Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: Where's Bob?
From: phz@cadence.com (Pete Zakel)
Date: 1990-12-13, 15:22
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks,rec.arts.tv

In article <8bLGZCG00juk9TT1Ag@cs.cmu.edu> Jon.Webb@CS.CMU.EDU writes:
> >I think the final scene depicts the spirit of Bob after leaving Leland. 
> >It travels through the forest, then enters the light (maybe the same
> >light as Leland, maybe another) and is reborn as an owl.  The image of
> >the owl seemed threatening, suggesting that it is Bob, not some good
> >spirit.

I basically agree with what followed (in the above quoted article), but
disagree on the final scene and what it meant.  I think the scene was partly
metaphorical -- the point of view was that of a small rodent, but not a Bob-
possessed rodent or other special rodent -- just a normal small rodent.  And
the owl was Bob, now back in owl-form after leaving Leland.  The owl was
descending to capture and eat the rodent -- just the way Bob captures and eats
souls.

The crashed car may or may not be significant.  A lot of Twin Peaks reflects
real life -- some things that seem significant aren't, and some things that
don't seem significant are.  Just like in real life.

-Pete Zakel
 (phz@cadence.com or ..!{hpda,versatc,apollo,ucbcad,uunet}!cadence!phz)


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