Most of this Twin Peaks page is many years old, but appended farther down is my new section about The 2017 return of Twin Peaks.
The show returns on the Showtime cable channel, so the new "official" site is: Showtime's Twin Peaks page
In October 2016, while fans eagerly awaited the show's return in 2017, show co-creator Mark Frost released a book to tide us over, called The Secret History of Twin Peaks." More on this in my new section about Twin Peaks 2017.
Farther down this page are all the old TP fan sites, some very good, but all very old. Here is a recent and very active and quasi-official TP site: Welcome to Twin Peaks. They also have a FaceBook page to like: Welcome to Twin Peaks, on FaceBook. They're on Instagram as well: Welcome to Twin Peaks, on Instagram.
Wikipedia's great, simple, no-nonsense page about Twin Peaks' revival: Twin Peaks 2017, Wikipedia.
A couple of official (not fan-made) TP/Lynch promotional web sites to pop up in 2016:
Before my little old Peaks site, which really is a good, succinct summary of things and a great collection of working links, here are links to skip to my new sections at the bottom about the 2017 return of Twin Peaks:
|Returning cast for Peaks 2017||New cast for Peaks 2017|
|Original cast not returning for Peaks 2017||One fan's predictions for Peaks 2017|
|Original & new TP cast who also were on The X-Files|
|TP Basics||TP Homages in Games||TP links|
|Wikipedia Twin Peaks Articles|
|Own Twin Peaks on DVD!|
|TP cast who also were on The X-Files|
Watch Twin Peaks right now at CBS.com. Some eps are free. For most, they'll need money. No, I don't know why a show that aired on ABC is at CBS.com.
NetFlix also has all eps, and will want some money.
The simple idea is just visit North Bend, WA, and nearby Snoqualmie, WA, two small towns out east of Seattle. Just drive around a little and you'll see spots used in the show, most notably Snoqualmie Falls and the Double-R Diner. Right next to the falls is the Salish Lodge, called the Great Northern Hotel on the show. You don't even have to feel too geeky, or Peak-sy. It's a beautiful area. I rented a bike and rode on the old railroad beds, right through mountains and over scenic bridges that cars never see.
Sites explaining places where they did location shots for Twin Peaks:
Video of chief Twin Peaks filming locations in Washington state, as they looked in 2016.
OTIS (Odd Things I've Seen) - A high-level tour of the most familiar and easy-to-find sites.
In Twin Peaks - An in-depth guide to even the most obscure filming sites.
Twedes Cafe - The real cafe in North Bend, WA, that is the Double-R Diner in Twin Peaks. If you want to keep it simple, skip the other sites and stop here for lunch, have some coffee and pie, and take a few photos. Don't be shy, people take photos here every day and the staff are accustomed to it.
Back in 1996 I visited some Twin Peaks filming sites in Washington state. The photos have been in a drawer but I recently fished them out, scanned them and made these little collages:
Me at the water falls and Great Northern Lodge in Twin Peaks, actually a lodge in Snoqualmie, WA.
Me at a small motel in North Bend, WA, where they filmed a scene for the Twin Peaks movie.
Me and Laura Palmer outside the cafe in Twin Peaks, which is a real cafe/diner in North Bend, WA.
Tricia Brock wrote two second-season episodes of the TV show Twin Peaks. She autographed the back of a VHS box set to me and Sue. Kansas City writer Dan Lybarger got this autograph for me and shot this photo of her when he interviewed her for a film she was promoting.
Me at Big Ed Hurley's Gas Farm in Twin Peaks, which when I visited was a kite 'n' craft store in Snoqualmie, WA.
I remember I was hooked on Twin Peaks. So were a lot of critics and other people. The donut jokes, the "Damn good coffee!" remarks, the use of east Indian mysticism to solve crimes, the whole quircky and funny atmosphere. Plenty of newspaper articles and TV shows were asking, "Who killed Laura Palmer?"
But time dragged on and director David Lynch wouldn't provide a resolution to the "Who killed Laura Palmer?" story arc. By the time the show finally settled that question and moved to another story arc, the public had lost interest. The show's second season had a cliffhanger ending that was never resolved.
