Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Good Owl Theories Wanted (Must Be Sorta Rational)
From: (Kathleen Hunt)
Date: 1990-10-08, 23:35

[I tried to post this before but don't know if it got on...]


I only got access to this board last week, so if you have all been over
the owls already, please let me know what you think.  Owl references that
I can remember from last season include:

1)  In the premiere, when James and Donna are burying the half-heart
 (while Jacoby watched), a great horned owl was watching them.  In
 fact, I thought maybe that when Sarah Palmer "saw" Jacoby taking the
 necklace, perhaps she was seeing through the eyes of the great horned

2)  When Cooper et al. visited the Log Lady, she said something to the
 effect of "The owls can't see us here" when she invited them inside.
 Later, as she described what her log had seen, she said something about
 owls making noise or owls watching, and then said that later on (after
 the screaming), "the owls were silent".  Does anyone have a complete
 transcript of everything the Log Lady has said?  The only thing I
 remember clearly is "My husband was a logging man.  He met the devil.
 Fire is the devil, hiding like a coward in the smoke."  [I loved last
 week's "You wear shiny objects on your chest.  Are you proud?"]

3)  The Giant then said "the owls are not what they seem".  I think
 this was the first time the owls became obviously important to the plot.

4)  Later, the Major showed Cooper a message from outer space saying
 "the owls are not what they seem", presumably a confirmation of the
 Giant's clue.

5)  In a dream later that night, Cooper saw a great horned owl superimposed
 over BOB's face.

So what gives?  The obvious answer is that the Log Lady's "owls" are not
what they seem.  Does this mean they weren't owls at all, but were
actually people (i.e., other people wandering around in the woods, like
maybe the Bookhouse Boys) that the Log Lady insists on calling owls?  Does
it mean they ARE owls, but special, spiritual owls, as in "I heard the
owl call my name"?  Maybe all the Log Lady means is that she heard hooting.
What else could have been hooting?

I want owl theories.  Get cracking, everyone.  :-)