Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: Donna and Audrey are sisters
From: sarwate@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu (Sanjiv Sarwate)
Date: 1991-04-05, 12:05
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

jbuck@janus.Berkeley.EDU (Joe Buck) writes:

> >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.


Sorry that I hold TP to a slightly higher standard than Dallas.  Besides, the
only way Ben could be Laura's father would be if Laura didn't know.  Remember?
"My father killed me."  

It may be a soap, but that doesn't mean it has to make use of all of the soap
cliches.



-- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sanjiv Sarwate sarwate@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu "Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a .sig file out of my hat!"


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