Twin Peaks season two, episode 10 through 22 notes

For everything I hear about Twin Peaks (and granted, I am not voraciously reading every review and piece about it), I never read about the yellowface. I hadn’t, until Chris pointed it out to us last podcast, that Ben thought he was a confederate general who needed to win the Civil War. I had actually heard of Denise, which is nice. I think it partially speaks to the quality of the show overall that the peaks (pun intended) of Twin Peaks sticks out in your collective memories and you’ve maybe forgotten the racist elements of this 90s television show. But it also speaks to the whiteness of the audience, reviewership, and also the circles I tend to be around on Twitter (which reflects on me too).

I’m incredibly interested to watch The Return in a few months, as we work further through the David Lynch catalogue. And see how it grew in the 25 years between season two and The Return. And, of course, to see my buddy Hawk on a television screen again. But as I said on the podcast, because of the Ben storyline, and especially the Catherine storyline, this can never be my favorite thing. It is incredibly ambitious, and I think changed television a lot in the following eras. But it’s very obviously flawed.

I also think I want to kind of put my thoughts into something less stream of consciousness. We’ll see what my time management and motivation allow.

But for the notes themselves… They’re pretty much the same as the first set of season two notes. I’ve added some sub-bullets to further organize my thoughts here where the scenes just had a lot of stuff going on, or more characters stepped in and changed the focus of the scene from (to take from the first few bullets here) Nadine to Audrey to Dwayne. I haven’t edited them at all, but maybe I should. Enjoy! Or ignore. Either are ok. I won’t feel bad.

s2e10 (17)

  • A clock ticks and it pans past photos of Laura and Leland. It’s three days later. Sarah is getting injected with something by Will, but she denies it. Cooper is here, comforting her. The camera strangely zooms in on Sarah’s face until it takes up the whole screen. Leland/Bob used to drug Sarah to keep everything secret.
  • there’s a smorgasbord of food for the wake, complete with marshmallow casserole thing.
    • Nadine, in a blue dress, turns behind a corner and wipes her shoe. she was checking to see if people could see her underpants in the reflection.
    • Audrey: “do people invite you to these things or what?” as Hank gives Sarah a plate of food.
    • these old, curmudgeonly people (mayor and his brother) argue in front of the food, before they start attacking each other. the comic relief at this wake.
  • they’re back to school! Ed is trying to admit Nadine to school. they’re only 35??? they look in their 40s.
  • Cooper folds his underwear as Audrey comes in to check in on him. “customer relations.” Cooper finally divulges some about himself; he won’t date Audrey for plenty of reasons, but his latest love was a material witness to one of his cases. he couldn’t defend her because of his feelings for her.
    • their random play flirting is weird and awkward in pretty much every context, thinking back.
  • Bobby tries on one of Leo’s new suits; he’s about to meet with Ben.
  • Catherine is in Harry’s office. “aren’t you dead?” – Harry. sure should be… “Catherine, to tell you the truth, I’m not sure what I believe these days.” lol
  • Dick is at the police station talking to Lucy. he’s quit smoking. Andy listens in secretly. he wants to be friends.
  • Cooper enters Harry’s office to say goodbye. “a green butt skunk”
  • Roger Hardy is here, a fellow FBI agent, and Cooper is being suspended. he is Black, which I believe brings the count up to four or five non-white characters?
    • they didn’t like that he entered Canada.
  • Bobby is at the inn, asking for Ben. Ben is trying to get rid of Bobby. Audrey enters as Bobby waits. she lets him into the office before being outed by grunts.
  • Cooper is being interviewed by Roger and what appears to be a Canadian mountie. they were also after Jean Renault. Truman is brought in to also be asked questions. he wants extradition papers from the Canadians, and orders from a judge, before he says anything to either of them.
  • Nadine is back in high school. this show is very weird.
  • Bobby calls Shelly as she brushes Leo’s teeth. Leo rolled forward slightly in his chair.
  • Norma is cleaning up the diner as her mom asks her about the tablecloths. her mom is MT Wentz, who is not Catherine in yellowface. how in the world does Norma not know what her mom does.
  • Hank and somebody bring in women from One-Eyed Jacks, kissing them. before they talk business. taking over One-Eyed Jacks? Jean is here. the man is Ernie, “The Professor”
    • Jean is still after Cooper. Hank and Ernie are here to run the casino portion.
  • Harry sleeps as someone raps on his window. it’s Josie, who immediately collapses into his arms.
  • Cooper takes the Major up on his night fishing offer (“aces”), and now they roast some marshmallows.
    • The White Lodge
    • there’s a flash of light, and the Major is gone. a figure in the silhouette of light is shown briefly, before Cooper runs into the woods searching for him. nothing.

s2e11 (18)

  • James rides his motorcycle along an empty highway. his rocker music is weird.
  • Cooper, Harry, and the Major’s wife talk about the Major’s disappearance. he’s apparently weird all the time.
    • Andy and Hawk walk in, having found a birthday present for the Milford wedding.
    • Gordon Cole calls from Bend, OR, saying Cole has full support for Cooper. they have not been speaking loud enough this whole time, so Cole has no idea if they’re listening or not.
  • Cooper enters the interrogation. they have a 90s laptop in front of them. Cooper says he is innocent of any criminal charges, but may have broken FBI rules to complete his job. Hardy respects Cooper for what he’s done, but must follow the rules and laws.
  • Nadine, at school, walks up to Donna at her locker, also at school. this whole storyline is so weird.
  • James continues to ride his motorcycle down the road, and to Wallies, the bar / courthouse. he asks for a beer, and a woman in a red jacket speaks to him. “going somewhere?” her name is Evelyn Marsh. she drove her husband’s Jaguar into a ditch and wants it fixed before he comes home.
  • Andy leaves flowers and a note for Lucy at the reception desk. Dick walks in with a kid. the three of them are going out for malts.
  • Harry and Cooper talk about his upcoming trial. oh Hawk is here too. he’s asking about The White Lodge. “Cooper, you may be fearless in this world. but there are other worlds.” – Hawk. there’s also a Black Lodge. they’re both spiritual in nature.
    • Agent Bryson is here for Cooper, and enters the room. I forgot David Duchovny is in this show. Denise Bryson, trans FBI agent. they’re very accepting of her. “Denise, you’re in for a big surprise.” “so are they.” still remnants. also “that’s a good color for him.”
  • Mike works out at Nadine walks in. she sets the bars at 600 lb. I don’t actually care about the details here. she’s recruited for the wrestling team though. the coach is Black! more non-white characters.
  • Josie and Harry…in bed. or Josie is awakening and Harry nurtures her, sets his gun down, and kisses her neck. she used to work for a man in Hong Kong. his name is Thomas Eckhardt. she was sold into his employ and servitude when she was 16. her family was poor. Mr. Lee works for Eckhardt. if she didn’t go back with him, he’d kill Harry. Eckhardt may have been responsible for Packard’s death.
  • Hardy is at the diner, reading a paper with the headline that Leland was laid to rest. he’s looking forward to the pie.
    • Hank walks back in with his buddy from his hunting trip. Norma asks the buddy if he caught anything. “hope not. OH.” lol
    • Andy and Dick walk in, with the kid playing pranks on both of them. the little scenes that give us a break, but now there’s really no need for a break. it’s all break.
  • James and Marsh are fixing up the car. it’s old. 1948. “sometimes at night, I punch out the headlines, roll on the throttle, and just ride through the dark.” Marsh offers room and board “and anything else you need” in exchange for fixing the car. this is ALSO very weird.
  • some Great Northern home video. young Ben and Jerry are playing around in it. Ben is really disheveled. needs a shave. wearing a robe. still in a tie.
    • Hank walks in. telling him how Catherine got the mill out of him. “through trickery. and extortion.” uh huh. he wants to feng shui his office? Hank tells Ben that he no longer owns One-Eyed Jacks. Renault.
  • Cooper looks through his mail. “Pro 4Q” on a notecard as well as a tape. I don’t know who it is, but it ends with “The King must die.” and it’s addressed to Cooper by name in the tape.
  • wedding for that mayor’s brother and a much younger woman. Milford wedding. Hank takes the belligerent mayor out of the room.
  • Denise calls Cooper, and presumably asks to eat breakfast together. or I guess go to the wedding together. cocaine was found in Cooper’s car. he accidentally calls her “Dennis.” the show uses the term “transvestite.”
    • “I was married to the same woman for half a century. that’s because I use my brain for thinking. not my garden hose.” lol
  • Josie talks to Catherine about Andrew Packard being killed by Eckhardt. just realizing there’s an (deceased) Andrew and an (living) Andy on this show. Josie is being forced into working as a maid for Catherine now, and blackmailed into compliance by threatening to send Josie back to Eckhardt. in this episode, we learn the one Asian woman has gone from one form of slavery to another. apparently Andrew is still alive too, and they’re both out for Eckhardt.

