FRENDEN

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  1. Quick drop in to say that Bobby Briggs is one of the better acted characters on the show and he really stole his scenes this episode. Believable vulnerability followed by protective toughness followed by exasperation and then horror. So good.
  2. Good Coop: Shot in episode eight of the original run. The bullet pushed the parasitic wood tick on his belly into his abdomen. Doc Hayward removes the parasite from inside him with the bullet fragment. Bad Coop: Shot in episode eight of the new series. Bob, a parasitic orb, is inside him. The woodsmen remove the parasite inside him, Bob. Parallels to the new series aside, it's clever that Coop was portrayed as being invaded by a parasite as early as episode eight of the OG series. It didn't seem like a meaningful thing at the time and I'd largely forgotten that happened.
  3. I haven't read any of the books, only watched the OG series and FWWM. What book is the one you think is essential reading? I might nab it tonight.
  4. I think that's what I like about it -- it's a total exposition dump from Frost told through the visual language of Lynch. It feels wholly collaborative. That people can see it either way is a victory IMO.
  5. That's the push pull of dream-like Lynch and cosmic-horror Frost. I tend to not like when things are spelled out, like I said above, but I felt like this episode rode the line pretty well as collaborations go! What's funny is that most the people I see decrying it on other forums and Reddit and what have ya, are the ones that want more, literal mythos. And they just got it. And don't realize it apparently. Shrug!
  6. It seemed way less abstract to me and more like a big, Frost exposition dump, which, again, the merit of is debatable. It depends on how dreamlike-Lynch vs. how cosmichorror-Frost your wants from Twin Peaks skew. As someone that typically LOVES the Lynchian side of things and tolerates the Frost-mythos, I was surprised to really dig this. I think Lynch is a bit heavy with some of the imagery, but it's just batshit enough to not have gone too far in either direction for me.
  7. It laid bare most the bones for the entire mythology of Twin Peaks. It's debatable whether or not that's a good thing, but SO MUCH happened. Edit: Shout out to Gordon's office having garmonbozia and the bomb hung up -- I think he knows a lot more than has been let on in regards to his Blue Rose cases.
  8. Pfft. I dug the heck out of it.
  9. Penderecki's threnody (the atomic bomb) begat, or ripped a hole for, the dark mother entering our world. We recently saw her trapped in the cube eating the couch couple and I am guessing that was the creature depicted here. The dark mother puked up Bob in spirit. Bob manifested here in the form of a cicada frog. The woodsmen, also unleashed by a rift, or born from the aftermath, of the a-bomb, conditioned hosts for the Bob-frog via their radio message. Bob-frog climbed into, or rode, his first host (the way one might, say, ride a horse as mentioned in the woodsman's words), the girl on the bed. The giant is the opposite of the dark mother and birthed goodness, in the form of Laura, to thwart Bob/the dark mother spirit thing that the bomb unleashed. I don't think it's happenstance that technology is the means of Bob's first host's conditioning. The woodsmen are asking for fire, the first human technology -- "Got a light?" They manipulate, and travel via, our electronics. That fits with all the themes of electricity, static, distortion, the light pole, etc. We doomed ourselves. That's my guess. It's a bit literal.
  10. One possible outcome of the Dougie hitting local TV thing is that the baddies which run the casino see him on television and attempt to hunt him down. I'm 50/50 with that storyline resolving as above or with Badcoop entering the casino and triggering the goons unknowingly.
  11. I think it was an inside joke between Mark Frost and his father. Warren Frost, Doc, was suffering from alzheimer's in real life.
  12. Doc Hayward's scene was heartbreaking knowing the reality behind it. That's three actors on screen who died after filming, now, I think.
  13. Everything about the Dougie/Ike scene was great. I need to watch that again. Are we to believe that Dougie squeezed Ike's hand so hard that it took a few layers of skin off on the handle of the gun? That seemed ambiguous. It looked sorta like the hunk of organic schmoop that was in the trunk of Hastings' car.
  14. We know that Badcoop needs Dougie dead and that both waves of assassins have failed. Badcoop tracing Dougie's steps to handle things himself could lead him to the casino. If Badcoop enters the casino, it will trigger the shady casino goons looking for Dougie. That could be a good confrontation and a resolution to the casino portion of the plot.