5:17 – One phone call

Lynch and Frost have a number of ways of making their villains seem sinister or threatening. The way Lynch implements certain drones and tones in the score, for instance. In the writing, one such device has been to give these antagonists the upper hand in some way that baffles or bewilders the so-called 'white hats'. … Continue reading 5:17 – One phone call

5:16 – Cooper’s prints

Agent Tammy Preston (Chrysta Bell) sits in an office looking over the prints lifted from Mr. C (Kyle MacLachlan). She holds a photo of Dale Cooper circa 1990. Young. Fresh faced. He looks determined. It is as though she is trying to get a read on the man from this piece of archival evidence. What's … Continue reading 5:16 – Cooper’s prints

5:15 – Trouble

Our visit to the Roadhouse this time isn't at the very end of the episode, but here - the first time The Return has broken formula since it established the closing songs at the end of Part 2. The band Trouble play a jazzy stomp called 'Snake Eyes' that was written especially for the scene. … Continue reading 5:15 – Trouble

5:14 – Colonel Davis

Now, continuing Part 5's short, sharp tour of contrasting characters scattered across the 'world' of The Return, we meet two new ones. In Arlington, Virginia (our first stop in that state), we take a brief trip to the Pentagon. Inside, Colonel Davis (Ernie Hudson) sits behind his desk. Two quite unusual lamps are present (of … Continue reading 5:14 – Colonel Davis

5:13 – Dr. Amp’s gold shit-digging shovel

After setting up so much mystery and intrigue, it's time for Frost and Lynch to give us just a little pay-off, so we delve back into the Twin Peaks woods to learn what Dr. Jacoby (Russ Tamblyn) has been up to with those painted shovels. Broadcasting from his rundown trailer nestled in a leafy clearing, … Continue reading 5:13 – Dr. Amp’s gold shit-digging shovel

5:12 – 5:30

The working day is over at Lucky 7 Insurance. Dougie (Kyle MacLachlan) stands in the elevator as it descends with his pile of case files. He has his back to the elevator door while all the other passengers are facing it. Dougie is set apart from his contemporaries. They are headed in one direction; Dougie … Continue reading 5:12 – 5:30

5:11 – I love how you love me

One of the staple locations of the former series now makes its long awaited return as Part 5 continues to define itself through short, sharp hops from place to place. This jumping about marks a change in feel for The Return after a fairly direct and streamlined opening clutch of installments. Inside the Double R Diner … Continue reading 5:11 – I love how you love me

5:10 – Jade

Just time for a brief, final appearance from Jade (Nafessa Williams), the prostitute who drove Dougie (Kyle MacLachlan) to the Silver Mustang Casino. Here she picks up her car from the car wash. When she does so, she is given back the Great Northern Hotel room key that Dougie dropped into the foot-well on their … Continue reading 5:10 – Jade

5:9 – Kaboom

Part 5's ratatat pacing through smaller scenes continues abreast with a return to Dougie's car, abandoned on the driveway at the Rancho Rosa estates. Lynch begins the scene in close, reminding us that the car has been rigged by Lorraine's goons in an effort to assassinate Douglas Jones (Kyle MacLachlan). A red light blinking on … Continue reading 5:9 – Kaboom

5:8 – Vacancy

While Dougie (Kyle MacLachlan) navigates the complexities of the workplace, Mark Frost and David Lynch now takes us back to the Silver Mustang Casino, and our first glimpse of the bosses who will become so quixotically prevalent later on in the evolution of The Return. We're in a control room, where employees oversee around two … Continue reading 5:8 – Vacancy