7:18 – Billy

Lynch cuts to a night shot of pine trees from above. The shot looks as though it was captured with the use of a drone. We glide over the trees, barely able to make them out in the pitch dark. It's ominous and serene all at once. The dark hum on the soundtrack is replaced … Continue reading 7:18 – Billy

7:17 – Freedom

Back at Yankton Federal Prison and we're on the block at night. You'd be forgiven for thinking that Lynch has switched to black and white, the scene is so monochromatic and this assumption would prefigure a large portion of the material to be witnessed in Part 8. A guard with a flashlight appears at the … Continue reading 7:17 – Freedom

7:16 – Green Onions

Now for one of the most notorious scenes of The Return. We cut to the Roadhouse (indicating that this isn't where Part 7 will end, for anyone keeping note of the clock). The place is closed but inside Jean-Michel Renault (Walter Olkewicz) stands behind the bar busy with some endeavour. Booker T and the M.G.'s "Green Onions" … Continue reading 7:16 – Green Onions

7:15 – Beverly at home

A short scene follows which appears to have no relevance to the rest of the season, but adds texture and context to the character of Beverly (Ashley Judd), and that alone excuses its inclusion. Beverly returns home and greets a nurse (Judith Drake) who is leaving. She asks for a report on how 'he' is … Continue reading 7:15 – Beverly at home

7:14 – The hum

The tumbling falls segue us to the interior of the Great Northern Hotel in Twin Peaks. The camera drifts through Beverly's (Ashley Judd) office where a serene ambient hum lingers in the air, seeming to emanate from a corner where a lampshade sits. Beverly and Ben (Richard Beymer) are both listening for the sound; evidently … Continue reading 7:14 – The hum

7:13 – Quick reflexes

Janey-E (Naomi Watts) guides Dougie (Kyle MacLachlan) out into the foyer of the Lucky 7 Insurance building, telling him about her deal with the moneylenders as they exit out into the plaza. As she scolds him for gambling and instructs him not to do it again, Ike 'The Spike' Statdler (Christoph Zajac-Denek) emerges from the … Continue reading 7:13 – Quick reflexes

7:12 – Fuscos

Back in Las Vegas, we return to the offices of Lucky 7 Insurance. Our arrival is signposted by an establishing shot of the statue of a policeman. At the time of writing, the use of our public spaces to lionise individuals with statues has suddenly become quite debatable. Who ought to be memorialised in this … Continue reading 7:12 – Fuscos

7:11 – Warden Murphy

Mr. C's (Kyle MacLachlan) message to the guard was evidently relayed and had its desired effect. He is led into Warden Murphy's (James Morrison) office by two guards and placed in a seat opposite the warden. The office has a similar feel to the offices of the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department. There are mounted fish … Continue reading 7:11 – Warden Murphy

7:10 – No show

The misty cascading hills around the town of Twin Peaks. Douglas Firs cutting up the low cloud. A low mood. The score has dread in it. Laura Palmer's Theme plays over these misty shots of the woodland hillsides surrounding the town. After a little time away with the FBI, we're returning to a troubled moment … Continue reading 7:10 – No show

7:9 – I knew it was going to be you

The agents and Diane (Laura Dern) arrive at Yankton Federal Prison. "Ten minutes," Diane demands, "And I speak to him alone." She is nervous. Tense. "Exactly the way it's gonna be, Diane," Gordon Cole (David Lynch) confirms, "You control the curtain and the microphone." Tammy (Chrysta Bell) chimes in that they are very appreciative. Diane … Continue reading 7:9 – I knew it was going to be you