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  1. It didn't read that way to me. (Admittedly, I saw Nadine striding in with the shovel and thought she was going to brain him with it.) I saw her cheerfulness as being rooted in catharsis. We can't control other people or what they feel, and accepting that it's not your responsibility can feel like a weight lifted from your shoulders. I think someone (last episode?) commented that Jacoby had inadvertently helped someone, and she looked to me like a Nadine who had finally worked out her issues. She is feeling released from her burdens, and she wants Ed to feel that freedom too. (Side note: I adore her coat embroidered with pine needles and pinecones.) Likewise, I don't really buy into Norma-as-pining-other-woman, because she also married and while it's not clear if she was actually dating franchise-wanker, she seemed to at least entertain the possibility. Ed clearly has a moment when he believes she no longer loves him (the 'cyanide pill'), so presumably they aren't having an affair but were just friends (as Ed says to Bobby, "There's nothing going on here"). You're right though, it is wrong for people to stay stuck in an unhappy situation. People should grow and change, becoming better versions of themselves. Continually re-committing themselves to the same mistakes, however, rings true for what people are more likely to do. YMMV, as ever.
  2. I don't think that seems likely though. If we accept the following chain of events: Naido's fall preceeds Cooper's arrival in Las Vegas Cooper's arrival in Las Vegas and DoppelCoop's car crash are roughly synchronous DoppelCoop's car crash preceeds the arrival of the FBI in Buckhorn Given that Cole is in Buckhorn when he takes Truman's call, and that (from what I remember of the chronology of the episode) Truman calls Cole before they find Naido, the finding of Naido and the Cooper-swapping don't seem likely to have happened on the same day. This is Twin Peaks though, so I won't say it's impossible But that reminds me - weren't there two dates on Major Briggs' message? Will they go back to Jack Rabbit's palace?
  3. Now that you mention it, I think it's worth mentioning that Truck You is the one who escalates things at every stage (up until the last one). He starts with propositions, then admonishments, then slurs, and then threats. Sarah gives him several chances to back down, but he keeps pushing. I'm not convinced that she's inhabited by anything good (did anyone else wonder if the 'something in the kitchen' might be the grocery boy trying to escape?) but it doesn't seem to be flagrantly sadistic. I'm also concerned that putting someone in a cell is Andy's idea of keeping them safe. We know that the Woodsmen a) bump people off, and b ) have no trouble getting in/out of gaol cells, head or no head. Of course, if the purple scene does take place chronologically later, then it seems likely Naido will be okay. Maybe that's why she's so insistent on keeping Cooper away from the electrical outlet? She has seen him as Dougie!Coop and wants him to try another way. Or maybe the fall from space ripped the stitches out and reopened the wounds. Who knows?
  4. I was rewatching episode 14, and I couldn't remember if Naido had those open wounds on her eye-area when we first saw her. Also, I couldn't remember how the banging in the purple scene came to be labelled as 'mother', so I went back to watch episode 3. ...And, wow. Pre-Dougie Cooper is so Cooper-like! He asks questions, he notices things, he reacts! I appreciate it more for having had it taken away. After Cooper tests out the electrical wall/box thing by letting it zap his head a bit, he does exhibit some very Dougie!Coop-like facial expressions. It does seem pretty convincing that the mode of travel scrambled his mind. Something that I had forgotten is that Cooper and Dougie do not trade places. Dougie is jerked into the black lodge (because of the owl cave ring?) with a bang loud enough for Jade to hear, and Cooper arrives via electrical outlet. DoppelCoop (it is funny to see him actually frightened) does see Dougie seated in the black lodge before he (DoppelCoop) ralphs. It's Ronette/"American Girl" says "You'd better hurry, my mother's coming" What could it mean that the Bob-barfing 'experiment' is American Girl's mother? Was mother after Naido instead of (or as well as) Cooper? In that scene, Naido's face wounds appeared to be stitched. Does episode 14 come before episode 3 in Naido's personal timeline? I got a lot out of rewatching just these couple of scenes. I'm looking forward to the actual rewatch podcast for season 3.
  5. He beckoned Cooper-as-Dougie into the cafe to buy the cherry pie. Presumably he knew about/planted The Dream?
  6. Oh Shelly. Shelly how could you. I am so disappointed. I don't know what the timeline is, but we know that events occurred - roughly in this order: Shelly marries Leo Leo turns out to be abusive Shelly starts cheating with Bobby Shelly longer married to Leo (presumably murdered by Windom Earl Shelly marries Bobby They have Becky Bobby gets his life together, contributes to community etc. Shelly and Bobby break up/separate/divorce We can't - at this stage - know if their relationship ended before or after Bobby reformed, but it strongly suggests that she's only interested in guys who are scumbags. And then she sits there and lectures her daughter about being involved with a man of unsavoury character while in the very same scene she runs out to snog someone who is a) at least two rungs higher up the drug ladder, and b ) has almost certainly murdered more people and c) is just skeezy ew. Eeewww no. Ugh. But then the honking woman? While she's going on about how 'we have to get home', I'm thinking 'is she hallucinating someone in the car with her?' BUT NO there is an actual zombie in the car. Well done Bobby for not just shooting it on the spot. Even so, the honking woman's disjointed rambling still doesn't make sense. Why is she trying to get home for dinner and not to the hospital? Why is she encouraging anyone to visit (ie: the uncle) when they might contract whatever the sickness is? Why is she honking instead of just pulling out and driving around the blockage? Why does she say 'argh argh argh' and allow herself to be vomited on instead of getting the hell out of the car? That whole thing was strange and brilliant and none of it made any sense. I loved this episode. But I'm still super bummed about Shelly.
  7. Overall, I was glad that there was so much more music than previously. After Episode 8 / Gotta Light, this episode was so normal and comfortable that I felt a bit let down. I could have used more surrealism to ease me back into online furniture shopping, etc. Embarrassingly obvious questions and so on underneath the cut.
  8. I was already thinking 'Is that a golden, glowing uterus?' before an egg came out of it. As regards the last few episodes, it feels like there was an editing miscommunication (I'm assuming that there wasn't; and it's just the part of my brain that alphabetises CDs that is upset). Specifically, it feels things have been edited into episodes of around the same length +/- 5 minutes, with a roadhouse band at the end, in the understanding that someone will have to go back and even out the episode lengths...but that never happened and someone just arbitrarily cut it up into 58 minute sections. It feels like the Coopleganger & Ray followed by NIN belongs at the end of the previous episode and that this episode could have been 100% crazypants visual imagery. I'm glad that it wasn't, because contrast and juxtaposition are useful, but I still can't shake the feeling that it was originally intended to be divided differently.
  9. Posted in error - should be making notes elsewhere first. Sorry!
  10. Balthazar Getty's character is listed in the credits as 'Red' (personally, I like 'Finger-gun Sorcerer' better). I spent that entire scene trying to work out where I had seen him earlier episode? An entirely different show? At first I thought he was Ray (remember Ray, in prison for carrying guns over state lines? I wonder where that's going), but they just have similar cheek bones. Nope, turns out he was on screen for ten seconds at the end of episode two. In the Bang Bang Bar he makes a finger gun at Shelley, who smiles as though that's adorable. I hope they're not an item. That would make him Shelley's third drug running/dealing partner, and the domestic violence overtones are creepy. Maybe he's just her marksmanship instructor or something? /wishful thinking