Lost in the Movies: Lost in Twin Peaks #3: S1E3 (Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer/"Episode 2") podcasts & illustrated companion

Lost in Twin Peaks #3: S1E3 (Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer/"Episode 2") podcasts & illustrated companion


All episodes & show notes for my podcast coverage of Twin Peaks season 1 episode 3
October 16 - 22, 2021
(illustrations for storylines, character rankings, locations, TIME cover & all categories)

To jump right to the Apple Podcast links (which are also embedded/linked below along with details on each episode): Welcome to S1E3 / S1E3 Mystery / Laura in S1E3 / S1E3 Subplots / S1E3's Current Events / S1E3 in the Weeds / S1E3 Archives


Welcome to S1E3 (Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer/"Episode 2") - How was Twin Peaks created?
EPISODE 3A: The 3 questions, the feel of the episode, director/writers & production context - alternate "European Version" pilot ending
on Saturday, October 16


...Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pinecast & most other podcast platforms

0:00 INTRO
(including other podcast activity - Laura)

3:28 WHAT IS TWIN PEAKS?

5:45 WHO IS AGENT COOPER?

7:46 WHO IS LAURA PALMER?

8:56 THE FEEL OF THE EPISODE

13:35 DIRECTOR & WRITERS...
David Lynch

Mark Frost & David Lynch

15:15 THE ALTERNATE "EUROPEAN VERSION" PILOT ENDING...
Background

First half - finding the killer (17:27)

Possible plan for S1E2 dream (20:30)

Lynch's epiphanies: Bob & Mike (22:25)

Lynch's epiphanies: Red Room sequence (25:52)

29:23 PRODUCTION CONTEXT FOR THE REST OF THE EPISODE


S1E3 Mystery - Who killed Laura Palmer?
Episode 3B: Clues & episode structure
on Sunday, October 17


...Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pinecast & most other podcast platforms

0:00 WHO KILLED LAURA PALMER?
including...
New clues about the murder/surrounding incidents:
from Ronette's employers, presumably (other victim quit her job), from the bottle exercise ("J." likely Leo, Jacoby's bottle fell but didn't break, James/Josie/Norma unlikely, Johnny & especially Shelly very unlikely, "Jack with one eye" worth exploring but not as "J."), from the woods (bloody towel), from the dream (cryptic statements by Mike, Bob, Man From Another Place & Laura lookalike "cousin")

New clues about her prior life:
from Ben (link between Ronette's workplace & bordello, w/ Ben implicated in both), from Audrey (Ben sang to her)

(Characters discover what we knew: recent murder, $10,000)

Investigative threads: Bobby, Ronette, crime scene, criminal world, serial killer, James, Leo, charity, "mystery man", Jacoby, NEW: Ben, Cooper's dream

Conclusions & the big picture

12:20 THE STRUCTURE OF THE EPISODE
(including "previously on..." recap)

15:19 TOP STORYLINE by number of scenes:
Laura's murder


Laura in S1E3 - What was her life like?
Episode 3C: Laura scenes
on Monday, October 18


...Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pinecast & most other podcast platforms

0:00 SCENES ORGANIZED BY LAURA STORY...
...introduced in the pilot:
starting w/ Laura's murder

Laura's family (10:45)

brief mention of Laura & Bobby (13:49)

brief mention of Laura & James (13:55)

Laura & Donna (14:05)

Laura & Ronette (14:45)

brief mention of Laura's therapy (15:35)

(nothing for Laura's addiction)

brief mention of Laura's drug dealing (15:48)

brief mention of Laura's charity (15:58)

(second episode of nothing for Laura & the sex trade)

brief mention of Laura & Leo (16:07)

...introduced in S1E2:
Laura's spirituality (16:20)

Laura's "Mystery Man" (17:03)

(nothing for Laura & Log Lady visions)

NEW this episode:
Laura & Ben (17:44)


S1E3 Subplots - What is the town up to?
Episode 3D: Subplot scenes & the uncanny
on Tuesday, October 19


...Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pinecast & most other podcast platforms

0:00 SCENES ORGANIZED BY NON-LAURA STORY...
...introduced in the pilot:
starting w/ Packard family

(nothing for Briggs family)

Horne family (0:56)

Ghostwood deal & Saw Mill plot (1:45)

Shelly & Bobby & Leo (3:33)

James & Donna (5:32)

Nadine's drape runners (7:49)

(second episode of nothing for Teresa Banks case)

(nothing for Mike & Donna)

Ed & Norma (10:55)

(second episode of nothing for Hank in prison)

(second episode of nothing for Did Bobby kill a guy?)

