6:11 – Oh no

Far be it from me to question the decisions made by the BBFC here in the UK for rating films and television shows, but their track record with Twin Peaks is a little unusual.Consider Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, for example. Since its initial VHS release way-back-when, Fire Walk With Me has always been an 18 … Continue reading 6:11 – Oh no

6:10 – Tough dame

In spite of the defiantly - and unapologetically - male gaze that Lynch aims at his leading women, on balance his work stacks up as resolutely pro-female. Yes, he covets a 'sexy' image of womanhood, idolising the form and celebrating female sexuality, but he also allots women just as much agency as men. Throughout his … Continue reading 6:10 – Tough dame

6:9 – “Battling” Bud

[Apologies for the small delay between posts; a lot has been going on and now, suddenly, not much is going on at all. This might give me time to get back into a Between Two Dougies groove...] Where were we...? Ah, yes. Lucky 7 Insurance. With helpful prompts from Phil Bisby (Josh Fadem), Dougie (Kyle … Continue reading 6:9 – “Battling” Bud

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

6:5 – Carl Rodd

An establishing shot reveals a new location for the show; the 'NEW' Fat Trout Trailer Park. The 'old' Fat Trout Trailer Park was situated in Deer Meadow where Teresa Banks was murdered in 1988. Indeed, Teresa Banks lived at the Far Trout Trailer Park and it was the last place that Agent Chester Desmond was … Continue reading 6:5 – Carl Rodd

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

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