Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Twin Peaks, The Return, Episode 8

This movie begins with Evil Cooper and Ray in the car. Ray has information that Cooper wants. Ray demands payment for the information.Cooper instructs him to drive to the middle of nowhere. Cooper has a gun. Ray gets out of the car and Cooper pulls the gun on him. Ray also has the gun and he pulls it on Cooper and shoots him. Ghostly figures come out and surround Cooper while he lies on the ground.Bob's face is shown. Ray heads off, leaving Cooper to his fate. Cut to the Roadhouse where Nine Inch Nails play some music.

We cut to 1945 and the first atomic bomb explodes. We cut to a convenience store which is full with ghosts. We then cut to a place where the giant and a woman are. Something is being created. BOB's face appears. Is this the origin of BOB? The giant watches, as does the woman.  The woman takes an orb which is filled with light and the face of Laura Palmer. She sends it to Earth.

Cut to 1956 and the New Mexico desert. A strange creature has been born and it emerges from an egg. A woodsman comes out of the desert and walks to the local radio station. He kills the people working there and he utters a rhyme-"This is the water and this is the well. Drink full and descend. The horse is the white of the eyes and dark within." Somehow, this makes the locals fall unconscious as he keeps uttering it. A young woman is unconscious in her bedroom when the weird creature comes in. It crawls into her throat. 

This episode was very strange. There were some unusual scenes in it and it was surreal. I think that we were witnessing the birth of BOB which was very disturbing. The scenes did go on for quiet a while, which could test some people's patience. This was a nightmarish episode with the BOB scenes quite eerie. All in all, this was a good episode and a must for any Lynch fans.


Susan Leighton said...

Good review, Jigs. This episode was all over the map. While I do love Lynch's work and his artistic approach to filmmaking, I felt that this was bordering on self indulgent. I loved the fact that we had a genesis story for BOB in the style of Eraserhead but this is one of those times when I feel that David is painting in his workshop.
He forgets that he is working in television and that there are certain time constraints. It certainly was a beautiful dream.

Amanda said...

Thanks, Susan. I agree this was a bit all over the place. I liked it, but some of the scenes were a tad long.I liked the birth of BOB and the woodsman was creepy. I would say that this would appeal to Lynch fans only!

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