Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: TP - 4/4/91 - My Thoughts/?'s
From: statman@whale.ufl.edu (Chuck Kincaid)
Date: 1991-04-10, 06:01
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <1991Apr5.070450.9640@iex.uucp> perkins@neptune.iex.com (Bill Perkins) writes:
> >
> >Okay...I just watched tonight's episode...and I dunno... Some stuff I liked,
> >a lot of other stuff I really did NOT like  (well, with a grain of salt: I
> >love TP, I just didn't like the show "succumbing" to regular TV at points
> >(peaks)).  (Oh, yeah, flame me...yeah, go ahead! ;-})
> >
 [good points 1-4 deleted]
> >
> >
> >5) Doc Hayward is hiding something!!!  We all kind of wondered when he was
> >   going to become "more important"/"critical to plot development", huh?  (Oh,
> >   YEAH, we did!)  All his denying/making up excuses on-the-fly w/ Donna pretty
> >   much show that there's more here....  It wouldn't surprise me at all if,
> >   as many others have suggested, Ben is, in fact, Donna's dad. But why (as
> >   far as plot goes???)?  

In a recent post I explained what I think is the most probable and 
interesting reasons and tie-ins to all of this.  A short summary is
that the aliens were in Twin Peaks almost 20 years ago.  People like
Gerard and WE(when working on Project BlueBook) became inhabited by evil 
aliens.  These may have been on  the ship on purpose or as stowaways.
One of the things that happened (it has not been revealed why :-) is 
that Ben did impregnate many local women.   (Call it wild oats, call it
breeding experiments, who knows.)  Now 20 years later the aliens have
returned.  They detected increased activity from the evil aliens.  Said
to themselves "Oh, s**t.  They were left there!"  (or an alien version
of this :-)  They have now come back to help cooper get rid of the evil
aliens.  WE is looking for the White Lodge (the alien base 20 years ago)
to gain the power that is there.  He knew to look for the signs but 
didn't exactly know what the signs would be. 
> >
> >6) Why IS Donna's mom in a wheelchair?  (I know this has been asked earlier,
> >   esp. after last week, but I have not been able to read all the responses,
> >   so sorry if this old...!)

This is a result of the alien experiments.  :-)
> >
> >7) Something new:  GORDON CAN HEAR SHELLEY!  HE DOES NOT HAVE TO YELL ABOUT
> >   EVERYTHING!  (Though it was sort of amusing in the coffee-shop -- everyone
> >   heard him saying how much he liked her ;-})  So why does he hear Shelley,
> >   and no one else?  And, HE SEEMS TO BE VERY MUCH ATTRACTED TO HER!  MAYBE
> >   THAT WILL FIGURE IN TO SOMETHING (SOONER OR LATER!)

I have no response to that statement.  Other than I loved the whole
scene.
> >
> >8) Frankly, I really did not see much "chemistry" at ALL between Coop and
> >   Annie at first (even most of tonight); maybe it's possible, but I still
> >   dunno...  Feels rather "forced" on us to me...?

How did you feel when Bambi met his doe?  

[points 7-11 deleted (some good. some...)
 
> >
> >12) This entire "cave exploration" thing -- my, that was easy, huh?  A little
> >    *too* much so for me...and "campy".  I like TP b/c it is so weird, but
> >    actually "feasible*, 'cause the world IS weird!  But to go for this
> >    "Indiana Jones and ..." BS, with "magically moving stones, et al", uh,
> >    I'm annoyed....  

This wasn't magic it was alien technology.  See above.

> >
> >13) Why did Gordon go on so much about the gun he gave Cooper?
> >
> >14) What's the point of the whole "james sends a postcard" thing?  Who the
> >    hell cares?

I agree.  
> >
> >15) When Wyndam (?) Earle is in the cave (at the end of the show), he 
> >    approaches the "symbol" location from an entirely different direction
> >    from the one Coop, Truman, et al, took. Makes ya think he was hiding
> >    out all the while, while the others were there, but his reaction to 
> >    the "symbol"'s new "movement" was rather "surprised"...  He acted more
> >    like he stumbled across something (and that he, too, sought), and was
> >    eager/delighted to make it work in/for his purposes....
> >
> >    BTW, I thought (again... I gotta quit doing that!) it was just *too*
> >    convenient that W.E. just happened to turn around, his flashlight just
> >    happened to land exactly on the "other" ("upside-down" owl (?)) symbol,
> >    so he just "knew" to turn the ("original") "rod"-thing from the 1st
> >    symbol-thing around.....  WHY would he do this???  (Except for the fact
> >    that it made a pretty decent "Oh, shit, NOW What?" ending to the show...
> >    My point being:  W.E. did not act (to me) like he knew *the answer(s)"
> >    either, he was searching 'em out, too....
> >
> >    Yet, he MUST have known that Coop, et al, would be back, so turning the
> >    "Owl" rod thingy would tip 'em off that someone else knew, too....

See the notes above.
> >
> >16) Who was shooting the arrows at the neon-colored buffaloe cut-outs?  I
> >    really think it was Bobby (but WHY?!).  

Johnny Horne.  See the quote list regarding this scene.

> >
> >
> >I'm outta here...
> >
> >--
> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Bill Perkins                         | "The sheriff didn't mean anything." 
> > IEX Corporation, Plano, Texas        | "He hit me!"
> > ...!iex!perkins (or) perkins@iex.com | "Well, I'm sure he meant to do *that*."

Please note most of the above should be taken with a :-) or two.  The
theory about the tie-in should not.  Any comments?

charles d. kincaid
statman@stat.ufl.edu  <-------   The correct address.  Probably not the
				one above.  I don't think I'm paranoid.


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