But the show had a great underlying mystery. Plot threads about crime and personal intrigues (with a constant suffusion of comedy) took up most of the show, but behind it all there was always the mystery of the evil that lived in the woods around Twin Peaks. It wasn't the usual sort of evil threat you find in horror shows. Revealed slowly and tantalizingly over many episodes, the true evil was the presence of a portal to the Black Lodge.
The Black Lodge was a place where profoundly evil spirits had long lived. It occupied the same space as the White Lodge, where good but apparently weaker spirits lived (they always failed to prevent people from being killed). Though it seemed like a man had killed Laura Palmer, it was really a spirit from the Black Lodge who entered our world and caused the evil in and around Twin Peaks. Whenever some little piece of information about the lodge and that spirit was parceled out, you knew you were at the heart of the show.
My small contribution to the collection of Twin Peaks sites on the internet is to present examples of computer games that have Twin Peaks-inspired images and/or sounds in them. These go back quite a few years to when I played a lot of games on my PC; I don't know if any recent games have Twin Peaks homages.
Carmageddon 2 - First we have Carmageddon 2, a driving game that came out in 1998. Its very unsubtle tribute to Twin Peaks is a portion of the game where you drive around in a mountain town called Twin Shrieks. All the major elements are there: the cafe, the inn, the mill, the bridge, the pines, the mountains. Most only slightly resemble elements of the show, but the sign identifying the town is lifted straight out of the show.
|Twin Shrieks sign||Cafe in Twin Shrieks||Bridge in Twin Shrieks|
|Inn at Twin Shrieks||Mill in Twin Shrieks|
Kiss Psycho Circus - Next we have a game called Kiss Psycho Circus that came out in 2000. Based on the characters in the rock group Kiss, one section takes you through the demon character's hell, and includes a red room with lots of red curtains and with a distinctive floor pattern that you'll recognize. There is no explanation that it is based on Twin Peaks, but it seemed clear to me.
Red Room in Kiss Psycho Circus
Max Payne - Max Payne came out in 2001. Instead of first-person perspective it had third-person perspective, so that's Max you see watching the TV in the pictures. Check out the pictures, then read on for an explanation of the TP tie-in.
|Max Payne & TP 1||Max Payne & TP 2||Max Payne & TP 3|
To buy the DVDs at Amazon.com:
- Two-hour Pilot
- Season One
- Season Two
- Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me (theatrical prequel that came out after the TV show)
- Twin Peaks - The Entire Mystery - All of the above together on blu-ray. All of the TV show, the movie, deleted scenes from the movie, extras including bloopers
|dugpa.com - Resource to Lynch's work||TP write-up at Wikipedia.org||DavidLynch.com - TP director's official site|
|Twin Peaks Online||Wikipedia page about the 2017 return of Twin Peaks||Jordan Chambers' Twin Peaks Gazette - Good stuff. An archive - stopped updating in 2012.|
|Welcome to Twin Peaks.com, In 2016 the most active and quasi-official TP page, lots of updates about 2017 return of the show.||Glastonberry Grove - TP fan site||The Black Lodge by Mike Dunn|
|European TP Archive||Twin Peaks Studios||Internet Movie DataBase - details about TP cast and crew.|
|Twin Peaks Festival every August at filming sites: twinpeaksfest.com||Jennifer Ramirez' and Amanda Hicks' Twin Peaks Brewing Company - this includes thousands of moment-by-moment screenshots, covering every episode & the movie|
|Tribute To Albert Rosenfield||Jason's Twin Peaks page||Listen to Diane: The Twin Peaks Tapes Of Agent Cooper. A commercial release featuring Kyle MacLachlan, supplementing the tape entries you saw him make on the show. No longer available for purchase.|
|Julee Cruise on FaceBook - sang "Falling" and other TP music||Buy the TP soundtrack - includes links to hear part of all tracks||Buy the TP-FWWM soundtrack - includes links to hear part of all tracks||Buy Julee Cruise's album Floating Into the Night - includes links to hear part of all tracks|
|Lynchnet.com, TP fan site||Pop Apostle.com, TP fan site||twinpeaks.livejournal.com - fan site||Twin Peaks wiki - tries to be a sort of Twin Peaks wikipedia|
|Twin Peaks||David Lynch||Mark Frost||The Black Lodge|
|Angelo Badalamenti||Jennifer Lynch||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With_Me|
