Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: 2/2 episode
From: (elizabeth e. leclair)
Date: 1991-02-03, 14:33

In article <> (Ann Hodgins) writes:
> > 
> >First off, there was the way Shelley reacted to Leo's attack. Why
> >couldn't she get out the door?  Was the lock mechanism supposed to  
> >be too mentally challenging for her? Do you *believe* that!
> > 
....Hopee things improve.
> > 
> >ann h.

    Episode 2/2 did have an unusual amount of helpless sprawling, but
I have lately noticed-- because I am shopping around for a house-- that
an awful lot of door locks are arranged just as the ones that Shelley was
having such a hard time with-- you can't get out from the inside.

   More specifically, there is a deadbolt above the regular lock which
turns by a key only from the inside.  This is common on back doors which
do not have to be used very much.  If you lock that upper bolt at night,
you need a key to get out of it, even in an emergency.  Most homeowners
I've seen leave the key in the lock all the time so they can get out
in just such a circumstance.

   Leo must have taken the key out of the lock to trap Shelley in.  I'm
telling you, after that scene now I only want to buy a house with a 
regular "twist-on" deadbolt!  DEADbolt, indeed!

  Elizabeth E. LeClair  
  International House         Never hesitate to attribute anything   
  University of Chicago       to my libido.