A Skeleton Key to Twin Peaks: Part Fourteen

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Scene 1 South Dakota, Buckhorn, Mayfair Hotel / Washington, Twin Peaks, Sheriff’s Station / Nevada, Las Vegas, FBI Field Office (0:02:15 - 0:15:09)

Gordon Cole is calling the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station and Lucy answers. They recognize each other. Lucy tells Gordon that one year she and Andy went to Bora Bora on vacation when he asks her if she’s been there all through the years. Cole seems to be scanning her. Turns out Frank Truman called Cole. Truman answers and Cole thinks he’s Harry. Frank tells him that Harry is sick and Cole is sorry to hear that. Frank tells Cole that Hawk found the missing pages from Laura’s diary that could indicate two Coopers. Cole thanks him and can’t comment on the information but really appreciates it.

Albert and Tammy are sitting behind a command center, both laptops open. Albert is telling her about the first Blue Rose case. In 1975, two young field agents investigate a murder in a hotel room in Olympia, Washington. They arrive at a motel to arrest a suspect named Lois Duffy. They hear a gunshot outside her hotel room and kick the door in. They find two women inside, one dying on the floor of a bullet wound to the abdomen. The other holds a gun she drops and backs aways as they enter. They recognize the wounded woman as Lois Duffy. They recognize the woman holding the gun, also as Lois Duffy. She did not have a twin sister. The dying Lois speaks her last words to them, “I’m like the blue rose.” She smiles, then dies, then disappears before their eyes. The other Lois Duffy hung herself while on trial for a murder she swore she didn’t commit. The two arresting officers were Gordon Cole and Phillip Jeffries. Albert asks Tammy what the one question she should ask him is and she says, “What’s the significance of the Blue Rose?” Albert nods and asks for the answer. Tammy says, “Blue rose does not occur in nature. It’s not a natural thing. The dying woman was not natural. Conjured. A tulpa.” Albert says, “Good.” Gordon enters with a thumbs up and says, “Coffee time!” A squeegee man hurts Gordon’s ears with feedback shrieking. Diane enters after knocking. Tammy gives her coffee and she lights up a smoke. Gordon asks her if the last night she saw Cooper, he mentioned Major Briggs. She doesn’t want to talk about that night but he persists. She says, “Yes.” Albert tells her they’ve been investigating an old case with Cooper and Briggs. Albert tells her that Briggs did not die in the fire 25 years ago but died in Buckhorn a few days ago. He then shows her the ring taken from his stomach and reads the inscription, “To Dougie, with love. Janey-E.” Diane freaks out and Gordon asks her what is it. Diane says her half-sister is named Jane and she’s married to a man named Douglas Jones but everyone calls him Dougie. Her nickname is Janey-E. She says they last lived in Las Vegas. She says they are estranged and that she hates her and hasn’t talked to her in years.  Gordon asks Tammy to get the Las Vegas office on the line. Two agents fret over Cole’s call. Cole asks for everything they have on Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Jones, that they are wanted in connection with a double murder and may be armed and dangerous. Cole tells them to, “Put caution in the shotgun seat.” He tells them it’s high priority and to get back to him.

There are 23 Douglas Jones’s in Vegas Metro area. The agent behind the desk starts screaming irrationally that, “THIS IS WHAT WE DO IN THE FBI!”

Gordon thanks Diane and she gets up and leaves, saying, “Yeah, okay.”  Gordon tells Albert and Tammy that he was on the phone with Truman who told them they are onto something from Laura Palmer’s diary indicating there are two Coopers. Last night, he had another Monica Belluci dream. Albert says, “Oh boy.” Gordon was in Paris on a case. Monica called and asked her to meet him at a certain cafe, she needed to talk to him. When they met at the cafe, Cooper was there but he couldn’t see his face (wearing the pin). Monica brought friends and was pleasant. They had a coffee. She is crying. She said the ancient phrase, “We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives inside the dream.” He told her he understood. Then she said, “But who is the dreamer?” A very powerful uneasy feeling came over him. Monica looked past him and he looked behind him at something happening behind him. He turned and looked and saw himself in Fire Walk With Me, during the scene where Cooper told him he was worried about a dream he head. Jeffries appeared and didn’t appear. Jeffries says about Cooper, “Who do you think that is there?” Cole says, “Damn, I hadn’t remembered that. Now this is something really interesting to think about.” Albert says, “Yes, I’m beginning to remember that too."

The FBI Finds Cooper

Hawk is Missing Something

Revisit Old Twin Peaks

?????

Cooper Escapes

Mr C Has a Plan


Scene 2 Washington, Twin Peaks, Sheriff’s Station / Washington, Twin Peaks, Great Northern Lodge / Elk’s Point #9 Bar (0:15:09 - 0:49:51)

The Bookhouse Boys are getting ready to make their trek to Jack Rabbit’s Palace. Andy is laying out four metal cases on the table when Bobby comes in with four sandwiches: Turkey and Cheese, Ham and Cheese, Roast Beef and Cheese and just cheese. Andy ordered just cheese. They pull their weapons and arrest Chad for, “you know what.” They’ve been watching him for months.

The sheriff’s SUV pulls up to a the side of the road and they all get their hiking gear on and walk into the wood. Eventually, Bobby tells them that his father station was right up this road, but nothing is left of it now. Bobby didn’t know what his father did up there, it was top secret. He went in a couple times and remembers, “Lots and lots of machines.” They stop at Jackrabbit’s Palace, which is a large wooden tree trunk, rotted out. Bobby and his father would sit her and make up great, tall tales. They put some soil in their pockets and start walking 253 yards due east. Father did tell him to never wander around here without him. The music changes to dark atmospheric and trees are creaking. They approach an area with a strange mist with strobing electricity. There is a naked woman, the lady from Part 3 with her eyes sewn shut. Andy immediately drops to his haunches and takes her hand. There is a pool of brown water next to her, almost garmonbozia. She is alive. She speaks in a monkey-like whisper voice. Truman checks his watch and says, “It’s 2:53 fellas.” There is an electrical crackling and a vortex appears in the air. They all stare transfixed into the circling vortex. Andy let’s go of the woman’s hand and stands up. He is taken to what we can assume is the White Lodge. The Fireman is walking slowly to the chair and sits down. They stare at each other for a while, saying nothing. The Fireman introduces himself as The Fireman and puts his hand, palm up like a wave. Something appears in Andy’s hands, like an origami model with a nipple-like chimney. Wooshing and scratching sounds happen as andy stares at this model in his hands. Smoke appears over his head and gets sucked up into the ceiling to create circular ceiling lights with an ornate border. Andy stares up, blinking strangely. He sees the experiment, the vomiting mass from the bomb in Part 8, with the Bob bubble. He sees the scene from the bomb with the convenient store. He sees the Woodsman, asking, “Gotta light?” He sees a flash of what appears to be the tops of power lines as seen from a moving vehicle. He sees the high school girl running across the lawn the day Laura’s death was announced to the students. He sees the Red Room curtains behind Laura Palmer’s senior photo, flanked by two angels. He sees Naido lying naked on the ground. He sees both Cooper’s juxtaposed over each other’s shaking faces. They eventually separate out and can be seen clearly. He hears a phone ringing and sees a phone blinking. Line 1. The scene shakes as Andy and Lucy talk towards the conference room and Lucy looks around unknowingly. He sees himself holding hands with Naido again. He sees the power pole with the numbers 6  and 32481… then everything fades to white. The Fireman looks at the ceiling then back to Andy. The smoke goes back into the model in his hands and disappears. Andy is huffing from the chest and then he disappears with a clinking sound. At Jackrabbit’s Palace, we see ghostly images of Hawk, Frank and Bobby walking around the structure, like the woodsmen at the convenient store. When they come back into solid focus, they are staring up at the sky. Andy appears with Naido and says, with an authority we’ve never heard from Andy, “We need to get her down the mountain. She’s very important and there are people that want her dead. She’s fine physically. We need to put her in a cell where she’ll be safe.” Truman says okay. Andy tells them not to tell anybody about this. Bobby looks at him unnerved as he starts following him. Truman asks Hawk what happened to them back there. Hawk says, “I don’t know. Something.” Neither remembers a thing.

Cut to the Sheriff’s station at night. Lucy brought Naido beautiful pajamas from the night the dog got lost in the station. Lucy asks if he remembers that night and he does. They secure Naido, while Andy shouts that Andy is an idiot and no kind of cop at all. A drunk man bleeding profusely from his face repeats his word. Andy tells Chad he’s a very bad person who gives good policeman a bad name. Lucy seems proud of Andy and moons at him as they walk out. Naido is making monkey noises that the drunk is repeating. Chad tells him to shut up and the man repeats him then goes back to mocking the woman’s monkey sounds. The man looks like he’s been shot in the face, a pool of blood congealing on the floor. Chad lays back on his bunk and covers his ears with the pillow while the drunk bleeds and the woman makes monkey noises.

Cut to the Great Northern Lodge where James and Freddie Sykes are nightwatchmen, sitting on the loading dock and talking. Freddie is crushing a walnut in a hand inserted into a thick rubber kitchen glove. He demolishes two nuts  before James offers to use his nutcracker. Freddie asks what he wants him to do with the crates. James says just throw the linens on them. There is one more delivery, then hit the roadhouse. Neither knows who is playing. Freddie says James wants to see if Renee will be there.  James says maybe he is. Freddie says she’s married. James knows. Freddie is 23 years old and James remembers being that old. It’s his birthday today. Turns out Freddie can’t take the glove off because it’s part of him. The doctor tried to take it off once and he started bleeding. He’s not supposed to tell where he got it but James convinces him to tell him, even though he won’t believe him anyway. Freddie was still living at home in London Town, East End and he was walking home alone. He got a peculiar feeling of wasting his life taking a shortcut. He felt he should be helping people. He jumped into a high stack of boxes and was sucked up into the vortex of a massive tunnel in the air. Next thing he was floating in the air, way up in a void. There is a bloke there named the Fireman. He tells him to go to the hardware store near his flat. He’ll find a rack of green rubber gardening gloves. There will be one opened with only a right handed glove inside. He is to purchase that package and put the glove on his right hand, which will then possess the enormous power of a piledriver. He ends up getting the glove and into a fight with the shopkeep. A jobsworth is a person who delights in acting in an obstructive manner. There is a crack when he punches jobsworth. Then, Freddie remembers something else the Fireman tells him. Go to Twin Peaks, Washington, United States of America and there he will find his destiny. James says, “Wow.” James asks why the Fireman picked him and Freddie says he asked him the same. The Fireman said, “Why not you?” And when Freddie went to buy his ticket, they told him he already had a ticket. The Freddie says they are supposed to check the furnace. James walks downstairs to the furnace and it is creepy. There is that same droning from Ben Horne’s office as James makes his way down the darkened aisle ways of the giant furnace of the Great Northern. There is a door that seems locked.

Cut to the Elk’s Point #9 Bar with an electric neon hum. Sarah Palmer makes her way in the dark to the bar and sneaks in nearly unnoticed, asking the bartender for a bloody mary. She starts drinking alone and the burly jerk next to her, wearing a Truck You shirt, starts harassing her. She warns him to mind his own business, begs him in fact. He turns hostile and accuses her of being a lesbian. He asks her if she likes to eat cunt. She says, “I’ll eat you.” She looks at him, removes part of her face and what seems to be a reptile tongue lashes out twice, followed by what looks like an x-ray hand with a long second finger, almost penis like, and then a smile without a face. We hear a voice, not hers, that says, “Do you really wanna fuck with this.” Then she puts her face back on and bites his neck out (like in Part 2). She comes to her senses and screams. The bartender asks what happened. She says he just fell over. He asks, “With half his neck missing?” He asks Sarah if she had something to do with this. She says he saw her just sitting there having a drink. He tells Connie to call 911, they have a dead one at the bar. He tells her they’ll see about this. Sarah says, “Yeah, sure is a mystery, huh?”

