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

5:12 – 5:30

The working day is over at Lucky 7 Insurance. Dougie (Kyle MacLachlan) stands in the elevator as it descends with his pile of case files. He has his back to the elevator door while all the other passengers are facing it. Dougie is set apart from his contemporaries. They are headed in one direction; Dougie … Continue reading 5:12 – 5:30

5:7 – Case files

One thing I hear commonly among my peers (Millennials and a smattering of Gen-Zers) is the term 'Impostor Syndrome'; a condition of not feeling equipped or deserving of some aspect of one's life. It can cover the general feeling of 'faking' being an adult, or it can be used for more urgent and serious feelings … Continue reading 5:7 – Case files

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

5:3 – Still with me

In Yankton Federal Prison, South Dakota, Mr. C (Kyle MacLachlan) lies on his bunk in his cell and predicts the arrival of his evening meal. "And now food is coming". The guard approaches and passes the tray through the slot in the bars. Mr. C washes his hands and looks in the small mirror above … Continue reading 5:3 – Still with me

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

4:8 – Take five

Breakfast. Janey-E (Naomi Watts) is at the stove in their expansive kitchen; typical of detached American homes that exudes middle class affluence. Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" plays prominently on the soundtrack. The makings of the day's first meal are strewn around. Coffee mugs. Orange juice. A typical domestic scene.Dougie (Kyle MacLachlan) zombie walks into the … Continue reading 4:8 – Take five

4:7 – Mr dream weaver

It's morning at the Jones household in Las Vegas. The timelines across the events that take place in Nevada, Washington and South Dakota do not sync up - or even make chronological sense some of the time - but for Dougie Jones (Kyle MacLachlan), this is day 2 of his experiences. We join him sat … Continue reading 4:7 – Mr dream weaver