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?
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 During Season 3, one of Mr. C's driving motivations is acquiring a set of coordinates. These coordinates seem to be key to acquiring his interest, the shape on the Ace of Spades. Hypothesis During his travels, he gets ahold of four sets-- one from Ray, one from Diane-Tulpa, one from Jeffries, and one from … Continue reading The Locations of Mr. C’s Coordinates
Synopsis Sarah Palmer's story in The Return is one of the mysterious of any of the show's characters. She displays a variety of erratic and unusual behavior, culminating in opening her face, and biting out the neck of a crass barfly wearing a "Truck You" T-Shirt. The Experiment is an equally mysterious, and far more … Continue reading Sarah Palmer is Possessed by The Experiment
Synopsis In every episode in season 3, there is at least one scene that takes place inside the Roadhouse, Twin Peaks' notorious bar. Each of those scenes is set up by one of three establishing shots: a close up of the neon Bang/Bang sign, a shot of the bang/bang reflection in a puddle, or a … Continue reading The Intro Shots to the Roadhouse Are All One Scene