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Old January 4 2013, 12:57 AM   #61
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Re: Twin Peaks: The Review Run

Update:

I've just received Twin Peaks Season 1. But before I post a review of the fifth episode, I'm going to rewatch the first four episodes to clear up my memory of everything that happened in those episodes.
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Old January 5 2013, 02:49 AM   #62
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I always tell people to watch Twin Peaks up to and including the episode that concludes the Laura Palmer killer arc and then stop-don't watch any of the succeeding episodes and is the greatest miniseries television ever had. But everything after that is just disappointing.
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Old January 6 2013, 04:06 AM   #63
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Well, my plan is watch the entire series, even the ones that follow the end of the Laura Palmer killer arc. Who knows. Maybe I won't be as disappointed of them as other Twin Peak fans are.
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Old January 6 2013, 05:22 PM   #64
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The most unbelievable moment in the whole series was in season 2 when Sherilyn Fenn's character revealed she was a virgin.

I think I actually yelled "Oh, bullshit!" at the TV.
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Old January 6 2013, 10:00 PM   #65
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Really? You've never heard of a"tease."

But, seriously, I think some of that "plot twist" had to do with what I understand was McLachlan's very vocal discomfort behind the scenes over the idea of a thirty year old FBIagent having a romance with someone who was supposed to be a high school senior.

So, of course, they brought in Annie the waitress, played by an actress who was actually younger than Sherilyn Fenn.
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Old January 8 2013, 06:34 AM   #66
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I never saw it when it 1st aired and I honestly forgot about it till I saw this thread so last nite I saw the 1st ep and I have to say it's just a murder story so far. who done it. I 'll watch a few more eps to see how it plays out
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Old January 8 2013, 02:56 PM   #67
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But, seriously, I think some of that "plot twist" had to do with what I understand was McLachlan's very vocal discomfort behind the scenes over the idea of a thirty year old FBIagent having a romance with someone who was supposed to be a high school senior.
What was it Giles said to Wesley at the Sunnydale senior prom as he drool over Cordelia? "She's 18 years old, and you have the emotional maturity of a raspberry scone. Have at it."
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Old January 8 2013, 09:40 PM   #68
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But Coop was an old soul.
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Old January 29 2013, 08:23 PM   #69
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQKKj_qeOBQ

1x05 The One-Armed Man

(NOTE: I want to point out I made an error in my last review about Hanks talk about a person having more than one soul. I typed the wrong name. His name is actually Hawk. But the one actually named Hank is someone Ill be talking about in this review.)

First off, this was a decent episode. It wasnt as strong as the first four episodes. I think the reason for that is because this is a table-setting episode meant to set things up for next episode. But developments did occur in The One-Armed Man that has me very interested.

Cooper and Truman seem to be taking Sarah Palmers dreams about Bob and the necklace seriously enough to be used as a guide for their investigation. I am interested in Donnas reveal that Laura had the kind of dreams as her mother. It leads to a question on my mind: has Sarah always been psychic or did it started after Lauras death? As much as I enjoy Sarah making a contribution to the investigation of her daughters murder, it doesnt seem to be able to rally her and Leland together in joint cause. Their marriage remains in a state of grief-stricken decay. I doubt itll be improving fully anytime soon.

A while ago, I wondered what was the purpose of Twin Peakss show-within-show Invitation to Love. I think I figured out what it is. I think the show is David Lunchs way of poking fun at the soap opera elements of the show like the scheming that is going on between Catherine and Ben, and the secrets being kept between several of the characters. I suspect Lucy is one of them. I think she is keeping something big from Andy which is why she is keeping him at a distance. I feel sorry for Andy being so lost about why Lucy is acting this way. I hope this drama between them is resolved soon. I think they make an adorable couple.

Speaking of couples, I foresee a heartbreaking future for two couplings on the show: Ed/Norma and James/Donna. On the Ed/Norma front, theres the threat of Normas husband. Im not convinced that he is a changed man and theres something about his obsession with that one domino he twirls around that seems crazy to me. I think Norma may be drawn to whatever residual feelings she has for Hank from their history together or at least the possibility that Hank may have changed for the better. I fear she will be sorely disappointed and Hank being released from prison fills me with a foreboding sense of doom. On the James/Donna front, theres the threat of Lauras cousin Madeline. The threat she posed isnt in her nature as a person but in her resemblance to Laura. James couldnt take his eyes off her after seeing her for the first time. Her looks and his grief over Laura may draw James away from Donnas reach and into Madelines arms.