(nothing for Josie & Harry)

...introduced in S1E2:
Cooper & Audrey flirtation (13:20)

Cocaine in Twin Peaks (criminal activity) (16:03)

(nothing for Stakeout at the Roadhouse)

(nothing for The Bookhouse Boys)

The One-Armed Man (17:55)

NEW this episode:
One Eyed Jacks (18:50)

brief mention of Invitation to Love (23:27)

brief mention of Albert vs. Twin Peaks (23:41)

(nothing for standalone scenes)

24:06 THE UNCANNY


S1E3's Current Events
Episode 3E: Other TV shows this night, #1 film this weekend, in the news this day & TIME cover this week
on Wednesday, October 20


...Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pinecast & most other podcast platforms

0:00 TV CONTEXT
when it aired, ratings, ABC bookends: Father Dowling Mysteries/Prime Time Live w/ Marla Maples & counterprogramming: last regular episode of Max Monroe: Loose CannonCheers, Wings

6:21 HISTORICAL CONTEXT including...
#1 MOVIE: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

TIME COVER: Particle collider
(browse a visual copy of this issue)

WORLD EVENTS
Sandinista-Contra truce, Sixers vs. Pistons fight

9:14 OUTRO clip from...


S1E3 in the Weeds - Which elements are highlighted?
Episode 3F: Character statistics, featured locations, coffee/pie/donuts & more
on Thursday, October 21


...Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pinecast & most other podcast platforms

0:00 CHARACTERS...
Introductions:
Jerry, Blackie, Albert, Man From Another Place, more hotel staff, Swabbie, Bartender, One Eyed Jacks crew, New Girl, Invitation to Love narrator, Albert's men (+ learn Mike's and Bob's names)

First interactions:
Cooper w/ one-armed Mike (sort of), Bob; Ben w/ Johnny & Sylvia; Audrey w/ Johnny; Leo w/ Mike & Bobby
+ Haywards share a scene w/ Audrey; Audrey's & Donna's first dialogue; Ed & Nadine in the same shot; Cooper w/ "living" "Laura"
(& mention many interactions w/ new characters which I usually will not be listing)


CHARACTER RANKINGS

#10 Bobby Briggs
about 5 minutes
third time in top 10

#9 Jerry Horne
about 6 minutes
first time in top 10

#8 Lucy Moran
about 6 minutes
first time in top 10

#7 Deputy Hawk
about 7 minutes
first time in top 10

#6 Audrey Horne
about 7 minutes
second time in top 10

#5 Ben Horne
about 7 minutes
second time in top 10

#4 The dream figures
about 8 minutes
first time in top 10

#3 Harry Truman
about 8 minutes
third time in top 10

#2 Laura Palmer
about 13 minutes including references
(onscreen about 4 including "cousin")
third time in top 10

#1 Agent Cooper
about 17 minutes
third time in top 10

TOP OF THE SUPPORTING CAST: Dreams
(aside from the core leads Cooper, Harry, and Laura)

Who has a streak of high screentime?
Laura, Cooper, Harry & Donna (who is #11) all have over 5 minutes for the third episode in a row
+ the dream figures, Audrey, Ben, Hawk, Lucy, Jerry & Bobby only in this episode
(James drops off after 2 episodes)

Characters with the most screentime on the show so far...
Changes from the previous episode:
Ben rises 4 spots to enter the top 10 / Audrey rises 3 spots from #10 & Cooper rises 1 spot from #3 / Harry slips 1 spot from #2 & Mike slips 1 spot from #8 & Doc slips 3 spots from #7 / Sarah falls from #9 out of the top 10

