Yeah, this was by far probably the roughest episode of the series.
I've been enjoying it all so far, but, especially after coming off the sublime episode last week .. yikes. I was actively looking at my watch at points.
The scenes didn't flow very well (something that most of the other episodes, despite their disparate storylines, have done a better job of). It almost felt like a case of scenes that didn't fit into the episode before, or after, if that makes sense. Small disparate loose ends that are kind of shoved into a 50 minute block.
Sarah's stuff was good. Diane's "Let's Rock" with the sound effect was intriguing (giving more credence to maybe some kind of Red Room shenanigans), CD name drop, and the co-ordinates pointing to Twin Peaks (though .. you'd think Doppelcoop would already know that Twin Peaks has some kind of portal, given the events that he likely knows about).
Audrey's felt like something that was filmed after she finally agreed to do it, but, frankly, reminded me of the rough Truman/Shrill Wife scenes. Went on way too long, and did way too little (other than to suggest Audrey's life went to shit). There wasn't even a good connecting segue to get to that point (i.e., you could have her name come up in the Ben and Frank scene).
Really don't have much else to say. Hope that certain Twitter accounts stop hyping stuff up when they don't actually have any insider information and are just doing it based off of one actor's twitter account (who, like all of them but Machlachlan, wouldn't have any idea what's going to happen in any given episode), but, it certainly inflated expectations and probably hurt the episode (not that the episode doesn't deserve the rough reception) for at least a few people. "DO NOT MISS television," haha. If a producer tweets something evocative, like with Episode 8, sure, take their word for it because they are in the handful of people who will actually know what's in the episodes beforehand. But, this hearsay was ridiculous, and even got the Twin Peaks subreddit particularly hyped up just to get people pissed off in the end.
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