????

Hawk is Missing Something

Cooper’s Escape

Revisit Old Twin Peaks

Meet New Twin Peaks


Scene 3 Washington, Twin Peaks, Roadhouse (0:49:51 - 0:56:39)

Two girls sit in the booth at the Roadhouse. One says, “That’s because you’re hanging out at the nuthouse.” The other says she’s not. One says, “Getting high in there.” The other says, “Bullshit. I’m not. I’m getting high in my room. Flying in my own room.” The one says don’t go in that nut place. The other says who said I would anyway. The one accuses her of lifting that ‘nice’ sweater and asks where she lifted it. “It’s Paula’s.” The one asks if the other has seen Billy. The other says not for a couple of days. The one heard she was the last person to see Billy. “It was so fucking scary.” She and her Mom, maybe her Uncle (she wasn’t sure). Billy jumped over a six-foot fence and lands in their backyard. He comes running in like crazy, stumbles into the kitchen and there was blood coming out of his nose and mouth, gushing, “like a waterfall.” He bolts out the back again. They didn’t tell anyone. Her Mom and him had a thing from time to time. She smiled whenever his name came up. Her mom’s name is Tina. Brooding music starts playing. The other woman looks down and asks if he just ran out again. He was in the kitchen for ten seconds, then ran out again. It took them awhile to clean it up. She can’t remember if her uncle was there. They look at each other forebodingly as the MC announced Lissee, who starts playing “Wild, Wild, West.” The lyrics are:

Are you out there / To take away my fear / I haven’t lost my hope / Even though I am so far from my home / I’ve been living life on the edge / Slip and fall if I take one more step / There’s safety in numbers I guess / But I’m going rogue in the Wild, Wild West / Wild Wild, West / From where I stand / There’s a world where you can / All that you lost / you get back / And all that you want  you can have / I’ve living my life on the edge / Slip and fall if I take one more step / There’s safety in numbers I guess / But I’m going rogue in the Wild, Wild West / Wild, Wild West / I’ve been dancing in the moonlight / I’ve been laughing with firelight / Living I’ve been giving / I’ve been living with the firelight / I’ll be fine fine / I’ll be fine / Oh, Oh…. / I’ve been living too close to the edge / If I fall, who’s gonna catch me? There’s safety in numbers I guess / But I’m going rogue in the wild, wild west. / I’ve been dancing in the moonlight / I’ve been laughing with

Meet New Twin Peaks

Bang Bang Band on Stage


Cast

Kyle McLachlan:Special Agent Dale Cooper/Mr C

Jay Aaseng:Drunk

Eric Ray Anderson:Bartender

Dana Ashbrook:Deputy Bobby Briggs

Chrysta Bell:FBI Agent Tammy Preston

Monica Belluci:Herself

David Bowie:Phillip Jeffries

Robert Broski:Woodsman

Owain Rhys Davies:Agent Wilson

Laura Dern:Diane Evans

Erica Eynon:Experiment

Jay R. Ferguson:Special Agent Randall Headley

Miguel Ferrer:FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield

Robert Forster:Sheriff Frank Truman

Nathan Frizzell:Voice

Harry Goaz:Deputy Andy Brennan

Frank Silva:Bob

JR Starr:MC

Emily Stofle:Sophie

Jake Wardle:Freddie Sykes

Nae Yuuki:Naido

Grace Zabriskie:Sarah Palmer

Lissie:Lissie

Eric Sullivan:Lissie

Lewis Keller:Lissie

Jesse Siebenberg:Lissie


Music

“Wild Wild West”:Performed by Lissie


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A Skeleton Key to Twin Peaks: Part Thirteen

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62% of this episode was about Cooper Escapes and Mr C Has A Plan, meaning we are still on track with the storytelling. A couple of significant things happened - 1. The Richard Horne is Evil narrative merged with Mr C Has a Plan. I'm not willing to say they are merged narratives yet because this could just be fate intervening, but let's hold the option. 2. Revisit Old Twin Peaks overtook both the Hawk Is Missing Something and ????? timelines. Audrey confused everyone again but for much less time and have Jacoby and Nadine found a love connection in the reflected light of a golden shit shovel? Tune in next week...

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Scene 1 Nevada, Las Vegas, Lucky 7 Insurance Company (0:01:39: - 0:07:00)

The Mitchum brothers are throwing a party and bearing gifts to percussive music. This makes Anthony very worried and he hides under his desk. They are in a Conga line with the girls and Dougie Jones, who is having a ball! Bradley exclaims, “Oh, Battling Bud! You are the man!” Bushnell says they made quite a night of it. Bushnell tells Dougie you might want to call his wife. The Mitchums bring Bushnell: A box of Monte Cristo #2, a set of diamond cufflinks, and the keys to his new BMW convertible (a matching set with Dougie’s). Bradley exclaims, “A wrong has been made right and the Sun is shining bright.” The conga line moves out of the building as Anthony calls Mr. Todd to apologize.

Mr. Todd tells him he has one day to kill Dougie, makes sure they are clear and then he hangs up the phone and calls for Roger.

Cut to Jones home where men from the Silver Mustang Casino are unloading a playset for Sonny Jim and ask Janey-E where she would like it set up. There is also a beautiful white convertible BMW in the driveway with a boy, also from the Mitchum Brothers. Janey-E beams as she looks at the car. Cut to night and Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Swans” plays as Sonny Jim runs through the lights and the bars on his new playset. Dougie and Janey-E watch their son play with smiles on their faces, a moment of true parental bliss. Janey-E was very worried when Dougie didn’t come home last night. Janey-E says, “Seven Heaven. And then the car. Oh Dougie, I love you so much.”

That’s Our Dougie:

  • Wife?
  • Seven Heaven
  • So Much

Cooper Escapes


Scene 2 Western Montana, Unknown Location (0:07:00 - 0:23:22)

TMr C shows up, much to Ray’s consternation. Mr C is outnumbered and apparently outmatched. He gets into a weird arm wrestling competition with Ray’s boss (who has never been beat in 14 years). Muddy explains that if Mr C loses, he will work for Renzo or he will die. If he wins, he becomes boss. Mr C asks them, “What is this? Kindergarten? Nursery School?” All he wants is Ray. The arm wrestling match begins and Mr C toys with this beast of a man, bringing them back to starting positions several times before he eventually gets tired of fooling around and breaks his arm and then punches his face in. Mr C is now the boss and he wants cell phones even though he won’t get any reception in here. Mr C asks for privacy for he and Ray. Everyone else clears out and leaves Mr C, Ray, and the Accountant in the room. Mr C starts questioning Ray. Ray tries to run and Mr. C shoots his leg. The Accountant asks if he needs money. Mr C does not. The Accountant leaves. Mr C wants to know who hired Ray to kill him. Ray says it was Phillip Jeffries and he only talked to him on the phone. Ray says Phillip set the whole prison thing up with Warden Murphy and said Ray was going to be kill by Mr C but could get out and stay out if he killed Mr C instead. Mr C asks why. Ray says, “He said that you got something inside that they want.” Mr C has an inquisitive reaction to this who then asks, “Did he ever mention Major Briggs?” Ray says no and then pulls out the Owl Cave ring. Holding the ring, Ray says, “Jeffries said I was supposed to put this on you after I killed you.” Mr C asks where he got that. Rays says it was given to him right before he walked out of his cell and saw Mr C. The guard, or someone dressed as a guard who he’d never seen before, gave it to him. All of Mr C’s new employees are watching this on a large screen as it happens. Mr C tells him to put the ring on his ring finger, left hand. He does. Mr C asks him about the coordinates. Ray asks him if he could really trust the numbers he gave to him. He says, “I know who you are.” He asks to reach into his pocket and Mr C let’s him. Ray pulls out the coordinates written on a piece of paper from his other pocket. Richard Horne comes walking into the crowd as Ray is digging in his pocket. He is transfixed by Mr C on the screen. Mr C looks at the coordinates and then asks Ray where Philip Jeffries is. Ray says he doesn’t know. Mr C asks again. Ray says last he heard he was at a place called The Dutchman’s, “But it’s not a real place.” Mr C shoots him in the head and says, “I know what it is.” The ring disappears from Ray’s dead hand as Mr C looks on. It falls to the Red room floor and bounces. Mr C walks out looking into the camera while Richard Horne looks on, mesmerized. Cut to Ray’s bloody body on the Red Room floor and the traditional zoom up shot of the formica table where Mike lays the ring back on the surface.

Mr C’s Plan

Richard Horne is Evil


Scene 3 Nevada, Las Vegas, Police Department (0:23:22 - 0:27:10)

The Brothers Fusco are at it again, one giving directions to their Mom who wants them to come to Sunday dinner. There is serious drama happening in the other room as a woman pisses on the floor, pulls a knife, gets tased, and starts screaming. The prints come back on their pal Douglas Jones and, “According to AFIS, he escaped from a high-security prison in South Dakota two days ago. He’s also a missing FBI Agent.” The brothers agree that this, “Is a huge fucking mistake!” The results are balled up and thrown in the trash. In comes Anthony looking for a Detective Clark. He’s out back smoking. Anthony wants an easy poison to kill Dougie, “undetectable.” Clark tells him, Aconotine. Crime labs are getting wise but it’s his best bet and will cost him a lot money. Anthony tells him he’s trying to keep the whole operation from falling apart and someone is on to them. They will meet later tonight to get the poison. The other cop is going to call Mr Todd.

Cooper Escapes

Mr C’s Plan


Scene 4 Utah, Highway at Night (0:27:10 - 0:28:08)

Hutch and Chantal are driving and she is eating Cheetos. They just passed Provo. Chantal remarks that Mormons don’t drink liquor, coffee or Coca-Cola, and don’t have sex before marriage. But Hutch heard when they do get married they can marry like six or ten women. Chantal says, “Funny there’s not more of them.” She guesses it’s the drinks.  Hutch contemplates this.

Mr C’s Plan


Scene 5 Nevada, Las Vegas, Lucky Seven Insurance Company (0:28:08 - 0:34:17)

Janey-E drops Cooper off in their beautiful new car and she is beaming at him, filled with love and happiness. Anthony is waiting for him in the lobby like a spider and he’s sweating nervous. Cooper walks smack into the glass and can’t get in until someone opens the door for him. Anthony is falsely kind to Dougie and offers to get him a hot cup of coffee. “Coffee for The Great Dougie Jones.” Cooper drinks his coffee and smiles. Then he sees the pie and wanders into the cafe. While in there, Anthony dumps the poison in his coffee. The barista tells him to go back to his table and she’ll bring him his pie. On the way back, Cooper sees sparkles on Anthony’s suit jacket and starts to feel them with his fingers. This causes a wave of guilt and sorrow to overtake Anthony and he takes Cooper’s coffee and runs to the bathroom in shame. Cooper’s goodness appears to have caused a spiritual conversion in Anthony who now wants to confess completely and make things right.

That’s Our Dougie

  • Coffee
  • Dougie Jones
  • Cherry Pie

Cooper Escapes

Mr Cs Plan


Scene 6 Washington, Twin Peaks, RR Diner, Day (0:34:17 - 0:35:47)

Shelly gets a call from Becky, who is worried but calm. Steven didn’t come home last night and has now been gone for two days. She thinks he’s going through something bad; she can feel it. Shelly wants to talk about this later but offers a beautiful piece of cherry pie. Becky will be right there. They exchange love on the phone before hanging up.  

Shelly’s Daughter Wrong Guy


Scene 7 Nevada, Las Vegas, Lucky Seven Insurance Company  (0:35:47 - 0:38:46)

Anthony confesses that he’s been working for Duncan Todd for months and months. Bushnell tells him that Dougie told him and implicated himself, showing him how he manipulated claims. Bushnell was prepared to send Anthony away for a long time but Anthony is ready to testify against Duncan Todd. Anthony breaks down in tears and is shocked to find out that Dougie knows about the two cops also. Anthony says they are worse than Todd.

