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  1. A bit disappointed more first-timers haven't showed up to share their response. I fear we lost most of them somewhere around the Diane Keaton or drawer pull episodes if not earlier...


    I'm still here! I just didn't feel like I had anything to add to the table.


    I loved everything inside the Black Lodge, when we first see Cooper's doppleganger I thought: "I hope Leland makes an appearance", and there he was, and it felt so good.


    I'm looking forward to FWWM and Twin Peaks 2016 if they don't change their mind once again.

  2. For some reason, I thought that the actor who played Mike had both arms.  I always thought that it looked like he was hiding an arm under his shirt.  Typing this out makes me feel like an asshole, but I was very surprised to see that this was not the case.


    Don't worry, you're not alone. The first time I saw him I thought: "You can clearly see his arm under his sweater!"

  3. Also - Good Lord, Michael Ontkean cannot perform grief. "That's the good thing about the law IT DOESN'T BREATHE YOU CAN'T KILL IT!" (It's hard to imagine how any actor could have nailed that particular line, but it's also hard to imagine how anyone could have done a worse job with it!) Then again, no scene that makes me laugh this hard can be all bad.


    I lost it at this week's 'GET OUTTA HERE!!!'


    I hope this is the last time we hear him say that, haha

  4. Someone in another forum made an interesting observation: the article (which seems to be heavily shaped by Showtime's PR) writes "including" profit participation definitions, which means there were other concessions demanded. But that's the only one that gets mentioned, which makes Lynch look greedy/selfish for walking off the show: good spin for Showtime. For all we know, he might have been willing to bend, or at least negotiate longer, on that point but it was the other concessions that went too far for him.


    Showtime is really stuck right now because they have to defend their reputation but they also (I hope) don't want to lose the show and by now, as the cast and public outcry have made clear, Lynch IS the show. I hope an agreement is reached soon but I don't think Lynch is bluffing so Showtime will now have to give him whatever he asked, maybe including keeping his profits at the same level.


    What shocks me, from the same article, is apparently they made the huge public announcement without having read the scripts and thus having no real idea if their estimated budget was correct. I feel no matter what happens, they are going to be the laughingstock of the industry for the way they approached this. I wish everything had been locked down before they made it public but I guess if this budget was really too much for them, they wouldn't have agreed to the series in the first place.


    Wow, thanks for the info, the whole situation is pretty confusing and it's hard to understand what's true and what isn't

  5. What keeps me going through these episodes is imagining the writer who really loves James. The writer who felt the character was smothered by the setting of Twin Peaks and that he needed to go on the road to really flourish. And everybody else on the staff is so checked out by this point that they just let him write his dumb James stories. So he sits and he writes about an honest kid on the road just looking for his place in the world, with nothing to his name but his bike and a past he can't seem to leave behind.


    Nothing to his name? The guy's got 12$ in his bank account!

  6. I would just like to point out that after the scene with Donna in the bar there is a brief cut to James that everyone should go back and watch. He does a totally inexplicable slouch move where he springs off the pole with his neck and then sits down and puts his head in his hands and I don't understand how that take ended up in the show. As a bonus, the scene even has that terrible "just you..." song which cuts off awkwardly as it fades to commercial. It's ~24 min into the episode, go watch it.


    EDIT: I mad it into  .gif:


    He's such a flawless actor

  7. Yeah, while this episode has its moments and feels more consistent than the last one, it has elements I feel much more lukewarm about now than around the two times I watched it before.

    Leland's speech at the end, when he's just about to die, feels wrong and forced. I mean, gosh, has he a lot to say before the reaper finally gets him. It's like the writers felt the need to forcefully cram in all this expository information about Leland's character at the last minute, because in their estimation the audience needs to know. It feels overwritten to me. On the other hand, I like Coop's speech. And the final scene in the woods is especially strong, it's my favorite of this episode.


    I love the light in that scene, seeing Major Briggs just standing there, almost ethereal and thinking that the actor who plays him (Don S. Davis) is no longer with us moved me quite a bit

  8. It bothered me that the entire investigation comes down to Cooper just.. remembering what Laura says in his dream and.. was it just.. flimsy gum and hair evidence he recounts to Truman? It's a minor annoyance, but I wish it had been a real clue as a result of Leland slipping up a bit with the Maddy murder and disposal, somehow..


