History Series / TwinPeaks

14th Feb '18 12:23:08 AM Silverblade2
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* PrecociousCrush: The reason why Cooper can't return Audrey's feelings.
-->"Audrey, you're a high school girl. I'm an agent of the FBI."
8th Feb '18 6:19:50 PM SinNanna
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* NotStayingForBreakfast: The next morning after Dale and Diane had sex in Episode 18, she is gone but left a note.

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* NotStayingForBreakfast: The next morning after [[spoiler: Dale and Diane had sex sex]] in Episode 18, she is gone but left a note.note.



* ThePatientHasLeftTheBuilding: Defied by Cooper. When he awakes from his coma, he request the doc to check his vital signs to prove that he is ready to leave the hospital, which he does with official approval five minutes later.

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* ThePatientHasLeftTheBuilding: Defied by Cooper. [[spoiler: When he awakes from his coma, he request the doc to check his vital signs to prove that he is ready to leave the hospital, which he does with official approval five minutes later.later]].



* SilentWhisper: At the White Lodge in Episode 18, Laura whispers something in Cooper's ears, but we never know exactly what.

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* SilentWhisper: At the [[spoiler: White Lodge Lodge]] in Episode 18, [[spoiler: Laura whispers something in Cooper's ears, ears]], but we never know exactly what.



* SoundtrackDissonance: The sex scene between Dale and Diane in Episode 18 is accompanied by an eerie soundtrack.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: [[spoiler: The sex scene between Dale and Diane in Episode 18 is accompanied by an eerie soundtrack.soundtrack]].



* TrickedOutShoes: In Episode 17, Chad Broxford breaks himself out of his prison cell by using a key which he had hidden inside the sole of his right shoe.

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* TrickedOutShoes: In Episode 17, [[spoiler: Chad Broxford Broxford]] breaks himself out of his prison cell by using a key which he had hidden inside the sole of his right shoe.



* VerbalBackspace: When Cooper informs Janey-E he has to leave Vegas for Twin Peaks, he first talks about Dougie in the third person but then corrects himself in order not to sound suspicious.
-->'''Cooper''': Dougie... I mean...I will be back.

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* VerbalBackspace: [[spoiler: When Cooper informs Janey-E he has to leave Vegas for Twin Peaks, Peaks]], he first talks about Dougie in the third person but then corrects himself in order not to sound suspicious.
-->'''Cooper''': -->[[spoiler: '''Cooper''']]: Dougie... I mean...I will be back.
8th Feb '18 6:03:54 PM SinNanna
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* SwirlyEnergyThingy: Two of them show up in the series, with one leading to the Black Lodge, and the other to the White.
8th Feb '18 6:00:51 PM SinNanna
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* {[Foreshadowing}}: Gordon Cole has a humongous portrait of the Trinity nuclear test in his office, which we see several episodes before we learn in [[WhamEpisode Episode]] [[MindScrew 8]] [[spoiler: that the Trinity detonation was somehow responsible for the birth of BOB.]]

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* {[Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}: Gordon Cole has a humongous portrait of the Trinity nuclear test in his office, which we see several episodes before we learn in [[WhamEpisode Episode]] [[MindScrew 8]] [[spoiler: that the Trinity detonation was somehow responsible for the birth of BOB.]]
8th Feb '18 5:59:52 PM SinNanna
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* AtomicHate: [[spoiler: The first nuclear detonation was the catalyst that allowed BOB and the Woodsmen to enter our world]].



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: All of the scenes set in [[spoiler: the White Lodge]].

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: All of the scenes set in [[spoiler: the White Lodge]].Lodge and the convenience store]].



* MindScrew: It should really go without saying at this point, but ''The Return'' manages to be even weirder than the original series by a considerable degree. Some critics have commented that it bears a closer resemblance to ''Film/InlandEmpire'' and ''Film/MulhollandDrive'' than it does the original show.



* NegativeSpaceWedgie: [[spoiler: The Trinity explosion apparently created one that allowed evil forces into this world.]]



* {{Retraux}}: The final segment of Part 8 mimics 50's sci-fi B-movies.

