Twin Peaks (2017)
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Part 14 

We are like the dreamer.

Director:

David Lynch
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Dale Cooper
Jay Aaseng Jay Aaseng ... Drunk
Eric Ray Anderson Eric Ray Anderson ... Bartender
Dana Ashbrook ... Deputy Bobby Briggs
Chrysta Bell Chrysta Bell ... FBI Agent Tammy Preston
Monica Bellucci ... Monica Bellucci
David Bowie ... Phillip Jeffries (archive footage)
Robert Broski ... Woodsman (archive footage)
Owain Rhys Davies ... Agent Wilson
Laura Dern ... Diane Evans
Erica Eynon ... Experiment (archive footage)
Jay R. Ferguson ... Special Agent Randall Headley
Miguel Ferrer ... FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield
Robert Forster ... Sheriff Frank Truman
Nathan Frizzell ... Phillip Jeffries (voice)
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We are like the dreamer.

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Release Date:

13 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

North Bend, Washington, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

This is the first episode of Twin Peaks ever where any character played by Kyle MacLachlan (Dale Cooper, Dougie Jones or Doppelg√§nger/Mr. C) plays no large role in the plot of the episode. His only lines comes from flashback recycled from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) and his characters only appear in brief visions. On the other hand it might be argued that episode was a long-awaited return of serious Cooper, as he wasn't shown in his "Dougie Jones" persona. See more »

Goofs

Just as James Hurley goes to the basement of the The Great Northern to investigate the strange sound, a shadow of the camera(man) is visible as he turns in the corner in the boiler room. See more »

Quotes

Special Agent Randall Headley: [Exhales] There's 23 Douglas Jones's in the greater metro area.
Agent Wilson: How are we gonna find the right one?
Special Agent Randall Headley: Wilson, how many times have I told *you*! This is what we do in the FBI!
Special Agent Randall Headley: [bashes table]
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Connections

Features Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) See more »

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Wild Wild West
Performed by Lissie
Written by Lissie (as Elisabeth Maurus) and Curt Schneider
Published by Lionboy Publishing (ASCAP)
All rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC and Werty Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Lionboy Records
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Not a minute is wasted in an hour of extreme tension and glorious payoffs.

While I have loved the slow, atmospheric nature of the new Twin Peaks, I know a lot of people who have become increasingly fed up with the show's excruciating pace and seemingly pointless scenes. I think those people will love this part. In terms of pure plot progression, this is probably one of the most important parts so far. I honestly can't think of a single wasted minute in this part. Every scene has a purpose, and every moment rackets up the tension. That's the other thing that makes the episode so great; the tension. I felt like the characters were in genuine danger or distress at every moment. I hardly eased off the edge of my seat during the whole hour.

The opening sequence drops yet another of the satisfying exposition bombs the FBI plot has become known for. I always perk up when Gordon shows up on screen, because I know that a few of the long-coveted answers may be near. They (and we) are so close to the answers that I can almost taste it. This is when a mystery becomes most tantalizing; when it is just out of reach. This sequence also provides the most laugh-out-loud weird-out moments of the episode.

Hot off the heels of the opening scene, the episode does not slow down but instead gives us a satisfying comeuppance and the long-awaited Jack Rabbit's Palace sequence. I've been anticipating this moment since Part 9, and it did not disappoint. Not only is the denouement strange, revealing, and surprising, but the build-up to it is absolutely perfect. Since season 1 we have heard about the "darkness in these woods", and as our intrepid heroes travelled east from the palace, I felt like we were really seeing that darkness for the first time. The tension before and during the arrival at the site is some of the greatest I've ever seen.

The second half of the episode contains a scattered assortment of scenes with different residents of Twin Peaks. At the start of each one, I breathed a sigh of relief as I thought the episode was about to slow down a little. It never did. Despite the fact that they follow characters on the fringes of the story who had thus far seemed insignificant, each of these scenes is intensely gripping and surprisingly revealing in their own way. The scene with Sarah Palmer is obviously a standout, but I enjoyed the scene with James and his friend and the scene with random people in the Roadhouse way more than I expected to when they started due to their unexpected significance to the plot.

Overall, I would say that this is without a doubt the strongest hour of the Return so far. It doesn't have many scenes, but every one of them is gripping and relevant. I absolutely loved it.


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