Welcome to the Weekly Set, TVE Show Club Fall 2014, Twin Peaks. This week, we are discussing episodes 13 through 18 (Season 2 Episode 5 through season 2 Episode 10)
Tyson: Okay then, lets start.
Kat: Cool cool. I mean, cool cool cool (I’m trying to be more like Abed).
Tyson: So, this week we had a few stand out episodes, some crazy happenings in the town of Twin Peaks. Will, what are your thoughts on the show, now that we are 18 episodes in.
Will: Well, it’s certainly gotten weirder, but I’m still enjoying it so far. You?
Tyson: I think I like it more. It is funny that in 6 episodes, there were 3 that felt like season finales.
Will: Yeah, episode 5 could’ve easily been the series finale.
Tyson: Lets start this week off with season 2 episode 5. Cooper does a headstand and finds something important.
Kat: “Something”? *winks*
Will: Yup Audrey’s note.
Tyson: Which leads to the rescue plan.
Will: Things go predictably off the rails and people die.
Tyson: did you expect Jean to kill Blackie?
Will: I actually did not.
Tyson: That moment surprised me, Jean is in a whole other game.
Will: Yup, caught me completely off guard, Jean is the boss.
Tyson: and how about that rescue from Hawk?
Will: That was sweet, loved it.
Tyson: They got Audrey out, but she was pretty doped up, and Cooper doesn’t seem to trust Ben much.
Will: I don’t blame him, something about Ben makes him seem untrustworthy, I can’t quite put my finger on it.
Kat: I’d say Ben’s pretty shady across the board.
Will: Yeah he’s a corrupt businessman.
Tyson: Lets talk about a few of the other plots this episode. Maddy and Donna try and steal Laura’s secret diary.
Will: Oh yeah from that crazy guy.
Tyson: It didn’t go too well for them.
Will: Nope, crazy guy wasn’t happy.
Tyson: Cut his own face open, because he’s crazy and all.
Will: Yeah was not pleasant.
Tyson: We had a few fun Deputy Dipshit moments.
Will: I realized, and I’m sure it means I’m slow, but Deputy Andy is Barney Fife and Sheriff Truman is Andy Griffith.
Kat: Oh, that’s a great observation.
Will: Thanks Kat.
Tyson: Yeah, that seems to be about right. He sketched the back of Leland’s head in court.
Will: Hahaha “Next time you might want to get more of the face.”
Tyson: He also found out his “sperms” are back.
Will: Oh yeah, “Don’t ask”.
Tyson: That is about all from that episode, should we move on?
Will: Yes. I think that was the least eventful episode of this batch.
Tyson: Season 2 Episode 6. James barged in and saved Maddy and Donna from the shut in, who was enraged with betrayal.
Will: Go James.
Kat: That’s not a phrase you see a whole lot on this show.
Will: No it isn’t.
Tyson: Cooper finds evidence of a near lethal dose of heroin in Audrey’s system. The sheriff identifies Jean as Blackie’s killer, and tells Cooper that he might be Jeans target. Cooper is troubled by this and blames himself.
Will: Yeah Cooper feels guilty.
Tyson: David Lynch guest starred as Coopers supervisor, delivering Alberts forensics work.
Kat: He’s the best! It’s one of the weirdest director parts ever.
Tyson: He screamed out everything he told Cooper in confidence, bad hearing and all.
Will: Ha, that was Lynch?
Will: That guy was great, such an oddball character.
Kat: Classic Lynch.
Tyson: The drug that the one armed man took was like nothing Albert had seen before. Albert also found fibers from a vicuna coat where cooper was shot.
Will: Yup, something up about that one armed man.
Tyson: And Hawk caught him.
Will: Hawk is killing it in these eps.
Tyson: We met Mike, who we had only seen before in a vision, the one armed man’s split personality.
Tyson: We got to learn about both Mike and Bob, who used to do bad things together.
Will: Yeah, this is about where things get weird.
Tyson: They are “Inhabiting Spirits”.
Kat: Are you both aware of how Bob (and the actor who plays him) came to be?
Tyson: No, tell us.
Will: I want to know.
Kat: In the pilot episode, “Bob” accidentally appeared reflected in a mirror during one of the very last scenes (when Laura’s mother abruptly wakes up and screams). He was a member of the crew and wasn’t supposed to be on screen, but Lynch loved the idea, and incorporated him into the mythos.
Will: Are you serious? That’s amazingly awesome.
Tyson: So cool, was wondering about his odd look.
Kat: Yep, that’s the actor’s look.
Tyson: “He is Bob, eager for fun, he wears a smile, everybody run.”
Will: I have to rewatch the pilot now.
Kat: For sure – it goes by quick, but you can see him there.
Tyson: I did see him in the pilot, but I thought it was intentional.
Will: That’s a great way to deal with a goof
Tyson: So Mike wants to stop Bob. Few can see bob’s true face, the gifted and the damned. He tells a riddle that implies bob is at the Great Northern hotel.
Will: Yeah, and so they take Mike there.
Tyson: Leo returns, in a vegetative state, home, but the payoff on his disability is much smaller than Bobby and Shelly were expecting. Bobby and Shelly throw Leo a welcome home party. They mock him and kiss and flirt in front of him.
Will: This is gonna be an ongoing thing now.
Tyson: Poor Leo, the angels weep. Secret Asian Man gives Josie a ticket to Hong Kong after sleeping with her, she doesn’t seem happy about any of it. Secret Asian Man threatens to kill the Sheriff, who she has feelings for, if she doesn’t leave with him.
Will: Yeah, he wants her back in Hong Kong.
Tyson: Josie wants to get her money from the mill, so she visits Ben. Ben and Josie threaten to expose each other’s crimes and end up in a stalemate, with Josie demanding cash for the sawmill deed.
Will: Yeah, they got stuff on each other.
Tyson: It was a great shot, with the 2 of them close, face to face, with horrible smiles.
Will: I loved that shot, actually.
Tyson: Ben ended up giving her the $5 million “taste” the strange japanese man gave him.
Will: And that Japanese man IS strange, One of the strangest people on the show, in fact.
Tyson: Yep, and more on that later haha
Kat: Heh heh
Tyson: Ben is trying to have a serious discussion with the Japanese guy, when Leland starts singing again. Ben tries to stop him, but being Ben, he ends up joining in. If only Jerry was there too.
Will: Jerry’s missing out.