LostInTheMovies wrote:Thoughts on Pt. 12: http://www.lostinthemovies.com/2017/07/twin-peaks-return-part-12-lets-rock.html
Each individual episode is such a roller coaster, not just as I watch but afterwards. There were parts last night where I thought, "This is absolutely one of the best episodes of Twin Peaks! This Sarah Palmer stuff is amazing! Every scene has me absorbed!" When it was over, I feel like some of that sensation was already starting to fade, overshadowed by the weaker parts (perhaps purposefully weaker - I'm thinking of that egregious Jacoby here-we-go-again scene which perfectly teed us up for the Audrey shock), but even so I retained some of that excitement. And then after writing my response, I went to Twitter and saw that a lot of people didn't like it.
One reason I'm glad that I'm recording my thoughts as they go is that each episode will appear so differently to me when - if? - I know where it's all going. Hell, even rewatching them a few days later the experience is often quite different.
I really like your observation about the placement of the Jacoby scene preceding the Audrey revelation. Even the cut was super awkward, with it jumping in mid pan. I don't know how people can watch the scene and not come to the conclusion that it's intentionally exasperating, especially when Audrey at a certain point in the scene because a perfect surrogate for frustrated audiences.
I'm seeing a lot of comments that people pointing out that this is intentional shaggy-dog storytelling are "justifying" or just can't admit Lynch can make a mistake. I'm sorry, but that's nonsense. I certainly can't blame people for not liking it... I mean it wouldn't be fulfilling it's purpose if it didn't piss some people off. But if you're not seeing that Lynch is intentionally toying with expectations with the series you just aren't paying attention at this point. It's been constant throughout the show, but if it was only an interpretation before this episode, it should be unambiguously apparent now. There is literally no other reason for the scene to play out like it did, including the Jacoby segue, other than f***ing with the legion of fans who had demands and expectations tied to Audrey role in the new series, or for matter fans who had any expectations or demands story wise for the new series at all.