This week on Damn Fine Coffee talk…er… The Weekly Set, we close out our Fall 2014 Show Club discussing Twin Peaks. The last 6 episodes of the series are covered in our discussion, as well as our general thoughts on the series as a whole and our anticipation of the upcoming Showtime continuation.
Tyson: Lets kick this off, our last week of our Fall 2014 Show Club, and the conclusion of our discussion on Twin Peaks. I figured we would start with some of the less interesting plot points first and work our way to the main plot, before moving on to a general wrap up of the series as a whole.
Tyson: So lets start with perhaps the least interesting story, that of Nadine.
Kat: Ha. Poor Nadine. She’s also one of the weirdest – and that’s saying something.
Tyson: She is also one of the least tied into the actual story, and yet she somehow has supernatural strength. Last week I joked that Mike might actually be into her. Wow! I was just joking.
Will: Yeah, that ended like I thought it would.
Tyson: Mike and Nadine checking into the hotel was funny. You’d think they’d go out of town, if they were trying to be incognito.
Will: Ha ha, Mike trying to act older than he is.
Kat: Eh, everyone else is so busy hooking up with each other, they probably wouldn’t notice.
Will: I don’t think anyone actually cared, besides thinking it’s kinda weird.
Tyson: Eventually nadine got her memories back, after a blow to the head.
Will: Yeah, knew that was bound to happen.
Tyson: She wants to know where her drape runners are.
Will: First thing that comes to her mind. (Laughs)
Tyson: Isn’t much else to talk about with her, unless either of you have a final thoughts in regards to her story.
Kat: Not really.
Will: It was pointless really.
Kat: It was borderline oogie.
Tyson: Haha, okay then, lets move onto a slightly better, but still mostly unimportant story, Bobby and Shelly.
Will: I feel like Bobby was barely there.
Will: Like he became just a tool to further Shelly’s story.
Tyson: He sure got jealous though. It was interesting that David Lynch’s character could hear Shelly
Will: Yeah, that was a bizarre twist. Also another instance of an old man with a High School Student.
Tyson: A lot of that in Twin Peaks. May-December, or in the case of the Mayor January-December.
Will: Yeah, everyone seems fine with it too.
Kat: Well, they did kind of do the reverse with Nadine and Mike…
Tyson: That is true.
Will: Yeah, totally.
Tyson:Iit is also funny that Cooper rejected Audrey so thoroughly for her age, but the girl he did show interest in didn’t seem much older. (Heather Graham, in the role of Annie)
Kat: But Graham certainly looks older than Audrey.
Tyson: I’ll have to edit in the age difference of the actresses, because I am curious, maybe I am just off. (The Actress who plays Audrey is actually 5 years older than Heather Graham.)
Kat: It might all just be perception.
Will: Well yeah, Annie looks the same age as Shelly, but she’s supposed to be Shelly’s mom’s sister, so I dunno how old she’s supposed to be show wise.
Kat: Hollywood has regularly been quite fluid in regards to ages – hence the number of 30 year-olds playing teenagers.
Will: Yup, true.
Tyson: So lets move on again then, this time lets talk about Audrey’s new beau, Ben’s change of character, Donna, and all of that drama.
Kat: I know a lot of people were upset Audrey got a love interest – since they wanted her to be with Cooper.
Tyson: I just felt that it seemed too forced, too quick, and kind of unearned, like she just suddenly decided. Though I guess it was that way with Cooper, too.
Kat: I don’t think that’s accidental – it’s like the writers were trying to get her away from Cooper.
Will: Why did people want Audrey with Cooper?
Kat: They saw chemistry with Audrey and Cooper, I guess. I always liked their connection, but found the age difference too big to ever root for them.
Will: Same, I don’t think they’d work as a couple.
Tyson: I liked them more as a friendship or father/daughter kind of thing. I liked Cooper being protective of her, and I liked Audrey relating to him.
Will: I actually feel their actual love interest’s were better fits.
Tyson: Lets talk Ben. So it seems Ben actually IS trying to turn over a new leaf.
Will: Yeah, I was surprised by that.
Kat: Who would’ve thunk.
Tyson: It kind of backfired on him.
Will: Yeah when Donna found out he was her dad.
Tyson: She went into existential crisis mode.
Kat: Man, talk about your soap opera twists…
Will: I always thought Audrey and Donna looked similar.
Tyson: The Doc attacked Ben, and that is the last we saw of him. Are we supposed to interpret that as his death?
Will: I dunno, maybe.
Tyson: Guess we’ll find out in 2016 on Showtime.
Will: Ha ha, yeah.
Will: I’m thinking that plot thread was supposed to carry into the next season.
Kat: I know, right?
Tyson: So one last thing related to this I want to talk about. Ben had Dick throw a wine tasting party. I always find it funny watching old takes on things that have become kind of commonplace, such as wine tasting, sushi, or the internet. Wine tasting is still seen as pretentious, but back then…
Will: Well, we know how that went.
Tyson: Andy classed up the affair.
Will: Totes. Dick got wine all over his face.
Tyson: Deputy Dipshit to the rescue.
Tyson: Also, Lucy decided on Andy as the father of her soon to be bay, and Dick was more than ready to move on. So closure there I guess.
Will: I think Dick just stopped caring.
Kat: Because we were all dying to know how that one would be resolved.
Tyson: Edge of my seat.
Will: Yes, that was the answer everyone watching Twin Peaks was dying for.