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 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 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 The Black Box in Argentina is one of the most mysterious objects in Twin Peaks: The Return. It is terse and unreadable, and implodes into a black rock before we can even begin to figure out what it's about. Hypothesis What follows is the function and role of the Black Box in the Twin … Continue reading The Beeping Argentina Box: What It is, and Its Purpose
Synopsis In Episode 8, the Fireman thought-creates a Golden Orb with a photo of Laura Palmer inside. Senorita Dido kisses the orb, and sends it into the world via the Fireman's interactive theater screen. On first watch, it seems like the orb would be going to Twin Peaks. However, with the additional info of the … Continue reading Where Does the Laura orb in Episode 8 Go
Synopsis The Mauve Tower is the nexus of the Fireman's power, and his stronghold. We see him there in episodes 1, 8, 14, and 17. Additionally, we have other locations, such as Naido's Palace, and Phillip Jeffries' room, in the Mauve Tower as well. The Waiting Room seems to be tied to Glastonbury Grove in … Continue reading Connecting The Mauve Tower to The Great Northern Hotel
Synopsis During Season 3, we see the Fireman a number one times: Talking to Coop in Ep. 1, Responding to the bomb in Ep. 8, or meeting with Andy in Ep. 14. He's played by Carel Struyken, the same actor who played the Giant in the original series, and he's wearing similar clothes: the bowtie … Continue reading What the Fireman’s Clothes Reveal (And it’s surprisingly important)