|Bookhouse Boys||Snoqualmie, Washington||North Bend, Washington||Twin Peaks 2017|
|The FBI||Special Agent Dale Cooper||Investigates the murder of Laura Palmer, very intuitive and gifted, falls in love with Twin Peaks and all its rural life, humble hero of the story||Kyle MacLachlan, b 1959|
|Albert Rosenfield||Abrasive forensics expert, whose façade hides a spiritual nature||Miguel Ferrer, b 1955|
|Chester Desmond||Investigates murder of Teresa Banks, mysteriously disappears||Chris Isaak, b 1956|
|Sam Stanley||Forensics specialist, assists Desmond in the investigation of Teresa Banks' murder||Kiefer Sutherland, b 1966|
|Phillip Jefferies||Long lost FBI agent who knows of the Lodges and their inhabitants||David Bowie, 1947-2016|
|Gordon Cole||Stone-deaf Regional Bureau Chief, known to shout constantly||David Lynch, b 1946|
|Diane||Cooper's never-seen secretary; when Cooper speaks into his tape recorder each episode, the intended recipient is Diane||(never seen or heard)|
|Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department||Sheriff Harry S. Truman||Lover of Josie Packard||Michael Ontkean, b 1946|
|Deputy Andy Brennan||Dorky sidekick, lover of Lucy||Harry Goaz, b 1960|
|Deputy Hawk, Tommy Hill||Native American, expert tracker||Michael Horse, b 1951|
|Lucy Moran||Ditzy receptionist, off and on lover of Deputy Andy Brennan||Kimmy Robertson, b 1954|
|The Palmers||Laura Palmer||Murder victim and the center of the story, Laura Palmer is the one figure that connects almost everyone in Twin Peaks||Sheryl Lee, b 1967|
|Leland Palmer||Laura's father, known for his compulsive singing and dancing||Ray Wise, b 1947|
|Sarah Palmer||Laura's psychic mother||Grace Zabriskie, b 1941|
|Maddie Ferguson||Laura's twin cousin||Sheryl Lee, b 1967|
|The Haywards||Doctor William Hayward||The doctor of Twin Peaks, assists on the autopsy of Laura Palmer||Warren Frost, b 1925|
|Eileen Hayward||Doctor Hayward's wheelchair bound wife||Mary Jo Deschanel, b 1945|
|Donna Hayward||Laura's best friend, lover of James Hurley||Lara Flynn Boyle, b 1970|
|Harriet Hayward||Donna's younger sister||Jessica Wallenfels|
|Gersten Hayward||Donna's youngest sister||Alicia Witt, b 1975|
|The Hornes||Benjamin Horne||Wealthy businessman, owns Great Northern Hotel and Horne's Department Store||Richard Beymer, b 1938|
|Jerry Horne||Ben's playboy brother and business partner||David Patrick Kelly, b 1951|
|Sylvia Horne||Ben's constantly angry wife||Jan D'Arcy|
|Audrey Horne||Ben's sultry teenage daughter||Sherilyn Fenn, b 1965|
|Johnny Horne||Ben's mentally handicapped son, tutored by Laura||Robert Bauer III|
|Packard/Martell Family||Josie Packard||Widowed sawmill owner, lover of Sheriff Truman, tutored by Laura||Joan Chen, b 1961|
|Andrew Packard||Late Ex-owner of the Packard Sawmill and husband of Josie||Dan O'Herlihy, 1919-2005|
|Catherine Packard Martell||Sister of Andrew, schemes with secret lover Ben Horne to burn down the sawmill||Piper Laurie, b 1932|
|Pete Martell||Long-suffering husband of Catherine, fishing enthusiast||Jack Nance, 1943-1996|
|The Briggs'||Major Garland Briggs||Intelligent and gifted Air Force officer involved in Project Blue Book, deep space monitoring, and the woods surrounding Twin Peaks||Don S. Davis, 1942-2008|
|Betty Briggs||Unassuming and loving wife and mother||Charlotte Stewart, b 1941|
|Bobby Briggs||Rebellious teenager, captain of the football team, boyfriend of Laura Palmer, secret lover of Shelly Johnson||Dana Ashbrook, b 1967|
|The Hurleys||Big Ed Hurley||Owner of Big Ed's Gas Farm, secret lover of Norma Jennings||Everett McGill, b 1945|
|Nadine Hurley||Ed's one-eyed, mad, drape-obsessed wife||Wendy Robie, b 1953|
|James Hurley||Ed's nephew, secret love of Laura Palmer, lover of Donna Hayward||James Marshall, b 1967|
|The Jennings'||Norma Jennings||Double R Diner owner, lover of Big Ed Hurley, organizer of Meals on Wheels with Laura||Peggy Lipton, b 1946|
|Hank Jennings||Norma's husband, paroled criminal, conspirator with Josie Packard||Chris Mulkey, b 1948|
|Annie Blackburn||Younger sister of Norma, an ex-nun with a troubled past||Heather Graham, b 1970|
|The Johnsons||Leo Johnson||Brutish trucker and drug-runner, had a sexual relationship with Laura Palmer||Eric Da Re, b 1965|
|Shelly Johnson||Abused young wife of Leo, waitress at Norma's diner, secret lover of Bobby Briggs||Mädchen Amick, b 1970|
My observation: The Milfords are comic relief. Nothing they say or do moves forward the greater story arc.