I find it a bit hypocritical that Bobby feels wronged by the fact that James was seeing Laura behind his back when he was seeing Shelly behind Lauras back. I think it has something to do with his need to pump up his macho image. But, oddly enough, Bobby is rising to be one of my favorite characters. His mixture of bay boy attitude and underlying vulnerability is compelling to me. I find myself rooting for his plot to remove Leo from Shellys life to succeed. It was clever of him to use Leos bloodied shirt to give Cooper and the police proof of a connection between Leo and Renault. I look forward to see how that turns out.

Bobby and Shelly sure make a sexy pair. But I wonder if he and Shelly would grow up to be Norma and Hank. Hank has some of Bobbys bad boy nature and Norma is like a grown up version of Shelly who wised up to the folly of falling for a bad boy but a part of her cant help feeling drawn back into that attraction. I got a mother-daughter vibe from Norma and Shelly during their chat about their troubles with the men in their lives.

Seeing the Red Corvette Dr. Jacoby said belonged to one of the men Laura had spoken to him about turning out to be in Leos possession makes me curious about how much he and Laura were involved and in what way. This and his partnership with Ben increased my interest in Leo. Ben being partners with both Leo and Catherine makes me think this guy sure gets around. But, based on the way Ben talks to Leo, I think Ben sees him less as an equal like he does with Catherine and more as a thuggish child that needs to be guided to get things done the smart way. The subplot about the factory fire scheme is one of my favorite storylines in the show. Watching it to progress this episode has me thinking about Josies secretiveness. Why doesnt Josie tell Truman whats going on with Ben and Catherine? Is she afraid he wouldnt believe her or that there isnt much he could do without any solid proof? Or that he is too busy with the Laura Palmer investigation? And theres another thing that has me puzzled about Josie: her connection with Hank. Josie seems to be very afraid of him. Could she and Hank have ben lovers before she got involved with Truman? And is Pete hitting on Josie? I dont blame him, having Catherine for a wife. But Im assuming he doesnt know about her and Truman. Maybe Im misinterpreting things.

Audrey is an enigma of a character. She can be a bitch sometimes but I fear for her as she goes about taking matters into her own hands tracking down Lauras murderer. Her reason is less about justice and more about winning over Cooper. I think Audrey is walking some dangerous ground with her investigation into Lauras death. I believe her inner Horne keeps her safe. I saw some of it rearing its head during Audreys manipulation of her father to get a job in the department store.

I like to end this review with some random comments and observations. Coming back from my long hiatus, I enjoyed seeing the Cooper-Truman friendship again. Hawk says the most beautiful, thought-provoking things. And I wonder who Cooper was talking about when he spoke of having met someone who helped him understand commitment and taught him the pain of a broken heart. Will we learn more about her or see her in person in a future episode?
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Old January 30 2013, 01:27 PM   #70
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Hawk says the most beautiful, thought-provoking things.
Pay close attention to what Hawk says. It's some of, if not the, most important foreshadowing in the series.

And I wonder who Cooper was talking about when he spoke of having met someone who helped him understand commitment and taught him the pain of a broken heart. Will we learn more about her or see her in person in a future episode?
Yes, but it's a letdown, that ties into the abortive plots towards end of the series.
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Old January 30 2013, 03:35 PM   #71
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I always tell people to watch Twin Peaks up to and including the episode that concludes the Laura Palmer killer arc and then stop-don't watch any of the succeeding episodes and is the greatest miniseries television ever had. But everything after that is just disappointing.
Don't miss the episode where Windom Earle encases a guy in a giant papier-mache chess piece after luring him with promises of free beer, then shoots him with a crossbow.

"Hey man, when I am I gonna get that beer?"
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Old January 30 2013, 06:33 PM   #72
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And I wonder who Cooper was talking about when he spoke of having met someone who helped him understand commitment and taught him the pain of a broken heart. Will we learn more about her or see her in person in a future episode?
Yes, but it's a letdown, that ties into the abortive plots towards end of the series.
Is she this Annie woman Cooper falls for in S2?
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Old January 30 2013, 06:48 PM   #73
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And I wonder who Cooper was talking about when he spoke of having met someone who helped him understand commitment and taught him the pain of a broken heart. Will we learn more about her or see her in person in a future episode?
Yes, but it's a letdown, that ties into the abortive plots towards end of the series.
It's David Duchovny, isn't it.
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Old January 31 2013, 06:50 AM   #74
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And I wonder who Cooper was talking about when he spoke of having met someone who helped him understand commitment and taught him the pain of a broken heart. Will we learn more about her or see her in person in a future episode?
Yes, but it's a letdown, that ties into the abortive plots towards end of the series.
Is she this Annie woman Cooper falls for in S2?
No. And It it wasn't Duchovney either
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Old February 6 2013, 03:32 AM   #75
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While you guys are waiting for the next Twin Peaks episode review, let me ask you all a question:

Who is your favorite Twin Peaks character?

I'm torn between Dale Cooper and Bobby Briggs.
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