Lost in the Movies: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #4: S1E4 (Rest in Pain/"Episode 3") podcasts & illustrated companion

LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #4: S1E4 (Rest in Pain/"Episode 3") podcasts & illustrated companion


All episodes & show notes for my podcast coverage of Twin Peaks season 1 episode 4
October 23 - 29, 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 S1E4 / S1E4 Mystery / Laura in S1E4 / S1E4 Subplots / S1E4's Current Events / S1E4 in the Weeds / S1E4 Archives


Welcome to S1E4 (Rest in Pain/"Episode 3") - How was Twin Peaks created?
EPISODE 4A: The 3 questions, the feel of the episode, director/writer & production context
on Saturday, October 23


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

0:00 INTRO

5:50 WHAT IS TWIN PEAKS?

7:14 WHO IS AGENT COOPER?

8:31 WHO IS LAURA PALMER?

9:50 THE FEEL OF THE EPISODE

11:00 DIRECTOR & WRITER...
Tina Rathborne

Harley Peyton (14:48)

17:11 PRODUCTION CONTEXT


S1E4 Mystery - Who killed Laura Palmer?
Episode 4B: Clues & episode structure
on Sunday, October 24


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

0:00 WHO KILLED LAURA PALMER?
including...
New clues about the murder/surrounding incidents:
from the dream description (additional material w/ Mike & Bob, 25 years later, code), from Albert's autopsy/forensics (cocaine in diary & toxicology report, 2 types of twine + w/ Ronette, pumice in water and on corpse, animal markings, plastic fragment w/ "J.")

New clues about her prior life:
from Audrey (Laura's job), from Father Clarence (religious practice & personality), Bobby (community knowledge & inaction)

(Characters discover what we knew: Ronette's job)

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

Conclusions & the big picture

9:10 THE STRUCTURE OF THE EPISODE
(including "previously on..." recap)

11:39 TOP STORYLINE by number of scenes:
Laura's murder


Laura in S1E4 - What was her life like?
Episode 4C: Laura scenes
on Monday, October 25


...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 (2:53)

Laura & Bobby (5:45)

Laura & James (7:05)

(nothing for Laura & Donna although we see her at the funeral)

brief mention of Laura & Ronette (7:43)

Laura's therapy (7:55)

brief mention of Laura's addiction (8:54)

(nothing for Laura's drug dealing)

Laura's charity (9:22)

brief mention of Laura & the sex trade (10:12)

brief mention of Laura & Leo (10:29)

...introduced in S1E2
Laura's spirituality (10:51)

(nothing for Laura's "Mystery Man")

(second episode of nothing for Laura & Log Lady visions)

...introduced in S1E3
Laura & Ben (12:01)


S1E4 Subplots - What is the town up to?
Episode 4D: Subplot scenes & the uncanny
on Tuesday, October 26


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

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

Briggs family (1:38)

brief mention of Horne family (2:18)

Ghostwood deal & Saw Mill plot (2:42)

brief mention of Shelly & Bobby & Leo (3:12)

(nothing for James & Donna)

Nadine's drape runners (3:36)

(third episode of nothing for Teresa Banks case)

(second episode of nothing for Mike & Donna)

brief mention of Ed & Norma (4:45)

brief mention of Hank in prison (5:11)

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

brief mention of Josie & Harry (5:30)

...introduced in S1E2
Cooper & Audrey flirtation (5:57)

Cocaine in Twin Peaks (criminal activity) (7:15)

Cocaine in Twin Peaks (investigation) (7:52)
(formerly "Stakeout at the Roadhouse" & "The Bookhouse Boys")

brief mention of The One-Armed Man (10:44)

...introduced in S1E3
brief mention of One Eyed Jacks (10:52)

brief mention of Invitation to Love (11:17)

Albert vs. Twin Peaks (12:04)
(described as new, but it was set up the previous episode)

NEW this episode
Andrew's death (13:43)

brief mention of standalone scenes (14:27)

14:37 THE UNCANNY


S1E4's Current Events
Episode 4E: Other TV shows this night, #1 film this weekend, in the news this day & TIME cover this week
on Wednesday, October 27


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

0:00 TV CONTEXT
when it aired, ratings, counterprogramming: Falcon Crest, Cheers, Wings + other shows this night, ABC bookends: Father Dowling Mysteries, Peter Jennings Reporting From the Killing Fields

5:22 HISTORICAL CONTEXT including...
#1 MOVIE: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

WORLD EVENTS
Chinese earthquake, New Kids on the Block stuffed animal injury, Colombian presidential candidate Leongómez assassinated

TIME COVER: Vice President Dan Quayle
(browse a visual copy of this issue)



S1E4 in the Weeds - Which elements are highlighted?
Episode 4F: Character statistics, featured locations, coffee/pie/donuts & more
on Thursday, October 28


