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

6:8 – Ike ‘The Spike’ Stadtler

At a motel, a diminutive bald hit-man named Ike 'The Spike' Stadtler (Christophe Zajac-Denek) sits before a mirror rolling dice. On the desk in front of him is a bottle of Bulleit bourbon, a measure poured in a glass, a salt seller, a notebook and pencil, and the lethally sharp spiked instrument that evidently gives … Continue reading 6:8 – Ike ‘The Spike’ Stadtler

6:7 – Red square

A couple of short scenes worth dealing with in quick succession now. Firstly, back to Vegas, Mr Todd (Patrick Fleischer) receives a coded message on his laptop in the form of a red square. By now we've readily come to assume that this must be from Mr. C, who seems to have an array of … Continue reading 6:7 – Red square

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

5:12 – 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

5:9 – Kaboom

Part 5's ratatat pacing through smaller scenes continues abreast with a return to Dougie's car, abandoned on the driveway at the Rancho Rosa estates. Lynch begins the scene in close, reminding us that the car has been rigged by Lorraine's goons in an effort to assassinate Douglas Jones (Kyle MacLachlan). A red light blinking on … Continue reading 5:9 – Kaboom

5:8 – Vacancy

While Dougie (Kyle MacLachlan) navigates the complexities of the workplace, Mark Frost and David Lynch now takes us back to the Silver Mustang Casino, and our first glimpse of the bosses who will become so quixotically prevalent later on in the evolution of The Return. We're in a control room, where employees oversee around two … Continue reading 5:8 – Vacancy

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

5:1 – Lorraine

Those serene night shots of the Las Vegas skyline fade through to the breaking of dawn, suggesting a new day is upon us. This doesn't quite track. The last time we were with Dougie (Kyle MacLachlan) it was around the breakfast table, and Part 5 will continue that day's journey when we are reunited with … Continue reading 5:1 – Lorraine

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