That’s Our Dougie:

  • Confess
  • Them, too
  • Thank Dougie 

Cooper Escapes

Mr C’s Plan


Scene 8 Washington, Twin Peaks, RR Diner, Night (0:38:46 - 0:44:51)

Bobby Briggs comes into the RR to order his usual. He walks over to the booth with Norma and Ed. Bobby asks if Shelly went home already. Big Ed demands he gets his butt back over there because, “It’s no good eating alone.” Bobby tells them they found some stuff his Dad left today. Ed is intrigued. They don’t know yet but it’s, “Something.” Norma gets up to get his dinner and Bobby asks if he should move to another booth. Ed says, “No reason pal, nothing happening here.” A man in a sport coat and collared shirt enters. Norma greets him with, “Hey you!” He replies, “Hey girl!” They don’t seem to quite be lovers but there is an intimacy conveyed in their greetings. Ed tells Walter it’s good to see him. Walter replies in kind but can’t remember Ed’s name. Walter is a businessman and he and Norma now have 5 “Norma’s RR” Franchises. 3 of the 5 are profitable but the board wants Norma to change her ingredients and charge more for her pies. Norma has heard the other pies are just not as good as they are here. All her ingredients are natural, organic, and local. He says, “Norma, you’re a real artist but love doesn’t always turn a profit. We believe in you 100 percent but from a business perspective, the board would like you to consider some alternatives without sacrificing any of the high standards that you’re so well-known for.” Norma is willing to consider changes. “It’s just about tweaking the formula to ensure consistency and profitability.” He wants her to change the name of the RR to “Norma’s RR Diner.” According to the market research people respond so much more to, “The Face of the Franchise.” They’re going to have dinner later, “To celebrate.” Big Ed forlornly looks on Norma smiling at Walter.  

Revisit Old Twin Peaks

Hawk is Missing Something


Scene 9 Washington, Twin Peaks, Run Silent, Run Drapes, Night (0:44:51 - 0:47:27)

Jacoby is driving by Nadine’s store at night and stops when he sees his gold shit digging shovel in the window. He rings the bell and he and Nadine have a warm reintroduction. She asks if she can call him Dr. Amp. He loves her window display, “It’s magnificent.” Those drapes are completely silent. He tells her, “You know, it’s us against them.” She tells him he changed her life and she is his most loyal soldier, “Or shoveler.” He tells her the last time he saw her was about 7 years ago and she was on her hands and knees looking for a potato in the supermarket.  She dropped it. There was a big storm that day. She says, “Oh.”   

Jacoby Fights the Man


Scene 10 Washington, Twin Peaks, Palmer House, Night (0:47:27 - 0:50:12)

Sarah Palmer is watching the same boxing scene over and over with static splutters between scenes replaying. Sarah is out of vodka and goes on a search.

Revisit Old Twin Peaks


Scene 11 Washington, Twin Peaks, Horne House (0:50:12 - 0:53:08)

Audrey is breathing shakily and asks, “What did she say?” Charlie says they‘ve been over this and tells her to stop it. She says she feels like she’s somewhere else and asks him if he’s ever felt that. He says no. She says, “Like I’m somewhere else and somebody else.” Charlie says he always feels like himself. She says, “Well I’m not sure who I am but I’m not me.” Charlie says, “This is Existentialism 101.” Audrey says, “Oh fuck you!” She asks, “Who am I supposed to trust but myself? And I don’t even know who I am. So what the fuck am I supposed to do?” Charlie tells her she’s supposed to go the Roadhouse and see if Billy is there. She asks if it’s far. He says she should know and that if he didn’t know better, he’d think she was on drugs. Then Charlie says, “Are you going to keep playing games or do I have to end your story too?” She gets really worried now and asks in an almost whisper, “What story is that, Charlie? Is that the story of a little girl who lived down the lane? Is it?” She sits down. Charlie says, “You’re the one that wanted to go. Now you’re looking like you wanna stay.” Audrey says, “I want to stay and I want to go. I want to do both. Which will it be, Charlie?” She asks for his help. She says, “It’s like Ghostwood here.” She breaks down crying.  

Audrey’s Drama


Scene 12 Washington, Twin Peaks, Road House / Big Ed’s Gas Farm (0:53:08 - 0:59:08)

James Hurley is a special guest on stage with his guitar and two dark haired women. A woman looks up from the booth as James plays “Just You.” She cries during his performance. The lyrics are:

Just you and I / Just you and I / Together forever in love / Just you and I / Together forever in love / In love we strolling together / Strolling forever / Oh / Just you and I / Just you and I / Together forever / In love

Cut to Big Ed’s Gas Farm. There is a large “Bear With Me” desk art with a big wooden bear head. Ed is eating alone, watching traffic drive by at night. He looks very lonely. This part ends looking over Ed’s shoulder as he eats his lonely soup and the traffic drives by. He grabs a piece of paper and lights it on fire. 

Revisit Old Twin Peaks

Bang Bang Band on Stage


Cast

Kyle McLachlan:Special Agent Dale Cooper/Mr C

Alon Aboutboul:Head Mover

Kate Alden:RR Diner Waitress

Madchen Amick:Shelly Briggs

Dana Ashbrook:Deputy Bobby Briggs

Jim Belushi:Bradley Mitchum

Kelsey Bohlen:Backup Singer #2

Rachael Bower:Backup Singer #3

Johnny Chavez:Crooked Partner

Larry Clarke:Detective T. Fusco

Frank Collison:Muddy

Giselle Damier:Sandie

Christopher Durbin:The Farm Accountant

Eric Edelstein:Detective “Smiley” Fusco

Eamon Farren:Richard Horne

Sherilynn Fenn:Audrey Horne

Patrick Fischler:Duncan Todd

Pierce Gagnon:Sonny Jim Jones

Grant Goodeve:Walter Lawford

George Griffith:Ray Monroe

Robert Knepper:Rodney Mitchum

David Koechner:Detective D. Fusco

Virginia Kull:Szymon Waitress

Andrea Leal:Mandie

Sheryl Lee:Laura Palmer

Jennifer Jason Leigh: Chantal Hutchens

Peggy Lipton:Norma Jennings

Malone:Man in Urinal

James Marshall:James Hurley

Everett McGill:Big Ed Hurley

Derek Mears:Renzo

Clark Middleton:Charlie

Don Murray:Bushnell Mullins

Jelani Quinn:Desk Sergeant

Wendy Robie:Nadine Hurley

Tim Roth:Gary “Hutch” Hutchens

John Savage:Detective Clark

Amanda Seyfried:Rebecca (Becky) Burnett

Amy Shiels:Candie

Tom Sizemore:Anthony Sinclair

JR Starr:MC

Jessica Szohr:Renee

Russ Tamblyn:Dr. Lawrence Jacoby

Naomi Watts:Janey-E Jones

Grace Zabriskie:Sarah Palmer


Music

  • “Dance of the Swans” from Swan Lake: Composed by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky
  • “Eastern European Symphonic Mood No. 1” : Written and Performed by Dean Hurley
  • “Just You”: Music by Angelo Badalamenti : Lyrics by David Lynch : Performed by James Marshall

 


Voice of The Return (Summary)

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Anyone who thinks that Audrey was going to get a primary storyline needs to check the numbers because that narrative was dialed down 73% from the last episode. Audrey was always better as a secondary character, supporting the primary narrative. 

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A Skeleton Key to Twin Peaks: Part Twelve

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New Narrative Conflicts Introduced

  1. Audrey's Drama: Audrey is in the middle of a full blown First Name crisis. Her husband is on the other end of a contract. Her lover has been missing, and is likely dead. And she is hanging around low-down dirty people doing low-down dirty things. Also, her maybe son maybe just killed her lover. Drama Rama!

Episodic Structure

Frost and Lynch dialed down the Cooper Escapes storyline by 97% of average in this episode. In fact, all we saw was Cooper get beaned by a baseball, taking up a mere 30 seconds. The FBI Finds Cooper was dialed up 34% though, as Tammy Perkins accepted her new position on the Blue Rose Task Force and Diane is being brought in closer like all enemies should. Also, Gordon Cole is too patient with foreign women and Albert is a saint of patience. Mr C still has a plan but we only saw his text this episode, if you don't count the murder he commissioned for poor Warden Murphy who never hurt anyone except Mr. Strawberry. The good news is there is a Wendy's close by so the Hutchens won't be hungry for long. Even though we saw Hawk and Truman this episode, they were on other business so Hawk is Missing Something got dropped this episode. No mystery either. That being said, we revisited the heck out of Old Twin Peaks, to the tune of a 79% increase in Share of Voice over the average so far. We saw Sarah Palmer lose her mind and she might have that delivery boy's head in her freezer, something was clinking around in her kitchen. Also, Richard Horne is still evil and his grandfather is going to have to pay for Miriam's operation and her hospital bill, making him long for the days of riding that two-tone lime green Schwinn around the Great Northern parking lot with his friends. We meet a lot more new Twin Peaks people than we have before, upping that narrative by a whopping 103% over average. And finally, Audrey's reintroduction took up 20% of this episode's focus. Girl power! Tammy Perkins and Audrey seized this show!

Episodic Part Summary By Scene and Focus


Scene 1 South Dakota, Buckhorn, Mayfair Hotel (0:01:40 - 0:07:34)

Albert, Tammy and Gordon are pouring good wine (stocked from his own wine cellar) in a beautiful meeting room with red curtain. Albert tells Tammy this and Gordon says, “No, you’ll be the one to tell her.” Albert tells her to ignore the strange man. She laughs. “Here’s to the Bureau!” They toast. Albert says, “Here’s what you need to know.” Gordon begs them to, “Please speak succinctly and do not make any loud, sharp noises.” Albert says, “In 1970, the United States Air Force shut down Project Blue Book, their 20-year investigation into UFOs. They concluded that no credible evidence existed and therefore they posed no threat to national security. In other words, a massive cover-up.” Cheers again. Albert continues, “A few years later, the military and FBI formed a top secret task force to explore the troubling abstractions raised by cases that Blue Book failed to resolve. We called it the Blue Rose, after a phrase uttered by a woman in one of these cases just before she died, which suggested these answers could not be reached except by an alternate path we’ve been traveling ever since. Gordon suggested an agent by the name of Phillip Jeffries to head the squad. He soon recruited three others: myself, Chet Desmond, and Dale Cooper. Perhaps you haven’t failed to notice that I’m the only one of that group who hasn’t disappeared without explanation, which has lead to a certain reluctance on Gordon’s part to bring new blood into the fold, until tonight. Agent Preston, you’ve been on our radar since you made the honors list at George Washington High, not to mention the Dean’s List at MIT and top of your class at Quantico.” Tammy looks taken aback and says, “You’re asking me to join the Blue Rose Task Force.” Albert looks at Gordon and says, “Yep.” Tammy says she in. Albert will brief her in detail in the morning. Gordon smiles at her. Gordon toasts, “To Tammy and the Blue Rose.” She is very emotional as she drinks. Gordon gets a text and says that Diane is on her way. She comes in through the red curtains and walks slowly to her chair. Albert offers her a bottle of vodka. She says she likes it on the rocks. Albert says, “Well, you’re in luck. The Dakotas are still in the ice age.” She gets her own ice out and makes a drink. Albert says, “Diane, we know your work with Agent Cooper has given you more than a passing insight into the Blue Rose. Even though you’re no longer part of The Bureau, we’d like to Deputize you.” Gordon adds, “On a temporary basis, because we really need your help.” Diane is smoking now and looks at each of them, then asks, “What’s in it for me?” Albert says, “Some cash, not much. Maybe the satisfaction of learning what happened to your friend Cooper.” She stubs out her cigarette, holds up two fingers like a gun and says, “Let’s rock!” Dramatic sound effects emphasize this gesture.Gordon knocks on the table.