Milestones: Laura & Cooper reach 1 hour - first characters to do so / Harry reaches 50 - each could fill a full episode / Bobby & James reach 20 / Audrey, Ben & Mike reach 15 / Hawk, Ed & Lucy reach 10 / Dream figures, Leo & Norma reach 5 / Mike (if same in dream & reality), Sylvia & Johnny reach 1

11:33 LOCATIONS...
...introduced in the pilot
Blue Pine Lodge

Sheriff's station

Palmer house

(nothing for Briggs house)

(second episode of nothing for Twin Peaks High School)

Great Northern Hotel

Double R Diner

Johnson house

(second episode of nothing for Packard Saw Mill)

(second episode of nothing for Ronette's bridge)

Big Ed's Gas Farm & house

(second episode of nothing for Road into town)

Calhoun Memorial Hospital

(nothing for Mountain top)

Abandoned train car

(second episode of nothing for Bank)

(second episode of nothing for Town hall)

(second episode of nothing for Sparkwood & 21 intersection)

Hayward house

(second episode of nothing for Bookhouse)

(second episode of nothing for Roadhouse)

Woods

...introduced in S1E2
(nothing for Romantic spot)

(nothing for General store)

(nothing for Timber Falls Motel)

(nothing for Jacoby's office)

NEW locations...
middle of Black Lake (away from where Laura was found)

One Eyed Jacks

Red Room

17:13 COFFEE...

PIE...

& DONUTS...

+ other food...

& smoking


S1E3 Archives - How did we react?
Episode 3G: Readings/clips from my previous work, press clippings, fan memories, my response, opening minute of the next episode
on Friday, October 22


...Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pinecast & most other podcast platforms

0:00 MEDIA RECEPTION
(reading excerpts of press coverage)

7:17 FAN RECEPTION OVER THE YEARS

8:06 INITIAL FAN RECEPTION
9:52 INITIAL FAN & PERSONAL RECEPTION
(memories from dugpa's World of Blue fan forum including my own of the Red Room sequence)

14:09 READINGS/CLIPS FROM MY OTHER WORK...

(includes spoilers - but not in this podcast's excerpt)

(includes spoilers - but not in this podcast's excerpt)

THE SHAPE OF THE SHOW...
(without any plot spoilers that viewers of the time wouldn't know)

22:35 RANK & LOG LADY INTRO

24:18 MORE INITIAL PERSONAL RECEPTION from dugpa
(mentions who directs certain upcoming episodes & whether the killer will be revealed)

25:38 OPENING MINUTE OF THE NEXT EPISODE
(only spoiler in this podcast)




OTHER LINKS
(includes discussion of the New Girl's performance)

Twin Peaks And The New Girl From One-Eyed Jacks by Libby-Jane Charleston (Huffington Post)
& Exclusive Connie Woods interview! (Twin Peaks Archive)

Back and back and back... (my post w/ the Carl Jung dream)

Adolescent Eye by Jonathan Rosenbaum (Chicago Reader)


OTHER COMMENTARY ON THIS DIRECTOR & THESE WRITERS...

...from MY PREVIOUS LOST IN TWIN PEAKS EPISODES
(often discusses their background & other work as well)
Pilot / S1E2 (both written by Mark Frost & David Lynch - pilot also directed by Lynch)

(the following links may contain Twin Peaks spoilers)

...from MY OTHER PODCASTS
Storyville (written by Frost)

...from MY VIDEO ESSAYS
clips/quotes from Frost's other work in Journey Through Twin Peaks chapter 35

...written or directed by David Lynch:
(public podcasts)
(Patreon podcasts)
(clips from his other work in my Journey Through Twin Peaks video essays)
+
focused equally or entirely on DAVID LYNCH'S non-Twin Peaks work


My other podcasts include...

My Journey Through Twin Peaks video essay series is on YouTube (in 36 chapters as of now)
& Vimeo (in 5 parts as of now)



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