- Apr 12, 2022
Your host John takes a quick detour into the 1990 “Diane…” audiotape collecting any number of internal thoughts of Agent Cooper and connective tissue for the plot leading into Season 2 of Twin Peaks. The insights into Albert and Audrey make this a worthy listen, and the rest of the recording is a good time too.
Maddy’s vision of BOB climbs a couch in Twin Peaks Episode 9 and your host John digs into that, as well as how Cooper gets more connected to the supernatural when the Major delivers his space message, and why Donna may NOT connect to the supernatural when she meets the Tremonds. This podcast also explores how Twin Peaks residents react to the “Have You Seen This Man” fliers, how communication crosses thresholds, and production information like Twin Peaks reacting to its new Saturday time slot, Harley Peyton and David Lynch’s only solo pairing, and why “Just You” felt like a great idea.
This week’s episode focuses on Twin Peaks Episode 10, and your host John looks into Robert Engels and Lesli Linka Glatter’s time working on it and sifts through the Log Lady Introduction before digging into the episode itself. Albert’s role in the Blue Rose Task Force is explored, as is Cooper’s path through the episode, Ronette’s and Leland’s reactions to the BOB sketch, and what to make of Dick Tremayne and Harold Smith. Not to mention Nadine’s new lease on her teenage years, Jacoby’s hypnosis program, and Maddy’s identity crisis.
This week looks into Twin Peaks Episode 11, and your host John welcomes director Todd Holland and sorts the the drama of the “Jerry Stahl” script, before looking into the illnesses of Harold and Leland, among others. Then Jean’s Stockholm syndroming of Audrey goes under the microscope, as does Dick Tremayne’s solution for Lucy, and how facts fare in Twin Peaks through characters like Judge Sternwood. Then there’s sifting through the multiple secret identities in play, and uncovering the storm’s worth of secret plans from Josie, Donna and even Cooper.
Your host John discusses Episode 12 director Graeme Clifford and writer Barry Pullman, as well as issues around Mr. Tojamura, and how the woods may effect the rule and letter of the law in Twin Peaks, as seen in Leo and Leland’s hearings. Then there’s a good look at the supernatural leanings of Harold and Nadine’s delusions, as well as how Laura’s presence could be effecting Maddy and even Donna. And how many secret identities are there? As many as there are secret plans? At least those’ll lead to Laura’s Diary and Audrey’s freedom, right?
Between MIKE and Gordon Cole, you know Twin Peaks is nearing some big moments. Your host John looks into how everyone’s secret plans end up hurting someone, before counting up how many different disguises there are. Then he digs into the (waning?) influence Laura’s presence, how much Gordon Cole seems to actually know, before a hefty breakdown of the final scene where MIKE recites some poetry. Put the coffee on and have a listen.