Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Twin Peaks: Ben is BOB?
From: (Sanjiv Sarwate)
Date: 1990-12-26, 12:46

Ben's behavior in 12/15 is not enough to convince me that he has been possessed
by BOB.  Ben has been through a lot lately.  The big deal he was trying to
set up with Tojimura went sour in a way he hadn't expected, namely the face
of Catherine being behind Tojimura's beard and mustache.  Second, the police
royally screwed him over with the arrest.  Not only is his reputation damaged
by the arrest, but now the police know that he operates OEJ's, which is not
a major reputation booster.  While incarcerated, he also signed over Ghostwood
and the mill to Catherine, and got nothing in return, since her testimony      
wasn't needed a few hours later.  Ben has suffered a defeat, and is feeling the
weight of all of his shady operations crushing him.  Thus, he is seeking solace
in the past.  The film of the groundbreaking for the Great Northern is just
that. He is going back to when it all began, when life was simpler, and purer.

Just my $0.02.

-- Sanjiv Sarwate "But what is truth?	Is truth unchanging law? BITNET: SANJIV@UIUCVMD.BITNET	We both have truths. Are mine the same as yours?"