Every week I come on this forum a little later than I'd like & attempt to catch up so I can process all that's been said & maybe throw in my two penn'orth about that week's episode, & I always get to the end of the thread just as the new episode airs. This week I don't stand a hope of catching up, so before all this is over & that ship has sailed, I just want to say how totally blown away I have been by TP:TR, it's already surpassed my expectations. Even if it all goes tits up in the last 2 episodes (unlikely, I'm quietly optimistic) we still have 16 episodes of Twin Peaks more than I ever thought I would have that have surpassed all anticipation. And I am loving how we all get to play detective, & reading your thoughts, theories, speculations & interpretations, & it's enriched the whole experience cos there's so much I would've missed if you all hadn't been there pointing it out for me.
I was in my teenage years when the original series came out & watched it with my mum, a few years back I recommended it to my teenage daughter & she loved it, now were sharing watching TP:TR together & it's joyous. It's been an experience & it feels a bit unique in TV (as the original was too) & more than a lot awesome. It's been a fucking blast.
So I'm savouring my last few hours of speculating on what will happen in the final episodes. Are the Mitchum brothers & the Candie girls all lodge creations with "hearts of gold". & Janey-E is the possible sister of a Tulpa & the name Sonny Jim references the character of a child that doesn't actually exist (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf), so could they all be a construct designed to guide Cooper safely back to reality, thwarting Doppelcoop at ever turn?
Will Audrey wake up/return from her purgatory with that annoying git Charlie to find herself surrounded by a loving husband & children?
Might Red renounce a life of crime for one of conjouring?
Did the leaky pipe at the Truman's house ever get fixed?
Will that Woodsman ever get a light?
So much we may never know but I hope a few of the mysteries don't go unsolved (what's going on with scary Sarah, for example). I guess I hope we get some mystery left to discuss, but some closure too, so I don't lie awake every night for another 25 years wondering what's become of Dale Cooper.
I don't want it to be over, but all good things must come to a close, so this seems very apt...
A Dream Within a Dream
BY EDGAR ALLAN POE
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand —
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep — while I weep!
O God! Can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
P.S. What with all the timeline shenanigans this season, if they do get a season 4, maybe it'll just start from the same point this one did & have a totally different set of events unfold that ultimately bring Cooper back to Twin Peaks, kinda like, " And that's what might have happened, but what about this...".