How Mr. C Stayed Out of the Black Lodge

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

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Mr. C’s Plan for Cooper: The Complete Narrative

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

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

The Meaning Behind Smooth and Jittery Animations

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

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?

Who Killed Ruth Davenport?

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?

Mr. C Made It to the Meeting Between Hastings and Briggs in the Zone

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

Did Ray Ever Actually Get the Coordinates From Betty?

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?

The Buckhorn and Dougie-Tulpa Mini-Timeline

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

Who Were the People That Came in When Bill Hastings Was Talking to Major Briggs?

Synopsis During Tammy's interrogation scene with Bill Hastings, Bill recounts his meetings with Garland Briggs. During the second meetings, when he's delivering the coordinates to the Major. He mentions that after he gave the coordinates to Briggs, "people came in," and pushed him to the ground by his head. They asked him his wife's name … Continue reading Who Were the People That Came in When Bill Hastings Was Talking to Major Briggs?