Sunday, July 23, 2017

Twin Piqued: Part 8

So here's an Episode where a lot happens...and almost nothing happens.  Enjoy.
Important Moment(s)
- BOB Cooper and Ray flee the Jail, only for the former's betrayal of the latter to backfire.  He's shot and, well, explain this for me, Wikipedia- "Ghostly men tear at his body, revealing a sac with BOB's face."
- For no clear reason, a performance by "The" Nine Inch Nails.  FYI- Trent Reznor has an Oscar (for Best Score for The Social Network) and David Lynch doesn't.
- We see a Flashback to 1945 where the Atomic Bomb is tested.  This leads to a long, silent bit with The Giant (aka ???????), the lady inside the Lodge and...well, stuff like this....
- In 1956, a bunch of crazy-ass stuff happens that is supposed to be the origin of BOB.  You're up again, Wikipedia:  "a creature hatches from an egg. A woodsman descends to the ground, then enters a radio station and kills the receptionist. Overpowering the disc jockey, he repeatedly broadcasts the words "This is the water and this is the well. Drink full and descend. The horse is the white of the eyes and dark within," rendering listeners unconscious. The creature enters an unconscious girl's room and climbs down her throat. The woodsman kills the disc jockey and leaves."
Make of that what you will.
Theme(s), I guess Rebirth.
- BOB Cooper is killed, but then reborn (somehow).
- Life is created and then reborn in 1956 (maybe).
Weird Moment(s)
Is it a cheat to say 'Everything after the first 10 minutes?'  Well, it isn't to me and it wins.
'The Giant' floats and apparently creates...
...Laura Palmer (apparently) and...
...sends her to Earth via a Dr. Seuss device and a magic Movie Screen.
So this sure was random.  A tiny bit of Plot with BOB Cooper and then forty-minutes of weird-ass stuff in the 1940s and '50s.  Hobo Ghosts, killer Woodsmen (who look like the Ghosts from We Are Still Here), a BOB bug, magic words that make people pass out and more.  What in the helling hell?!?  Clearly Lynch was inspired to use more stuff like he did from Eraserhead here.  Aside from the obvious questions, here is another- why are we getting a BOB Origin Story in the 38th Episode of the Series?  The whole thing is just plain bonkers.  Even the seemingly-prerequisite Musical Number takes place way early just to screw with you.  This is mostly the interesting kind of crazy, but does get a bit repetitive at one point.  So we see the Atom Bomb stuff and then we see Mr. ?????? wake up, walk to a Screen and then watch him watch it!  Don't be a dick, David.  If you like Lynch's experimental madness, this is for you.  If you don't, you'll be very lost and very confused.  Just another reminder: this is the only Oscar WINNER on Twin Peaks ever AFAIK)...
Next time, well, who knows at this point?  It could be Plot-driven or more of this insanity.  See you then...

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