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  1. Twin Peaks fans can disagree about a lot of things, but everyone is united in the face of James being the fuckin' worst.
  2. GORDON!!!! I don't think it's a spoiler to mention that he gets more delightful with every appearance. "I would like Agent Cooper to take me home." You and the rest of the world, sister. Nadine's storyline is not beloved, but I think Wendy Robie does an excellent job. (And actually I did end up liking this storyline.) 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. Mike's creepy spirit voice is great, and I love the just-hammy-enough look into the camera for his "Few can see it. The gifted...and THE DAMNED" part of the speech.
  3. I really like the article in the spoiler quotes; thanks for posting.
  4. Yay, Diane! I feel like Cooper hasn't talked to her in awhile. Glad those earplugs got there safely. Mr. Tojamura sounds like Princess Leia when she's got her bounty-hunter mask on in Return of the Jedi. I kept expecting him to tell someone they had hibernation sickness. Donna's story is pretty mesmerizing, and a little mysterious after Fire Walk With Me. I enjoyed Cooper raising his hand at the trial like the judge was a teacher taking attendance.
  5. Hooly cow, that's an amazing story behind all the writers' credits. Glad there was eventual reconciliation, or at least apologies made. Don't do drugs, kids! I loved the mention on the podcast about Sheriff Truman mooning over Cooper. That's pretty much the look I have on my face while I watch Coop do his thing.
  6. Oh no! That is a shame, and I'm sorry if it was my post (as I suspect). I can see how the formatting could have been misleading. If it makes you feel better, (Not a spoiler per se, just general information about the season timeline.)
  7. Re: Fire Walk With Me- About the episode- I know this storyline is pretty unpopular, but Andy and his sperms make me laugh, damn it. I agree that it goes on waaaay too long and is goofy as hell, but to me it's more watchable than many of the other plotlines that start cropping up in the near future.
  8. It's known as Diary II in some versions because of the European cut of the diary You all get a Cooper-style thumbs up.
  9. How is Audrey still at One-Eyed Jack's? This plotline feels like it takes forever. Laura's many diaries make me laugh. It's her diary! No, her SECRET diary! What about her super-duper secret diary?
  10. The first time I watched I was super creeped out by him. This time I am still creeped out by him. Albert's speech: love it. It hits the same funny-real spot that Andy's crying at crime scenes does, and the result is that I laughed my ass off listening to him without it seeming like just a joke. It adds some depth to his character, giving a few layers in addition to his asshole nature instead of erasing it. I agree that it gives Donna some shading beyond "nice girl", but to me it didn't feel immature, and if it was mean it was understandably so. What we're learning about Laura is that she was a very complicated, difficult, and maybe scary person, so it makes sense that Donna would have complicated feelings about her and be angry. Laura's such a good character, something that's rare enough even when the person involved isn't a murdered teenage girl. That's one of the things that makes Twin Peaks special to me, that Laura isn't just a plot point. (That's also why I loved Fire Walk With Me.)
  11. I'm pretty sure I've never actually watched the whole thing- that was the one and only scene I fast-forwarded even in my first watch. How handy! Although it'd probably take me an hour to get my eyeliner looking that perfect... This was when I got onboard with Audrey's character. She's so much more interesting and genuinely take-charge than any of the other teenage characters, and a fair number of the adults. I like that she's got Ben's savvy and craftiness without his overweening selfishness.
  12. "Your former partner flew the coop, Coop" This episode has a lot of delightful and unexpected emotional connections being shared over meals. I love the Major and Log Lady's connection and the gravity with which he treats her log's pronouncements. (Magaret and the Major would be a good spinoff title; I'm picturing a very courtly supernatural sitcom.) I also love Albert and Cooper's breakfast which shows some thawing of their relationship. Albert makes a joke! He asks how Cooper's feeling! Maybe there's a heart under there after all. Thankfully he's as snarky as ever; "Senor Droolcup" makes me laugh and I think it's the only name that guy gets. Because I watched this show for the first time very recently, I had heard a lot about Bob climbing over the couch as it really freaked a lot of people out and stuck in their memories. When I finally saw it, it wasn't that scary to me. (Though Bob behind the bedpost freaked me right out and still does.) I did, however, get a shiver at the Major's printouts. The repeating, mindless-or-possibly-not COOPER COOPER COOPER.....brrr.
  13. When I watched the series for the first time I was absurdly grateful for that. For most of the show I had a really hard time telling Ben and Leland apart, for some reason. I had the same problem with basically everybody on Band of Brothers, too, so maybe it's just me. I try hard not to think of Ronette's nightmare, just like I try hard not to think about Bob crouched behind the bedpost. Laura is scary, scary, scary in this episode. Maybe Diane puts up with Cooper's endless tapes because every once in awhile he drops some wisdom. His observation on fear is pretty beautiful, and Kyle MacLachlan sells it better than the similar observation put forth in Dune.
  14. I love the Giant. He manages to give off an air of authority that's both kind and mournful, all while spouting pretty ridiculous riddles. Damn, what a good scene. That's a pretty dramatic character shift from season one, She also grew up to be an excellent actress: that's Alicia Witt. She's been in quite a lot; last year she was a major character on Justified. I'd love if she was a part of the new season. If they wanted to get really meta with it they could populate half the cast with the original cast's daughters: the Deschanel sisters, Rashida Jones, and Amber Tamblyn. (Hi, guys! It's been fun listening to the podcast and weirdly not too many of my friends are interested in talking about a 25 year old TV show...)