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* {{Retraux}}: The final segment of Part 8 mimics 50's sci-fi B-movies. In the same episode, [[spoiler: the White Lodge]] has a 1920's art deco feel that hearkens back to classic silent films like those of Fritz Lang.
8th Feb '18 3:47:18 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** Richard Horne calls ''his own grandmother'' this, while also beating her senseless for money. Did we mention that he's [[SarcasmMode a real swell guy?]]
1st Feb '18 1:27:39 AM lalaTKG
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* InformedAttractiveness: Lana Budding Milford is describes as entrancingly beautiful by everyone who sees her.

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* InformedAttractiveness: Lana Budding Milford is describes described as entrancingly beautiful by everyone who sees her.
25th Jan '18 2:43:29 AM SinNanna
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* CultSoundtrack: Angelo Badalamenti's jazzy, synth-driven soundtrack has become iconic in its own right, influencing many subsequent musicians to copy its sound, especially in the indie rock scene.



* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Ray's gang used to appoint the best arm wrestler as their leader.

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Ray's gang used to appoint the best arm wrestler as their leader. Evil Cooper takes them over after [[spoiler: literally crushing Renzo]] in an arm wrestling match.



* TheImmodestOrgasm: Naomi Watts' character screams in ecstasy while making love to her husband which disturbs her little son enough in his bed to perform a CatapultNightmare.

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* TheImmodestOrgasm: Naomi Watts' character Janey-E screams in ecstasy while making love to her husband which disturbs her little son enough in his bed to perform a CatapultNightmare.



* OutOfCharacterAlert: Cooper refuses an offer of coffee from the Twin Peaks constabulary.

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* OutOfCharacterAlert: Evil Cooper refuses an offer of coffee from the Twin Peaks constabulary.constabulary, immediately tipping all of his old friends off that something is wrong with him.
5th Jan '18 7:28:28 AM RedScharlach
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* BiTheWay: In the companion book ''The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer,'' Laura mentions having slept with both Josie Packard and her pimp/madame Blackie O'Reilly, Ronnette Pulaski, and a lot of other women.

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* BiTheWay: In the companion book ''The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer,'' Laura mentions having slept with both Josie Packard and her pimp/madame Blackie O'Reilly, Ronnette Ronette Pulaski, and a lot of other women.



* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Windom Earl]] has been seeking the Black Lodge for decades in order to harness its evil power for his own ends. He doesn't last a day in the place before overstepping his welcome and suffering a FateWorseThanDeath.

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* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Windom Earl]] Earle]] has been seeking the Black Lodge for decades in order to harness its evil power for his own ends. He doesn't last a day in the place before overstepping his welcome and suffering a FateWorseThanDeath.



** It also references [[spoiler: "Carrie", if that's even her actual name]] in the third season. Who Cooper/[[spoiler: Richard assumes is Laura]]. Is he wrong? This prophetic CrypticConversation is the only clue.

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** It also references [[spoiler: "Carrie", if that's even her actual name]] in the third season. Who Cooper/[[spoiler: Richard Cooper/[[spoiler:Richard assumes is Laura]]. Is he wrong? This prophetic CrypticConversation is the only clue.



** [[spoiler:Leo Johnson is a irredeemable, abusive control freak toward Shelly in Season 1, but suffers much of the same abuse at the hands of Windom Earle in Season 2. His HeelFaceTurn begins when he is reluctant in assisting Windom Earle kill an innocent victim, then sets fellow captive, Major Garland Briggs free and asks him to keep Shelly safe. Bear in mind Leo previously tried to immolate Shelly at the end of Season 1.]]

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** [[spoiler:Leo Johnson is a an irredeemable, abusive control freak toward Shelly in Season 1, but suffers much of the same abuse at the hands of Windom Earle in Season 2. His HeelFaceTurn begins when he is reluctant in assisting Windom Earle kill an innocent victim, then sets fellow captive, Major Garland Briggs free and asks him to keep Shelly safe. Bear in mind Leo previously tried to immolate Shelly at the end of Season 1.]]



* IdiotBall: Happens sometimes towards the end of the series with both Harry and Cooper. The greatest offender, however, is Major Briggs, [[spoiler:whose first decision, immediately after establishing that a murderous psychopath is hiding out in the forest, is to take a casual relaxing walk in the forest on the way home. Harry and Cooper thinks it's a great idea.]]

