Lost in the Movies: March 2017

Harold Smith (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #48)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Harold hides away in a world of books and orchids but his home is an epicenter of Twin Peaks' troubling vibrations, not a refuge.

FBI Chief Gordon Cole (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #37)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Hard of hearing but tuned in to subterranean frequencies, Gordon relishes the confusion and surprise of everyday reality.

John Justice Wheeler (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #49)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Jack's smooth confidence wins over two Hornes although it's not entirely clear if he's actually done anything to earn their enthusiasm.

Eileen Hayward (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #52)


Yesterday morning, due to a scheduling mishap, this entry went up "empty," bumping the actual entry for Phillip Gerard. I fixed the problem within a few hours, but today this goes up with a delay, the longest and hopefully last delay of the series. At least I still made it up on the correct day! Apologies for the confusion.

The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Eileen is a bedrock of attentive comfort in Twin Peaks, until even she is revealed to be hiding something.

Phillip Gerard (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #53)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Gerard is a mild-mannered, dutiful salesman who requires medicine to maintain his health but manages reasonably well within humble means.

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Lana Budding Milford (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #56)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Lana's "curse" attracts and haunts the men she meets in Twin Peaks, but this naive bewitchment eventually gives way to more down-to-earth calculation.

Mayor Dwayne Milford (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #57)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

The Mayor of Twin Peaks is less interested in governing the town than partaking in a petty family feud and a peculiar romance.

Jean Renault (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #58)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Jean is a ruthless, cold-hearted businessman but a passion for vengeance will eventually betray him.

Ronette Pulaski (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #59)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Ronette bears not only her trauma but that of her best friend and indeed of the whole town - she carries this burden, without relief, in its overwhelming entirety.

Jacques Renault (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #64)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Jacques lives a life of indulgence, exploitation, and greed without regret or apology - even when it catches up to him.

Ernie Niles (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #46)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Ernie is a nervous, lying coward who stumbles into the center of a criminal conspiracy.

Andrew Packard (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #69)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Andrew, far from presiding over the town he helped build, hides from the world to conduct a private revenge scheme and unlock a puzzle box.

Margaret "The Log Lady" Lanterman (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #48)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

The Log Lady, eccentric, mystical, compassionate, is the heart and soul of Twin Peaks.

The Singer (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #62)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

In a town that buries so much of its truth, the Singer's voice provides a chorus that not only comments on the emotion of Twin Peaks but gives it form.

Black Rose "Blackie" O'Reilly (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #72)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Blackie's sultry, sophisticated persona conceals a bitter fury toward the men who hold power over her, and a desire for vengeance.

DEA Agent Denise Bryson (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #51)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Denise's professional acumen and pleasant personality keep those around her focused on the job, even as they adjust to her transition as a female.

Betty Briggs (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #52)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Betty is a family woman, almost unnervingly pleasant but harboring a deep, abiding love and concern for her husband and son.

Emory Battis (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #80)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

As cowardly as he is sleazy, Emory desperately tries to survive despite choosing very dangerous company.

Judge Clinton Sternwood (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #82)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Sternwood is an outsider but not a stranger to Twin Peaks; his every word and gesture conveys a love for the town so great it may ultimately blind his judgement.

Mountie Preston King (TWIN PEAKS Character Series #83)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys eighty-two characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) as well as The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. A new character study will appear every weekday morning until the premiere of Showtime's new season of Twin Peaks on May 21, 2017. There will be spoilers for the original series and film.

Despite his stern demeanor and sharp red uniform, this Mountie is no upstanding law enforcement official.

Deputy Cliff Howard (TWIN PEAKS Character Series Bonus #21)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys one hundred ten characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91 on ABC and 2017 on Showtime as The Return), the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992), and The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that filmThe series will be rebooted around 2020 to reflect the third season, but this entry will remain intact. There will be spoilers.

Cliff takes peculiar delight in being a jerk, but unfortunately for him he's not a very effective bully: his nose gets yanked, his boss is beaten up in front of him, and finally he's executed by a couple stoned teenagers.

Room Service Waiter (TWIN PEAKS Character Series Bonus #20)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys one hundred ten characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91 on ABC and 2017 on Showtime as The Return), the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992), and The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. The series will be rebooted around 2020 to reflect the third season, but this entry will remain intact. There will be spoilers.

Appearing at potent dramatic moments, the nameless waiter slows the pace, sometimes comically, sometimes poignantly, but always carving room for meditation.

FBI Agent Roger Hardy (TWIN PEAKS Character Series Bonus #19)


The TWIN PEAKS Character Series surveys one hundred ten characters from the series Twin Peaks (1990-91 on ABC and 2017 on Showtime as The Return), the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992), and The Missing Pieces (2014), a collection of deleted scenes from that film. The series will be rebooted around 2020 to reflect the third season, but this entry will remain intact. There will be spoilers.

Hardy is a stern, humorless hardass who executes his unpleasant assignment without question but he is also, we sense, an honorable individual.

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