s2e12 (19)

  • Bobby walks into Ben’s office. it has been feng shui’d as stuff is stacked atop a couch. Ben is arguably more disheveled. as he leaves, the new bride runs, screaming, through the hall.
  • Cooper is at the police station meeting room, looking at property in Twin Peaks. he flips a coin that lands on Dead Dog Farm.
  • Dick, Andy, Lucy, and Nicky’s case manager all meet at the police station. his parents were killed by “mysterious circumstances”
  • she ran through the halls because Dougie Milford died of a heart attack. Hank, Andy, and Will Hayward investigate. his brother arrives, and weeps for him.
  • Hawk comforts Lana Budding, who believes she is cursed as some previous partners have also befallen some unfortunate circumstances.
  • the coach tells a story about how he was almost prevented from playing because he is Black, and compares this to Nadine wanting to wrestle and being able to despite being 35 and a woman. they’re not as comparable.
    • Mike, hurt in more ways than one, walks up to Donna’s locker and asks for help with Nadine.
  • James is still fixing Marsh’s car. her brother comes in, and says that Jeffrey Marsh beats Evelyn “once a fortnight” then she tries to get him back by breaking one of her things.
  • Cooper and the real estate agent (her name is Irene) drive up to Dead Dog Farm. “only those with the purest of heart can feel its pain.” the place was open, and the drapes are burned. there’s been a meeting in the past few hours here. they find cocaine.
  • Dick tries to…change a tire? and Nicky keeps turning the wheel. it is not helping. they’re wearing matching clothes for some reason. the car falls, and Nicky is immediately scared that he’ll lose Dick.
  • a Black (more non-white characters!) Air Force Colonel Davis is here to ask about Briggs. he asks about an owl. and that the messages were sent from the woods nearby.
  • James has fixed the car for Evelyn. “are you afraid of your husband?” “mind your own business.” “I know what it’s like to be alone.” they kiss. her husband returns. James is left sitting in the car.
  • Bobby is at the Great Northern. Audrey pokes into his business. Bobby goes to kiss Audrey, after she says they should do business together. she goes to snoop on their convo. Bobby walks into his office, and there’s a confederate flag. “Gettysburg. Day 1.” on a miniature landscape.
  • Catherine and Pete have some champagne together. Josie, the maid, is called over to interrupt Pete’s…weird poetry? Catherine, about Josie: after all she’s done, “she’s lucky she’s not hanging from a tree.” c’mon you spiteful witch. make a less problematic comment at least.
  • Cooper talks to Diane. oh the card was a chess move? Audrey knocks, and walks in with an envelope. they’re photos with Ben and Renault together.
    • Denise walks in, and Audrey is shocked not at the fact that she is trans, but that they have women agents. nice little touch. Audrey leaves and kisses Cooper, which I could do without. the evidence is piling up in Cooper’s favor though.
  • Ed is at the diner talking to Norma. talking about their high school life and making plans together, and Norma says they can make new plans. Hank? walks away, barely on screen.
  • Dick walks in to talk to Andy. he wants to investigate what happened to Nicky’s parents.
  • Will confirms that Dougie died of natural causes. Duane wants to press charges. death by sex.
    • Hawk is still comforting Lana. he wants some whiskey for her drink.
  • Lucy answers the reception phone. it’s a call for Harry. the entire station appears to be empty. but everyone is laughing together in Harry’s office. they’re transfixed by Lana.
  • Denise walks into the diner, and confronts Ernie Niles, Hank’s partner, with the evidence. he’s breaking parole and did some other crimes and stuff obviously. Denise fixes her makeup while doing this.
    • he gives his testimony during a huge rainstorm in the background. they’re setting Ernie up for a sting.
  • James is still at this house, and hears Evelyn and Jeffrey fighting. the brother walks into James’ room.
  • Bobby walks back home, and her mom is there sitting in the dark turning the light on as he comes in. “read a book or something; it’s creepy.” the lights go out and the Major is there, in a full getup. this is maybe the only truly interesting thing that has happened the last two episodes?

s2e13 (20)

  • this episode begins with Major Briggs sitting on a stone throne surrounded by a jungle of plants. he explains what happened to him to voices unseen, as it cuts to Cooper, Harry, and Will in the police meeting room after a flash, taking a picture of a scar on the back of his neck.
    • he unofficially examines extraterrestrial communications. he mentions the White Lodge before being interrupted.
    • water from the sprinklers leaks onto the photo Cooper examines.
  • Denise and Ernie sit in Harry’s office planning for the sting. he’s a little scared of it.
  • Andy walks into the station and Dick stops him around the corner from Lucy’s desk.
  • I guess I could call it a cafe and not a diner since it has a giant Cafe sign outside, but we’ll see. Ed and Norma talk together, flirt together.
  • Bobby and Shelly at their house. Leo spits food at Shelly. Bobby is now being an asshole to Shelly after his “big break” with Ben. she deserves better. Eric Da Re is incredible.
  • James calls Ed from Evelyn’s. he wants all the money from his savings. “I loved a girl who died. her name was Laura. I thought I knew her, but I didn’t. I guess nobody did.” “no matter what I did…how much I tried to help…another girl got murdered.” James, you did a lot of things wrong, but neither of these are your fault, but that it weighs so heavily on him is…telling. he ran away from the entire town, into the arms of this older woman, because of Laura and Maddy. and Bob.
  • Mike and Nadine at the diner / cafe. she wants to share some pie. Mike wants his own pie. he is now lashing out at her to leave him alone. and Nadine is forcing her on him. this is just so weird. let it end.
    • Norma is about to leave, and is stopped by Hank. she has errands to run. she doesn’t seem trusting or at all favorable toward him anymore. what was once relief that he was out of prison at all is now disgust that she let herself even get to that point.
  • Josie and Harry at Catherine’s. she explains exactly zero things and that she’s here now forever. Harry and Josie are…one of the only relationships in this show where it’s not really toxic for either party?
  • some woman runs through the hall with a bandaged head carrying a lot of papers and a drum, as Audrey asks and wonders what’s happening to no answer. Audrey goes to Ben’s office, where he’s playing with his confederate miniatures. he appears to have dug a hole in his office? I wonder what this show would have been like if it was created pretty much the exact same in even like 2018 or 2019. how diverse would it be? how much less yellowface would there be? how much less confederacy would there be?
  • Norma shows up to Ed’s place and confesses her love to him. this relationship is also not bad, but they need to separate from their current partners.
  • Hawk sets up Ernie with a wire in Harry’s office with Harry and Cooper. take Denise up to Renault, complete the transaction, and leave. then Harry comes in. Cooper is now a Twin Peaks deputy.
    • Denise enters in a suit. for this mission at least, she’s Dennis.
  • Andy and Dick break into the child placement office for the case files for Nicky, trying to find information on his parents. prospective parents show up for their child. these two are idiots.
  • Donna shows up to Ed’s now, asking for James. he gives him the information and location where James said he was. Norma departs after Donna does. and Hank is there to punch Ed in the face. but Nadine comes home and beats the shit out of Hank.
  • Bobby in Ben’s office. Ben explains some confederate battle. Audrey peeks in, but leaves. Bobby goes out to talk to Audrey. Jerry is coming home soon. Jacoby is coming to help too. they pass Catherine, who enters Ben’s office / problematic confederate thing.
    • there’s probably nothing I want less out of this show than the woman who dressed in yellowface getting back into her cheating relationship with the dude who’s playing as a confederate general, but here we are.
  • James leads Evelyn blindfolded to the now fixed car, champagne in hand. Jim, you poured one of those glasses a little too full.
  • the sting. Ernie is in the barn with Denise and Renault’s people. they seem to have caught them. and now Cooper is trading himself for Ernie and Denise.
  • James and Evelyn slept together. and now Evelyn is kissing her brother, who is probably not actually her brother.
  • back to the sting, it’s later in the evening, and backup has arrived. weird scene cut to just get to later in the evening, but whatever. Cooper suggests Renault and his guy surrender. or they can kill Cooper, and die himself.
    • Denise walks up with a tray of food. they appear to not  notice that this is the woman they had captured earlier. she has a gun on her thigh and they are freed. in the fray, they kill Renault. but they have the other guy.
  • Shelly is home and the lights and music keep going down and back up. a clown toy sits where Leo should be. he’s…back?
  • Lucy explains that there was a call in about a bomb in the woods, then an explosion, then the lights went out. Hawk goes to check on the generator while Cooper investigates inside, and Lucy keeps explaining to Harry in the background.
    • someone dead is sitting in Harry’s office chair, a deer head tied to their arm, and a chess board in front of them.