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* IdiotBall: Happens sometimes towards the end of the series with both Harry and Cooper. The greatest offender, however, is Major Briggs, [[spoiler:whose first decision, immediately after establishing that a murderous psychopath is hiding out in the forest, is to take a casual relaxing walk in the forest on the way home. Harry and Cooper thinks think it's a great idea.]]



* TheLostWoods: The [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Ghostwood]] National Forest that surrounds Twin Peaks. Home to a portal to an EldritchLocation, numerous drug dealers, the occasional rogue FBI agent, and the {{Ominous Owl}}s. [[WhatAnIdiot Some people want to build a country club out of it.]]

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* TheLostWoods: The [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Ghostwood]] National Forest that surrounds Twin Peaks. Home to a portal to an EldritchLocation, numerous drug dealers, the occasional rogue FBI agent, and the {{Ominous Owl}}s. [[WhatAnIdiot Some people want to build a country club out of it.there.]]



* MagicRealism: Though it increasingly starts to resemble straight up horror or fantasy as the series goes on.

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* MagicRealism: Though it increasingly starts to resemble straight up straight-up horror or fantasy as the series goes on.



** Played with in how [[spoiler: BOB's]] victims are treated. Ronette Pulaski is a young pretty white woman who suffers the same rape and torture as Laura did and even goes to the same school. However, her attack barely seems to effect anyone but her parents.

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** Played with in how [[spoiler: BOB's]] [[spoiler:BOB's]] victims are treated. Ronette Pulaski is a young pretty white woman who suffers the same rape and torture as Laura did and even goes to the same school. However, her attack barely seems to effect anyone but her parents.



* NotHimself: This seems to be the case with Leland Palmer due to his daughter's sudden and tragic murder. [[spoiler: In fact, his entire life has been a case of this as he's been off-again-on-again possessed by BOB since late childhood. His murder of Jacques Renault allows Bob complete control over his body until his death.]]

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* NotHimself: This seems to be the case with Leland Palmer due to his daughter's sudden and tragic murder. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In fact, his entire life has been a case of this as he's been off-again-on-again possessed by BOB since late childhood. His murder of Jacques Renault allows Bob BOB complete control over his body until his death.]]



* PowersThatBe: The White Lodge is meant to be a force for good that counterpoints the Black Lodge. The Giant, for example, sincerely gives Agent Cooper clues to solving Laura Palmer's murder [[spoiler: and flat out tells him Leland did it in the episode which reveals him as the killer. He also warns him of BOB who frequently takes the form of an owl.]]

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* PowersThatBe: The White Lodge is meant to be a force for good that counterpoints the Black Lodge. The Giant, for example, sincerely gives Agent Cooper clues to solving Laura Palmer's murder [[spoiler: and flat out [[spoiler:and flat-out tells him Leland did it in the episode which reveals him as the killer. He also warns him of BOB who frequently takes the form of an owl.]]



* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: Exaggerated and possibly parodied in episode 15. How do [[spoiler:Ed and Norma]] end up together after decades of pinning for each other? [[spoiler: Nadine gives Ed his blessing to be with Norma. Shortly after, Norma ends her relationship with her business partner over a disagreement in the business then ''immediatly'' Ed proposes to her and they kiss.]]
* CliffhangerCopOut: ''Averted'' big time. From the very first episode we see that the aftermath of having Cooper's BOB-possessed Doppelganger run free for twenty-five years has been taken to it's [[TheDreaded logical conclusion]].

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* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: Exaggerated and possibly parodied in episode 15. How do [[spoiler:Ed and Norma]] end up together after decades of pinning pining for each other? [[spoiler: Nadine [[spoiler:Nadine gives Ed his blessing to be with Norma. Shortly after, Norma ends her relationship with her business partner over a disagreement in the business then ''immediatly'' ''immediately'' Ed proposes to her and they kiss.]]
* CliffhangerCopOut: ''Averted'' big time. From the very first episode we see that the aftermath of having Cooper's BOB-possessed Doppelganger run free for twenty-five years has been taken to it's its [[TheDreaded logical conclusion]].



