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

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

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

3:15 – Kafkaesque

Kafkaesque (adjective) - characteristic or reminiscent of the oppressive or nightmarish qualities of Franz Kafka's fictional world. e.g. "a Kafkaesque bureaucratic office" FBI Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole (David Lynch) sits in on a meeting with Agent Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer). Albert is presenting information on an ongoing case. Among the other … Continue reading 3:15 – Kafkaesque