TWIN PEAKS: The Acid Trip Continues
Remember last week when I said how the fringes of the overall narrative were starting to come together? Spoke too soon, didn’t I? Last week’s episode almost seemed familiar, but Mr. Lynch went full on ERASERHEAD with this week’s entry. Seriously, I’m not even gonna try to decipher that craziness. Or, since I do have a minimum word count for this article, I suppose I should at least make an attempt, right? Right. So, Doppelcooper got killed, but Nine Inch Nails music brought him back to life. (Sorry. THE Nine Inch Nails. And by the way, how much is Trent Reznor looking like Bono these days?) But before that we see all these ghosts or demon things, BOB amongst them, doing SOMETHING to Dopplecoop, so maybe they helped TNIN resurrect him. But who are these things? They’re all black and sooty, almost like they’re burned. Could they be the people who died at that service station when the atom bomb was detonated in New Mexico in the 1940s? I know there weren’t supposed to be any people anywhere around when they fired that one off, but maybe there were some stragglers. Also, the detonation of that bomb appears to have triggered some kind of reaction in a separate dimension, as we witnessed The Giant give cerebral birth to a glowing golden ball of energy that appeared to contain the essence of Laura Palmer. And THEN we saw some insect-frog thing born from an egg at the site of the bomb blast crawl down this chick’s throat after she’d been put to sleep by the poetry-reciting burned hobo guy over the radio.
I don’t know what any of this means, but here’s my guess: Might the bug-frog thing be meant to impregnate the girl, who will give birth to BOB? And was Laura Palmer actually sent to Earth from some other dimension to accomplish some kind of great thing relating to the exploding of that bomb, like lead us all to world peace or something? And then Demon BOB went and foiled her mission. Is there in fact a truly cosmic thing going on, a battle of good against evil, far more epic in scale than we fans had ever imagined? As I said, that’s my guess. And that would mean that, for all its craziness and lack of any familiar faces (except Doppelcoop, BOB, and The Giant) this week, we may have just been handed a major clue as to the overall narrative, or several clues.
It seems like David Lynch is testing the fans, to see who is “worthy,” to see who truly loves TWIN PEAKS enough to stick with it through all this stuff. I’m sticking with it, and despite finding nothing at all the way I would have expected this week, I’m excited to see where Lynch and Frost take us next. There is honestly no telling.