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 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 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
Synopsis The Ruth Davenport murder is one of the least understood side narratives of the new season. In Buckhorn, South Dakota, Bill Hastings is accused of murdering the librarian which whom he was having an affair, and reveals that the two of them found an interdimensional "zone" involving Mr. C, Major Briggs, and the Woodsmen. … Continue reading Who Killed Ruth Davenport?
Synopsis In Episode 9, we learn Hastings has visited Major Briggs twice. In the second meeting, he recounts interference by a group of "others," as he describes them. We know that many of those others are the Woodsmen, but there are still unanswered questions surrounding the events of Hastings' second meeting. Hypothesis Mr. C also … Continue reading Mr. C Made It to the Meeting Between Hastings and Briggs in the Zone
Synopsis Coordinates play a key role in Mr. C's narrative. Hypothesis Ray did not get any coordinates from Betty. The coordinates he gave Mr. C were from somewhere else. The Facts In Episode 9, Hastings tells Agent Preston that he didn't have the coordinates-- Ruth Davenport did In Episode 2, we find out Hastings was … Continue reading Did Ray Ever Actually Get the Coordinates From Betty?
Synopsis In Season 3, Buckhorn, SD is a weird Twin Peaks outpost in the American Badlands. We have the Hastings murders, Ruth Davenport, Woodsmen, and the our first glimpse of the new Major Briggs. However, untangling the mess of narratives into a timeline has proven difficult. Hypothesis Below is the proposed timeline for the events … Continue reading The Buckhorn and Dougie-Tulpa Mini-Timeline
Synopsis We know some weird stuff is going on with Sarah Palmer in season 3. We now know a lot more about what that weird stuff it. Hypothesis Sarah Palmer is possessed by Judy, or Judy's representation. The Facts Sarah Palmer is possessed by the Experiment The Experiment is Judy, or Judy's avatar What Does … Continue reading Judy is Possessing Sarah Palmer
Synopsis There seem to be three larger-than-life antagonistic forces at work in Season 3. One is Mr. C. Another is the Experiment, the Bob-vomiting, lover-slashing humanoid we see in episodes 1, 8, and 14. Lastly, there's Judy: an abstract "extreme negative energy" pursued by Cooper, Briggs, Jeffries, and inquired after by Mr. C. Hypothesis Judy … Continue reading Are The Experiment and Judy Related?