In Part 8 of the Showtime revival of Twin Peaks, all your questions were actually answered. No, really. In one of the wildest hours of television history ever, we cut from the nefarious doings of Agent Cooper’s doppelganger back to the Trinity nuclear test of 1945. The birth of the Atomic Age was also the birth of Twin Peaks, maybe: An explosion that reverberated through the cosmos. We witnessed, maybe, the birth to unimaginable evil. And we witnessed a response from a distant movie theater in a castle on the purple ocean: A golden orb with Laura Palmer’s face, sent to Earth for reasons inexplicable.
Let’s make it explicable! On this week’s episode of A Twin Peaks Podcast: A Podcast About Twin Peaks, walk through this magnificent hour of cosmic television with Jeff Jensen and myself. (We’re like your own personal Senorita Dido and ???????) Was this the birth of BOB, or BOB’s resurrection? Where have we seen the Woodsmen before? What does all this have to do with Godzilla? What does all this have to do with Abraham Lincoln? Is there a connection to Mulholland Drive? Got a light? GOT A LIGHT? Listen below!
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