6:6 – 324810-6

The next few scenes link together as one sequence. At the Double R diner, a woman named Miriam Sullivan (Sarah Jean Long) sits in a booth talking to Heidi (Andrea Hays) about cupcakes. The two women giggle together about deserts. Shelly (Mädchen Amick) chimes in that Miriam is one of their best pie customers (a … Continue reading 6:6 – 324810-6

5:6 – Innocence

The red door on Lancelot Court opens and out come Janey-E Jones (Naomi Watts) and Sonny-Jim (Pierce Gagnon), having completed their breakfast meal from Part 4 (as previously noted, the timelines of the different strands of story in The Return do not sync up). Janey-E tells her son to get in the car and she goes … Continue reading 5:6 – Innocence

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

3:2 – Naido

The room Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) finds himself in is graded in a pinkish crimson hue. The sound design changes accordingly - this entire sequence is underpinned with subtly evocative tones and drones that help suggest an almost submerged quality; as though a great weight lies above the ceiling, making the room feel cave-like. The action … Continue reading 3:2 – Naido

2:3 – Middle management

Right before Betty Elmes (Naomi Watts) steps off of the plane for her Hollywood adventure in David Lynch's 2001 neo-noir nightmare Mulholland Drive, a series of cryptic phone calls spread ominous chatter across Los Angeles. It begins with Mr. Roque (Michael J Anderson; formerly Twin Peaks' own Man From Another Place) placing a call to advise, "The … Continue reading 2:3 – Middle management

1:13 – In the trunk

Depending on the version you're watching, this is either the point at which Part 1 seamlessly transitions into Part 2, or its the final scene that leads to the disquieting credits in what amounts to something of an anticlimax for the first installment of The Return. Parts 1 and 2 aired together on Showtime as … Continue reading 1:13 – In the trunk