6:3 – No Gene Kelly

Cut to FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer) driving through pouring rain at night. He is in an inner city area. He thanks Gordon Cole (David Lynch) sarcastically, given that he has to endure evident discomfort while the deputy director is at home or in bed somewhere. Cole, it transpires, is on the phone and … Continue reading 6:3 – No Gene Kelly

6:2 – Don’t die

Before we return to Dougie (Kyle MacLachlan), Lynch denotes a time cut by taking us to Twin Peaks, by night, to a familiar totem of the town from the show's early days. It's the stoplight at Sparkwood and 21. The light glows an ominous and sickly green, through amber, to red, suggesting the ghost of … Continue reading 6:2 – Don’t die

6:1 – Home

We find Dougie (Kyle MacLachlan) where we left him, at the foot of the statue in the plaza, piles of case files pressed against him, now struggling with his sleeve in a manner that is wholly childlike. Johnny Jewel's “Windswept” plays on the soundtrack, and its usage seems sadder than ever. Officer Reynaldo (Juan Carlos … Continue reading 6:1 – Home

5:19 – Windswept

Part 5 closes out with a return to the passive Dougie Jones (Kyle MacLachlan), still standing in the plaza outside Lucky 7 Insurance as dusk creeps in. He remains as we left him, clutching the stack of case files, seemingly hypnotised by the statue of a lawman that stands in the middle of that public space. … Continue reading 5:19 – Windswept

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