The FBI Finds Cooper


Scene 2 Washington, Twin Peaks, Forest / Grocery Store / New Fat Trout Trailer Park (0:07:34 - 0:13:13)

Jerry has made it out of the forest, running for his life it seems. He falls, gets back up and keeps running.

Sarah Palmer is shopping and cleans the store out of vodka. She also has two bottles of bloody mary mix. She asks politely for a carton of Salems at the register. There is a display of beef and turkey jerky behind the cashier and this sets her off down a poor mental path. She asks how much. It’s $133.70. She says she doesn’t remember seeing that beef jerky there before. It’s new. She asks what type it is. It’s turkey, not beef. She asks is it smoked. Faint distorted music starts playing. She asks the cashier if she was here when they first came. Yes, they brought it in a couple weeks ago. Sarah says, “Your room seems different and men are coming.” The cashier is perplexed and this sets Sarah off. She says, “I’m trying to tell you that you have to watch out. Things can happen! Something happened to me. Hmm. Something happened to me! I don’t feel good! I don’t feel good!” Now Sarah starts talking to herself, likely descending into a paranoid schizophrenic delusion, “Sarah, s-stop doing this.” The cashier asks if she should call a doctor. “Stop doing this. Stop doing this. Okay, leave this place.” Find the car key. Find the car key. Get the car key. Get the car...get the god damned car key!” She runs out of the store. The cashier is shaken. The boy next to her says he knows where she lives and that he can deliver them.

Carl Rodd doesn’t want Kriscol selling his blood to eat. He pays him $50 out of his own pocket for mowing the grass and doing odd jobs like installing a new propane tank for Jenkins. He also tells him to not pay this month’s rent. “Keep your blood.”

Revisit Old Twin Peaks


Scene 3 Nevada, Las Vegas, Jones Home (0:13:13 - 0:13:43)

Sonny Jim and Cooper are throwing the baseball in the small back yard of their home. Cooper is going to have a welt on his head.

Cooper Escapes


Scene 4 Washington, Twin Peaks, Palmer House (0:13:43 - 0:16:11)

Brooding original Twin Peaks music plays as Hawk pulls up to the Palmer home. We see the fan through the window and inside the home. Sarah is not amused to see Hawk. He tells her some olds cases popped up and he thought of her. He’s really there about the grocery store incident. Sarah just doesn’t know what came over her. She feels fine now. A rattling happens in the house, like bottles clanking. Hawk asks if someone is in the house. She says no, just something in the kitchen. Hawk asks, “You’re okay then?” Sarah snaps a bit and, through clenched teeth, says, “It’s a goddamn bad story, isn’t it Hawk?” Hawk tells her if she needs any help, anything to call. “Help of any kind.” Sarah thanks him and shuts the door in his face.

Revisit Old Twin Peaks


Scene 5 Washington, Twin Peaks, Hospital (0:16:11 - 0:16:35)

Miriam is in intensive care and she is not doing well.

Richard Horne is Evil


Scene 6 South Dakota, Buckhorn, Mayfair Hotel  (0:16:35 - 0:17:15)

Diane is drinking a martini alone at the bar and her phone buzzes. Someone has sent her a text that asks, “Las Vegas?” She replies, “THEY HAVEN’T ASKED YET.”

Mr C Has a Plan

The FBI Finds Cooper


Scene 7 Washington, Twin Peaks, Great Northern Hotel (0:17:15 - 0:25:30)

Ben Horne is working at his desk when Beverly shows Sheriff Frank Truman in. Frank unfortunately has to tell him that his grandson ran over and killed that little boy then tried to kill the only witness that saw him do it. Richard is very upset by this. She’s in intensive care. No insurance. Desperately needs an operation. Frank is hoping Ben will pay for it. Of course he will. Ben says that Richard has never been right. Harry had a number of run-ins with Richard, each time worse than the time before. Harry knows about this. Richard is on the run. Ben doesn’t think he’ll hear from Richard. They lost contact when Ben refused to give him more money. Harry is hanging in there, hoping for the best. Ben asks about the boy’s parents. Ben was going to send the 315 room key to Harry as a memento. Frank perks up at this and he does think that Harry would like this key and offers to take it for him. Frank says they are opening up an old case involving Agent Cooper. “Strange this key shows up after all these years.” Frank is sorry to bring Ben this news. He takes the key and they will let each other know if there is more news. Frank leaves and Beverly comes in. Ben tells her what happened with Richard. She is very sorry to hear this. Richard never had a father. Ben’s father bought him an ugly Schwinn second hand bicycle painted two-tone lime and deep forest green with a new seat when he was a child and he remembers riding it, with fat tires. It was so hard to ride but Ben loved that bike! He rode with his friends. Beverly is moved, a single tear runs down her cheek. Ben asks Beverly to pay for all Miriam’s medical expenses. Ben says to himself, “I love that bike that my father got for me.”

Richard Horne is Evil

Cooper Escapes


Scene 8 South Dakota, Buckhorn, Mayfair Hotel (0:25:30 - 0:31:29)

Gordon is telling a beautiful French woman a story. She takes her sweet time leaving after Albert comes in to tell Gordon about Diane text exchange we already saw happen. Gordon tells Albert that the woman is in town visiting a friend of her mother whose daughter is missing. The mother owns a turnip farm. He told her to tell her mother that her daughter will “turn up” eventually. They stare at each other uncomfortably. There are more than 6,000 languages spoken on earth today...Albert recites the text exchange to Gordon and Gordon asks what they know that they haven’t asked her about. They’ll figure it out but now he wants to get back to this fine Bordeaux. Albert asks what kind it is and Gordon tells him that it’s 11:05. They stare at each other uncomfortably and Gordon puts his hand on Albert’s shoulder and says, “Albert, sometimes I really worry about you.”

The FBI Finds Cooper

Cooper Escapes


Scene 9 South Dakota, Yankton, Warden Murphy’s Home (0:31:29 - 0:33:40)

Hutch and Chantal are in the mobile sniper’s nest (a van parked in front of Warden Murphy’s house at night). Chantal doesn’t want to torture him now because she’s hungry, they are pressed for time and they just passed a Wendy’s. She is eating Cheetos as Hutch shoots the Warden first. Hutch shoots him again as he walks into his house. His son runs out the front door, crying for his murdered father. Hutch and Chantal tear out of there, no doubt on their way to Vegas for a double header. But first, “Next stop Wendy’s.”

Mr C Has A Plan


Scene 10 Washington, Twin Peaks, Jacoby’s Trailer (0:33:40 - 0:36:34)

This is the same scene shown in Part 5 with the exception of Nadine’s line, “It’s working for me, Dr. Amp.”

Jacoby changes the script here though, “These giant, multinational corporations are filled with monstrous vermin, poisonous, vile murderers, and the eat, drink and shit money. They buy our politicians for a song. Then these fucking politicians sing as we gag and cough, sold down the river to die. Fuck you who betray the people you were elected to help, elected to work to help, to make life better for. Fuck you all in the ass, you fucking treasonous puppets! The ninth level of hell will welcome you.”

Jacoby Fights the Man


Scene 11 Washington, Twin Peaks, Horne House (0:36:34 - 0:047:14)

Audrey Horne stands in a low lit study and the camera pans across her and to a desk, where sits a little person in a suit vest. She is clearly not happy and neither is he. She is tired of waiting for the phone to ring. She’s going to the Road House even though he couldn’t stand that place. They’ve check everywhere else. She wants this man to come with her. He’s got stacks of paperwork and deadline. He wants to find Billy but it’s so late and there’s so much work to do. It’s a new moon out there so it will be dark. Can’t they start looking in the light of a new day? Audrey wants to know what kind of shit he is. She berates him as a spineless, no balls loser. Billy has been missing for two days. He’s her husband and he’s been good to her and his name is Charlie. According to Audrey, he has no balls and that’s why she’s in love with Billy, is indeed, “fucking Billy.” She saw Billy in her dream last night and he was bleeding from the nose and mouth. “And dreams sometimes hearken a truth.” She has to go now. She asked for his protection but he’s, “Such a milquetoast that the only protection would be me protecting you.” And she has to find Tina because she was the last person to see Billy and Audrey can’t stand being in the same room with her. Charlie was supposed to call Tina but he never did. Charlie just wants to best for Audrey and if that’s true she thinks he should sign the papers she gave him. Charlie isn’t sure about those papers and he isn’t signing anything until he runs them by his lawyer. She threatens to run them by Paul, that maybe he should come give him a visit. Charlie is threatened by this and asks her not to be like this. He has rights. She says he gave up those rights. He is shocked that she would renege on their contract. She will do it. She’s doing it. Okay, he’ll go with her even though he’s so sleepy. They are going to the Road House. She puts on a red jacket. He’ll need his. There’s thousands and thousands of square miles of woods out there. Wait a minute. He’s going to call Tina first and see if she knows anything. If her husband is there, he won’t be able to talk. Chuck told Audrey that Tina was the last person to see Billy but Chuck stole Billy’s truck last week. Billy came out of his house and saw Chuck driving off with his truck and called the Sheriff. They found the truck that same afternoon. They called Billy and Billy got his truck back and dropped any charges. Charlie calls Tina. He tells Tina that Chuck told him she was the last person to see Billy and asks if it’s true. He is shocked by her response and asks, “What?” She tells him something else (maybe that Chuck stole Billy’s truck) and he tells her he knew that. He asks if she’s sure. More back and forth. He asks her, “How did you find?…Really?” He says, “Oh my goodness.” He is visibly shocked by what he’s hearing. He thanks her. Audrey is upset by this one-sided conversation. He’ll talk to Tina tomorrow. He’s sorry to call so late. He says, “Unbelievable, what you’re telling me!” Audrey is running out of patience. He promises something to Tina and is sorry with her for something. Charlie hangs up the phone very slowly and looks at Audrey, without speaking. Audrey asks, in a low menacing voice, “You’re not going to tell me what she said?” She shouts that question at him a second time. “CHARLIE!”

Characters Mentioned:

  • Charlie - Audrey’s Husband
  • Billy - Audrey’s lover. His truck was stolen by Chuck. He may be the guy who stood Andy up at Sparkwood & 21 in Part 5.
  • Tina - Last person to see Billy
  • Tina’s Husband
  • Paul - An Enforcer of some kind? Has a personal relationship with Audrey
  • Chuck - Certifiable source who told Audrey that Tina was the last person to see Billy. Chuck also stole Billy’s truck last week.

Audrey’s Drama [NEW]

Richard Horne is Evil


Scene 12 South Dakota, Buckhorn, Mayfair Hotel (0:47:14 - 0:49:20)

They are sweeping up in the bar of the hotel and it must be nearing closing time. Diane comes back to her seat and lights a smoke. The bartender brings her a drink and she thanks him for serving even though they’re closed. She picks up her phone and there is a map screen with a search bar open. She recalls the numbers on Ruth Davenport’s arm. She has a phonetic device she used around “Co-or-din-ates +2.” It shows her Twin Peaks on a map in the North East of Washington state. She stares at her phone in what looks like shock, closing her eyes in resignation.

