Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: It came to me in a dream...
From: horny@ucscl.UCSC.EDU (Michael Kaye)
Date: 1990-12-12, 08:55

In article (Muffy Barkocy) writes:
> >One thing that struck me while catching up on a week's worth of
> >  We knew a few episodes in (in the dream sequence)
> >that Cooper had found out who the killer was in a dream.  He then says
> >all he has to do is decipher the dream and he will find the killer.
> >There was no trick played on us by the creators/writers.  He didn't
> >mention anything about standard investigation or deduction, he just said
> >if he could figure out the things in the dream, he would have solved the
> >mystery.  I too felt like everything came together too fast in the end,
> >but I didn't think I was misled.  

The dream was episode #3!  Yet people still feel cheated that we didn't have
a conventional solution.  I haven't felt cheated at all.  I've enjoyed
TP straight through.  My only problem with the episode where Leland dies 
is one of pacing.  I thought the episode was rushed, and could have been 
spread out a bit more.  I enjoyed the last episode too.

   I usually don't agree with the more severe criticisms of TP posted here.  
Often I feel like the poster just doesn't get it.   Sometimes, like in the 
case of "gln", I feel like the poster is just going out of their way to be 
irritating and obnoxious.  He's posted a grand total of one message that 
was a thoughtful criticism, and dozens more that are simply insulting trash.  
When people point out loopholes in the show, they usually turn out to be 
loopholes in their thinking.  Like, Charles Blair just claimed that Jean 
Renault was never associated with OEJ before Blackie called him in help out.
Huh?  How can he be so sure?  He's a likely drug connection for the place.  
Nancy has a relationship with Jean, and she's been at OEJ before.  He always 
ends his criticisms with "welcome to amateur hour", as if to imply that 
the show is amateurish, and I just have to laugh, because I think it more 
correctly describes his continually flawed criticisms.  :)   
Wasn't he the guy with the Truman theory?  :)

I really don't mind criticisms of the show, if they don't have a snide
and arrogant tone.  (like I'm one to talk? haha!)

The one episode I hated, most people seemed to like.  (the one where
dick tremayne meets lucy in the diner?).  I've loved the whole BOB
thing, and others seem to hate it.  I don't think James was being an
"asshole" when he left Donna recently, I think he's freaking out after
two of his friends dying, and people should cut him some slack.
Maybe this sympathy comes from freaking out when friends of mine have
died.  People thought the "she's a caution" scene with Pete and Ben was
out of character for Pete, I didn't think so at all.  I reviewed the
scene with the golf bag, and it didn't flop around after hitting the
door at all, and you can fit a body in there.  I don't think Donna
or James are bad actors, I think they're just acting in character.
They're supposed to be sappy and trite.  Remember James early on?
"Do you know why I'm so happy?"  "Because your hair smells so good
and your skin is so soft?".  That killed me. :)   I thought Donna
did a good job with her "they didn't bury you deep enough!" graveyard
speech, and her Harold Smith diary entry too.

There are many more examples of when I have disagreed with people in here, 
but I've yammered enough on this thang. :)

> >However, I do wonder why the FBI would
> >keep a guy on who worked that way; Cooper doesn't really appear to have
> >done much on his own to solve the case, although he may be some sort of
> >focus.  I sort of imagine the FBI to be more down-to-earth than that.

I wonder why the FBI has someone like Cooper on too...  Because he gets
results?  Remember the scene everyone criticised, the one where
Albert is supposedly not acting in character?  He says something vaguely
like, "you're the only one with the equipment to solve this, go for it".

Maybe Albert, as a fellow FBI agent, knows of Cooper's past unconventional
successes?  I wonder.  He could still be skeptical about Cooper's methods,
and give him a bad time about it, while knowing that there might be
something to it.

Michael Kaye