|Mayor Dwayne Milford||Long time mayor of Twin Peaks, has an ongoing feud with his brother Dougie||John Boylan, 1912-1994|
|Dougie Milford||Publisher of the Twin Peaks Gazette local newspaper, known to marry often||Tony Jay, 1932-2006|
|Lana Budding Milford||Seductive wife of Dwayne, known to charm almost any man that's around her||Robyn Lively, b 1972|
|The O'Reillys||Black Rose/Blackie O'Reilly||The madame of One Eyed Jacks||Victoria Catlin|
|Nancy O'Reilly||Blackie's sister, lover of Jean Renault||Galyn Gorg, b 1964|
|The Renaults||Jacques Renault||Canadian croupier, drug-runner, and bartender at the Roadhouse. Had sexual relationship with Laura Palmer||Walter Olkewicz, b 1948|
|Jean Renault||Oldest and most dangerous Renault brother, veteran criminal, insurance agent.||Michael Parks, b 1940|
|Bernard Renault||Youngest Renault brother, mules drugs over the border||Clay Wilcox|
|Others||Margaret Lanterman ("The Log Lady")||Mystic, widow who divines through a log she carries with her everywhere||Catherine E. Coulson, 1943‑2015|
|Windom Earle||Psychotic and brilliant ex-partner of Cooper, desires the powers of the Lodges||Kenneth Welsh, b 1942|
|Dr. Lawrence Jacoby||Eccentric psychiatrist, Laura was a patient of his||Russ Tamblyn, b 1934|
|Thomas Eckhardt||Former business partner of Andrew Packard, obsessively in love with Josie Packard||David Warner, b 1941|
|Jones||Thomas Eckhardt's assistant||Brenda Strong, b 1960|
|Emory Baddis||Store manager of Horne's Department Store, recruits girls to work at One Eyed Jacks||Dan Amendola|
|Harold Smith||Agoraphobic horticulturist, Laura's Meals on Wheels friend||Lenny Von Dohlen, b 1958|
|Denise/Dennis Bryson||Cross-dressing DEA agent who investigates drug allegations against Dale Cooper||David Duchovny, b 1960|
|Dick Tremayne||Pretentious employee of Men's Department at Horne's, ex-lover of Lucy||Ian Buchanan, b 1957|
|Mike Nelson ("Snake")||Bobby's best friend, high school wrestling champ, ex-boyfriend of Donna.||Gary Hershberger|
|Ronnette Pulaski||Ex-employee of One Eyed Jacks and Horne's Department Store, was with Laura the night she died||Phoebe Augustine|
|Evelyn Marsh||Rich woman who James Hurley runs into, and who is beaten by her husband||Annette McCarthy|
|Teresa Banks||First victim, found almost exactly one year before the murder of Laura Palmer||Pamela Gidley, b 1965|
|Roadhouse Singer||Angelic singer at the Roadhouse, known for her dream-like voice||Julee Cruise, b 1956|
|Lodge Inhabitants||Bob||An evil and malevolent spirit who haunts Laura Palmer and inhabits humans similar to Mike||Frank Silva, 1950-1995|
|Phillip Michael Gerard AKA The One-Armed Man.||A one-armed shoe salesman who acts as host for Mike, a good and supposedly reformed spirit||Al Strobel, b 1939|
|The Man From Another Place||Enigmatic dwarf, consumer of garmonbozia||Michael J. Anderson, b 1953|
|The Giant||A supernatural giant who helps Cooper.
