4:12 – The blue rose

A time cut relocates the agents to outside the prison, near a diner or cafe. Agent Tammy Preston (Chrysta Bell), whose presence we've not had much time to evaluate up until now, makes one of her first substantive contributions. She dismisses Mr. C's (Kyle MacLachlan) alibi as it doesn't hold water; the direction he was … Continue reading 4:12 – The blue rose

4:11 – The interview

We cut to a short while later and Deputy Director Gordon Cole (David Lynch), Agents Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer) and Tammy Preston (Chrysta Bell) are positioned in a darkened room, ready to speak to the incarcerated Mr. C (Kyle MachLachlan). They sit behind protective glass. Cole announces his intention to speak to the prisoner. He … Continue reading 4:11 – The interview

4:10 – Faces of stone

Patriotism manifests in a number of different ways over the course of The Return, from Dr. Jacoby's mountainside broadcasts railing against the government to how the American flag kindles memories of Cooper in Douglas Jones. It is used as a tool by various characters for different purposes. For FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole (David Lynch), patriotism … Continue reading 4:10 – Faces of stone

4:9 – Access denied

Just time for the briefest of stops over in Buckhorn, South Dakota for a necessary bit of business in bringing new leads to the investigation into the murder of Ruth Davenport, even if what it seems like we're getting is a block in the road. The desktop wallpaper on Constance Talbot's (Jane Adams) PC saves … Continue reading 4:9 – Access denied

4:8 – Take five

Breakfast. Janey-E (Naomi Watts) is at the stove in their expansive kitchen; typical of detached American homes that exudes middle class affluence. Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" plays prominently on the soundtrack. The makings of the day's first meal are strewn around. Coffee mugs. Orange juice. A typical domestic scene.Dougie (Kyle MacLachlan) zombie walks into the … Continue reading 4:8 – Take five

4:7 – Mr dream weaver

It's morning at the Jones household in Las Vegas. The timelines across the events that take place in Nevada, Washington and South Dakota do not sync up - or even make chronological sense some of the time - but for Dougie Jones (Kyle MacLachlan), this is day 2 of his experiences. We join him sat … Continue reading 4:7 – Mr dream weaver

4:6 – Wally Brando

Sheriff Frank Truman (Robert Forster) trudges down the steps of the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department and walks over to his visitor, who is flanked on either side by his parents Lucy (Kimmy Robertson) and Andy Brennan (Harry Goaz). They coo over their son, who has clearly been on the road and away from home for … Continue reading 4:6 – Wally Brando

4:5 – Brings back some memories

The beginning of The Return has taken us to various difference places across the United States, but until now our visits to the titular town of Twin Peaks has been few and far between - and often brief. Now, however, we get a slightly more expansive stay at the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department and if feels … Continue reading 4:5 – Brings back some memories

4:4 – The chief of staff

Deputy Director Gordon Cole (David Lynch) is ushered into the office of the FBI Chief of Staff by a man named Bill Kennedy (Richard Chamberlain) - the second inconsequential Bill of Part 4. Cole sits and waits for his appointment and his gaze falls to the chair beside him, where a bouquet of flowers is … Continue reading 4:4 – The chief of staff

4:3 – Red door

While in recent horror cinema red doors have been used to symbolise mysteries or otherworldly menace (Insidious,┬áIt Comes At Night), traditionally the red door has been a symbol of sanctuary and also of prosperity. In the Chinese art of Feng Shui, a red door brings positive energy and is seen as 'the mouth of the … Continue reading 4:3 – Red door