Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: I've gotta hand it to ya
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mary V. Burke)
Date: 1991-04-23, 07:24
WRT to DIY amputations, Luis Ramos writes:
#4. He happened to be holding an axe or a machette on his right hand just
# the shakes set in then the right hand took a mind of its own and
# the other arm off (just like they did in "Evil Dead 2").
Tsk tsk, Louie, every conscientious horror scholar knows that Ash cut off
his RIGHT hand in _Evil Dead 2_ (I imagine because Bruce Campbell is a
leftie). And he quite intentionally picked up the chainsaw to do it,
since the possessed hand was just about to grab a cleaver to attack him
#3. Mike had a "tattoo" on his left arm which the evil aliens/spirits use
# hook up to him. Amputating this arm will consequently sever his ties
# with them.
Hmmm...This could be a problem for the Major and the Log Lady. Will the
Major be forced to cut off his head to be safe? :-)
I tend to favor something between #1 (voluntary penance) and #3--I think
Mike's tattoo might just have been a sign of belonging to the group (like
a Hell's Angels tattoo, for instance...) rather than an actual "hookup"
through which the evil spirits gain access to him. So cutting off the arm
would have been a gesture of dissociation from the BL once Mike has "been
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