My own note: Tries mostly unsuccessfully to help. With the exception of Annie, everyone the giant and Coop try to protect dies. The chief occasion on which the giant is of genuine use is the episode where the true killer of Laura Palmer is finally arrested. Certainly he would have killed again if he hadn't been arrested.
|Carel Struycken, b 1948|
|Mrs. Tremond / Chalfont||Connected to the Lodges, Pierre's grandmother, intentions unknown||Frances Bay, 1919-2011|
|Pierre Tremond / Chalfont||Also connected to the Lodges, intentions unknown||Austin Jack Lynch, b 1982|
This was the original ending of my long-standing Peaks page. But now here's new stuff:
In October 2016, while fans eagerly awaited the show's return in 2017, show co-creator Mark Frost released a book to tide us over, called The Secret History of Twin Peaks. The following paragraph talks about it a little bit, and is 99% spoiler-free, but lets you know what the book is about. The Secret History of Twin Peaks is a fun read for diehard fans who want to delve into the darker mystery (aliens, spirits, other dimensions) of the show. If you're mostly into the humorous aspect of the show (which is fine! I love that stuff!), then there's nothing here for you. Some vague spoilers follow, but don't worry, specific revelations are not mentioned. From the vantage point of October 2016, it's hard to know if the book relates much to the 2017 return; it seems unlikely, as the book dwells almost exclusively on characters (and the actors who played them) who have died. It basically fills out the history (including ancient history) leading to the events of the original show, and tells a tiny bit of what happened after the show. It reveals (no spoiler here) the names of some specific characters who have definitely died, and won't be seen in the new show. The book itself is presented as a dossier found at a crime scene in 2016, being examined by an FBI agent, complete with her notes in the margins. It seems likely this FBI agent will be a central character in the new show in 2017, my guess being it will be the character played by Amy Shiels. Some hardcore fans of the show (so hardcore that they make me look like a very casual fan) quickly condemned the book. Too bad for them. Honestly, it's a fun read for the reasons I already gave. Finally, some have pointed out that the book has some inconsistencies with the show, but allowed that these "mistakes" could be intentional and will make sense when the new show elaborates. In interviews promoting the book Frost has vaguely hinted that is the case. He also hinted that a second volume is coming after the show debuts.
The producers of Twin Peaks' 2017 return on April 25, 2016, revealed the entire cast, including 217 actors. No character names were given with the actor names, so the fan community quickly identified the returning actors and speculated about what sorts of parts the new people would play. My own speculation: A missing actor name from the original cast doesn't mean for sure their character isn't returning. Maybe one of the new actors will take over that role. Also, and this probably is just me, I don't know if we can accept that all actor names were released. Maybe they want to preserve some surprises.
Twin Peaks Returns in 2017, but First a Twin Peaks Book in 2016
Twin Peaks 2017, who is returning and (apparently) not returning
Twin Peaks 2017 Announced Returning Cast
In October 2016, while fans eagerly awaited the show's return in 2017, show co-creator Mark Frost released a book to tide us over, called The Secret History of Twin Peaks. The following paragraph talks about it a little bit, and is 99% spoiler-free, but lets you know what the book is about.
The Secret History of Twin Peaks is a fun read for diehard fans who want to delve into the darker mystery (aliens, spirits, other dimensions) of the show. If you're mostly into the humorous aspect of the show (which is fine! I love that stuff!), then there's nothing here for you. Some vague spoilers follow, but don't worry, specific revelations are not mentioned. From the vantage point of October 2016, it's hard to know if the book relates much to the 2017 return; it seems unlikely, as the book dwells almost exclusively on characters (and the actors who played them) who have died. It basically fills out the history (including ancient history) leading to the events of the original show, and tells a tiny bit of what happened after the show. It reveals (no spoiler here) the names of some specific characters who have definitely died, and won't be seen in the new show. The book itself is presented as a dossier found at a crime scene in 2016, being examined by an FBI agent, complete with her notes in the margins. It seems likely this FBI agent will be a central character in the new show in 2017, my guess being it will be the character played by Amy Shiels. Some hardcore fans of the show (so hardcore that they make me look like a very casual fan) quickly condemned the book. Too bad for them. Honestly, it's a fun read for the reasons I already gave. Finally, some have pointed out that the book has some inconsistencies with the show, but allowed that these "mistakes" could be intentional and will make sense when the new show elaborates. In interviews promoting the book Frost has vaguely hinted that is the case. He also hinted that a second volume is coming after the show debuts.
