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- Apr 12, 2022
Original Season 3 Plans (link to original thread on Dugpa)
Ok so this is a thread to discuss the Original Season 3 Plans - not the original plans/script/ideas for The Return itself (though that could also be discussed somewhat as there might be some overlapping ideas that were carried over) but the original season that might have aired in 1991 had ABC not cancelled the show.
So I saw the below post on reddit and I'd heard of most of this before, thought the last entry I had not. (I might credit the reddit poster later, usually I credit them whenever I quoted on dugpa but in case this info is incorrect they might not want their username posted here.)
"Their plans were apparently quite different from what we eventually saw in The Return: Coop was going to become the local pharmacist (which...I guess would imply that his time in the Black Lodge was relatively short-lived?); a third Laura double was going to show up, this time with red hair (which I suppose we did eventually get, with Carrie Page); "Judy" was, if memory serves, going to be a relative of Josie's, very definitely not whatever the hell she turned out to be in The Return; BOB and Co. were going to be revealed as hailing from a planet made of creamed corn; and the cast and crew of Invitation to Love were going to descend upon the town to film a season there, which is so meta it makes my head hurt."
So I remember hearing most of this as I said, especially the pharmacist angle for Cooper and the creamed corn planet (which may also have been an idea for FWWM?), plus I remember hearing about a scene where Harry drives backwards in a corn field, presumably to disrupt time and end up in the black lodge.
Two things to note about the above quote:
- I believe plans for Judy, a sister or relation of Josie's, were only for FIre Walk With Me - the first draft of the sceenplay. I don't think these were ever a plan for a Season 3, unless they were carried over to FWWM from that but ultimately discarded. As the poster points out, we did end up getting a version of this character but radically different and a major antagonist again (they may have been intended to be an antagonist as a relative of Josie's but probably not to the same extent unless also planned to be an entity back then too). We also got a version of the "Sheryl Lee with red hair" idea.
- The thing that most surprised me in the above quote is the meta idea of the cast of "Invitation to Love" coming to the town of Twin Peaks to film an episode. I can't decide if I love or hate this idea. It's silly but might might have been fun. However, this is the part I've never heard and is probably wrong hence why I haven't credited the poster. It sounds something like a fan made up along the way (not this poster, but maybe it was a fan fiction idea). Unless I'm mistaken. Is their any truth to it? Perhaps Mark Frost or one of the writers would know.