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  • Harry’s office still. Will investigates the body with Cooper. there’s a pawn stuck in his mouth. Cooper explains the exact way in which he was killed. Windam Earle is Cooper’s suspect.
  • Audrey and Bobby at the hotel. “do you want to get rich, Bobby?” Audrey has put herself in a position of power over Bobby as they work their way to get Ben out of his racism stage.
  • Shelly calls out Leo’s name. he doesn’t appear to be making many moves. just being generally creepy. and apparently throwing some of the…jam? at Shelly. the front door being locked, she bolts for the back, but is tripped by the wheelchair. Bobby finally comes home and Leo punches through to grab at Bobby. axe in hand, he’s about to kill Shelly when Bobby stops him. Shelly stabs him in the leg, but he runs.
  • police station, taking the body away. Cooper and Harry share a cup of coffee. Cooper is cleared of all criminal charges, but still suspended. and now this case is Cooper’s while he remains a Twin Peaks deputy.
    • Hank Jennings is in the hospital. “he was hit by a bus.” lol. he also broke parole, so now he’s cuffed to his bed.
    • Andy takes off his glove and it flings into Lucy’s window. he talks to her about Nicky, who Dick and Andy posit murdered his parents. Lucy is not buying that a 6 year old murdered his parents.
  • James working on the car still. Jeffrey Marsh is here to check on it. there’s some crashing sounds.
  • Ed and Will talk in the diner. Ed says he wakes up every morning feeling like he was hit by a dumpster truck after he’s asked if she’s sexually active. now they’re talking about Donna, who’s gone to look for James.
    • Norma says a tree fell on Hank, which is a different story than what Hawk said. Ed and Norma are gonna get a cabin together
  • Evelyn walks into James’ temporary room. he’s leaving. there’s some AM radio(?) in the background.
  • Harry and Cooper in Harry’s office. Windom Earle and Cooper used to play chess every day for three years. all of life could be explained by the conflict on the board. Earle was Cooper’s first partner. he recounts the story that he told Audrey to Harry now. wounds on the guy in Harry’s office identical to the ones that Caroline, the woman Cooper fell for, died. Caroline is Earle’s wife, and after her death, he went mad. Earle may have killed Caroline.
  • Wallies. Donna is here. Evelyn is here. Donna asks for James to the bartender, and Evelyn saddles up to Donna.
  • James, back at Evelyn’s, is in anguish next to his bike. it sure is a situation he got himself into.
  • Ben’s office. confederate miniatures. they’re quite detailed, for racists. Jerry is here with Audrey. Jacoby is already here. Audrey has done her confederate research, or Ben has and explained it all to Audrey. “what he’s doing is quite healthy. by turning the confederate defeat in the Civil War, he’ll also turn his own emotional turmoil.” literally what terrible thing has happened to Ben. get over it, rich white dude.
  • the Major walks into the police station. he collapses in front of Lucy asking for Harry. Harry, Cooper, and Briggs are in his office. he’s finally finding out that acab, even the precious air force. they want to reach the White Lodge to do various questionable US military things, obviously. the Major is more curious. people can be good, institutions are bad.
  • Andy walks in, asking if he can show them something. Jacoby is here with the widow. she has knowledge and experience of sexual touch. this whole character is weird. she appears to be seeing Jacoby, at least as close friends? they’re going bowling.
    • the mayor is now here with a gun to kill the widow. “I don’t want to talk. I wanna shoot.” why in the world would they put them in a room together WITH the gun.
    • the scene fades to black and it’s the same shot of everyone waiting outside the room for them. she’s kissing the mayor. they’re going to adopt a child. this is…weirder.
  • Pete and Catherine together. “we forgot the weenies. all beef with the skin on.” Catherine opens the door to Andrew, still alive. “now let me get this straight. you didn’t die in the boat accident?” Eckhardt and Andrew were business partners.
  • a woman ringing the reception bell at the Great Norther. Thomas Eckhardt is here.
  • Dick, Will, and Lucy walk into the police station. Andy is called in. Will is explaining who Nicky’s mom is and how he was conceived through a rape(?) in a back alley. Nicky’s mom died in child birth. his adoptive parents died in a crash, where he somehow fucking pulled them both from the car?? and now he’s alone again.
    • Cooper and Harry, still at reception, read about an ASIAN MAN KILLED headline, who appears to be Josie’s “cousin.” Cooper is still reading about Tibet.
  • James at Evelyn’s, packing up. “I can’t stay here. … IT’S WRONG.” for once, he’s making a good decision. Evelyn confesses her love for James. “there’s been an accident. Jeffrey’s dead.” “his car.” “you killed him.” “no. no. no.” “my god, you set me up!” well James. you really aren’t putting yourself in great situations here, are you.
    • Donna is hiding out in the garden behind a tree as James sneaks out. she helps him run away.
  • Leo is out in the woods. hanging out I guess. he finds some cabin that he takes refuge in. someone has a gun and a chess board. he grabs the gun initially, but puts it back. it’s probably Earle. it is.

