Lost in the Movies: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #5: S1E5 (The One-Armed Man/"Episode 4") podcasts & illustrated companion

LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #5: S1E5 (The One-Armed Man/"Episode 4") podcasts & illustrated companion


All episodes & show notes for my podcast coverage of Twin Peaks season 1 episode 5
October 30 - November 5, 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 S1E5 / S1E5 Mystery / Laura in S1E5 / S1E5 Subplots / S1E5's Current Events / S1E5 in the Weeds / S1E5 Archives


Welcome to S1E5 (The One-Armed Man/"Episode 4") - How was Twin Peaks created?
EPISODE 5A: The 3 questions, the feel of the episode, director/writer & production context
on Saturday, October 30


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

0:00 INTRO

2:56 WHAT IS TWIN PEAKS?

4:26 WHO IS AGENT COOPER?

6:09 WHO IS LAURA PALMER?

7:35 THE FEEL OF THE EPISODE

8:52 DIRECTOR & WRITER...
Tim Hunter

Robert Engels (12:49)

15:38 PRODUCTION CONTEXT


S1E5 Mystery - Who killed Laura Palmer?
Episode 5B: Clues & episode structure
on Sunday, October 31


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

0:00 WHO KILLED LAURA PALMER?
including...
New clues about the murder/surrounding incidents:
from Albert's autopsy/forensics (brand of twine, bird bites - parrot/myna, poker chip), from Gerard/Lydecker (where to find bird files, bird name/owner), from Jacques' home (bloody shirt, Leo connection)

New clues about her prior life:
from Sarah (Bob's location & mystery in vision), from Jacoby (red corvette, further drugs/sex confirmation, limits of relationship), from Harry (Leo owns corvette), from Maddy (past relationship), from Donna (familial psychic abilities)

(Characters discover what we knew: Bob vision, necklace in woods, cocaine, James romance, worked at One Eyed Jacks, therapy w/ Jacoby, perfume counter w/ Ronette, Leo/Jacques connection, bloody shirt)

Defining active investigations, including...
Police/FBI

Audrey/Donna

Donna/James

Bobby/Shelly

Jacoby

(Investigative threads/areas of inquiry: Bobby, Ronette, crime scene, criminal world, serial killer, James, Leo, charity, "mystery man", Jacoby, Ben, Cooper's dream, community, NEW: One Eyed Jacks, Jacques, Sarah's visions)

Conclusions & the big picture

9:16 THE STRUCTURE OF THE EPISODE
(including "previously on..." recap)

12:31 TOP STORYLINE by number of scenes:
Laura's murder


Laura in S1E5 - What was her life like?
Episode 5C: Laura scenes
on Monday, November 1


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

0:00 SCENES ORGANIZED BY LAURA STORY...
...introduced in the pilot
starting w/ Laura's murder
(including the bloody shirt & Waldo the bird)

Laura's family (10:08)

Laura & Bobby (13:10)

Laura & James (13:46)

brief mention of Laura & Donna (16:19)

Laura & Ronette (16:40)

Laura's therapy (17:11)

brief mention of Laura's addiction (20:20)

brief mention of Laura's drug dealing (20:36)

(nothing for Laura's charity)

Laura & the sex trade (21:02)

Laura & Leo (23:15)

...introduced in S1E2
Laura's spirituality (23:46)

The One-Armed Man (25:36)
(moved from non-Laura storylines)

(second episode of nothing for Laura's "Mystery Man")

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

...introduced in S1E3
(nothing for Laura & Ben)

NEW this episode
Laura & Maddy (30:25)

Laura's employment (31:33)

brief mention of Laura & Jacques (32:54)


S1E5 Subplots - What is the town up to?
Episode 5D: Subplot scenes & the uncanny
on Tuesday, November 2


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

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

(nothing for Briggs family)

Horne family (0:56)

Ghostwood deal & Saw Mill plot (3:12)

Shelly & Bobby & Leo (8:49)

James & Donna (10:59)

(nothing for Nadine's drape runners)

(third episode of nothing for Mike & Donna)

Ed & Norma (12:30)

Hank in prison (14:29)

brief mention of Josie & Harry (19:14)

...introduced in S1E2
brief mention of Cooper & Audrey flirtation (19:34)

Cocaine in Twin Peaks (criminal activity) (19:57)

brief mention of Cocaine in Twin Peaks (investigation) (21:30)

...introduced in S1E3
Ben & One Eyed Jacks (21:49)
(formerly just called One Eyed Jacks)

Invitation to Love (22:36)

Albert vs. Twin Peaks (25:00)

...introduced in S1E4
(nothing for Andrew's death)

NEW this episode
Andy & Lucy (26:27)

Andy's misfire (28:05)

Cooper's history (29:28) - *Hawk's girlfriend is from Brandeis!

+ Storylines that have disappeared (four episodes of absence)
Teresa Banks case & Did Bobby kill a guy?

31:42 THE UNCANNY


S1E5's Current Events
Episode 5E: Other TV shows this night, #1 film this weekend, in the news this day & TIME cover this week
on Wednesday, November 3


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

0:00 TV CONTEXT
when it aired, ratings, counterprogramming: Falcon Crest, Cheers, Wings, ABC bookends: Father Dowling Mysteries, Prime Time Live

3:20 HISTORICAL CONTEXT including...
#1 MOVIE: Pretty Woman

WORLD EVENTS
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Pimen I dies

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

6:15 OUTRO clip from...