Mr C Has a Plan

The FBI Finds Cooper


Scene 13 Washington, Twin Peaks, Road House (0:049:20 - 0:54:40)

The Chromatics are playing again, an instrumental number. Two women are sitting in a booth drinking. They cheers. Abbie asks where Angela is. Natalie has no idea. She was supposed to show last night but didn’t show then either. She might be with Clark. They’ve been hanging out lately. Abbie is surprised because she saw Clark and Mary here together, “Practically making out” two nights ago. They were slow dancing and getting real close over in the corner, off in their own world. Angela and Natalie both hate Mary. Lots of people saw them. Angela’s going to go crazy if she gets wind of this because she’s getting really serious about Clark since he’s been on her a couple of weeks now. “She’s even dreaming about the guy.”  And she’s off her meds. Clark is spreading it around. Angela won’t be able to take this if Clark fucks it up. She’s on the edge after losing her Mom like that. Trick shows up and sits down hard in the booth. He is very agitated and says, “I almost got fucking killed coming over here. Some fucking ass-eater’s heading toward me on the highway and runs me off the road. All I see is two headlights coming fucking right at me. I drove off the road and almost hit a tree. Some farmer had to pull me out. Man, I could kill the motherfuckder that did that.” Trick holds his hand out and it’s shaking. He needs a beer; they all do.  He goes to get around. Abbie and Natalie agree that Trick’s lucky to be alive. Turns out that Trick is under house arrest. Natalie says he is but he’s got that behind him now. “He’s a free man again.” Abbie laughs and says, “A free man.” Natalie says, “Whooppee.”

Characters Mentioned:

  • Angela - Dating Clark
  • Clark - Dating Angela and Mary
  • Mary - Also dating Clark

Meet New Twin Peaks

Bang Bang Band on Stage


Cast

Kyle McLachlan:Special Agent Dale Cooper

Elizabeth Anweis:Abbie

Chrysta Bell:FBI Agent Tammy Preston

Richard Beymer:Benjamin Horne

Scott Coffey:Trick

Ana De La Reguera:Natalie

Laura Dern:Diane Evans

Sherilynn Fenn:Audrey Horne

Miguel Ferrer:FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield

Robert Forster:Sheriff Frank Truman

Pierce Gagnon:Sonny Jim Jones

Michael Horse:Deputy Chief Tommy “Hawk” Hill

Ashley Judd:Beverly Paige

Luke Judy: Warden Murphy’s Son

David Patrick Kelly: Jerry Horne

Sheryl Lee:Laura Palmer

Jennifer Jason Leigh: Chantal Hutchens

Sarah Jean Long:Miriam Sullivan

David Lynch:FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole

Bernice Marlohe:French Woman

Zoe McLane:Check-out Girl

Clark Middleton:Charlie

James Morrison: Warden Dwight Murphy

Johnny Ochsner:Bag-boy

Wendie Robie:Nadine Hurley

Tim Roth:Gary “Hutch” Hutchens

Harry Dean Stanton:Carl Rodd

Russ Tamblyn:Dr. Lawrence Jacoby

Grace Zabriskie:Sarah Palmer

Ruth Radelet:Chromatics

Adam Miller:Chromatics

Johnny Jewel:Chromatics

Nat Walker:Chromatics


Music

  • “Stars and Stripes Forever” : Written by John Phillip Sousa : Performed and Arranged by the U.S. Army Band
  • “Saturday” : Performed by Chromatics : Written by Adam Miller and Johnny Jewel

Voice of The Return (Summary)

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It's clear that Cooper returning is still the primary narrative and despite Audrey coming in with all her drama, most of the narratives retained their position in the pecking order. Are we seeing the beginning of the end with a culmination in Las Vegas and then Twin Peaks?

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JB Minton is the author of POETRYSEXLIFE..AND THE THIRD FLOOR MAGISTRATES TOOK THE RAPE and is a Technologist, Podcaster and Twitch Streamer. Follow JB on FacebookTwitter and the Web.

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A Skeleton Key to Twin Peaks: Part Eleven

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Cooper's Return regained the Share of Voice in Part Eleven but Shelly's Daughter Wrong Guy got the volume turned way up!

Cooper's Return regained the Share of Voice in Part Eleven but Shelly's Daughter Wrong Guy got the volume turned way up!

New Narrative Conflicts Introduced

No new narratives were introduced in this episode and none were merged.

Episodic Structure

By comparison, this was a tight and focused episode. There were essentially five narratives that were densely packed together. In a standard move, the primary narrative of Cooper Escapes wasn't introduced until the final scene and captured 42% of the Share of Voice for Part Eleven. Second, and a major escalation, as Shelly's Daughter Wrong Guy, which got amplified 220% over average so far, capturing 26% Share of Voice for the episode. Next is the FBI Finds Cooper, which caught 21% SOV. Next was Hawk is Missing Something at 9% SOV. Finally, Richard Horne is Evil got the remainders with 2% SOV with poor Miriam hanging on by a thread.

Episodic Part Summary By Scene and Focus


Scene 1 Washington, Twin Peaks, Rural Home (0:01:40 - 0:03:02)

Three boys are throwing a baseball outside of a rural home. One boy overthrows a ball and it bounces across the road. As the other boy runs to retrieve it, a moaning from across the street, catches his attention. He hunches down and looks closer, then says, “There’s someone there. Go tell Mom!” It’s Miriam is she has definitely looked better. She has managed to crawl from her trailer to the side of the road. She needs medical attention if she’s going to make it.

Richard Horne is Evil


Scene 2 Washington, Twin Peaks, Fat Trout Trailer Park / RR / Sheriff’s Department / Apartment / Sheriff’s Department (0:03:02 - 0:08:50)

Becky has learned something outrageous and she, “Doesn’t have a fucking car!” She screams and calls her mother, telling her that it’s Steven and she needs her car. Shelly runs out of the RR, telling Norma she has to go. Becky pulls a gun from under the couch and runs out to meet her mother, repeating that she hates him. She gets in Shelly’s car and reverses quickly, throwing Shelly from the hood and tearing off. Carl Rodd comes to Shelly’s aid and hails a car with a metal whistle. She tells him that Becky and Steven are fighting again.Shelly wants them to go faster and he says he wants to get them there in one piece. He also tells her they’ve all heard the trouble in the trailer and he feels for her and her girl. Shelly calls Norma and tells her that Becky took off. Norma tells her to call Bobby. Carl picks up a CB and calls into the Sheriff’s Dispatcher. She gets connected to Deputy Briggs and tells him that she’s taken off with her car and has a gun. Carl Rodd says, “Oh God.”

A car screeches to a halt outside an apartment complex. Becky runs up stairs with a gun and starts banging on a door, calling Steven a, “Fucking coward.” A neighbor opens her door and tells her they just left, sees the gun and says that there is no one in there. Shelly considers her options, stands back, yells, “Fuck you, Steven,” and shoots five bullets into the door.

Cut to a fast moving camera going up the hallways of the apartment building with brooding music playing, then down a stairwell, where we see Steven waiting with an older Gersten Hayward. They are both looking up, listening to the scene unfolding above them and Gersten puts her hand on his shoulder in a familiar way.

Cut to the dispatcher who is taking inbound calls and assuring people that someone is on the way. There seems to be a lot of trouble in Twin Peaks today.

Shelly’s Daughter Wrong Guy


Scene 3 South Dakota, Buckhorn, The Zone (0:08:50 - 0:16:24)

Macklay and the FBI pull up to a dilapidated house near a lot of shipping containers. Macklay asks Hastings if this is the place and he nods. Gordon gets out of the car and asks Tammy to work with Hastings and find out exactly where they went. Diane says this is as far as she goes. William confirms this is where they saw Major Briggs and that they got inside through the hole in the fence over there. She asks how far he went and he says about 15 or 20 feet but he doesn’t remember what happened after that. As Hastings is looking in the yard, a Woodsman appears towards the back of the house, near a shipping container in the side yard. He looks away. Gordon and Albert also see the man. Tammy confirms all Hastings info with Gordon and Albert, who then enter. Gordon asks, “Think there’s one in there, Albert.” He says they’ll soon find out. Gordon tells Tammy to cover them and they enter the yard, both men guns drawn. Electricity stirs and hums. Gordon stops just outside the front door, standing in place and looking up to the sky. Albert’s view of Gordon becomes obscured, hazy and out of focus. The sky is swirling inward into a black hole. Gordon stares upward at it. It’s now a wormhole that fades to white. Albert can still see Gordon reaching upwards but it’s very blurry. Gordon is reaching up with both hands and a black dot is now moving towards them in the center of the swirling vortex in the sky. When it takes over the screen, we see three Woodsmen standing on a dilapidated stairwell. As Albert looks at Gordon, he appears to be moving in slow motion. Fire is transposed on the screen while Gordon moves in stutters. Albert steps forward and grabs Cole, pulling him back into their dimension, to “thunderous reverberation.” They stare up at the sky, a power line running through the middle of their view. Albert says, “Well, I guess we found out.” Cole says, “We sure did, Albert.” Hastings is still very upset. Albert looks into the side yard and sees a bloated corpse. He calls Gordon’s attention to it. It’s Ruth Davenport’s body. Diane sees a Woodsman disappear from behind the shipping container and moving towards the car with Bill Hastings inside. Albert says, “Looks like coordinates are written on her arm.” He got a picture of it. We see Hastings start phasing in time as the Woodsman does his gruesome murder. Macklay is disgusted and jumps out of his car with his gun drawn, screaming, “Oh, my God!” Macklay calls for backup. Diane looks into the car and says, “There’s no backup for this.” Cole asks what the hell happened, looks into the car with Albert and Tammy, then says, “He’s dead.”

The FBI Finds Cooper


Scene 4 Washington, Twin Peaks, RR Diner (0:16:24 - 0:24:56)

Shelly, Bobby and Becky are drinking coffee and talking about the situation in a booth at the RR. Bobby asks what she wants to do. She says that she hates him and wants out. Bobby asks her if she wants a divorce. She waffles and says she doesn’t know, she loves him. He tells her she’s going to have to pay for the door and the damage to the apartment. Becky says she’s not paying for her apartment, that she doesn’t have any money. Shelly offers. Becky refuses. Bobby offers and this seems like an unexpected gesture by Shelly. Norma is watching all of this with unspoken opinions. Bobby assures Becky that if he didn’t work for the Sheriff, she’d be in jail right now. But she has to pay Bobby back and she has to make this right. Shelly says they have to get her out of that trailer and away from him. Becky says that he’s just going through a bad time right now. Bobby tells her the only reason he hasn’t busted him is he was hoping he’d come around, for her, but he doesn’t think it’s going to happen. Becky says she knows it’s going to happen, that he’s good inside, that he goes out every day looking for work; at least she thought he did. Shelly tells Bobby that Carl said things aren’t right in that trailer. Bobby’s sensitivity to domestic violence flares and he asks if he’s ever hit her. She is repulsed by the accusation and denies it, saying, “He’s not...like that.” Bobby says he hopes she’s right and that from now on if he touches her or breaks the law in any way, he’s going to bring him down. Shelly says, “Becky, look we know you’re a grown, married woman but we’re your parents and we love you.” She’s crying. She says they don’t want to lose her. Norma is satisfied with this line of parenting and nods her head in approval. Now, suddenly Becky remembers that her mother flew off the windshield and is concerned if she got hurt. Bobby seems genuinely moved by this scene. Shelly says that Becky is staying with her tonight. Red walks up to the RR and approaches Shelly. She immediately jumps up from the table and runs out to meet him, leaving her family completely behind. She kisses him outside the door while Bobby looks on, dejected. Shelly agrees to meet Red later at the same place. Red runs down the street and Shelly walks back in smiling and sits back down. Then a bullet is shot into the RR. Bobby calls for everyone to get down. Norma calls for Toad to hit the lights. Bobby gets outside, gun drawn, and starts looking for the shooter. A family is arguing, pouring out of a minivan. A woman is asking her husband if he put a gun in the car and what he was thinking. He says it was in the front seat in a box. She didn’t know it was a gun. The boy could have killed all of them. It was by her feet and she moved it to get it out of the way. “Are you a fucking moron? What is wrong with you?” A woman is honking, very annoyingly. Bobby secures the weapon and asks for identification. The honking continues. He looks at the boy, who looks dead in the eyes, just like his father, hands on hips, going down with the sinking ship of Twin Peaks. The Deputy Holcomb approaches and tells Bobby, “I was at Big Ed’s Gas Farm and you know what? I heard shots.” Something is off with this guy. Bobby tells him what happened and puts him to work. Bobby walks around to the driver’s door. A woman, filled with hatred, shouts, “What are you doing? We’re trying to get home. We’re already late. We’re late for dinner. It’s way past 6:30. Why is this happening? I saw that gun go shooting out the window. Her uncle is joining us. She hasn’t seen him in a very long while. We’re late! We’ve got miles to go! Please, we have to get home! She’s sick!” A low gurgling happens with a young girl in the passenger seat, who rises like a zombie and pukes all over the driver, who is screaming. Bobby watches all of this happen in horror.