The producers of Twin Peaks' 2017 return on April 25, 2016, revealed the entire cast, including 217 actors. No character names were given with the actor names, so the fan community quickly identified the returning actors and speculated about what sorts of parts the new people would play.
My own speculation: A missing actor name from the original cast doesn't mean for sure their character isn't returning. Maybe one of the new actors will take over that role. Also, and this probably is just me, I don't know if we can accept that all actor names were released. Maybe they want to preserve some surprises.
The Great Northern hotel crew is back; the Horne family:
Also not there was Billy Zane, who played Audrey's love interest John Justice Wheeler in season 2. Wheeler left suddenly when he received word a friend had been murdered. No doubt that would have been addressed in a 3rd season 25 years ago, but apparently not now.
Two-thirds of the Briggs clan are back:
There is at least one new Briggs: Amanda Seyfried plays Becky Briggs, possibly the daughter of Bobby and Shelly, whose last name may now be Briggs.
The Double-R Diner crew is back!
Your favorite FBI, DEA & local deputies are back! (but Sheriff Truman isn't)
The Hurley clan is back:
Two-fifths of the Hayward clan are back:
Black/White Lodge & Lodge-related returnees:
Not returning to the Lodge is Michael J. Anderson - He played the beloved, odd little dancing Man from Another Place. Anderson is still around but has had a falling out with David Lynch. Will someone else take over his role?
Frances Bay, who played Mrs. Tremond / Chalfont, passed away in 2011. Unknown whether someone else will take over the role.
Heather Graham, who played Annie Blackburn.
This, to me, is the BIG heartbreaker of the announced cast. The romance between Cooper and Annie was, for me, the centerpiece of the second season. Now it looks like there is no chance to rekindle it, unless one of the new actors is taking up the role. It's not unprecedented: Lynch used a different actor for Donna in the Fire Walk With Me movie than he had in the show. Another possibility is that the announced cast list left out some names in order to preserve surprises, which would allow the return of Heather Graham.
Even if Annie returned, the Coop/Annie romance would be tainted with sadness. In the season 2 finale, the "good" Coop that we knew was trapped in the Black Lodge, apparently unable to leave until the door opened again 25 years later for the 2017 show. Annie escaped with the "bad" Coop, the evil doppelganger of the Coop we love, and who was possessed by Killer Bob, the evil spirit who was looking for a new host since the death of Leland Palmer. Of course, she wouldn't know that, so she would be mystified when her good man behaved in evil ways. Either she would leave, or she would endure 25 years of heartbreak until the good Coop returned. Without Annie, it looks like we'll get a Coop who has lost 25 years of his life, his youth, and his love. It would be nice if he got that last part back.
"Trouble at the mill!"
The entire Packard/Martell clan is not returning
|Josie Packard -||Joan Chen, b 1961|
|Catherine Packard Martell -||Piper Laurie, b 1932|
|Andrew Packard - brother of Catherine -||Dan O'Herlihy, 1919-2005|
|Pete Martell - husband of Catherine -||Jack Nance, 1943-1996|
Josie died in the second season, so we weren't going to see her again unless it was in some ghostly capacity. Of course, some returning actors are doing exactly that. Laura Palmer, her father Leland Palmer, and Jacques Renault all died on the original show, but the actors who played them are back for the 2017 show. Also, immediately after Josie's death, they showed that her spirit apparently inhabited the drawer pull on the dresser next to the bed. Really!
The only real surprise was that Piper Laurie isn't returning.