S1E5 in the Weeds - Which elements are highlighted?
Episode 5F: Character statistics, featured locations, coffee/pie/donuts & more
on Thursday, November 4


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

0:00 CHARACTERS...
Introductions:
Hank, parole board, Midge, Hawk's buddy, the llama, tennis players, Gordon's voice, Montana's voice in Invitation
(+ learn Lydecker's name without meeting him, learn Waldo's name without meeting him, hear Ben talk to Icelanders without hearing them, learn about a woman from Cooper's past)

First interactions:
James w/ Maddy; Gerard w/ Cooper, Harry w/ Andy (first time he's aware of Hawk); Ben w/ Leo w/ Bernie's corpse; Maddy w/ Harry aside from funeral
(& mention some interactions w/ new characters which I usually will not be listing)


CHARACTER RANKINGS

#10 Deputy Hawk
about 4 minutes
third time in top 10

#9 Shelly Johnson
about 4 minutes
first time in top 10

#8 Norma Jennings
about 5 minutes
first time in top 10

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

#6 Donna Hayward
about 6 minutes
third time in top 10 (back after S1E1)

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

#4 Deputy Andy
about 7 minutes
first time in top 10

#3 Laura Palmer
about 7 minutes - references only
fifth time in top 10

#2 Agent Cooper
about 14 minutes
fifth time in top 10

#1 Harry Truman
about 15 minutes
fifth time in top 10

TOP OF THE SUPPORTING CAST: Andy
(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 fifth episode in a row
2) Audrey & Ben for the third episode in a row
(+ Donna's fourth non-consecutive time overall; Andy & Norma only in this episode)
& Hawk drops off after 2 episodes

Characters with the most screentime on the show so far...
Changes from the previous episode:
Audrey rises 1 spot from #7 & Ben rises 1 spot from #8 / James slips 2 spots from #6

Milestones: Bobby reaches 30 minutes / Andy, Shelly, Josie & Lucy reach 15 / Pete, Leo, Norma & Catherine reach 10 / Maddy reaches 5

Characters who have disappeared (four episodes of absence):
top row: Max Hartman the football coach, Sven Jorgenson the Norwegian investor, Norwegian translator, Julie the concierge, Heidi the waitress, Boogie kid at the high school
second row: Mrs. Jackson the high school principal's secretary, Margaret Honeycutt the homeroom teacher, state trooper at the high school, screaming girl in the courtyard, George Wolchezk the high school principal, Janice Hogan the Palmer neighbor
third row: Fred Truax the fired mill worker, the railway switchman, Dr. Shelvy, Jim the morgue attendant, Gilman White the lawyer for Bobby, Bob the Great Northern employee
last row: Nurse Greta the caretaker for Johnny, Alice Brady the bank employee, Mayor Dwayne Milford, Harriet Hayward, Scotty the "wonderful world" biker in the Roadhouse

11:01 LOCATIONS...
...introduced in the pilot
Blue Pine Lodge

Sheriff's station

Palmer house

(nothing for Briggs house)

Twin Peaks High School

Great Northern Hotel

Double R Diner

Johnson house

(nothing for Big Ed's Gas Farm & house)

(nothing for Calhoun Memorial Hospital)

(third episode of nothing for Mountain top)

(second episode of nothing for Abandoned train car)

(nothing for Sparkwood & 21 intersection)

Hayward house

(nothing for Bookhouse)

(nothing for Roadhouse)

Woods

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

(third episode of nothing for General store)

Timber Falls Motel

(third episode of nothing for Jacoby's office)

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

(second episode of nothing for One Eyed Jacks)

(nothing for Red Room)

...introduced in S1E4
(nothing for Black Lake Cemetery)

(nothing for Random payphone)

NEW this episode
State prison

One Stop Gas

Lydecker's Veterinary Clinic

Jacques' apartment

Locations that have disappeared (four episodes of absence):
Packard Saw Mill, Ronette's bridge, Road into town, Bank, Town hall

18:26 COFFEE...
(no featured PIE & DONUTS this episode)

+ other food...

& smoking


My S1E5 Archive - How did we react? (+ Speculation & The Shape of the Show)
Episode 5G: Readings/clips from my previous work, opening minute of the next episode
on Friday, November 5


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

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

5:24 INITIAL FAN RECEPTION

& brief mentions of FAN RECEPTION OVER THE YEARS & PERSONAL RECEPTION (8:57)

9:34 READINGS FROM MY OTHER WORK...

(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)

14:07 READING FROM MY "SHAPE OF THE SHOW" WORK...
(includes spoilers - but not in this podcast's excerpt)

15:07 NEXT TIME... & LOG LADY INTRO

17:05 INITIAL FAN SPECULATION from Usenet

17:56 OPENING MINUTE OF THE NEXT EPISODE
(only spoiler in this podcast)




OTHER LINKS
(more may be added as the episodes go up)

(video - first appearance to promote River's Edge, though it went somewhere else...)

(video - second appearance, in response to the first where he goes in a different direction)


(video - full tape of everything shot for the Twin Peaks soap opera)


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

...from MY OTHER PODCASTS
River's Edge (directed by Tim Hunter) / Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher (written by Robert Engels)
+ on Patreon: Lynchboro arc of Wiseguy (written by Engels)

...from MY VIDEO ESSAYS
clips from River's Edge, Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher, Hunter's Mad Men episodes & Wiseguy in Journey Through Twin Peaks chapter 34 - "A Candle in Every Window"

...from MY VIEWING DIARIES (directed by Hunter)
Breaking Bad season 1: "A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal" (episode 1)
Mad Men season 1: "New Amsterdam" (episode 4) / "Red in the Face" (episode 7) / "Long Weekend" (episode 10) / "Indian Summer" (episode 11)
Mad Men season 2: "For Those Who Think Young" (episode 1) / "Three Sundays" (episode 4)


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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