Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: Donna and Audrey are sisters
From: jbuck@janus.Berkeley.EDU (Joe Buck)
Date: 1991-04-05, 11:36
email@example.com (Brett J. Vickers) writes:
>> >>It seems that Eileen Hayward and lecherous Ben Horne had something
>> >>going "20 years" ago. I'd say that's about right for Donna's age --
>> >>isn't she 18? Also, didn't Doc Hayward look like he was trying to
>> >>protect her from the truth?
In article <1991Apr5.firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Sanjiv Sarwate) writes:
> >Soap opera schlock plotting, if you ask me. I hope that this particular
> >subplot dies fast...
I think it's gonna get worse for you, Sanjiv. I think Ben Horne is Laura
Palmer's father (and that therefore they had an incestuous relationship)
as well. No really strong evidence yet, but there are hints: Ben buying
a pony for 12 year old Laura, Sarah seeing Laura's face in Donna (who would
also be her half-sister), etc.
J. J. Wheeler told Ben to tell the "hardest truth first", and Ben seemed
to listen. That means, almost certainly, that he's going to tell a hard
truth next episode. Now, he could tell something that we (the audience)
already know, but that would be boring. He's going to drop a bombshell
(it may be completely different than my little theory, though).
Get it: Twin Peaks is a soap opera and always has been, straight from the
pilot. Lynch+Frost sold it as a soap before the first episode was ever made.