Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: Bob as galactic demon: Did L/F cheese out?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Cool Bean)
Date: 1991-05-22, 06:45
In article , email@example.com (A Modem User) writes:
> > You know, I was just browsing a newspaper the other day, and a tiny little
> > blurb about Twin Peaks mentioned the possiblity that Leland Palmer, the
> > infamous Laura Palmer daddy/murderer, might not have been actually possessed
> > by a demon named Bob, but was just manifesting this apparition to explain
> > his cruel treatment of his daughter. The paper suggested that Bob was a man
> > who may have molested Leland as a child.
> > Now, dammit, why couldn't Lynch/Frost expand on this? I mean, the whole
> > thing with phantoms and aliens and the like is an interesting story -- much
> > more so than those sad little trifles involving One Eyed Jacks or that
> > "possibly possessed" little boy, Nicky (whatever happened to THAT sub-plot?)
> > -- but if they had implemented a little Freudian psychology, you would have
> > had something REALLY interesting. But since they have spent so much time
> > on developing the whole alien thing, I guess it's too much to hope for that
> > Leland was living in a terrifying state of paranoia, guilt, and denial.
> > Oh well. Maybe if Ingmar Bergman had had a hand in it...
It is my suspicion (hope) that this is the real answer and all of this
other stuff is just leading us on a very wild, interesting goose chase.
We have no clue as to what will really happen on June 10th, but I think
that we will all be pleasantly surprised. (at least we better be, being
that they kept us waiting so damn long)
-- **This is not cultural.