    I like that it required a leap of faith, pushing Leland into locking and having him freak out and confirm Cooper's instinct. And obviously Cooper had sensed something wrong with Leland in the last episode, so it almost felt earned but the whole sequence at the Roadhouse resulting in him suddenly remembering what Laura says... it just felt like a coop-out. :(


    I was expecting something different from the Roadhouse showdown, it felt rushed.


    Ps: love the typo

  9. This episode has my absolute favorite scene in the whole series: the moment between Donna and Leland. What an absolutely perfect and creepy scene. Lara Flynn Boyle plays the horror and her dawning realization of what Leland is so well.


    I agree, I was thinking the same thing after that scene, when she's walking away from Leland's house, and then, you hear the sound of a motorcycle, and you know James is gonna be terrible.



    On a different note: when Ben signs Catherine's papers he says: "Signed, sealed, delivered" and in the next scene Leland tells Donna: "Don't you worry 'bout a thing". It's probably just a coincidence, but they're both famous Stevie Wonder songs. Maybe it's because English is not my first language, and I associate those sentences with songs I've listened to even before I knew what they meant.

  10. As a first time viewer it seems the number of uninteresting sub-plots skyrocketed this week:


    Bobby decides to get a job in the blackmailing business, Pete does the same, thanks to 'Piper Laurie as Mr. Tojamura' (I did enjoy that scene, though). 


    Andy and Lucy's storyilne has always been ridiculous and it's not getting better.


    The worst offender has to be Hank, he's dragging an interesting character (Norma) into madness, with his roundhouse kicks, old prison pals, beer chugging and chicken wings eating.


    As always LostInTheMovies and AgentCoop are much better than me at translating their feelings into words and I agree with everything they said.


    I'm still enjoying the show, I just wanted to point out some of the things I didn't particularly like this week!


    I can't wait for the podcast / next week's episode! 




    Ps: I loved everything about Leland and Jerry's return was great, I missed him and his fantastic haircut

  11. I think there are two later places where this is referenced (not sure if you've seen the rest of the series/film or not so, spoilers if you haven't, but if you have these may be useful reminders):


    This is my first time watching it, my 'wow' was mostly referring to the horse/heroin association, I'll get back to the spoiler part after watching the rest of the episodes, thanks!

  12. Sarah Palmer was poisoned/drugged.  The drug used was heroin, which is also sometimes referred to as "horse".  Sometimes the symbols can be that obvious.  


    There are many times throughout the show prior to this where Dr. Haywood is giving Sarah a sedative.  I've always assumed that Dr. Haywood thought that Sarah had a heroin dependency, when it was actually Leland dosing his wife with drugs to, ah, get away with certain things.


    Oh wow, I had no idea

  13. Wow, what a roller coaster of an episode.


    Some scattered thoughts:


    • The first scene with Mike explaining where Bob is, for those who missed last week's episode apparently
    • Yet another secret compartment (Leo's new boots)
    • Two-Armed Mike's return
    • For some reason I thought Nadine was going to burst out singing at the 'Double R', when the new weird music started playing
    • Random sailors throwing balls around and smiling, while a man is yelling and collapsing in the middle of the room
    • What happened to Jerry? Am I missing something? I can't remember the last time we saw him
    • Catherine's reveal, I have no idea where that storyline is going
    • Red drapes
    • Everyone is clearly upset after Bob kills(?) Maddie in an incredibly haunting scene


    I'm sure I'm missing something, but so many things happened and I didn't take notes.


    Ps: Manny Calavera wins the prize for most used avatar on the forums!

  14. - What's up with Mr. Tojamura?

    I think he's someone in disguise, probably a woman, but I'm not sure who she might be. 

    I love how they used the same fantastic make-up used to age Cooper in the dream sequence!

    - When Mike suggests Bob is at the Great Northern, what do you take this to mean? Is he staying there? Is he there at that moment? Is he present inside a host or inhabiting the hotel itself as a spirit? Where do you see this clue going?

    I think he's "possessing" someone staying at the Great Northern

    - What role do you see Bob playing in revealing the killer - will he be a clue to the killer, the killer himself, or is something else going on entirely?

    I suppose they'll use Mike to find Bob's host



    Leo's homecoming party is one of my favorite scenes in the whole show. It strikes the perfect note of dark humor and comeuppance for Leo while pulling back enough that we aren't made too uncomfortable by Bobby and Shelley taking advantage of a helpless man, however heinous.


    I loved that scene, especially the little touches like Leo playing the kazoo just by breathing and Bobby pulling him up by the ponytail after faceplanting into the cake