Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: The wreck at the end of 11/24 and 12/1
From: (Ann Hodgins)
Date: 1990-12-13, 09:52

In article <> writes:
> >
> >Leland acted as a vehicule, so to speak, for BOB. When Leland died, this
> >vehicle became useless, a wreck, to be discarded. That's why the camera was
> >going through the reck at the end of 11/24. It was leaving the old wreck
> >behind, and was in search of a new vehicle.

I like this theory, which makes the entire scene symbolic rather than
> >

> >When the camera found the light, we saw a bird emerging from it. This bird
> >turned out to be an owl. But before we could identify it as an owl, I could
> >have sworn it was a dove. This brings to mind the infamous "the owls are not
> >what they seem" line.
It was a flapping thing in negative (light parts dark and dark parts light)
and to me it looked like a bat.

> >White lights are usually associated with purity, innocence, peace. As Leland
> >was dying, he saw the light, and he saw Laura in it. And he went to it.
> >But what if that light is really evil? 
> >At the end of 12/1, that white light had a definite negative connotation to it,
> >as it appeared to be related to the Major's disappearance.
> >

There was also a bright light shining through the slats of the rail car
in the scenes of Laura's murder - possible a meaningless technicality
but then again, white light shone on Maddy's murder, too.
Perhaps the light simply refers to spiritual, non material,
reality. Perhaps the spirit world of light contains negative as well
as positive entities.
The owl could have emerged from the purely spirit plane materializing into
an owl as it searches for a human host.