Note: Header art by Reddit user cblackula Welcome! This is my Twin Peaks- The Return Analysis site. I'll be posting detailed scene analysis, insights into the show, and analyze different theories about the show's underlying narrative. WARNING: Major Spoilers Everywhere If you have not seen Twin Peaks, The Return, stop here. Please do not go … Continue reading What is This?
Hi All, It's been quite a while since I last posted. Life has been pretty hectic, and this fell down the list of priorities. However, I'll be starting my umpteenth rewatch of TPTR, so stay tuned in the next couple weeks as I start writing my posts again. -Matt
Synopsis One of Mr. C's clear objectives during the new season is to stay out of the Black Lodge. He's racing against time-- his freedom outside the Waiting Room apparently has a 25-year limit on it. How does he manage to stay out of the Waiting Room? The Facts Mr. C Created Dougie Jones Mr. … Continue reading How Mr. C Stayed Out of the Black Lodge
Synopsis Mr. C has plan for everything. He wants to stay out of the Lodge, and he wants to find that Ace of Spades thing. In order to stay out of the Lodge for good, he needs to get rid of Coop. How does he plan to do this? And what else does need to … Continue reading Mr. C’s Plan for Cooper: The Complete Narrative
Synopsis In Episode 3, Coop visits Naido's Palace in the Mauve Zone. Naido takes Coop upstairs, out of her room ,and pulls a lever. When Coop returns, inside there's a character played by Phoebe Augustine (Ronette Pulaski) credited only as "American Girl." What is her backstory? Why is she there? Who is her mother? Hypothesis … Continue reading Who Is The American Girl In Naido’s Palace?
Synopsis Often, many creatures in Season 3 speak in a weird, backward way. The way this technique is performed, the actor or actress will record something spoken normally. They will then play that backward, and record themselves trying to imitate the backward recording. That new recording will then be played backward, and that is the final … Continue reading Understanding the Purpose of Backward Talking
Synopsis Hypothesis Mr. C got ahold of the Lodge Ring sometime between 1991 and 2016, and gave it to Dougie. The Facts Mr. C Created Dougie Jones Mr. C put Dougie's wedding ring in Briggs' Stomach Mr. C, Audrey, and Annie were in the hospital at the same time In Episode 3, we see … Continue reading How The Lodge Ring Got to Dougie Jones
Synopsis Lynch uses a sophisticated and thought out code, writ large across the sounds and animations he uses, to communicate aspects of the Twin Peaks story to us. One piece of that code is a certain type of effect: in certain scenes, Lynch uses a jittery, staticky animation, replete with frame drops, skips, and jump … Continue reading The Meaning Behind Smooth and Jittery Animations
Synopsis The Mike Guitar Twang Sound In many scenes during this season we here two audio cues-- this guitar twang, and an ethereal, subdued background music. Often accompanied together Hypothesis When we hear the Guitar Twang, or the ethereal lodge music, it means Mike is onscreen, present, or somehow involved immediately in the events onscreen … Continue reading The Guitar Twang and Ethereal Lodge Music are Code For Mike Activity
Synopsis The Scratchy Electricity Sound We here this full, scratchy electric sound a number of times throughout the new season. It's clearly part of Lynch's audiovisual code-- a tool to help guide us through the narrative of TPTR. Hypothesis The scratchy electricity sound is a signifier of Lodge-Creature related activity: When it's being played, … Continue reading What is the Significance of the Scratchy Electricity Sound? What about the Utility Poles?
Feature Image via the tremendouswallpapers.com Synopsis It seems out of character that Mr. C, who goes to great lengths to remain hidden to authorities, would stage Ruth and Major Briggs. Why not just dispose of the bodies? And why stage Briggs body when he knows it would get so much attention from the FBI and … Continue reading Mr. C’s Plan For the Blue Rose Task Force