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  • chess pieces. zoomed in. credits over top. directed by Diane Keaton.
  • Evelyn is interviewed by the police about James.
  • James and Donna are at the bar. they need help, as the barkeep asks if they need anything lol. Donna calls Ed. the police walk up to Donna as she’s on the phone, and she starts to lie about what she’s talking about.
  • Bobby and Shelly at the police station. Harry asks what Bobby was doing at Shelly’s. he recounts that he saw Hank shoot Leo through the window on the night the mill burned down.
    • Albert is back and walks in as Bobby and Shelly walk in. Harry and Albert embrace. they seem to like each other more. on orders from Gordon Cole. “I’M WORRIED ABOUT COOP.”
    • “replacing the quiet elegance of the dark suit and tie with the casual indifference of these muted earth tones is a form of fashion suicide. but, call me crazy, I think it works.” – Albert to Cooper. lol
  • Earle and Leo in the cabin. Earle’s playing some instrument (shakuhachi flute, he says later). Leo tries to run away, appearing still physically compromised somehow, but Earle hits him to the ground. he wants Leo’s help.
  • Ed and Norma in bed. talking through their failed relationship and coping mechanisms.
    • Nadine returns, and tears the door off the hinges by accident. she joins in bed with Ed and Norma. she only got second at the tournament due to using an illegal move. she’s cool with them dating cause then she and Mike can date.
  • Josie and Harry and Cooper. consulting Josie about her problems. Jonathan died, shot three times in the back of the head. Josie and Harry begin holding hands, and Cooper either reads the room well and gets another cup of coffee or he just wanted some more. there’s no fish in this coffee.
    • Pete comes down the stairs to where Cooper is, with a handful of dry cleaning.
    • Pete answers the phone, and Eckhardt is on the other line, asking whether he saw what happened to Jonathan. Catherine is listening in, in a true relic of the 90s, on another phone.
  • Ben, Jerry, Audrey, Jacoby, and the other son. Ben talking about being racist, his son dressed as an Atlanta Braves fan.
    • Jerry and Audrey talk about who’s taking charge, and Audrey has inherited everything if he’s incapacitated.
  • Evelyn and Donna at the bar. “he was doing two things: the car, and me.” the fake brother comes and retrieves a drunk Evelyn, and threatens Donna to not interfere or be seen again, or he’ll kill her.
  • a knight. Twin Peaks sheriff’s department. Cooper and Albert confirm the same material found when he was shot and on Josie’s coat. they won’t say anything to Harry until they’re certain.
  • Cooper walks into Harry’s office. they’ve got a name for the victim. Powell, Caroline’s maiden name.
  • at the cafe. Pete is beating everyone at chess. he’s an expert. learned from Jose Raul Casablanca.
  • Norma polishes a soft serve display as Shelly comes back. she wants to come back to work. she’ll feel safer. these two need each other. Shelly needs an adult that isn’t trying to fuck with her life. Norma needs a daughter-figure to center her.
  • Josie opens the door to Eckhardt, a guest to Catherine. they’re bartering each other over Josie’s life, which is not at all problematic for these two white people to act as if an Asian woman is their possession to trade.
  • Evelyn blows some smoke rings. James barges in. he wants to know why all this happened. is she just a con artist? they kiss anyway. the fake brother is named Malcom. Malcom hits James. he appears to be trying to gaslight Evelyn, or at least get their story together.
  • Audrey is dressed in a Civil War-era dress. she looks through binoculars at Ben, who’s riding a fake horse. it fake neighs. I have no idea why this is happening. Jacoby is a fellow general, who’s here to surrender for the north. Bobby: “I thought the north won the Civil War.” Audrey, disgusted, slaps him with her purse. as they sign the papers, Ben collapses. he appears to be back in his right mind. he thought it was all a dream.
  • Earle gets himself ready in some weird way by putting a fake mustache on. Leo works on something and he tells him to do it again. anytime he fails, he’s being tased again. Leo is…writing?
    • Earle has a photo of Audrey, Donna, and someone else. presumably his next victim?
  • Evelyn, Malcom, and James again. Donna barges in. she pleads to not let James die. Evelyn shoots Malcom.
  • Cooper at the Great Northern. he looks at a picture of Caroline in his wallet. Earle walks past, and asks for Audrey at the desk.
    • there’s a creepy glowing mask in Cooper’s bedsheets. there’s a tape recorder underneath it that plays automatically upon Cooper picking up the mask. “now Dale. listen carefully. it’s your move.”

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  • the same tape recording replays and continues. this time, Harry listens in. they want Pete in.
  • Pete on the phone with Lucy. he’ll be right there. he’s serving Catherine and Andrew breakfast. but he’s got to mosey.
    • Andrew and Catherine talk about Ghostwood after Pete leaves. Josie comes in and sees Andrew alive, and faints.
  • Hank comes into the office and Harry is charging him with the murder of Leo Johnson. plus he broke parole, crossed the border, and sold some drugs. Hank tries to negotiate because he knows Harry is sleeping with Josie.
  • Albert says the same gun shot Cooper and Powell. Albert wants to bring Josie in immediately. Cooper wants more evidence.
  • Audrey planning things for the business, and the concierge belittles her work. probably rightfully; she’s a high schooler trying to do this adult work.
    • Audrey opens the letter she got. go to the roadhouse at 9:30. assuming from Earle.
  • Ed fixing up the display Nadine threw Hank through. Nadine comes home early from school. she and Mike are in love. “we have to call a spade a spade. we’re breaking up.”
  • Cooper and Josie. Catherine listening in. Josie escape from Jonathan at the airport, and she doesn’t know what happened to him after that.
    • Catherine walks in, she “just saw Agent Cooper leave.” lol c’mon. Eckhardt wants to see Josie alone tonight. lot happening tonight. Catherine gives Josie a gun, sort of. for her meeting with Eckhardt.
  • Bobby and Ben in his office. Ben is just eating a celery stick raw. Audrey and Jerry here too. John Justice Wheeler comes into the office; he asked Josie to get luggage for him from the airport at the concierge earlier. Ben wants to build back his empire.
    • he wants to block Catherine’s development to save some pine weasels. until he can get it back.
  • Shelly working at the cafe. Norma on the phone. Earle leaves a letter for Shelly. Norma’s sister is coming. Shelly’s arm recovered already I guess cause it’s no longer in a sling.
    • Shelly’s note is torn, and now I notice that it’s ripped in the same way that Audrey’s was. also includes the invitation to the roadhouse.
    • Ed walks in, and says he’s loved Norma every day for the last 20 years. and proposes. Shelly, happy for Norma, walks off.
  • Leo carving some sticks. Earle says he has things to learn. he’s carving arrow shafts?
  • Hank in jail. Norma walks in. she came to ask for divorce. he says he wants to go to therapy, but she has to get on with her life. and Hank also wants Norma to help him get out of jail. he wants her to lie for him. “I’d rather be his whore than your wife.” lol
  • Pete at the police station, explaining what options they have for the chess board. Pete made his move.
    • Albert walks in and asks for Cooper. matched the gun to powder residue on the gloves. Hank walks out. he knows.
  • Josie getting ready. a knock on the door. Andrew walks in with champagne. he says to meet Eckhardt and solve her problems that are wholly the result of other people acting upon her.
  • Donna in the middle of nowhere. James rides up on his bike. they’re having a picnic. Evelyn is going to stand trial, and James will be a witness. James, it’s too late to say you love Donna now…
  • Catherine reads a book as Pete fiddles with stuff. there’s a rap on the door that gets increasingly impatient. it’s Harry, who needs to see Josie, who’s already left. she left with a lot of stuff, and was going to see an old friend. Eckhardt. Harry leaves in a hurry.
  • Great Northern, Eckhardt. with Andrew in the elevator. “I don’t believe in ghosts.” “you deserve haunting, to be sure.” “Josie is mine. she belongs to me.” end this.
  • Ben, Audrey, and Wheeler in the hotel restaurant. “I bankrupt failing business. streamline them. and I sell them.” what a dick.
  • the roadhouse. Shelly and Donna are here. Audrey joins them. they fit their notes together. Earle here, off in the distance.
  • Cooper practicing his fly fishing? Catherine calls him. she presumably says Josie is here at Eckhardt’s suite. Cooper walks toward the suite, gun armed. the evidence is mounting against Josie that she shot Cooper. Harry enters, gun up also, and asks that Josie put the gun down. Josie seems to be about to kill herself, when she faints. she’s dead???
    • Cooper’s vision stuff again. Bob is here again. “what happened to Josie??” the man with dwarfism in the red suit dances on the bed. back to reality, and Harry is still embracing Josie.