Shelly’s Daughter Wrong Guy

Meet New Twin Peaks


Scene 5 Washington, Twin Peaks, Sheriff’s Station (0:24:56 - 0:29:49)

Sheriff Truman and Hawk are in the conference room, looking at a digital map on the computer. Truman zooms in to dropped pin and says, “By my reckoning, this is where we’re headed. But there’s no road. The road’s gone.” Hawk says, “The information that Major Briggs gave got me thinking. You’ll understand a lot more when I explain my map.” He unrolls a very old map and says, “This map is very old but it is always current. It’s a living thing.” He points to the right of two mountains and says, “This is where Major Briggs station was. This is Blue Pine Mountain and a very revered sacred site. I think that the information the Major gave us is going to take us here.” Truman points at a fire symbol and says, “Looks like a campfire. What is this?” Hawk says, “It’s not a campfire. It’s a fire symbol.” Truman asks what that means. Hawk says, “It’s a type of fire. More like modern-day electricity.” Truman asks if it’s good. Hawks says, “Depends, depends upon the intention, the intention behind the fire. The major also gave us a date. The day after tomorrow. If you read these stars [gestures to the stars drawn on the map], you find that same date and it refers you to here [points at black corn symbol].” Truman asks what it is. Hawk says, “It’s corn. It’s a fertility symbol but it’s black, diseased or unnatural. Death.” Hawk says that if you put the black corn symbol together with the fire symbol, you get black fire. Truman points at the black circle with the horns and says, “We saw this on that little slip of paper we took out of Major Brigg’s tube. What is this?” Hawk says, “Frank, you don’t ever want to know about that.” Truman asks, “Really?” Hawk nods and says, “Really.” Lucy beeps in on the intercom and says, “I don’t know why I’m even thinking about furniture. Andy and I hardly ever get home.” Hawk asks her what’s up. It’s the Log Lady on line 2. Hawk says hello and Margaret asks twice if he can hear her. She asks if he found something. He says he did but he can’t share it with her. She says, “My log is afraid of fire. There’s fire where you are going.” Truman looks at the black fire symbol. Margaret says, “Hawk, there’s fire where you are going” Hawk says, “Okay, Margaret.” The say goodnight and Hawk thanks her. Truman and Hawk look at each other and there is a knock at the door. It’s the goofy deputy who wants Truman to see his new car but they are busy and Truman offers to look at it tomorrow.

Hawk is Missing Something


Scene 6 South Dakota, Buckhorn, Police Station (0:29:49 - 0:33:48)

Gordon Cole’s hand is jumping around the table. He says, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. It’s never done that before.” Albert, Diane and Gordon are sitting in the police station. Albert says, “We’re supposed to get some coffee but I don’t think that’s a good idea.” Cole says, “Coffee? I would like some coffee.” Albert suggest warm milk, for the cat...on the roof. Cole says, “Yes, the picture you took of Ruth. I would like to see it, Albert.” Albert gives Diane a look and pulls a photo of her arm out. Diane leans in and starts memorizing numbers. Albert sees her doing this. They look at each other. Diane asks if she can smoke in here. Cole says to ask Macklay when he gets back. Another Fuck You Albert exchange happens. Cole asks what place those coordinates represent. Albert says, “Well the last three digits are smudged but the numbers indicate a small town in the north--” Macklay and Preston enter and interrupts Alberts sentence, carrying trays of coffee and donuts, which Gordon sees and refers to as, “The Policeman’s Dream.” Gordon thanks Macklay and Diane asks him if she can smoke. Macklay says no and Diane presses and asks, “Detective Macklay, you know how good a cigarette would taste with this coffee?”. Macklay gives in with, “Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.” Macklay confirms that no suspects were found in the area. It’s a positive ID on Ruth Davenport. Albert asks about Major Briggs head. They looked. No trace. Nobody heard anything. No shot. Albert said a bullet didn’t do that to Hastings. Macklay confirms they are still cleaning the vehicle. Cole confirms they saw someone, he and Albert, out back where they found Ruth Davenport’s body. Diane asks what he looked like. Albert says he looked like a homeless man, old clothes, beard, wool cap. Diane says she thinks she saw somebody like that getting out of the police car but she could be mistaken. Macklay leans forward and says that he was in the car and didn’t see anybody. Preston says she didn’t see anyone either. Gordon remembers he saw the dirty, bearded in a room in the vortex also.

The FBI Finds Cooper


Scene 7 Nevada, Las Vegas, Lucky 7 Insurance / Mitchum Brothers Home / Desert Kill Spot / Santino’s Restaurant (0:33:48 - 0:57:01)

Bushnell Mullins calls Dougie into his office. Phil brings Dougie in, leading him with coffee. Mullins tells Dougie that he helped uncover an organized crime ring coming through his office. He also confirms that it’s not the Mitchum Brothers doing it, since they were the victims. He says they asked for a meeting and that Dougie is to deliver a $30M check to them, which should thrill them. Mullins believes that the recent attempts on Dougie’s life confirm this. This suggest the shots are being called by somebody else. Mullins took out a secondary policy to cover the loss, and then some. Battling Bud always punched above his weight class. They want to see Dougie at 5:30 and they are sending a car. Dougie nods at Bushnell.

Cut to the Mitchum Brothers breakfast nook. Rodney is eating cereal and reading the paper. Candy announces that he’s coming out of the bathroom now. Bradley sits down in his bathrobe and drinks coffee from a clear cup. He pours Raisin Bran and looks at the back of the box. He tells Rodney that he had a dream, “All fuckin’ night. I dreamt about killing that Douglas Jones fuck. I just hate him so bad. I can’t wait to kill this guy.” Rodney asks if he can last three more hours. He says barely and that he can’t eat this.

Cut to Mullins walking Cooper out of the building. Dougie looks to his right and sees Philip Gerard beckoning him from the Red Room, superimposed over the Szymon’s Famous Coffees store. Cooper walks towards the store and Mullins says it’s 5:30 and asks where he’s going. He follows him. Cut to the statue with a gun. Dougie has a box he is walking with and Mullins has him by the arm. The same limo driver from the Silver Mustang is taking him. Mullins asks if he has the check and checks him for it. He asks the driver where he’s taking him and the driver says, “Santino’s.” Mullins pats Cooper on the shoulder and tells him he’s going to like that. He tells him, “I’m in your corner, Champ. Knock ‘em dead.” He playfully punches Cooper’s chin and Cooper grabs his chin and says, “Dead.” The driver gets Cooper settled in the car and snaps then says, “Red door.” Cooper looks out his window and then looks at the driver. He’s still holding the box as Mullins salutes the car, driving away. Viva Las Vegas starts as they drive down the strip and out to the desert, the lyrics are:

Got a whole lot of money that’s ready to burn so get those stakes up higher there’s a thousand pretty women living out there they’re all living devil-may care and I’m just a devil with love to spare so viva Las Vegas Viva Las Vegas How I wish that there were more than 24 hours in a day Now even if there 40 more I wouldn’t a minute away Oh there’s blackjack and poker and the roulette wheel and fortune won and lost…

Cut to the Mitchum brothers in their car in the desert. Rodney asks, “What is with you, Bradley? Be happy. We’re about to rid ourselves of an asshole who has majorly, majorly fucked us over.” Bradley says he nailed Ike the Spike for us. Rodney says he didn’t do that for them. Plus he took their 30 million and hit their casino for $472 grand. Bradley says he’s right.

The driver pulls off onto a deserted desert road. He looks back and Cooper with a sad look on his face.

Bradley is talking about his dream. He says that in the dream, Rodney’s Candy cut was completely healed. He takes the bandage off and it is indeed completely healed. Rodney is amazed. Bradley says, “There’s more but I can’t remember.”

They are out of the car now, waiting for the driver to pull up. The driver pulls up, gets Dougie out of the car and Rodney prepares to shoot him but Bradley sees the box and tells him to wait. Bradley says he had a box in his dream and if there is a certain something in it, they can’t kill him, because he’s not their enemy. A cherry pie. Turns out, it’s a cherry pie. Bradley searches him and find the $30M check but he doesn’t even have a wallet. Now Dougie’s their best friend and they are howling with joy.

Cut to Santino’s. A piano player is playing an upbeat tune while the Mitchum brothers pour champagne into Cooper’s glass. Bradley asks, “Do you mean to say that your kid doesn’t have one? No gym set?” Rodney says, “Even our fuckin’ orphanage had a gym set.” A toast. Cooper tries to take Rodney’s glass. “Here’s to you Dougie.” He drinks and stares at the glass. The piano player strikes a new note and gets Cooper’s attention. He’s playing Threnody to Hiroshima. The old hag from the Casino recognizes Mr. Jackpots and she has turned her life around. Her son is back in her life. She has a dog and a house. She has her life back again. She tells the Mitchum brothers that she hopes they realize what a special person they are dining with. She kisses him on the cheek and expresses her deep gratitude. Both brothers smile at this display. The girls arrive as the servers are dishing out the pie. Candy doesn’t respond to Rodney at first when he asks her where they’ve been. She says that there was so much traffic on the strip, there were cars everywhere. Cooper is eating pie and smiling. This pie is so damn good. Cooper repeats, “Damn good.” Another toast. Another reach for Rodney’s glass. “Here’s to the pie that saved your life, Dougie. And our money.” Cooper is all in on the pie. Bradley asks Candy to cut him piece of pie for our friend.

Cooper Escapes


Cast

Kyle McLachlan:Special Agent Dale Cooper

Madchen Amick:Shelly Briggs

Dana Ashbrook:Deputy Bobby Briggs

Chrysta Bell:FBI Agent Tammy Preston

Jim Belushi:Bradley Mitchum

Brent Briscoe:Detective Dave Macklay

Catherine Coulson: Margaret Lanterman (The Log Lady)

Giselle Daimer:Sandie

Laura Dern:Diane Evans

Josh Fadam:Phil Bisby

Miguel Ferrer:FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield

Robert Forster:Sheriff Frank Truman

Travis Frost:Boy Playing Catch

Balthazar Getty:Red

James Grixoni:Deputy Jesse Holcomb

Michael Horse:Deputy Chief Tommy “Hawk” Hill

Caleb Landry Jones:Steven Burnett

Laura Kenny:Woman In Car

Robert Knepper:Rodney Mitchum

Jay Larson:Limo Driver

Andrea Leal:Mandie

Sheryl Lee:Laura Palmer

Matthew Lillard:William Hastings

Peggy Lipton:Norma Jennings

Sarah Jean Long:Miriam Sullivan

David Lynch:FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole

Don Murray:Bushnell Mullins

Priya Diane Niehaus:Sick Girl

Charity Parenzini:Carrie

Elias Parenzini:Ralph

Linas Phillips:Russ

Linda Porter:Lady Slot-Addict

Kimmy Robertson:Lucy Brennan

Marv Rosand:Toad

Amanda Seyfried:Rebecca (Becky) Burnett

Amy Shiels:Candie

Tom Sizemore:Anthony Sinclair

Harry Dean Stanton:Carl Rodd

Mary Stofle:Ruth Davenport

Al Strobel:Phillip Gerard

Cynthia Lauren Tewes:Neigbor

Jodee Thelen:Maggie

Alicia Witt:Gersten Hayward


Music

  • “Frank 2000” : Written by Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch : Performed by Thought Gang
  • “Viva Las Vegas” : Written by Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus : Performed by Shawn Colvin
  • “Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima” : Written by Krzysztof Penderecki : Performed by Warsaw National Philharmonic : Conductor : Witold Rowicki
  • “Heartbreaking” : Composed and Performed by Angelo Badalamenti

Voice of The Return (Summary)

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The narrative for Cooper Returns was amplified 32% over average, The FBI Finds Cooper was amplified 36% over average, Hawk is Missing Something got turned down 5%, and Richard Horne is Evil got turned down 79% over average. Finally, Shelly's Daughter Wrong Guy was turned way, way up 220% over average. Something is clearly wrong in Twin Peaks and this story line has fast become the focus, which makes sense because it lets us see this change by using Bobby and Shelly as a measuring stick against what is happening between Becky and Steven. How far Twin Peaks is falling! 

