Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Twin Peaks and One Eye'd Jacks (the movie)
From: bgingric@Intrepid.ECE.UKans.EDU (Barry Gingrich)
Date: 1990-05-22, 22:29

In article <> (Ed Kademan) writes:
> >Malden has managed to hide his past and become sheriff.  The term "One
> >Eye'd Jacks" refers to hypocrites who act noble and good but are
> >really corrupt, and applies to Malden in the movie.

Welllll, I think that this probably applies to a lot of the characters 
of Twin Peaks.  Ben, for example.  Jacoby, sort of.  Laura, definitely.
Hank is doing this big time.  And One-Eyed Jack's itself is a front for
a bordello, so that fits, too.  I don't think it applies to Truman.
Josie's certainly hiding something, and I suspect that Donna is, too.
However, Cooper is completely what he seems, as is Leo.

The theme of "crawly bugs under the neatly trimmed lawn are battling"
seems to be a favorite of Lynch's.  Sadly, it also seems to be a 
favorite of the real world.

> >Can Truman be hiding something?  Could he be connected to
> >Hank somehow?  

I don't think Truman's hiding anything.  I *do* think that Josie's
hiding something from him.  I bet that he ends up looking quite gullible
and foolish in a future episode.  He's after Hank because he doesn't 
trust him.  He knows Hank's up to something, in an intuitive way that's 
less developed than Cooper's.  In other words, Hank's a bad 'un, and
Harry knows it.
-- - Barry OR bgingric@Intrepid.ECE.UKans.EDU