This shot … this shot …
And then the closeup of that ceiling fan. Even seeing the exterior of the Palmer house gave me the willies.
Finally: Audrey. Although she doesn’t seem to be doing so well.
It was a static episode, filled with people staring at one another. Back, forth, back, forth, standing like statues. Audrey never approached the desk. Albert and Cole stood there, separated, staring, until Cole bridged the gap by reaching out to hold Albert’s shoulder. Dougie and his son stand separated in the backyard, the space between them vast. Laura Palmer’s mom staring at the kids behind the counter, at Hawk at her front door, back, forth, back, forth, back forth. I am sure some found it maddening. I found it frustrating and interesting. It’s interesting BECAUSE it’s frustrating. Something else starts to happen in those spaces between people, there’s reverb, there’s emotion, there’s memory and the unspoken.
Anyway: Here’s Keith’s piece over at MUBI. I look forward to reading his recaps so much. And God, I love his summation line. My thoughts exactly.
And here’s my pal Dan’s re-cap of episodes 9-12. I LOVE his thoughts on Candie, who has already become one of my favorite fictional characters to appear this year. And I love this too:
Lynch and his performers are working in uncharted psychic areas that most of us do what we can to keep at bay, and this is what gives this new Twin Peaks such liberating and profound force. I know several very hard-boiled critics with very high standards who have been brought back to a level of nearly childlike “what comes next?” suspense while watching the new season of this show.