Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Comments ...
From: (Suzy Mercer)
Date: 1990-05-21, 12:19

In article <> (Paul Raveling) writes:
     (in  a discussion of the letter under the fingernail and whether
      Leland or Leo killed Laura)
:	In this case something else happened.  Perhaps Laura managed
:	to give Leo a knee to the groin and Jacques laughed; that might
:	have provoked a fight either inside or outside of the cabin
:	to account for that AB- blood.  Meanwhile Leland, who's been
:	watching, does his psycho routine and becomes the real killer.

I agree that Lynch is sending us very strong signals about Leland, but I
suggest an alternative to the above.

Leland *does* witness something that makes him berserk. He does
something to Laura but he doesn't kill her.  He leaves the cabin.  Leo
or Jacques then kills her.

Remember how shocked Leland was in the pilot to hear Laura was dead?

Let's imagine that he knew he harmed her, but he didn't know she was
dead. His remorse, and his strange antics in every episode since
the pilot, have arisen from his mistaken belief that *he* killed her
(and, of course, it is a way to confuse the audience).-- 
Suzy Marie Mercer