Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: In The Darkness Of Future Past...
From: csu@alembic.acs.com (Dave Mack)
Date: 1990-12-08, 18:58
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <4519@idunno.Princeton.EDU> bskendig@der.Princeton.EDU (Brian Kendig) writes:
> >In article <12331@milton.u.washington.edu> jespah@milton.u.washington.edu (Kathleen Hunt) writes:
>> >>
>> >>By the way, BOB was shouting the "darkness of future past" speech.  Anyone
>> >>else get the impression that this isn't just a bit of poetry, but is a
>> >>potent chant that BOB *had* to say in order to leave the host?
> >
> >No, I got the distinct feeling that Lynch had decided to have BOB
> >recite the poem sometime there in that hour, and he figured that the
> >scene in the jail cell would be the best place to put it.
> >
> >It was too forced -- it felt like Mike knew he had to say it, and he
> >just wanted to get it over with conveniently.  I got no sense of
> >failure, or triumph, or wvil in it; he just shouted it.

I think your perception is being distorted by two things: first, the
fact that this has been discussed so heavily in this newsgroup, and
second, that we saw it early in the show. What if Cooper's dream was
at least partially precognitive? He was dreaming what BOB *would* say.

That speech was BOB's final comment to his captors before killing
Leland and bailing out. And the last thing he said was, "I promise
you, I will kill again."

It could have been in reference to Leland, but I doubt it.
BOB will be back.

-- Dave Mack


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