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  • there’s a weird montage of Josie footage opening the episode. a glass is spun around on the table in the hands of who turns out to be Harry. he’s grieving Josie. Hawk brings him breakfast.
  • Norma’s sister Annie arrives, and is introduced to Shelly.
    • Shelly serves some food to the Major. the log lady interrupts, wordless.
  • Cooper and Hawk in Harry’s office. no cause of death able to be determined for Josie. only weighed 65 pounds. Hawk asks how it’s possible, so it’s not an Asians are skinny comment.
  • Earle sniffing a flower? Leo brings him some slippers. and his pipe. and the paper. he gets the chess move. “this isn’t a move. this is a trick. he’s playing a stalemate game. Cooper doesn’t know the meaning of the word stalemate. he’s getting help.”
  • Audrey modeling for something. Dick is here too. Wheeler hanging around. they both talk at the same time over each other. this flirtatious energy is weird.
  • Harry further into his bottle and not at all into his breakfast. they got the dossier back for Josie. “eventually it’s gonna help you to know that she was a hardened criminal. a killer.” Harry is not interested.
  • Catherine in her office. someone else comes in. her name is Jones, executive assistant to Eckhardt. she wants to bring the body back to bury it. Catherine pulls a gun on Jones. Jones is unperturbed. she brings a box out for Catherine from Eckhardt.
  • some is here for Will Heyward. it’s an old friend of his from medical school. wait, it’s Earle, but he calls himself Dr. Craig. Donna invites him in. Donna called it pop! he leaves a package for Will.
  • Pete deliberates over several chess board. one has a thing of honey on it. he’s trying out a bunch of stalemate games and trying not to lose pieces.
    • the Major and the log lady come into the police station. her log noticed the mark, and the back of her leg as a similar marking. she went walking in the woods at 7 and disappeared for a day. she also saw a light and a call of an owl.
  • Wheeler sings to Audrey. they’re having a picnic. sort of talking business, but really just flirting.
  • Donna’s parents return. tells him on his old medical school buddy, Gerald Craig. “it’s not possible, Donna.” he drowned on a rafting trip. the number he left is a cemetery. the package is a knight to king’s bishop 3 note and a knight piece.
  • Nadine, Ed, and Jacoby at their home. Nadine is realizing that she’s blind in her left eye, and is about to get a divorce.
  • Donna’s mom answers the door to Ben. he whispers something in her ear.
  • Norma at the cafe with Shelly. there’s gonna be a Miss Twin Peaks contest. with cash prize and scholarship. some creepy customer, probably Earle, says she’s pretty and should enter.
    • Cooper sits down at the diner and reads his book on Tibet. Annie serves him. they introduce themselves. Hawk says they’ve got a problem.
  • Andy is there. Harry has broken every piece of furniture not nailed down. he’s still there, drunk, bottle in hand, gun in the other. “I loved her. she didn’t have to die.”
    • scene cut. Cooper and Hawk put Harry to sleep, where he’ll hopefully actually sleep.
  • Nadine and Mike here in the honeymoon suite. “Mr. and Mrs. Hinkman.” Nadine broke the concierge bell trying to get the room key 
  • Stop Ghostwood Campaign, Ben at the mic. “stop destroying animal deserves unless I’m doing it” he says. there’s now a fashion show where Dick is the host. Lucy models first, then Andy. this is absurd.
    • Catherine and Ben talking at this party. talking business. Ben wants a check. to save the pine weasels.
    • they inexplicably bring a live one in, and it s curious with Dick. his shiny buttons. his smell. and he bits Dick’s nose. lol. and now he’s loose in the Great Northern.
  • a police officer looks over Harry while he sleeps. he’s whacked by Jones, who disrobes into a nightgown and gets into bed with Harry.

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  • Harry is being…sexed I guess? by Jones. she puts some liquid on his lips, which probably isn’t perfume or anything, but it’s in one of those bottles. she puts some on herself after. and kisses him. he dreams that Jones is Josie.
    • Jones starts to strangle Harry. he grabs for his gun, but it falls to the ground. he has a thumb between the wire and his throat. they fight. is Harry back?
  • Audrey knocks on Wheeler’s door. room service, but it’s Audrey. so much flirting.
  • Harry down in the jail holding area, meeting Cooper. Jones wants to speak to the South African consulate. Cooper: “in Twin Peaks?” Cooper describes a series of foods to cure Harry’s hangover, after which description he pukes.
  • now in Harry’s office with Will, and real hangover helpers. a bonsai was delivered to Harry. Will says Windom Earle was in his house, and gives him the knight.
    • Cole is back. and he’s brought the classified portion of the Earle dossier. the bonsai is a listening device, of course. Gerard and Earle were using the same drug. Earle was using it to fake his illness. Earle was investigating UFOs. Cooper is reinstated.
    • Earle is listening in on it, with Leo. Cole yells into the bonsai, and it hurts Earle’s ears. Earle wants Leo to pick three cards from a deck. queen of clubs, Donna. queen of diamonds, Audrey. queen of spades, Shelly. king of spades, Cooper. queen of hearts is pulled from behind Leo’s ear. whoever wins Miss Twin Peaks gets to die.
    • “the word linkage always reminds me of sausages.” he goes into a side bar about breakfast. Lynch is back.
  • Donna’s at the hotel. she asks for Audrey at the desk. Donna’s mom is visiting Audrey’s dad.
    • Mike and Nadine check out of the hotel.
    • Ben and Eileen meet in his office. they’re talking about old letters?  they seem to have been close in the past. Audrey and Donna sneak into the peek wall place and see what’s happening. Donna has a new mystery.
  • Cooper, Harry, and Cole at the cafe. the log lady is here, but leaves after they walk in. “holy smokes, who is that.” “Shelly Johnson. … SHELLY JOHNSON.” god every scene with Cole.
    • Cole says he can hear Shelly perfectly well at a normal speaking level. he has stopped yelling. until the log lady, who did not leave, speaks and he could not hear her. “I plan on writing an epic poem about this pie.”
    • Cooper draws the two symbols on a napkin and peeks outside as Harry returns. there’s a chickadee on a Dodge Dart. Annie comes with coffee. “what do you recommend for a hangover?” “teetotaling and prayer.” finally a good answer. Cooper and Annie flirt some more.
    • I like the two flirtings happening here, but perhaps Cole should flirt with someone further away from 18?
  • Donna receives a postcard from James. he’s going to Mexico? Will asks about the postcard. “how does mom know Benjamin Horne?” “I doubt he does, Donna.” she’s prodding. Will is deflecting. a bouquet of flowers arrives for Eileen.
  • Audrey in the library, looking for a poli sci book. she runs into “Edward Perkins,” but its Windom Earle. “it is incumbent on the young to disobey.” that poem he sent to the three is a Shelly poem.
  • Shelly and Annie at the cafe. talking about stuff, and Cooper.
  • Lucy, Andy in spelunking gear, and Hawk at the station. “thank you for helping with the weasel. better than a certain Dick we both know.”
  • Cooper and Harry in his office, discussing the next move. Cole isn’t coming to the cave, as he’s going to Heyward.
  • Ben’s son outside in Braves cosplay, shooting arrows at buffalo cutouts. Ben is inside with Audrey. he wants to build a life of happiness for the whole family, and he wants Audrey by his side.
    • Wheeler walks into the office. they’re sad about Audrey leaving for Seattle in one hour. lol the 90s with no airport security. Wheeler tells Ben, who is eating an entire carrot, that he is falling in love with Audrey.
  • Andy climbing in the cave. Cooper and Harry encouraging him. Hawk is also here. Hawk leads everyone to the symbol. there’s an owl that flies around the cave, and other concerning, non-owl noises. Andy swings at the owl and his pick gets stuck in the rock, triggering one of the symbols in the rock to fall out. it reveals a pole with another symbol on it.
  • Annie at the Great Northern. she wants a drink. “I would like to have a rum please.” Cooper walks in, talking in the recorder to Diane, and spots Annie. he spots the scar on her wrist again. she’s failed before, and fears it will happen again. she doesn’t want to talk about it, but Cooper offers to help.
  • Earle in the cave. he seems the symbols. “the symbol inverted.” he twists the pole thing around. this triggers more movement, including the dislodging of Andy’s pick.

