 
Lydecker Clinic receptionist examines sketch of Killer Bob.
RECEPTIONIST:	"No, that's not Dr. Lydecker."
(Hands sketch back to Cooper.)
COOPER:		"Does this clinic treat birds?"
RECEPTIONIST:	"Yes, of course."

> >It's little things like that, you know.

So what you're saying is, there are two veterinarians named Bob Lydecker
in Twin Peaks? And the other one, the one who isn't in a coma, is 
Killer Bob Lydecker? Yow, now all we need is the beautiful amnesiac
heiress who witnessed the whole thing but can't remember it and we'll
be all set.

I doubt it. There were four people (that we saw) in Cooper's dream
Two of them, Cooper had seen before: Mike the One-Armed Man and
Laura Palmer. The other two he hadn't: the dancing dwarf and Killer
Bob. My guess is that the dwarf symbolizes Laura's inner persona,
while the beautiful cousin is the exterior persona. By symmetry,
Killer Bob represents Mike Gerard's inner persona, but that seems
a little too easy.

-- Dave Mack