Still, the Packard Saw Mill burned down as part of the original show, so what was she gonna do? Sure, Catherine was pursuing developing a golf course in Ghost Wood, which she wrested from the control of Ben Horne, but she pretty much had to fail. Why? Ghost Wood must remain undeveloped because that's where the entry to the Black Lodge/White Lodge is. It would hamper Twin Peaks 2017 if the door to the lodges was on the 9th green of Packard Golf Course, plus they would have cut down those sycamore trees and cleaned up that oil.
The actors who played Catherine's husband and brother have passed away, plus those two characters apparently were killed in the season 2 cliffhanger finale 25 years ago.
Remember how the show's opening titles featured shots of the mill and of its saw blades at work? You won't see that, unless there's a new mill in town.
There's a new sheriff in town! We won't get much in the way of answers and resolution in the 2017 return of Twin Peaks. I don't mean that in a cynical way. I just mean it's not the job of Twin Peaks' creators to provide those things. Their job is to continue to entertain us.
Michael Ontkean will not return as Sheriff Harry S. Truman. A big letdown for me, he and MacLachlan were great together. Robert Forster will play the role of the town sheriff, maybe named Harry Truman, maybe not.
The 2017 return of Twin Peaks:
What I want versus what I'll probably get
Also, it's not in their interest to provide answers, resolution, happy endings. If they give us those things, their job is over and their livelihood is gone.
We won't get much in the way of answers and resolution in the 2017 return of Twin Peaks. I don't mean that in a cynical way. I just mean it's not the job of Twin Peaks' creators to provide those things. Their job is to continue to entertain us.
|What I (and many of you) want||This fan's guess about what we'll get|
|Answers to multiple 25-year-old questions.||No answers, or very few, and LOTS of new questions.|
|Resolutions, story arcs neatly ended and tied in a nice little bow.||Most old story arcs not mentioned, and a few carried toward some future resolution, but no immediate resolution.|
|Happy endings, characters and families tipped into happy, loving relationships for ever after.||Absolute misery for most characters, with a few notable exceptions. Have you ever watched a David Lynch movie? They're not 1940s musical comedies.|
|More Killer Bob, and the eventual defeat/destruction of Killer Bob.||More Killer Bob, and the ongoing triumph of Killer Bob. The only setback he ever had on the show was (spoiler for those who haven't watched the original series) the loss of his host body Leland Palmer. This wasn't much of a setback, and he soon had a new host in the person of the evil doppelganger version of Dale Cooper. The good version of Cooper was trapped in the Lodge for a set time of 25 years at the series' end, 25 years ago.|
|Cooper escapes from the Black Lodge after 25 years of imprisonment and sets things right in Twin Peaks.||Cooper escapes from the Black Lodge after 25 years of imprisonment and continues to lose at every turn in Twin Peaks, but in the process enjoys a lot of coffee, donuts and pie and makes many humorous statements.|
|Cooper finds happiness despite: 1) being trapped in a hellish place for 25 years, 2) The loss of his youth and life in the regular world during that time, 3) The loss of the 2nd great love of his life, Annie Blackburn.||Well, he almost certainly will recover some happiness, because they'll want to bring back his "Coopieness," with lots of references to "Damn fine coffee," cherry pie and Tibet. I predict he'll be unaccountably happy despite his great losses, and we the audience will do his grieving for him.|
|Cooper and Annie happy together.||Nope. I want that bad, but nope.|
|Bobby and Shelly happy together.||Yeh, I think this really could happen. They were on that track in the final episode 25 years ago, with Bobby proposing marriage and evil husband Leo missing. Well, the actor who played Leo isn't returning but the former high school quarterback/badboy and the waitress are. Rumor has it Bobby is now a Bookhouse Boy, officially one of the good guys fighting the Evil in the Woods.|
|Big Ed Hurley and Norma Jennings happy together.||I would love to see them happy but I'm guessing it's not likely. In the final episode, 25 years ago, they seemed close. Nadine and Ed were getting divorced, and Norma and Ed were going to have their long-postponed life together. Then Nadine got her memory back, said this arrangement was unfair, and things were left dangling. Since all three actors are returning, expect to learn that Ed has continued to stay with Nadine out of a sense of guilt, and he and Norma have continued to pine for their lost life together.|
|A fuller understanding of the nature of the White Lodge, the Black Lodge, and their inhabitants.||Maybe a little bit, but mostly it will be the introduction of new problems, new menaces. The characters need something to fight, something to do!|
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