Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’: [Episode 8 Recap] “Got A Light?”

Twin Peaks, Episode 8

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Showtime continues Twin Peaks: The Return with the newest airing of Episode 8. In the eighth episode, original stars, Kyle MacLachlan and Mädchen Amick, reunite along with new faces in the continuation of David Lynch’s  mystery/crime drama.

While Dale Cooper (MacLachlan) is living Dougie’s life, Evil Dale is out on the road with his partner-in-crime Ray Monroe (George Griffith).  After parking the car, Ray steps out to go to the bathroom. Evil Dale makes is own play and takes out a gun from the glove compartment.

Evil Dale and Ray Monroe then have their own face-to-face confrontation. Ray has his own trick up his sleeves and removes his gun. Evil Dale suddenly receives a hail of bullets from Ray.

After making a call to Philip Jeffries, Ray thinks he has won but then the Homeless Men come out of nowhere. The Homeless Men start to swarm around Evil Dale, tearing his chest apart. Their hands are bloody and holding his intestines.

Elsewhere in Twin Peaks, The Nine Inch Nails come up to the stage and perform their latest track, “She’s Gone Away.” As the song ends, Evil Dale is brought back from the dead. We are then taken to an actual blast from the past.

In the Nevada desert, during August 5, 1956, the atom bomb tears a rift between our dimension and the Black Lodge. The blast is the origin of the demon known as Bob. Bob enters our reality screaming while the other residents of the Black Lodge witness the explosion.

The Giant then gives birth to the innocent soul of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). The yellow light makes its way from the Black Lodge onto our world. More beings from the Black Lodge, including the Homeless Men make their way to our earth.

In the uprising, the Homeless Man takes a few innocent lives, asking, “Got a light?” On the other side of town, a young couple is on their first date. The young couple kiss before the girl walks naively back home, thinking she’s in love.

The Homeless Man breaks into a radio station, crushes the DJ’s skull, and grabs the mic. The Homeless Man repeats over and over again, “This is the water and this is the well, drink full and descend…”

During the chanting, a hideous creature slips into the mouth of the young girl and takes possession of her.

Twin Peaks: The Return continues Sundays at 9pm on Showtime.

– By Jorge Solis