* DarkerAndEdgier: The third season and by lightyears of distance. While the original show had it's nightmarish and violent moments, it was obvious that Creator/{{ABC}} at the time (c. 1990) was VERY restrictive with all the heavy subject matter the show dealt with (rape, murder, incest, vicious sexual violence, drug-addiction, etc). And the original series featured a lot of goofy offbeat humour, adorable quirky characters, fun pieces of music and soap-opera romance that made you forget about all the dark content at the core of the show. These themes were treated more explicitly and unrestricted in the film, anyway. And now, 25 years later, being a limited series in nothing less than the adults-only network Creator/{{Showtime}}, Lynch and Frost do not skimp on disturbing content; grisly imagery, [[ClusterFBomb f-bombs]], on-screen gruesome deaths, gore, nudity, and dark-as-midnight-on-a-moonless-night atmosphere. With little-to-nothing humour and with almost no musical score, the third season so far can be placed among Lynch's most unsettling works ever. Which [[Film/BlueVelvet is]] [[Film/LostHighway saying]] [[Film/MulhollandDrive a]] [[Film/InlandEmpire lot.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The third season and by lightyears of distance. While the original show had it's its nightmarish and violent moments, it was obvious that Creator/{{ABC}} at the time (c. 1990) was VERY restrictive with all the heavy subject matter the show dealt with (rape, murder, incest, vicious sexual violence, drug-addiction, etc). And the original series featured a lot of goofy offbeat humour, adorable quirky characters, fun pieces of music and soap-opera romance that made you forget about all the dark content at the core of the show. These themes were treated more explicitly and unrestricted in the film, anyway. And now, 25 years later, being a limited series in nothing less than the adults-only network Creator/{{Showtime}}, Lynch and Frost do not skimp on disturbing content; grisly imagery, [[ClusterFBomb f-bombs]], on-screen gruesome deaths, gore, nudity, and dark-as-midnight-on-a-moonless-night atmosphere. With little-to-nothing humour and with almost no musical score, the third season so far can be placed among Lynch's most unsettling works ever. Which [[Film/BlueVelvet is]] [[Film/LostHighway saying]] [[Film/MulhollandDrive a]] [[Film/InlandEmpire lot.]]



** Shelly is working the same job she did 25 years ago with a daughter trapped in the same abusive marriage she was. [[spoiler: Oh and she divorced the HeelFaceTurn Bobby Briggs to continue dating losers.]]

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** Shelly is working the same job she did 25 years ago with a daughter trapped in the same abusive marriage she was. [[spoiler: Oh [[spoiler:Oh and she divorced the HeelFaceTurn Bobby Briggs to continue dating losers.]]



* ToneShift: ''The Return'' switches the orginal show's quirky, soap opera atmosphere out for a dry, disjointed, and often darkly comic style consistent with mid-career David Lynch films like ''Film/MulhollandDrive'' and ''Film/LostHighway''.

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* ToneShift: ''The Return'' switches the orginal original show's quirky, soap opera atmosphere out for a dry, disjointed, and often darkly comic style consistent with mid-career David Lynch films like ''Film/MulhollandDrive'' and ''Film/LostHighway''.
28th Dec '17 5:05:18 AM SinNanna
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* LossOfIdentity: Cooper's predicament for most of the series. When he escapes the Lodge, he's essentially severely mentally handicapped, barely capable of taking care of himself and only able to repeat things that people say to him, and furthermore is living the life of Dougie Jones, an identical copy of him created as part of BOB's plan to avoid being returned to the Black Lodge. However, certain things he sees seem to jog his memory somewhat, such as a cup of black coffee, a policeman's badge, a statue of a cowboy, the American flag, and finally [[spoiler: the name of his former superior, Gordon Cole, spoken on a television. This final one causes him to electrocute himself and somehow bring all his memory back]].


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* OneWingedAngel: An appropriately strange variant. [[spoiler: Both times Evil Cooper is killed, the Woodsmen materialize to extract BOB's essence from him, which appears as a floating orb of black slime with BOB's face visible in it. In the penultimate episode, BOB attacks and nearly kills Freddie in this form before being destroyed]].
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