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Subject: Re: Chess & Queens
From: ADMN8647@Ryerson.CA (Linda Birmingham)
Date: 1991-01-10, 05:40
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

Just submitting my .02 re WE's reference to sacrificing his queen.

My immediate thought was that WE was referring to Pittsburg (?)
and Cooper's confrontation there.  We know that Cooper lost the women
he loved and maybe it was because he was afraid to make sacrifices
thereby leaving him vulnerable to attack.

I haven't played chess in years but I vaguely remember that a good
player never feared losing the queen and it was a sign of
of weakness if a player could not function with out it.  If
your oponent was fearful of losing the queen you attacked it first
or if confident in its effectiveness sacrifice your queen to intimidate
the other player.

I think WE was using this ploy to point to Cooper's weakness
of protecting others even if it means losing the game (look at
where rescuing Audrey got him - even though the mission was successful
he ended up suspended from duty and facing prosecution.  I don't
think WE would have made those sacrifices).

In another vein, I hope after this long hiatus this week's episode
provides plenty of  entertainment and food for thought.



Linda
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