The recent news that Twin Peaks, the remarkable and haunting TV collaboration between director David Lynch and his co-writer Mark Frost which first aired in 1990, will be revived for a six episode miniseries in 2016 (with a novel by Frost filling in the intervening years), brought a wave of delight to fans of this remarkable show. For one thing, it will make good on the promise made in the final episode by the spirit of murdered young woman Laura Palmer to Agent Dale Cooper: “I’ll see you again in 25 years.” For another, it offers a chance for the complex occult mythology of the show to be expanded.
As a viewer when the series first aired (and a Lynch fan since Eraserhead), I was going to be an avid follower of the show come what may. A particular scene and a specific line in the third episode’s dream sequence clinched it, speaking directly to the magical side of me.
If you’ve watched the show, you know just what scene I mean…and exactly which line it was: Continue reading