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  • Andy, Hawk, Cooper, and Harry back in the cave plus other FBI agents. they saw the same tracks outside the power station. Windom Earle. Cooper wants Andy to transcribe, and Harry to get Briggs.
  • Earle monologues to Leo. and now some other dude. he’s talking about the Black Lodge, and he wants to find it.
  • Pete speaks lovingly of Josie while playing chess. Catherine walks in and tells him to stop, and to open a box. it’s a puzzle box.
  • Shelly and Bobby at the cafe. he’s been thinking about the future. “beautiful people get what they want. … and I think it’s time we take advantage of this beautiful people conspiracy.” he wants her to enter the Miss Twin Peaks contest.
    • Dwayne and Lana also at the cafe. she wants to win the Miss Twin Peaks contest. she wants him to rig it.
    • Cooper walks in, and needs food for the whole squad. and wants to invite Annie on a nature study. Bobby repeats that she’s beautiful. and Shelly says part of the poem, which she shows to Cooper. he keeps it.
  • back at Harry’s office, Cooper and Harry. they talk about the poem, from Windom Earle. a poem Cooper once sent to Caroline. he wants Hawk to bring Leo’s arrest report.
  • Briggs in the meeting room. Andy is recreating the drawing. Briggs corrects him on an error. Cooper enters and asks about the blue book files, which he thinks will connect a bunch of stuff. Briggs dreams of this drawing. Cooper has figured out that the poem sent by Earle was transcribed by Leo.
  • Dick at the Great Northern, talking to Ben. he wants workers comp for being bit on the nose, plus medical payments.
  • Earle, the dude, and and Leo. the dude is in some sort of papier mache structure? he’s not getting out of it ever. Earle wants Leo to get him an arrow, but he refuses. and then gets shocked twice and eventually gets it. beginning to think Earle isn’t good. Earle shoots the dude, and he appears dead.
  • Will, Dwayne, and Pete are the committee for the Miss Twin Peaks contest. they’re at the roadhouse. Ben is here to speak. he wants the contest to be a celebration of “a totality of a women’s qualities” and not a jiggly boob contest. he wants the topic of the speeches to be how to save our forests. in 1991. when forests were in a better place than 2021.
    • Bobby, Shelly, and Donna are also here. Donna is suspicious of Ben. oh it’s all the women, and Bobby just happens to be here. Mike is here with Nadine; he’s dating Nadine now? they talk about sex.
  • shot of the drawing and Earle superimposed.
  • Catherine and Harry at Catherine’s. Harry’s asking about Josie. he needs to understand. Catherine shows Harry the box, and Pete walks in and accidentally drops it. it opens. there’s some circles and symboles on it.
  • Cooper and Annie on a boat on the river. or lake. or whatever body of water. she wants to get to know herself better, and came back to Twin Peaks where everything was better for her. they kiss.
    • Earle looks on at Cooper and Annie. he probably doesn’t have great ideas going on for the two.
  • Lana at the Great Northern. Dick and Ben, Dick speaking. it’s about Ghostwood. Lucy and Andy in the back. they’re doing a wine tasting.
  • Cole with Shelly at the cafe. Cooper and Annie walks in. he speaks normally to Shelly, and yells at Cooper. he yelled join us for pie, so a server comes immediately with a lot of slices of pie. Cole and Shelly kiss, until Bobby comes in. “you are witnessing a front 3/4 view of two adults witnessing an intimate moment” jesus
  • back to the wine tasting. Lucy doesn’t get the flavor profile. Lana does. Andy does too. Lucy spits wine at Dick’s face.
  • Cooper with a glass of milk(?) in front of a fire. Wheeler walks in. “love is hell.” they’re at different times of their budding relationships. Cooper mentions Hindu love theory.
    • there’s a telegram for Wheeler. he’ll be checking out now. unknown the contents of the telegram.
  • Donna at home with her parents. she’s asking Eileen how she knows Ben. Donna needs a hobby.
  • a cloaked silhouette. an owl flying, transposed over it.
  • Cooper at a gazebo, with a giant box inside of it. there’s a string with a ring on it that says pull me. Harry and Andy have investigated it, and there’s no metal in it. he’s fastening a rock to police tape and tying it to the ring. he shoots the rock off the railing and it reveals the papier mache thing that’s now a pawn that he took. “next time it will be someone you know.”

