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 Guitar Twang and Ethereal Lodge Music are Code For Mike Activity

Synopsis The Mike Guitar Twang Sound In many scenes during this season we here two audio cues-- this guitar twang, and an ethereal, subdued background music. Often accompanied together Hypothesis When we hear the Guitar Twang, or the ethereal lodge music, it means Mike is onscreen, present, or somehow involved immediately in the events onscreen … Continue reading The Guitar Twang and Ethereal Lodge Music are Code For Mike Activity

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?

What Is The Black Stuff Dougie and the Argentina Box Are Made Of?

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?

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?

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