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by N. Needleman
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Season 2 (1990-1991)
Topic: Episode 23
Replies: 33
Views: 23327

Re: Episode 23

Yeah, there's something perversely appropriate too - Josie's machinations were all about burning the mill and getting the payoff from all that ruined lumber. She herself ends up in the wood.
by N. Needleman
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Season 2 (1990-1991)
Topic: Episode 23
Replies: 33
Views: 23327

Re: Episode 23

I said my piece on Josie on the last page here , but suffice it to say I agree with a fair bit of that. Like the Evelyn Marsh plotline, Josie's story (on paper) is quintessential film noir and Lynchian, but the execution of both is flawed, and in the case of the Evelyn story basically unwatchable. B...
by N. Needleman
Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Season 2 (1990-1991)
Topic: Episode 17
Replies: 47
Views: 21271

Re: Episode 17

I always chose to take Cooper's monologue to Sarah as being something meant to empower her, rather than a wholesale pardon of Leland - I thought the show was trying to give her character some sort of positive grace note, and that meant a lot to me the first few times I watched the show, I really lik...
by N. Needleman
Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Twin Peaks Movie, TV, Books
Topic: Cooper's lost soul
Replies: 27
Views: 8690

Re: Cooper's lost soul

It beats sitting around waiting for someone to bike through Everett in search of a silhouetted tree that vaguely resembles Sheryl Lee. Which I will now resume doing.
by N. Needleman
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Twin Peaks Movie, TV, Books
Topic: Suggestions for episode 17 - 28 recap
Replies: 14
Views: 4545

Re: Suggestions for episode 17 - 28 recap

Oh, there's still things I can't really excuse. Evelyn Marsh and a lot of the Little Nicky story are definitely up there in the 'war crimes' department, though I didn't mind some of the early scenes with Joshua Harris, Goaz and Ian Buchanan. Some of the extended Super Nadine hijinks in, I think 17 a...
by N. Needleman
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Twin Peaks Movie, TV, Books
Topic: Cooper's lost soul
Replies: 27
Views: 8690

Re: Cooper's lost soul

To say nothing of Donna. We don't know what would have went down there.
by N. Needleman
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Twin Peaks Movie, TV, Books
Topic: Cooper's lost soul
Replies: 27
Views: 8690

Re: Cooper's lost soul

I always figured the Theresa Banks murder marked the beginning of Leland's relatively quick descent into lunacy. It's when he started to get full of holes, so to speak. I wonder if Bob was as stricken by Maddy as Leland, and just couldn't resist killing her again. I think BOB was, yes. But I think ...
by N. Needleman
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Twin Peaks Movie, TV, Books
Topic: Cooper's lost soul
Replies: 27
Views: 8690

Re: Cooper's lost soul

I watched most of FWWM again in full for the first time in awhile last night, and my opinion has not changed over the years on a lot of what Lost asks - I think Leland/BOB knows exactly who Gerard is in the traffic jam scene. I think it's always a delicate balance in FWWM especially as to who is in ...
by N. Needleman
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Twin Peaks Movie, TV, Books
Topic: Suggestions for episode 17 - 28 recap
Replies: 14
Views: 4545

Re: Suggestions for episode 17 - 28 recap

Today, I take the weaker episodes as part of the town of Twin Peaks struggling to reconcile itself with what's happened. Trying to deny it all and go back to screwball small town comedy. I enjoy it as part of the tapestry. And even when some stories are very weak, there's often dialogue, plotlines o...
by N. Needleman
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Twin Peaks Movie, TV, Books
Topic: Suggestions for episode 17 - 28 recap
Replies: 14
Views: 4545

Re: Suggestions for episode 17 - 28 recap

Frankly, my response would be, 'fuck that, watch all of it.' There's still good amidst the detritus, and I think it would be a terrible mistake to skip anything, certainly not 23-28, which IMO is the stretch when the show finds its footing again.
by N. Needleman
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Twin Peaks Movie, TV, Books
Topic: Cooper's lost soul
Replies: 27
Views: 8690

Re: Cooper's lost soul

I don't agree that he wouldn't abandon Leland, but let's say for the sake of argument that the lodge spirits can inhabit multiple hosts. He sets up Leland for the fall, and gets to harvest all his fears while he is incarcerated until he is executed- unless he manages to get a verdict of innocence b...
by N. Needleman
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Twin Peaks Movie, TV, Books
Topic: Cooper's lost soul
Replies: 27
Views: 8690

Re: Cooper's lost soul

It begs the question, though, if BOB ever leaves a host without completely destroying it. I don't know that I believe that. I don't think most people who have Lodge spirits in them tend to just walk away and pick up their lives. Gerard has lived with MIKE for years. Personally, I can't see BOB givin...
by N. Needleman
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Twin Peaks Movie, TV, Books
Topic: Cooper's lost soul
Replies: 27
Views: 8690

Re: Cooper's lost soul

Here's a question I've never quite asked, and don't know where to put, relating slightly back to the current discussion: What did BOB plan to do in that train car, if he truly wanted to take Laura for a host, and if killing Laura only happened once she put on the ring? Was he going to possess her an...
by N. Needleman
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Twin Peaks Movie, TV, Books
Topic: Writing Twin Peaks
Replies: 6
Views: 2991

Re: Writing Twin Peaks

It really, really is, and I don't agree with all of it - I think there are too many varied independent voices out there claiming Lynch's authorial hand was strong in the first season to be put aside. Whether the facts or timeline bear it all out is another story, but I think 25 years on it's really ...
by N. Needleman
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Twin Peaks Movie, TV, Books
Topic: Farewell, Catherine Coulson
Replies: 37
Views: 17284

Re: Farewell, Catherine Coulson

My uncle was a drifter who had been mostly off the grid for years; he died of brain cancer last Friday. I wept for my mother, because she knew him, I barely did. Today, though, strange and perhaps sick as it is, I feel like I know the Log Lady better than I knew my uncle.

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