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  • the pawn guy, being taken away in what might be the strangest way since it is a giant, human-sized pawn. it’s a close up of his face. this is the most relatable moving of a thing that I’ve ever seen on TV.
    • the guy’s name was Rusty Tomasky. he was in a band. his buddy is interviewed by Cooper and Harry. staying with his uncle at Moses Lake. Andy cries in the background with the friend.
  • Harry, Cooper, and Andy walk through the police station. Hawk is in Harry’s office with “someone [she’s] never seen before.”
    • Andy is called over by Lucy. “what do you know about saving the planet?” “that it’s in trouble.” this is 1991. she wants to enter for the money and needs an answer on how to save the planet. “people need to stop putting their beer cans in the lake when they fish. and styrofoam never goes away as long as you live.” this is 1991.
  • Wheeler asks around for Audrey at the desk.
  • Ben and Will in his office. he’s being examined. they’re talking about Eileen. Will says Ben should stop being an asshole.
    • Wheeler walks in and says he loves Audrey again before he has to go. Wheeler knew Rusty?
  • Donna reading something in their attic. her birth certificate. old pictures of Eileen, Will, and Ben. Hawk calls for Donna.
  • Audrey walks through the main hall. Hawk is there waiting for her. Cooper wants to see her at the sheriff’s station.
  • Ben and Wheeler still talking. he has to take his friend’s place, and Ben is worried he’s not coming back (he’s not).
  • Cooper and Harry with Briggs. Briggs has read through the Earle files, and he was in an old Air Force project. he mentions the Black Lodge in an old videotape.
    • they need to find out what the connection between the Black Lodge and the drawings in the cave are. the bonsai is still there, Earle is still listening in.
  • Earle listening in and with Leo. talking about Project Blue Book. Leo pockets a mini stapler.
  • an old woman eats some pie at the cafe, and her hand begins shaking, dropping her fork. I imagine this is irrelevant.
    • Bobby and Shelly talking through her environmental speech. Bobby saying he’s been a shithead, and Shelly agrees. Shelly gets a call from Cooper as well. I think he’s bringing them all together.
  • Dwayne at the contest prep talking to Lana. Dwayne, Norma, and Dick are the judges? they want to get her and Dick alone.
  • Donna, Audrey, and Shelly at the police station with Cooper. they explain their encounters with Earle. they’re all going to check in with the sheriff at 9a and 9p, and Cooper wants them to have their parents know where they are, and to do nothing alone.
  • Earle talking about sorcerers to Leo? he has the queen cards pinned up. Leo recognizes Shelly. Leo holds out the what is not a stapler, but the shock button that he doesn’t realize just shocks the collar person and not whoever it’s pointed at. Leo, Leo, Leo…
  • Audrey back at the Great Norther, and she passes by Pete. Wheeler walks out of the elevator, but doesn’t see Audrey.
    • Audrey goes into Ben’s office. she isn’t taking the threat seriously, or doesn’t want Ben in on it. Ben wants Audrey to be Miss Twin Peaks and the Ghostwood spokesperson. Audrey keeps asking about Wheeler, and Ben finally says he’s gone. she leaves immediately to try and catch up with him.
    • Audrey runs out and asks one of the concierge before turning to Pete. she must catch up with Wheeler.
  • Andy, Harry, and Cooper trying to figure out the drawing.
    • Andy goes to call Briggs, while Cooper and Harry talk about how much Cooper is thinking about Annie.
  • Briggs is on his walk in the woods. he touches his marking. people in a horse costume walk up to him, and shoot him with a tranquilizer. I imagine this is Earle and Leo.
  • Wheeler gets on his plane.
  • Annie cleans up at the diner as Cooper walks in. he’s been thinking of her all day. she quotes Heisenberg, Cooper recognizes it. the camera pans further and further out, slowly, as they talk. back to close up as they kiss. a bunch of dishes fall as they do.
  • Pete and Audrey catch up to the plane in a truly 90s scene and she stops the plane. they kiss on the tarmac. “I’m a virgin. I want you to make love to me.” “here and now?” “it’s your jet.” this is weird. Pete cries in the background and his hand begins to shake as he wipes his eye, which brings to mind the rando at the cafe.
  • Briggs on a target as Earle asks him questions and shoots his crossbow at him. he misses the first one, just off his head. the second one, to his side. he is not at liberty to disclose information to Earle. Earle stabs him with a needle and injects him with something. probably truth serum.
    • he first saw the petroglyph in Owl Cave in dreams. after he was taken from the woods when he was with Cooper. “there’s a time when Jupiter and Saturn meet; they will receive you.”
  • Catherine and Andrew with the box. he brings a rolling pin over. now they’re talking about Ben and his project. Andrew figures out the box and opens it, then breaks it open further. there’s a block of silver metal.
  • Miss Twin Peaks contest. Cooper offers his hand to dance with Annie. “just think of it as a walking embrace.” she decides to enter the contest. Cooper says “you’re the queen.” the Giant appears in Cooper’s vision again, appearing to signal no.
    • Dwayne on the mic. the final night of the festivities. he struggles with it.
  • Pete sleeping in his truck on the tarmac. he goes out of the car. Audrey walks up. she met the man of her dreams, and he’s going to Brazil. he promised her to take fishing too… Pete offers to fill in his shoes.
  • Leo and Briggs are not ok. Earle sings about Jupiter and Saturn. he’s using some ancient computer to finally find out that the paintings are a map to the Black Lodge.
  • Cooper still seeing his vision, and back to reality. Dwayne: “there’s something wrong. this isn’t right, there’s something wrong here.” sure is.

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  • Leo chained up in Earle’s cabin. Briggs next to him. Leo’s trying to get up. Briggs is unconscious. he digs into a desk for a key and frees Briggs after failing to free himself with it. “save Shelly.” he cares, in a weird, probably not actually caring way.
    • scene goes black, and returns to the cabin. Earle comes back, and his face is painted whiter. “it’s too late for it to do any harm” wrt Briggs being freed. he has a new “game” for Leo.
  • Norma brings three pies to Annie and Shelly. she wants someone there who deserves the title. someone of Laura’s level, in terms of reputation around the town.
  • Audrey feet shot and pan up. very Tarantino. Ben walks in with a bunch of books; religious texts like the Quran and bible. they contain the fundamental humanity of good, and he intends to find it. Audrey is still heartbroken over Wheeler.
    • Audrey updates on her Seattle trip. Packards are using Twin Peaks savings and loans to funnel money to the Ghostwood project. bank wants it to stay low profile for them.
  • Harry and Cooper at the police station. the bonsai is still here. Andy is also here. Earle is listening in. Cooper explains how he saw Bob when Josie died. Bob may come from the Black Lodge.
    • “it’s fear, Earle. that’s the key. my favorite emotional state.” he could kiss Cooper at this revelation. “I haven’t been this excited since I punctured Caroline’s aorta” guess that answers that question.
    • Earle has Leo fastened up to some strange contraption that connects something on the inside of his mouth to a basket full of spiders.
  • Miss Twin Peaks contest practice. they’re dancing. this choreographer is a perv.
    • Dwayne, Norma, and Dick talking about what qualifies someone as Miss Twin Peaks. someone carries a deer in front of them like it’s a huge penis. Lana working her charms on Dick. she takes him to the storage room, and probably touches his penis.
  • Cooper talking to his recorder to Diane. he’s meditating in lieu of sleep. he talks with love about Annie, and he says he hasn’t loved anyone as much since Caroline.
    • Annie arrives to Cooper’s place. she needs a speech, and doesn’t know what to say. they have sex, much like Lana and Dick.
  • Nadine giving a slideshow presentation to Ed, Norma, Jacoby, and Mike. it’s about her wrestling exploits. Jacoby wants them to talk about their feelings about divo-breaking up together. Nadine likes Mike’s butt. Ed and Norma plan to get married. Nadine says she and Mike plan to as well in jealousy, then she accidentally breaks something in Mike’s hand / arm.
  • Briggs climbs up a cliff. Hawk drives down the street where Briggs now walks, and he brings him into the police station.
    • Harry is caring for Briggs as Cooper walks in. Briggs is ok physically, but still shot full of whatever Earle gave him. “if the Black Lodge exists, the door probably exists in a point in time. but usually a door exists in a point of time and space.” getting weird now.
  • Pete and Andrew trying to vice open the last box. Catherine is over it. Andrew hurts his arm trying to open it, so he just shoots it. it opens and there’s a key inside. Andrew and Catherine secretly conspire about ways they can get their hands on the key by themselves. Pete’s just happy the box is opened.
  • Donna walks down the stairs, ready for the Miss Twin Peaks contest. she still wants to know about Eileen and Ben. they don’t answer. Donna leaves in anger.
  • Cooper, Harry, Andy, and Briggs. Cooper finds out that it is not the 4H club, but the planets Jupiter and Saturn being in alignment. Briggs: “fear and love open the doors.” fear opens the Black Lodge. love opens the White Lodge. Andy tries to get their attention for a while, but Cooper and Harry walk out. Andy follows and knocks the bonsai over. he apparently has nothing interesting to say, because the scene ends as he still tries to get their attention.
  • Miss Twin Peaks contest. everyone dancing on stage. the choreographer hits on the log lady, very unsuccessfully.
    • Will speaks, welcoming everyone. and introducing Lucy as the first talent competitor. Lana is introduced next, after the Bobby / Cooper stuff, and seems to have the male audience captivated.
    • Bobby is backstage and the log lady suddenly appears from her chair at the bar to behind the scenes. it’s not the log lady, it’s Windom Earle. he even had a different log. nice use of a long shot to obfuscate it.
    • Cooper and Harry walk in. whoever wins gets 24 hour protection. Andy walks in following them, and is still trying to get Cooper’s attention.
    • how to save the planet speeches. Audrey speaks. “when something you care about is in danger, you must fight to save it. or lose it forever.” Ben greets Audrey in the back, and then Donna walks up to Ben to ask about Eileen. Ben is Donna’s bio dad.
    • back to speeches, and it’s Annie. Earle is on the scaffolding. Lucy gathers Andy and Dick, to tell them who will be the dad, which is Andy obviously. Andy is still looking for Cooper to tell him something.
    • the winner of the Miss Twin Peaks contest is…Annie Blackburn! this will surely raise the drama of the television show since Earle is targeting her as the winner. Dwayne is angry his fix didn’t work. Dick was moved by the speech Dwayne slept through. the lights go out and the music stops. there’s some strobe effect going on, which probably isn’t good. a weight bag thing falls on Nadine. Earle makes his way toward Annie. he sets off an explosion or fire or some sort to distract Cooper, then apprehends Annie.
    • Andy reveals his findings. it’s not a puzzle, it’s a map. Earle knew this forever ago. just listen to Andy, people.