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A Skeleton Key to Twin Peaks: Part Ten
Part Ten was Richard Horne's episode.

Part Ten was Richard Horne's episode.

For a primer on how to use this tool, read A Skeleton Key to Twin Peaks: Overview

New Narrative Conflicts Introduced

No new narratives were introduces but we did merge the A Billionaire Has a Plan narrative, since we discover he was indeed involved in the installation of the box. 

Episodic Structure

This was Richard Horne's episode, taking in a massive quarter of the Share of Voice. This was followed by Mr C's Plan with 20% SOV and Cooper Escapes for 17%. These were the primary narratives in this episode since the Bang Bang Band on stage captured the next highest SOV at 13%. Using the Bang Bang Band to divide the primary and secondary narratives of each Part turns out to be a pretty good measuring stick. That being said, it would be interesting to extract the 25 minutes and 4 seconds that have been devoted in all ten published parts and watch the parts without these musical breaks.

Coming in with a short tail of less than 20% SOV is a potpourri of narratives [5% Meet New Twin Peaks with the Mitchum Brothers; 5% Jacoby ranting; 4% Shelly's Daughter Wrong Guy; 3% Hawk and Log Lady in probably the worst edited section aired so far; and finally 2% SOV for Revisit Old Twin Peaks.

Episodic Part Summary By Scene and Focus


Scene 1 Washington, Twin Peaks, Trailer (0:01:41 - 0:04:53)

Richard Horne comes to visit Miriam about her witnessing him mowing down the little boy. She says she already told the police it was he who did it and that she also wrote a letter to Sheriff Truman. He becomes maniacal and attacks her, then turns on her gas, and lights a candle. He calls Deputy Chad as he flees the scene, and berates him (“pussy,” and “fuckface”) to tell him to get ahold of that letter. Chad agrees to do it, but at a price. As the scene closes, we see inside the trailer, the lit candle, the open oven, and Miriam lying in a pool of her own blood but she is still breathing. 

Richard Horne is Evil


Scene 2 Washington, Twin Peaks, Fat Trout Trailer Park (0:04:53 - 0:07:00)

Carl Rodd is strumming his guitar, singing “Red River Valley,” outside the Manager’s Trailer when something is thrown from a window in the trailer across the street. There is a domestic dispute happening in there. It’s Steven, yelling at Becky, threatening that, “...I will throw all of this shit out the window! Quit fucking speaking to me about what I do and don’t fucking do!” Carl says, “It’s a fucking nightmare.” Steven is obviously going through withdrawal. He is screaming in her face as Becky is huddled into the couch in a defensive posture. He is screaming, “I don’t tell you shit, like why you don’t ask for a raise. How much money do you make, anyways? You barely make minimum wage! We can’t even afford this shithole.” Then he says, “I don’t tell you to clean this fucking place up!” Then he gets really angry and pins her down and holds his fist up to punch her, saying, “Don’t you fucking move! Don’t you fucking…” Now he’s leaning in close, saying, “Listen to me! Listen to me! Don’t you give me that fucking innocent look. I know exactly what you did. You fuck. Ah shit.”

The lyrics to Carl’s song “Red River Valley” are:

From this valley / they say you are leaving / I will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile / For they say you are taking the sunshine / That will brighten my pathway awhile / come and sit by my side, little darling / do not hasten to bid me adieu / just remember that red river valley

Shelly’s Daughter Wrong Guy


Scene 3 Nevada, Las Vegas, Nice Home (0:07:00 - 0:09:30)

There is a fly buzzing around the room as Rodney Mitchum marks a casino video surveillance log. Candie is chasing the fly, which lands near his mouth and he spits it away. She grabs a remote control and smashes him in the face when the fly lands on it. She goes into hysterics when she sees she hit him. Bradley runs in to aid and the scene becomes a mess of crying and yelling and pulling Candy off of him in her grief.

Meet New Twin Peaks


Scene 4 Nevada, Doctor’s Office / Mitchum House / Jones Home (0:09:30 - 0:18:15)

Cooper is with the doctor and Janey-E recites a litany of Dougie’s crimes beginning with disappearing after planning Sonny Jim’s party for six months, drinking, gambling, etc. She is looking away from both of them as she confirms that it’s a downward spiral. The doctor asks him if he’s been exercising. He starts touching the stethoscope as the doctor tries to listen. The doctor tells him his heart and lungs sound fantastic. Janey-E sees Cooper’s trim body and begins to see him in a different light. His blood pressure is 100 over 70. “Perfect.” Janey-E is definitely looking at him in a new light as she affirms, “Remarkable.”

    Cut to one of the Mitchum Brother's house. Candy is still bawling but all of the Stepford Wives are there. Rodney is dressed in a nice suit and he has a cut and bruise on his face. He is getting a refill on his martini. They are watching the news. Rodney eventually tells her, “Candy, I’m fine. I’m okay.” The local news comes on and it’s a story about how, “They got Ike!” This makes the brothers very happy that, “Ike finally stepped on his dick.” Now they can call off the hit on Ike. They also show Ike’s attempt on Mr. Douglas Jones. Dougie is trying to touch the badges. Bradley asks him to freeze the show on Cooper. He says, “That’s our Mr. Jackpots, Rodney. Turns out, our Mr. Jones is actually Mr. Jones.” Rodney says, “What a fuckin’ world.” Candy, finally able to stammer out a sentence between sobs, asks Rodney, “How can you ever love me after what I did?” Rodney is dumb stricken and Bradley looks like he wants to run from the room.

    Cut to Janey-E, who is definitely still steaming hot from the doctor’s office. She clenches her feet in her shoes and she is watching him eat. She asks, “Dougie, do you find me attractive?” He chews. She asks, “Well? Do you?” He chews. She says, “I find you attractive.” He shoves a huge piece of cake in his mouth. She asks, “Dougie?” and giggles. Cut to sex with Janey-E on top yelling out his name repeatedly as she reaches orgasm, while his hands flop on the bed and his face in blissful wonder. Her shouting wakes up Sonny Jim. Romantic music starts playing as the lovers embrace, Cooper’s eyes staring at the ceiling in wonderment, the old Cooper smile on his face. Janey-E says, “Dougie, I love you.”

    That’s our Dougie

    • Exercising
    • Also
    • Peeee-culiar
    • Weight

    Cooper Escapes


    Scene 5 Washington, Twin Peaks, Jacoby’s Trailer (0:18:15 - 0:20:43)

    Jacoby is in rare form tonight:

    “...And the fucks are at it again! Fuck you who betray the people you were elected to help! We’re sheep to these monsters and they don’t give a shit! We grow our wool, and just when we’re getting warm, they come along with their electric clippers, and shear our wool off, and we’re just naked, screaming little fucks! No wool for us!” Cut to Nadine drinking an iced coffee and watching Jacoby. He continues, “Freezing and hungry! In the night. In the dark. And they don’t give a shit! Then when we get sick, the pharmaceutical companies make billions! They own the fucking hospitals, filled to the brim. They own the morgues. They own the embalming fluids! They own the mortuaries, the graveyards! These fucks!” He grabs a rag and wipes the spit from his mouth. Cut to Nadine’s store “Run Silent, Run Drapes,” with a drape silently moving back and forth, revealing a gold shovel in the store window. The drapes are silent because you can hear crickets. Cut to Nadine watching him again. He continues, “Is it the government’s business who we marry? What the fuck do we care what the government thinks about who we marry? Are we gonna invite them to the wedding? Fuck no! Oh, they wouldn’t come anyway. they’re -they’re too busy fucking! Fucking us at the grocery store! At the bank! At the gas pump! They’re feeding our children chemical shit coated in sugar! Why don’t these monsters bite into those tasty treats themselves? Cause they’ll die in the streets just like us! And then they’ll bloat like a big red fucking balloon. Stop! Stop distracting yourself with all this diverting bullshit and pay attention. Save the children! Every parent wants to save their child! Buy yourself a shovel, dig yourselves out of the shit and get educated!” Cut to Nadine who says, “Oh, he’s so beautiful.”

    Jacoby Fights the Man


    Scene 6 Nevada, Las Vegas, Jones Home (0:20:43 - 0:21:21)

    The Jones’s are leaving for work and school, but Janey-E pulls Cooper aside, pulls him close, and says, “I can’t stop thinking about last night. You’re so wonderful.” She kisses him and says, “I just had to tell you that. Okay, let’s get you to work.”

    That’s our Dougie

    • Wonderful

    Cooper Escapes


    Scene 7 Washington, Twin Peaks, Ghostwood Forest (0:21:21 - 0:21:43)

    Jerry is still wigging out in the woods. He is holding his phone up, looking for a signal. It beeps and loses the signal. He doubles over and screams, “You can’t fool me. I’ve been here before!” 

    Revisit Old Twin Peaks


    Scene 8 Washington, Twin Peaks, Sheriff’s Station / Horne House  (0:21:43 - 0:28:58)

    Deputy Chad intercepts the letter from Miriam to the Sheriff but both the mailman and Lucy are suspicious of his actions and motives. Chad starts his subterfuge with Lucy by saying what a beautiful day it is. He then says, “I’ll bet you and Andy wake up every day and say what a beautiful day it is.” Lucy says, “Well that depends on what time it is. I mean, sometimes there’s not even enough time to think of anything. One time, Andy was even thinking that the clock had stopped. And then we realized that we didn’t even know what time it was. It seemed like forever.” Chad goes out to retrieve the mail, slips Miriam’s letter into his shirt, comes back in and gives Lucy the rest of the mail. He says, “Beautiful day. This calls for another donut.” He takes a glazed.

    Cut to Richard Horne driving and scheming. Cut to Johnny staring at a weird teddy bear with a clear plastic globe head that constantly repeats, “Hello, Johnny. How are you today?” Johnny is wearing a helmet and his face is badly bruised from his run in with the wall. His hands and feet are tied to the chair he is sitting in and he looks miserable. Orchestral music is playing. A voice beeps in through the intercom and says, “Uh, Mrs. Horne, your grandson Richard is on his way in.” Sylvia walks into the room with nervous purpose and opens the front door, shouting, Don’t even think of getting out of your car, Richard.” He gets out and says, “Came to see you, Grandma.” She says, “Stay away or I’ll call the sheriff.” He says that he just wants a couple of dollars. Johnny is distraught at seeing Richard. Sylvia tells him to go ask his grandfather but he won’t give him anymore, will he? He says, “I got money. But I want more. You always wanted me to leave town, right?” She nods. He says, “So help me out and I’ll be out of here.” She says, “Don’t come any closer, Richard. I mean it.” Johnny falls to the floor, trying to get out of the chair. Richard is now wrestling his grandmother, saying, “I will squeeze the shit out of you, bitch. You cocksucking, bitch.” He looks at Johnny and says, “And I’ll cornhole that piece of shit. NOW GIVE ME SOME FUCKING MONEY!” He wants the money from the safe and does a lot of shouting to get it. He goes to open the safe and she is on the floor, crying over Johnny, who is also on the floor. Sylvia says, “Oh, we can’t make him mad.” Richard comes back in with a stack of cash and dumps her purse all over the floor. He takes her jewelry as well as her silverware. When leaving, he turns and looks at her with loathing, and asks, “Why do you have to make something so simple, difficult? Cunt.” He walks out and she tends to Johnny.

