If there's one thing we can take out of Twin Peaks Season 3, Episode 14: We are like the dreamer, it's that The Powers That Be really wanted to make it clear to everyone that there's dos Coopers roaming around. Which is good, considering we only have four episodes left…so we can expect things to start picking up steam from here.
You'll find a quick video recap of my thoughts and takeaways from the episode below, and you can catch up on my live-blog thoughts by clicking here.
Here's a quick visual recap from Showtime:
But before we get started…a couple of ground rules so that we're all on the same page:
● 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).
Okay…on with the recapping!
You can read up on my live-blog thoughts from this past Sunday, too — click here!
So that's it for this week. Hope you can join me this Sunday (tonight) at 8:00 p.m. ET right here on Bleeding Cool for our Playing With Fire live-blog of Twin Peaks, Part 15: There's some fear in letting go. See you then!