Twin Peaks Season 3, Part 16 Recap: "I AM The FBI."

twin peaks season 3 part 16 recap

Welcome to Bleeding Cool's recap of Twin Peaks Season 3, Episode 15: 'No knock, no doorbell.', our second-to-last edition of your friendly neighborhood recap series before the show's two-hour season/series finale on Sunday, September 3rd at 8:00 p.m. EST. We've got two hours left for what appears to be a major showdown brewing in and around Sheriff Truman's station in Twin Peaks.

And while we may have finally gotten our FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) back in this episode, it wasn't without  loss and some horrifically tragic truths thrown at us along the way that can best be summed up with one name:

Diane (Laura Dern).

So take a few minutes from Showtime's 18-hour Twin Peaks marathon to get yourself up to speed: you'll find a video rundown of my thoughts and takeaways from the episode below, and you can catch up on my live-blog thoughts here.

Here's a quick visual reminder of last week's episode from Showtime:

But before we get started — a couple of ground rules so that we're all on the same page:

twin peaks season 3 part 16 recap

● 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.

● 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.

● 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).

Hope you enjoy the recap…let me know what you think!

Twin Peaks Season 3, Part 16 Recap: "I AM The FBI."

You can read up on my live-blog thoughts from this past Sunday, too — click here!

twin peaks season 3 part 16 recap

So that's it for this week…but you need to join me this Sunday (tonight) at 8:00 p.m. ET right here on Bleeding Cool for our Playing With Fire live-blog of the Twin Peaks season/series finale: Part 17: 'The past dictates the future.' and Part 18: 'What is your name?' See you then!

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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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