    Richard Horne is Evil


    Scene 9 Nevada, Las Vegas, Mr. Todd’s Office (0:28:58 - 0:30:38)

    Mr. Todd is informed by Roger that, “It’s true. It’s all over the news. They got Ike.” Mr. Todd thanks him and dismisses him. He then call Anthony from Lucky 7 Insurance over. Anthony is sitting in a waiting area (still in the same room) and comes shuffling up. Mr. Todd gives Anthony a mission, asking him if he recalls his rivals and bitter enemies The Mitchum Brothers. Mr. Todd says, “You’re going to visit the brothers now. You’re gonna pin the blame for the insurance claim that we conspired to deny for them, a loss of 30 million that hit ‘em hard, on the back of Douglas Jones. You’re gonna convince them that Mr. Jones has it out for the brothers, a personal vendetta. Then we’re gonna sit back, and we’re gonna watch as the Mitchum Brothers take care of our Mr. Jones problem.” If Anthony fails to deliver on this, then he’ll have to kill Dougie himself.

    Mr C’s Plan

    Cooper’s Escape


    Scene 10 South Dakota, Buckhorn, Hotel Restaurant  (0:30:38 - 0:31:23)

    Albert is eating dinner with Constance Talbot and they are getting along famously. Gordon calls, Tammy Perkins over and they marvel and laugh at, “Albert and the lady from the morgue.” They are happy for their friend in this “sweet” moment. They leave the room with Gordon’s hand firmly around Perkins waist.

    Revisit Old Twin Peaks


    Scene 11 Nevada, Las Vegas, Silver Mustang Casino (0:31:23 - 0:40:44)

    Anthony from Lucky 7 comes into the Silver Mustang and Rodney immediately sees him and asks, “What does he want? That insurance fuck? It’s after midnight.” Bradley says, “I could throw a car further than I’d trust that rat fuck.” They send Candy down to get him and it’s clear something is broken with her programming. She appears to no longer be listening to Rodney but she is listening to Bradley. She takes forever to bring him back up and the brothers are not happy about it. Rodney says, “I know. I know.” Bradley says, “If we fire her, she’s got no place to go.” They ask Candy what she was talking to Anthony about on the floor. She says, “Oh, that we’re in the version layer. That it’s going to be hot and smoggy tomorrow, and I told him that we are so lucky to have air-conditioning cooling in our casino.” The brothers are floored by this nonsense. Rodney finally turns to him and asks, “Okay, Mr. Insurance Man, what do you want?” Anthony tells them that, Your new hotel, which burned badly down to the ground a few months back, was ruled arson by an official investigation. Now, I may have sold you your policies, sirs. But I didn’t handle the claim. It was done by Douglas Jones, who works for our firm.” The name resonates. Anthony says, “I thought you should know from me, unofficially, ‘ON MY OWN,’ that this Mr. Jones did everything in his power to prevent you gentlemen from getting the insurance relief from the loss you suffered, that I believe to his day you deserved. Douglas Jones seems to have a personal vendetta against you and he still insists that that claim will never be paid out, and he’ll do everything in his power to make sure it never happens.” They ask if that’s it. It is. “You have an enemy in Douglas Jones.” The brothers are coming unravelled. Rodney says, “Now I know how Brando felt. Calling him tomorrow, this Douglas Jones to set up a meeting.” Bradley says, “Right you are Rodney.” Rodney says, “He took us for 30 million, 447 thousand dollars.” Bradley looks disgusted and says, “Motherfucker. You fuck us once, shame on us. You fuck us twice, shame on you. You’re dead.”  

    Mr C’s Plan

    Cooper’s Escape


    Scene 12 South Dakota, Buckhorn, Gordon Cole’s Hotel Room (0:40:44 - 0:43:44)

    Gordon Cole is doodling and drinking wine in his hotel room. He is drawing a strange lizard creature with antlers and a long, reaching hand about to grab it.  As he opens his hotel door, he looks upwards and to the left. We see a crying scene of Laura Palmer from Fire Walk With Me, the scene is now superimposed on Gordon Cole as he watches it. We hear Sarah Palmer’s voice call out, “Laura!” The scene fades and Albert is standing in the door. Albert sees where Gordon is looking and turns to see if something is behind him. They look at each other and Gordon says, “Albert. Come on in.” Albert tells him to turn up his hearing aid. Albert hands Gordon a piece of paper and says, “Diane received this text on her phone at 11:13 this morning. ‘Around the dinner table, the conversation is lively.’ Now that came in after Cooper escaped. It pinged off a cell tower in Philly, so at first, I thought it was one of her boyfriends. It seems she has a stable of male suitors--but Tammy traced this one back from there to a server in Mexico.” Cole asks, “Mexico? Did she respond?” Albert says, “She sent the following heavily encrypted message: ‘They have Hastings. He’s going to take them to the site.’ Doesn’t sound like boyfriend talk.” Gordon seems very disappointed by this. He says, “I felt it when she hugged me, but this confirms it.” Albert asks what they should do and Gordon says, “ Keep her close.” Tammy Perkins walks around the corner in slow motion and there is an echoing sound of energy. Her knock makes Gordon wince. Tammy has a file. She asks, “You remember the penthouse murders in New York City?” They do. She hands the file over and says, “This was just found on one of the earliest cards.” It’s a picture of Mr C with a hand drawn “#003” at the bottom in marker. He is standing in front of the glass box speaking with a bald man, in a beard with glasses and what looks like a robe on. Gordon says, “Dale! This is something.”

    The FBI Finds Cooper

    Mr C’s Plan

    A Billionaire Has a Plan (Merged with Mr C. Has a Plan)


    Scene 13 Washington, Twin Peaks, Great Northern (0:43:44 - 0:45:01)

    Ben Horne is on the phone with Sylvia. He asks, “What did he do?” She says he came in and attacked them and stole all her money.” He closes his eyes and holds the phone against his head, pointed outward. He says, “Oh, damn it.” He asks if Johnny is okay. She says, “No concerns for me, as usual. What do you mean, Johnny? It was me he attacked.” Ben emphatically says, “Sylvia, of course I’m concerned about you too. How much money did he take?” She says, “Everything I had in the safe, thousands of dollars. And you, you’re going to make this up to me.” He says, “No, I am not sending you any more money, Sylvia!” She says he is and she’s calling her lawyer right now. She hangs up on him and he hangs up, head cradled in his hands, and says, “Beverly, do you want to have dinner with me?”

    Richard Horne is Evil


    Scene 14 Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station & Log Lady Home (0:45:01 - 0:46:51)

    The Log Lady is talking to Hawk on the phone. She looks very scared. She says, “Hawk. Electricity is humming. You hear it in the mountains and rivers. You see it dance among the seas and stars and glowing around the moon, but in these days, the glow is dying. What will be in the darkness that remains? The Truman brothers are both true men. They are your brothers. And the others, the good ones, who have been with you. Now the circle is almost complete. Watch and listen to the dream of time and space. It all comes out now, flowing like a river. That which is and is not. Hawk, Laura is the one.” The wind howls and we see clouds blow cover over the moon.

    Hawk is Missing Something


    Scene 15 The Roadhouse (0:46:51 - 0:53:46)

    Rebekah Del Rio is singing “No Stars.” They lyrics are:

    My dream is to go to that place. You know the one. Where it all began on starry night. On a starry night. When it all began. You said Hold me. Hold me. Hold me. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid. We’re with the stars. I saw them in your eyes. En tus palabras. Y en tus besos. Tus beso. Abajo de una noche. Llena, llena de estrellas. Under the starry night long ago. But now it’s a dream. Yo vi en tus ojos. Yo vi las estrellas. Pero ya no ay. Ya no hay. Estrellas. Pero ya no hay. Ya no hay estrellas. No stars. No stars. Ya no hay estrellas. No stars. No stars. No stars. No stars. No stars. No stars. Ya no hay estrellas. No stars. No stars. No stars. No stars. No stars. No stars. No stars.

    Bang Bang Band on Stage


    Cast

    Kyle McLachlan:Special Agent Dale Cooper/Mr C

    Jane Adams:Constance Talbot

    Joe Adler:Roger

    Stephanie Allyne:Soccer Mom

    Chrysta Bell:FBI Agent Tammy Preston

    Jim Belushi:Bradley Mitchum

    Richard Beymer:Benjamin Horne

    John Billingsly: Doctor Ben

    Catherine Coulson: Margaret Lanterman (The Log Lady)

    Giselle Daimer:Sandie

    Jan D’Arcy: Sylvia Horne

    David Dastmalchian:Pit Boss Warrick

    Eric Edelstein:Detective “Smiley” Fusco

    Eamon Ferren:Richard Horne

    Miguel Ferrer:FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield

    Patrick Fischler:Duncan Todd

    Pierce Gagnon:Sonny Jim Jones

    Michael Horse:Deputy Chief Tommy “Hawk” Hill

    Caleb Landry Jones:Steven Burnett

    David Patrick Kelly:Jerry Horne

    Robert Knepper:Rodney Mitchum

    David Koechner:Detective D. Fusco

    Andrea Leal:Mandie

    Sheryl Lee:Laura Palmer

    Sarah Jean Long:Miriam Sullivan

    David Lynch:FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole

    Greg Mills:Paul

    Moby:Musician

    John Pirruccello:Deputy Chad Broxford

    Kimmy Robertson:Lucy Brennan

    Wendy Robie:Nadine Hurley

    Eric Rondell:Johnny Horne

    Amanda Seyfried:Rebecca (Becky) Burnett

    Amy Shiels:Candie

    Tom Sizemore:Anthony Sinclair

    Sara Sohn:Sheena

    Harry Dean Stanton:Carl Rodd

    Russ Tamblyn:Dr. Lawrence Jacoby

    Naomi Watts:Janey-E Jones

    Christophe Zajac-Denek

    Rebekah Del Rio:Herself


    Music

    • “Red River Valley”: Performed by Harry Dean Stanton
    • “Slow Dreams”:Written and Performed by Johnny Jewel
    • “Headless Chicken”:Written by Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch : Performed by Thought Gang
    • “Charmaine” : Written by Erno Rappe & Lew Pollack : Performed by Mantovani and His Orchestra
    • “No Stars” : Written by David Lynch, John Neff, Rebekah Del Rio : Performed by Rebekkah Del Rio

    Voice of The Return (Summary)

    No one, and I mean no one, can say that Twin Peaks is confusing when you break it down to the numbers. Consider that the top four narratives (Cooper EscapesThe FBI Finds Cooper, Mr C Has a Plan and Hawk is Missing Something) 70% of the entire screen time. These narratives together are telling the story of what happened after Cooper and Mr C switched bodies and Cooper got trapped in the lodge. These narratives are filled with secrets but few mysteries. The big mysteries of the series (like all of Part 8, the weird double blinking light box in Brazil, the glass box in New York City, Dougie's manufacturing and Cooper's return through the Power Station and outlet) compose a mere 7.6% of screen time. And I'd be willing to say that the short tail of 23% that is left over is all subplots and supporting narratives that add flavor and drive the primary narratives in interesting ways. Twin Peaks Returns is filled with secrets and mysteries but they are constellations of metaphors that are observable and understandable on an emotional level if not an intellectual one. For anyone who says that we should just be watching Twin Peaks and not try to figure it out, well that's like lying on one's back during sex and just letting your arms flop. It may feel good during the first half but eventually you have to get into the game if you want to get anything out of it.

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