JumpingMan wrote:If we are either to prove or disprove the hypothesis that there is some element of an alternate timeline, I believe that we should start to map the inconsistencies to the points where they conflict in the series.
If for example we discover that the book only conflicts with facts from series 2, we can assume that series 2 is in fact the start of a confluence beteeen two timelines.
There are actually three timelines at play here
1. The series narrative
2. The book
3. The chronology at which facts are revealed in the series.
We should be able to use two in order to falsify the remaining one.
That's an interesting way to break it down:
I think narrattor is also important sidenote to the chronology breakdown.
Someone did something similar when the book first came out, and they were compiling a list of inconsistencies on reddit:https://www.reddit.com/r/twinpeaks/comm ... e_alleged/https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0
In a way it's easy.
You've got the timeline of the book, up until season one.
1) The first 180 years
The main inconsistency here is the location of the Townhttp://welcometotwinpeaks.com/locations ... eaks-maps/
The big reveals are :early American explorers had the owl ring, saw the black lodge and freemasonic assinations happened.
Douglas Milford saw an alien and hung out with president Nixon
(Narrator's are various primary sources and eye witnesses, supposedly compiled by Douglas Milford, and then we assume Major Briggs)
What we have here, (Aswell as unreliable documents, is the possibility of a third archivist. In this sense, the author of a lot of the writing could be Major Briggs, but like Laura's diary anything could have been changed or edited.
2) Two years in Twin Peaks? (Series versus book)
This is where a majority of the inconsistencies are. What seems significant is there is actually almost no new info here. Only inconsistencies. This does seem to suggest an interfering archivist, as what is the point of resupplying this info otherwise?
Season one and Season Two - Given that half the pilot episode was turned into a dream sequence in the series, and that some interpret Fire walk with me as a dream. It is possible that any part in Season 1 or Season 2 could be written off as dream sequences. Although this would be fairly insulting to fans. Where the black lodge is concerned however, it is almost a lucid dream situation, given that Cooper's first entry into the lodge is in fact a dream, where he first hears Laura Palmers killer from her dream ghost.
3) The missing 25 years
The book does leave a few breadcrumbs here, and feel free to add anything here.
-The dossier is recovered from a crime scene
-Audrey Horne survives the bomb blast in the bank
-Hank dies in jail
4) Season 3
We know shit all except for [SPOILERS] what has been revealed from set, Coop is back, he visits the Palmer house with Larua Palmer's dopple ganger, he travels to Vegas. So many unknowns. The biggest thing we have is that we believe Coop is evil, probably is possessed by Bob, probably killed Major Briggs and stole the dossier.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fRZlfWCrho&t=49s
Also someone made this pretty cool interactive timeline:http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/1379019