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S02E01: Episode 8 ("May the Giant Be with You")

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Twin Peaks
Episode 8
Season: 2
Episode: 1
Air date: 1990-09-30

Guest stars: Galyn Görg, Chris Mulkey, Carel Struycken, Hank Worden, Mary Jo Deschanel, Victoria Catlin, Jessica Wallenfels, Catherine E. Coulson, Al Strobel, Charles Miller, Mak Takano, Sandra Kaye Wetzel, Mark Frost, Alicia Witt, David Patrick Kelly, Miguel Ferrer, Grace Zabriskie, Phoebe Augustine, Don S. Davis
In the aftermath of the incident at the Great Northern Hotel, the investigation into Laura Palmer's death continues, and information is provided from an unexpected source.



Log Lady Introduction




Hello again.

Can you see through a wall?

Can you see through human skin?

X-rays see through solid – or so-called solid – objects.

There are things in life that exist and yet our eyes cannot see them.

Have you ever seen something startling that others cannot see?

Why are some things kept from our vision?

Is life a puzzle?

I am filled with questions.

Sometimes my questions are answered.

In my heart, I can tell if the answer is correct.

I am my own judge.

In a dream, are all the characters really you?

Different aspects of you?

Do answers come in dreams?

One more thing.

I grew up in the woods.

I understood many things because of the woods.

Trees standing together – growing alongside one and other – providing so much.

I chew pitch gum.

On the outside – let's say of the ponderosa pine – sometimes pitch oozes out.

Runny pitch is no good to chew.

Hard, brittle pitch is no good.

But in between these exists a firm, slightly crusted pitch with such a flavor.

This is the pitch I chew.
 

Cappy

Great Northern Hotel
Aug 4, 2022
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Just echoing sentiment from another thread._. Its odd how Cooper is up and walking around just hours after getting shot. I mean, i get that Lynch/Frost wanted to hit ground running in the season opener, but it sort of de-fangs the "Who shot Coop" mystery right from the get-go. Its funny to contrast Coops ultra quick recovery here with S3, where he spends almost the whole season in what is essentially a walking coma.
 

Cappy

Great Northern Hotel
Aug 4, 2022
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Still love this episode though -- its jam packed with great character moments and scenes. The giant's appearance, Ed recounting how Nadine lost her eye, Major Briggs telling Bobby about his vision, the Palmer-Heyward dinner scene.._ just too many awesome moments to list.
 

Mr. Reindeer

Glastonbury Grove
Apr 13, 2022
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Just echoing sentiment from another thread._. Its odd how Cooper is up and walking around just hours after getting shot. I mean, i get that Lynch/Frost wanted to hit ground running in the season opener, but it sort of de-fangs the "Who shot Coop" mystery right from the get-go. Its funny to contrast Coops ultra quick recovery here with S3, where he spends almost the whole season in what is essentially a walking coma.
It’s a “TV recovery” (at least in terms of that era). Cooper is moving a little slower. They make a gag out of him thinking he can just jump up and realizing it will take him a lot longer to do basic things. Yeah, it’s silly, but in 1990 no one wanted to see a full season of Cooper in physical therapy, which is probably what the reality would be. Even more “realistic” modern shows suffer from this to some extent. A character will be in a cast for an episode, and then it will be forgotten.
 

Cappy

Great Northern Hotel
Aug 4, 2022
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Yeah, that reminds me of Worf's son from TNG, who aged like 4 times faster than human children.
 

eyeboogers

RR Diner
Apr 14, 2022
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Sure Coop is bouncing around a bit too quickly, but would a person actually need physical therapy after being shot wearing a bulletproof west? + that woodtick took the brunt of the impact. It would have been great if they had alluded to the damage in a later episode, Annie Blackburn could f.ex. have noticed and remarked on it during their sex scene.
 
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