Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: Donna and Audrey are sisters
From: jbuck@janus.Berkeley.EDU (Joe Buck)
Date: 1991-04-05, 11:36
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

bvickers@bonnie.ics.uci.edu (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 <1991Apr5.190815.23174@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu> sarwate@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu (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.

--
Joe Buck
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