5:13 – Dr. Amp’s gold shit-digging shovel

After setting up so much mystery and intrigue, it's time for Frost and Lynch to give us just a little pay-off, so we delve back into the Twin Peaks woods to learn what Dr. Jacoby (Russ Tamblyn) has been up to with those painted shovels. Broadcasting from his rundown trailer nestled in a leafy clearing, … Continue reading 5:13 – Dr. Amp’s gold shit-digging shovel

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

5:11 – I love how you love me

One of the staple locations of the former series now makes its long awaited return as Part 5 continues to define itself through short, sharp hops from place to place. This jumping about marks a change in feel for The Return after a fairly direct and streamlined opening clutch of installments. Inside the Double R Diner … Continue reading 5:11 – I love how you love me

5:10 – Jade

Just time for a brief, final appearance from Jade (Nafessa Williams), the prostitute who drove Dougie (Kyle MacLachlan) to the Silver Mustang Casino. Here she picks up her car from the car wash. When she does so, she is given back the Great Northern Hotel room key that Dougie dropped into the foot-well on their … Continue reading 5:10 – Jade

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

5:7 – 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

5:4 – Feedback

Some characters from the original run of Twin Peaks simply don't have a use in the narrative being told throughout The Return. It's lamentable for some (Donna, most notably), but for others the bitter pill is easier to swallow. And, with some generosity, Mark Frost and David Lynch still give some of these lesser characters footnote moments, … Continue reading 5:4 – Feedback

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

4:12 – 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