Understanding the Purpose of Backward Talking

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.┬áThat new recording will then be played backward, and that is the final … Continue reading Understanding the Purpose of Backward Talking

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What is the Significance of the Scratchy Electricity Sound? What about the Utility Poles?

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?

What is going on in the Waiting Room Scene With the White Horse? And Why is It So Important?

Synopsis In episode 2, Laura and Coop have a very strange conversation in the Waiting Room, in a scene that mirrors season 2. However, at the end of this exchange, Laura screams, and is whooshed away into the sky. In episode 18, this same thing happens, except Laura is whooshed away in the woods, although … Continue reading What is going on in the Waiting Room Scene With the White Horse? And Why is It So Important?

Judy is Possessing Sarah Palmer

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

What is Going On With the Portal at 430?

Synopsis Fireman: "Remember 4-3-0." This cryptic message from the Fireman to Coop, uttered at the beginning of this season, bears fruit only much later during the finale. There, at a 430 mile marker, Coop finds a portal to some other place on his time-warping quest to find Laura Palmer. Hypothesis Before Coop and Diane are … Continue reading What is Going On With the Portal at 430?

A Cooper Scene in the Waiting Room is a Flashback, Laura is the Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane, and What That Means

Synopsis   The two Waiting Room scenes-- in Episodes 2 and 18-- are slightly different, but both involve Mike and the Evolution of the Arm. In each of these scenes, there is very specific sound design and camerawork that is used to express insight into some of the larger narratives.   Hypothesis   In episode … Continue reading A Cooper Scene in the Waiting Room is a Flashback, Laura is the Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane, and What That Means

Mr. C Created Dougie Jones

Synopsis We only see the *real* Dougie Jones briefly: He's talking to Jade, the prostitute, when his arms go numb. He has what appears to be a heart attack, crawls, into the living room, vomits, then is whisked away with animation that is distinctly tied to how Tulpas disappear. Hypothesis Dougie Jones, the Tulpa, was … Continue reading Mr. C Created Dougie Jones

Sarah Palmer is Possessed by The Experiment

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

Understanding the Motels in Episode 18

Synopsis Coop and Diane portal into a night road, seemingly into a new world. They travel until they find a small, neon-lit hotel, and check in for the night. What follows is a very strange sex scene. followed by an even stranger morning after. Coop awakes, shouting, "Diane," to an empty room. He finds a … Continue reading Understanding the Motels in Episode 18