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

0:00 CHARACTERS...
Introductions:
Maddy, Mooney, Bernie, Jacques, Leland's nurse, Invitation cast (Hadley as Chet, Swift as Emerald/Jade, St. Vincent as Jared, Denbo as Montana - name only), Hank's image

First interactions:
Cooper w/ Ben, Leo & Joey; Albert w/ Ben, Doc & Andy; Ben w/ Doc & Laura (sort of); Leland watches Invitation
(& mention many interactions w/ new characters which I usually will not be listing)
+ all the characters at the funeral together


CHARACTER RANKINGS

#10 James Hurley
about 4 minutes
third time in top 10 (back after S1E2)

#9 Bobby Briggs
about 4 minutes
fourth time in top 10

#8 Ben Horne
about 5 minutes
third time in top 10

#7 Audrey Horne
about 5 minutes
third time in top 10

#6 Albert Rosenfield
about 6 minutes
first time in top 10

#5 Deputy Hawk
about 8 minutes
second time in top 10

#4 Ed Hurley
about 8 minutes
second time in top 10 (back after pilot)

#3 Laura Palmer
about 15 minutes including references
(onscreen about 5)
fourth time in top 10

#2 Harry Truman
about 16 minutes
fourth time in top 10

#1 Agent Cooper
about 26 minutes
fourth time in top 10

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

Who has a streak of high screentime?
1) Cooper, Laura & Harry all have over 5 minutes for the fourth episode in a row
2) Audrey, Ben & Hawk for the second episode in a row
(+ Ed & Albert only in this episode)
& Donna drops off after 3 episodes, first time since the pilot

Characters with the most screentime on the show so far...
Changes from the previous episode:
 Cooper passes Laura to become the #1 character as she slips 1 spot
also, Hawk rises 2 spots to enter the top 10 (first to get there from outside the pilot's top 20) & Ed rises 4 spots as the first character to return to the top 10 / Mike & Doc fall from #9 & #10 out of the top 10

Milestones: Harry reaches 1 hour - third character to do so / Donna reaches 30 minutes / Audrey, Ben & Hawk reach 20 / Ed & Doc reach 15 / Andy, Leland & Shelly reach 10 / Albert, Major & Jacoby reach 5 / Invitation to Love ensemble & Trudy reach 1

9:25 LOCATIONS...
...introduced in the pilot
Blue Pine Lodge

Sheriff's station

Palmer house

Briggs house

(third episode of nothing for Twin Peaks High School)

Great Northern Hotel

Double R Diner

Johnson house

(third episode of nothing for Packard Saw Mill)

(third episode of nothing for Ronette's bridge)

Big Ed's Gas Farm & house

(third episode of nothing for Road into town)

Calhoun Memorial Hospital (maybe - if this is the morgue)

(second episode of nothing for Mountain top)

(nothing for Abandoned train car)

(third episode of nothing for Bank)

(third episode of nothing for Town hall)

Sparkwood & 21 intersection

(nothing for Hayward house)

Bookhouse

Roadhouse

Woods

...introduced in S1E2
(second episode of nothing for Romantic spot)

(second episode of nothing for General store)

(second episode of nothing for Timber Falls Motel)

(second episode of nothing for Jacoby's office)

...introduced in S1E3
(nothing for middle of Black Lake)

(nothing for One Eyed Jacks)

Red Room

NEW this episode
Black Lake Cemetery

Random payphone

13:23 COFFEE...

PIE...
(& no DONUTS this episode)

+ other food...

& smoking


My S1E4 Archive - How did we react?
Episode 4G: Readings/clips from my previous work, opening minute of the next episode
on Friday, October 29


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

0:00 MEDIA RECEPTION
(reading excerpts of press coverage from the week after, which relate more/as much to this episode)

& brief mention of FAN RECEPTION OVER THE YEARS (5:35)
(no Usenet or dugpa memories this week)

5:57 READINGS/CLIPS FROM MY OTHER WORK...

Journey Through Twin Peaks video series chapter 3 (7:29)
(includes previous two episodes)

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

9:46 RANK, NEXT TIME... & LOG LADY INTRO

11:22 OPENING MINUTE OF THE NEXT EPISODE
(only spoiler in this podcast)




OTHER LINKS

more of my S1E4 coverage:
(too many spoilers to include an excerpt in this podcast)

(video w/ spoilers for the rest of season 1)



OTHER COMMENTARY ON THIS DIRECTOR & WRITER...
(the following links may contain Twin Peaks spoilers)

...from MY OTHER PODCASTS
Zelly & Me (directed by Tina Rathborne)

...from MY VIDEO ESSAYS
clips from Zelly & Me + Less Than Zero (written by Harley Peyton) in Journey Through Twin Peaks chapter 34 - "A Candle in Every Window"

(I also mentioned Less Than Zero in a Patreon podcast for a minute-long capsule)


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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