'Twin Peaks' Part 12 Recap: Everything Old Is New Again (VIDEO)

twin peaks part 12 lets rock recap

[Update! Ray's Liveblog of Twin Peaks Episode 13 is now in progress!]

In the interest of keeping things fresh and interesting, I'm trying a little something different with the recaps starting with Twin Peaks Season 3, Episode 12: Let's Rock. We're going with a mix of video and the live-blog transcript from last Sunday. You'll find my live-blog thoughts on last Sunday's episode here and a quick video of my overall takeaway and "spare parts" that I grabbed along the way.

twin peaks part 12 lets rock recap

But first…a couple of things to keep in mind before we get started:

● This isn't a formal review — more of a recap-ish type thing — but it will cover some themes and takeaways involving major and minor storyline developments from the episode. I'm sticking with thoughts, observations and recaps for this second half of the season, reserving overall judgment until the season is over.

● If you're just coming aboard this twisted little journey, then you've got some serious catching up to do. I would recommend my friends at Wikipedia and Showtime to get you up to speed, because attempting to recap the previous episodes would read like a serial killer's manifesto without proper context. I'm applying the J.J. Abrams/Damon Lindelof/Lost approach: at some point, you need to move forward and cater to the faithful who've been along for the ride during the entire run; and the newly converted will have to play a little catch-up…because it's worth it, dammit!

● This might be a little nit-picky, but I refer to the series as just Twin Peaks instead of Twin Peaks: The Return and this season as the third season. A point of personal privilege that I'm gifting myself, even if David Lynch decides to go with a fourth season (fingers crossed) made up of 72 15-minute episodes with dialogue in haiku form (and when it happens, remember you read it here first).

Without further ado, my very first Bleeding Cool video recap!

'Twin Peaks' Part 12 Recap: Everything Old Is New Again (VIDEO)

Don't forget to read up on my live-blog thoughts from this past Sunday, too — click the pic below!

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So that's it for this week. Hope you can join me next Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET right here on Bleeding Cool for our Playing With Fire live-blog of Part 13: What story is that, Charlie? See you then!

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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