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

Who Is The American Girl In Naido’s Palace?

Synopsis In Episode 3, Coop visits Naido's Palace in the Mauve Zone. Naido takes Coop upstairs, out of her room ,and pulls a lever. When Coop returns, inside there's a character played by Phoebe Augustine (Ronette Pulaski) credited only as "American Girl." What is her backstory? Why is she there? Who is her mother? Hypothesis … Continue reading Who Is The American Girl In Naido’s Palace?

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?

What was Mr. C’s role regarding Naido?

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?