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  • Andy and Lucy together. “were you scared?” is this the first time we see Andy and Lucy kiss? to say I love you to each other? the show has been tame with them.
  • Cooper, Andy, and Hawk in the drawing room. he says “fire walk with me” again. Pete walks in. “the log lady stole my truck” I imagine it’s actually Earle. Cooper says the log lady will be here in one minute.
    • the legendary burial place of King Arthur. Glastonbury. Pete: “King Arthur is buried in England.” they’re talking about Ghostwood, and also where Hawk found some stuff from the Laura Palmer mystery.
    • the Log Lady arrives with some oil. “this oil is the opening to a gateway.” Cooper wants Ronnette, who is brought in and asked to recognize the oil smell. she does from the night Laura was killed. it’s all coming together like a house of cards.
  • Earle and Annie in Pete’s truck. “Glastonbury Grove” they have an appointment at the end of the world. he’s taking Cooper to the edge, just like when Cooper fell in love with Earle’s wife. she’s entranced now that she’s in some circle of trees. imagine this is magical in nature. the red curtains appear, and they walk through. they disappear soon after.
  • Ed, Norma, Will, Mike, and Nadine together. Will cares for Nadine and Mike, who both have bloodied bandages wrapping their heads. Nadine appears to be back how she used to, and does not remember any of the previous several episodes. she should rewatch them. the hopeful conclusion to a storyline I have largely not cared for.
  • Donna walking out of their house. Ben and Eileen are here too. “it felt so good to tell the truth. after all these years.” Will walks in as Donna tries to walk out. Sylvia walks in: “what are you trying to do to this family?” Donna repeatedly says that Will is her daddy. Will punches Ben and he’s bleeding from the head.
  • Andrew, in the dead of night, goes to check the key. it’s a safe deposit box key. he replaces his own with the one in the cake thing. as Pete walks in and catches him, saying nothing.
  • Cooper and Harry in the police truck. they find Pete’s car. they go up a hill toward the same circle of trees Earle and Annie were at. Cooper: “I have to go on my own.” he hears an owl in the darkness and finds the circle of trees. sycamore trees. an opening to a gateway. the red curtain appears again and Cooper walks through. Harry looks on in the distance, as he’s followed Cooper. and sees him disappear.
  • in the red room, with red curtains, at a statue. the man from his dreams dances. there’s another singer here. the lights go out and strobe again before there’s a spotlight on just the singer. David Lynch doesn’t give a shit about your photosensitivity. they sing about the sycamore trees.
  • Andy comes up the hill now, and whispers for Harry. Harry yells back at Andy.
  • it’s morning now. Harry and Andy sit on a log. Harry cradles his rifle. it’s been 10 hours since Cooper entered. Andy asks if he wants coffee. yeah. if he wants a plate special. yeah. if he wants dessert. yeah. if he wants pie. Harry? Harry?
  • in some government office. never mind, it’s a bank. Audrey is here. he wants the guy to call the Twin Peaks Gazette and speak to the editor. Audrey has chained herself to the vault in protest of the Ghostwood development project. there’s no way a Twin Peaks Gazette exists in 2017 right?
    • Andrew and Pete walk in. they want to check the box, but Audrey is chained herself to the vault. “young lady, why are you chained to the bank vault?” “civil disobedience.” she steps out of the way to let them in. she wants him to call the Gazette. and the sheriff, ask for Agent Cooper. they got to the safe deposit box, and it has an explosive in it.
  • Briggs and his wife at the cafe. Bobby looking on with Shelly. Bobby thinks he and Shelly should get married. “Leo’s probably up in the woods having the time of his life.” he is still holding the spider cage in the air.
    • Laura’s mom enters the cafe with a message for Briggs. it’s a strange voice coming out, but it says “I’m in the Black Lodge with Agent Cooper” I think.
  • it’s the backwards-forwards-backwards voice. Cooper’s talking to the guy. “When you see me again, it won’t be me. This is the waiting room. Would you like some coffee? Some of your friends are here.”
    • Laura is here. she’s also talking backwards-forwards-backwards. “I’ll see you in 25 years.” and she does! then disappears.
    • here’s the Great Northern server that gave him his warm milk while he was shot. he as coffee this time.
    • now it’s the Giant, taking the place of the server exactly. “one and the same.” then he disappears.
    • Cooper tries his coffee, but it’s uh frozen? well now it’s not. now it’s very viscous. “Wow, Bob, wow. Fire walk with me.” there’s fire. now it’s strobe-y again, as Cooper exits the room and goes into another, exactly the same room? he walks back into the first room, and is told it’s the wrong way.
    • I imagine laughing backwards is a very difficult task. but the guy does it, and then disappears behind a chair. Maddy enters and says “watch out for my cousin.”
    • Cooper goes into a third room, this one empty. the guy is here again, but maybe not, because he says “doppelgänger” and they have weird, white eyes. Laura is also there and starts screaming. Cooper flees. there’s blood on his hands. a trail behind him. he’s shot in the stomach again somehow.
    • he walks into another room and sees someone. he calls out “Caroline.” Annie appears to be laying, bloodied, with a Cooper, also bloodied.
    • another room. Annie is here, talking BFB. “I saw the face of the man who killed me.” Cooper was once looking at Annie, but now it’s Caroline. now it’s Laura. now it’s Earle. Annie appears from nowhere, then disappears to nothing. “if you give me your soul, I’ll let Annie live.” Earle stabs Cooper. the fire image again. it goes in reverse; Cooper is un-stabbed.
    • Earle and Bob. Bob says Earle can’t ask for Cooper’s soul. Bob is going to take Earle’s soul. more fire either out of the top of Earle’s head or the back? a Cooper with white eyes joins them as the real Cooper leaves. Leland also with white eyes walks in. “I did not kill anybody. the fake Cooper peeks out.
    • Cooper is now running around frantically in all the rooms. the fake Cooper catches up to real Cooper. there’s someone in a close angle, but couldn’t tell who.
  • Harry outside. Cooper and Annie appear suddenly, Annie bloodied.
  • now in bed, Cooper sleeps back at his hotel room. Will and Harry care for him. Annie is the first thing he asks about, and she’ll be fine. then its about needing to brush his teeth. he says it again after he gets out of bed. he goes to brush his teeth, then he squeezes a bunch of toothpaste out into the sink. then crashes his head into the mirror. this is Bob. this is how it ends. Laura’s face is also in a cup of coffee under the credits.

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