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

7:8 – The backwards word

We cut to a small aircraft in flight over the Rockies. The sun flickers against the windows. So obsessive was the hunt for clues as The Return aired that some people went as far as to try and find a musical code in the flickering reflections of the sun on these windows. As much as David … Continue reading 7:8 – The backwards word

7:7 – Diane

Following an establishing shot of a New York town house, we cut to inside an apartment. The decor has a decidedly Eastern influence, suggesting an interest in Japanese culture. A man wearing black (Jesse Johnson; credited as Younger Man) prepares to leave the apartment as knocking can be heard at the door. He goes to … Continue reading 7:7 – Diane

7:6 – The whistler

FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole - played fittingly by David Lynch himself - is no ordinary man. Though he wears hearing aids of a kookily unsubtle variety to make up for his impaired hearing, his other perceptive abilities are advanced. He has a level of intuition even surpassing Agent Cooper's; and a susceptibility to psychic … Continue reading 7:6 – The whistler

7:5 – There’s a body all right

Lt. Cynthia Knox (Adele RenĂ©) arrives at the police station in Buckhorn, South Dakota and introduces herself to Detective Macklay (Brent Briscoe). They shake hands. She reveals that she has arrived to verify the source of the fingerprints that were blocked in the system when Constance Talbot (Jane Adams) ran them for a match. Lt. … Continue reading 7:5 – There’s a body all right

7:4 – Call the doctor

David Lynch is a tinkerer. He may be best known as a filmmaker, but he's also a prolific artist and photographer, a musician and producer in this regard, and he also builds things. He has a well kitted-out workspace at his home where he builds furniture and lamps (lamps are a favourite of his). This … Continue reading 7:4 – Call the doctor