Twin Peaks Return Marathon, Twin Peaks: The Return, Showtime

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After Episode 10-18 aired on Showtime, audiences have watched writer/director David Lynch change television all over again with Twin Peaks: The Return. Old friends and new faces made their way in the highly anticipated continuation of the critically acclaimed ABC series.

As we previously mentioned, FBI Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) traveled to the small logging town of Twin Peaks. In a town where everyone is hiding a secret, Cooper attempted to solve the murder of seemingly innocent high schooler Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In the second season finale, Cooper found himself sinking deep into the supernatural mysteries of Twin Peaks, possessed by the demonic killer known as Bob.

Check out our 9 thoughts on the last  9 episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return:

9) That Ending!!!

In Part 18, Dale Cooper doesn’t know if he went too far into the past, or too late into the future! Carrie Page (Sheryl Lee) screams when she realizes she really is Laura Palmer! The episode finally answered the question if Dale Cooper does or doesn’t work for the FBI as he shows his badge for the first time. It was like watching the start to a fourth season. 

8) The Death of Bob

In Part 17, Dale Cooper and Evil Dale have their standoff at the Twin Peaks Police Station. Lucy (Kimmy Robertson) gets the drop on Evil Dale and shoots him dead. A new member in the cast, James’ friend with the green iron fist, sends Bob back to Hell. But Dale turned victory into a disaster as he attempted to change a fixed point in time, Laura Palmer’s murder. 

7) The Return of Dale Cooper

The third to last episode, that’s when Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) finally shows up. It’s also the same episode where Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) wakes up from her coma too. The two are connected, even though Dale feels he’s been missing a son and wife all this time.

6) The Only Happy Ending

After her talk with Dr. Jacoby (Russ Tamblyn), Nadine Hurley (Wendy Robie) meets with Big Ed Hurley (Everett McGill) and tells him he should be with Norma (Peggy Lipton). Ed tries to tell Norma he’s free but first she has business to deal with. Norma breaks off her contract and ends her relationship with her boyfriend. Shelly (Amick) tears up as she sees Norma and Ed back together in love. I’m not crying, you’re crying!

5) Andy Is So Chill In The Black Lodge

Deputy Chief Tommy ‘Hawk’ Hill (Michael Horse), Sheriff Frank Truman (Robert Forster), Deputy Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook(, and Deputy Andy Brennan (Harry Goaz) take a trip to the woods. Andy is transported to the Black Lodge and meets the Giant!

4) Just You

James Hurley (James Marshall) performs “Just You” to a packed crowd at The Roadhouse. James sings the love song he wrote for Laura Palmer. Just like Donna did before, a woman in the crowd cries after listening to the heartfelt lyrics.

3) The Blue Rose

Lynch gives an explanation and yet manages not to. FBI agent Albert Rosenfeld (Miguel Ferrer) and Deputy Director Gordon Cole (Lynch) explain the history behind Blue Rose to agent Tammy Preston (Chrysta Bell). The Blue Rose was a secret government project founded by Albert, Cooper, and Chester Desmond (Chris Isaac) to investigate UFOs. With Albert being the last remaining member, Tammy is brought in as a new member to the team.   

2) They Should Have Their Own Spinoff!

I just loved every scene with Bradley (Jim Belushi) and Bobby Mitchum (Robert Knepper). After playing T-Bag on Prison Break, you’d expect Knepper to play the big bad but nope, he was the comic relief the entire time.

1) The Subplot With No Ending

Anybody realize this is last time we hear from Benjamin Horne (Richard Beymer) and Beverly Paige (Ashley Judd)? He asks her out for dinner and that’s it? I did like Benjamin Horne’s change, since he was the Big Bad in the first and second season.

Twin Peaks: The Return can be seen on Showtime On Demand.

– By Jorge Solis

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