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?
Synopsis In Part 16, one of the big reveals of the episode was that not only had Mr. C raped Diane, but Diane herself was a Tulpa. In Part 17, we find out that Naido is actually the original Diane. How did Diane end up disguised, blind, and gagged? How did she end up in … Continue reading What was Mr. C’s role regarding Naido?
Synopsis In Episode 3, we see Dougie Tulpa decompose in the Waiting Room. What comes out of him is a gold "seed," and a black, floating rock. Additionally, in Episode 5, we see Mr. C communicate with his Argentina Box, after which the box self-destructs into a small, black rock. Hypothesis Dougie's black rock and … Continue reading What Is The Black Stuff Dougie and the Argentina Box Are Made Of?
Synopsis We know the Mauve Zone, the place where the Fireman lives, and the place with Naido's Palace. We also know the Convenience Store, which came into exist during the Trinity Test and serves as some kind of nexus point for Lodge entities. Hypothesis The Convenience store is an access point for the Mauve Zone … Continue reading Accessing the Mauve Zone Via the Convenience Store
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?
Synopsis Kettle Jeffries, or Machine Jeffries, is the season 3 incarnation of mysterious FBI Agent Phillip Jeffries from Fire Walk With Me. He appears as a steaming machine in a mysterious room, accessible only via the Convenience Store. Hypothesis Kettle Jeffries exists in a room in the Mauve Zone. The Facts When Mr. C visits … Continue reading Phillip Jeffries (Kettle Jeffries) Is In the Mauve Zone
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