Lost in the Movies: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #6: S1E6 (Cooper's Dreams/"Episode 5") podcasts & illustrated companion

LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #6: S1E6 (Cooper's Dreams/"Episode 5") podcasts & illustrated companion


All episodes & show notes for my podcast coverage of Twin Peaks season 1 episode 6
November 6 - 12, 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 S1E6 / S1E6 Mystery / Laura in S1E6 / S1E6 Subplots / S1E6's Current Events / S1E6 in the Weeds / S1E6 Archives


Welcome to S1E6 (Cooper's Dreams/"Episode 5") - How was Twin Peaks created?
EPISODE 6A: The 3 questions, the feel of the episode, director/writer & production context
on Saturday, November 6 (publishing later this morning)


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

0:00 INTRO
(including other podcast activity - John Thorne conversation)
(including other podcast activity - Elephant)

4:09 WHAT IS TWIN PEAKS?

6:04 WHO IS AGENT COOPER?

7:35 WHO IS LAURA PALMER?

9:25 THE FEEL OF THE EPISODE

10:55 DIRECTOR & WRITER...
Lesli Linka Glatter

Mark Frost (15:28)

16:32 PRODUCTION CONTEXT


S1E6 Mystery - Who killed Laura Palmer?
Episode 6B: Clues & episode structure
on Sunday, November 7


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


0:00 WHO KILLED LAURA PALMER?
including new clues...
from Police/FBI about the murder/surrounding incidents (areas of inquiry are bloody shirt, Log Lady's witness, Waldo's bite marks, connection to One Eyed Jacks & poker chip from autopsy, Jacques connection)

from Police/FBI about her prior life (area of inquiry is sex trade + relationship to Jacques/Ronette)

from Audrey (all set up)

from Donna, James & Maddy (hid Jacoby tape)

from Jacoby (her idea to sell drugs, mocked Bobby, confirms what drove her)

(Characters discover what we knew: Leo's truck in Flesh World)

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

Conclusions & the big picture

8:44 THE STRUCTURE OF THE EPISODE
(including "previously on..." recap)

13:18 TOP STORYLINE by number of scenes:
Ghostwood deal & Saw Mill plot


Laura in S1E6 - What was her life like?
Episode 6C: Laura scenes
on Monday, November 8


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

SCENES ORGANIZED BY LAURA STORY...
...introduced in the pilot
starting w/ Laura's murder
(including the bloody shirt & Waldo the bird + now incorporating Log Lady's visions)

Laura's family (5:03)

Laura & Bobby (16:39)

Laura & James + Laura & Donna (9:46)

Laura's therapy (11:30)

brief mention of Laura's addiction + Laura's drug dealing (14:04)

brief mention of Laura's charity (14:22)

Laura & the sex trade (14:43)
(now incorporating her relationships to Ronette & Jacques)

Laura & Leo (16:39)

...introduced in S1E2
brief mention of Laura's spirituality (17:32)

Laura's employment (17:58)
(initially described as new in S1E4 but has earlier roots)

(nothing for The One-Armed Man)

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

...introduced in S1E3
(second episode of nothing for Laura & Ben)

...introduced in S1E4
Laura & Maddy (19:39)


S1E6 Subplots - What is the town up to?
Episode 6D: Subplot scenes & the uncanny
on Tuesday, November 9


...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

Briggs family (0:59)

Horne family (1:46)

Ghostwood deal (2:28)

Saw Mill plot (7:33)

Shelly & Bobby & Leo (10:41)

James & Donna (13:42)

brief mention of Nadine's drape runners (14:50)

Ed & Norma (15:15)

Hank on parole (17:02)
(formerly Hank in prison)

"Bobby killed a guy" (19:04)
...back after a four-episode absence, first time since the pilot:

(nothing for Josie & Harry)

...introduced in S1E2
Cooper & Audrey flirtation (19:58)

Cocaine in Twin Peaks (criminal activity) (21:42)

brief mention of Cocaine in Twin Peaks (investigation) (22:47)

...introduced in S1E3
Ben & One Eyed Jacks (23:16)

Invitation to Love (24:29)

(nothing for Albert vs. Twin Peaks)

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

...introduced in S1E5
(nothing for Andy & Lucy)

(nothing for Andy's misfire)

(nothing for Cooper's history - except for past use of earplugs!)

+ Storylines that have disappeared (four episodes of absence)
Mike & Donna

26:31 THE UNCANNY


S1E6's Current Events
Episode 6E: Other TV shows this night, #1 film this weekend, in the news this day & TIME cover this week
on Wednesday, November 10


...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 w/ Holocaust denier

2:53 HISTORICAL CONTEXT including...
#1 MOVIE: Pretty Woman

WORLD EVENTS
Howard Stern vs. John DeBella, deaths of Walker Percy & Susan Oliver

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



S1E6 in the Weeds - Which elements are highlighted?
Episode 6F: Character statistics, featured locations, coffee/pie/donuts & more
on Thursday, November 11


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

0:00 CHARACTERS...
Introductions:
Einar Thorsson, Emory Battis, Waldo the bird, Great Northern hostess in Viking outfit, Hebba, the Icelandic investors

First interactions:
Jerry w/ Leland, Hank w/ Shelly & Leo, Jacoby w/ the Briggs, Log Lady w/ Hawk & Doc
(Maddy & Donna first speak though they've been together before)


CHARACTER RANKINGS

#10 James Hurley
about 4 minutes
fourth time in top 10

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

#8 Audrey Horne
about 5 minutes
fifth time in top 10

#7 Ben Horne
about 6 minutes
fifth time in top 10

#6 Bobby Briggs
about 6 minutes
fifth time in top 10 (back after S1E1)

#5 Laura Palmer
about 7 minutes - references only
sixth time in top 10

#4 Doc Hayward
about 7 minutes
third time in top 10

#3 Deputy Hawk
about 7 minutes
fourth time in top 10

#2 Harry Truman
about 10 minutes
sixth time in top 10

#1 Agent Cooper
about 14 minutes
sixth time in top 10

TOP OF THE SUPPORTING CAST: Hawk
(aside from the core leads Cooper, Harry, and Laura - first time a supporting member passed one of them)

Who has a streak of high screentime?
1) Cooper, Harry & Laura all have over 5 minutes for the sixth episode in a row
2) Audrey & Ben for the fourth episode in a row
(+ Bobby's & Hawk's third non-consecutive time overall; Doc only in this episode)

Characters with the most screentime on the show so far...
Changes from the previous episode:
Harry rises 1 spot from #3 & Hawk rises 1 spot from #9 & Doc rises 2 spots to enter the top 10 for the second time / Laura slips 1 spot from #2 & James slips 1 spot from #8 / Ed falls from #10 out of the top 10

Milestones: Donna & Bobby reach 40 minutes / Audrey, Ben, Hawk & James reach 30 / Doc, Ed, Andy & Shelly reach 20 / Norma reaches 15 / Jerry & Jacoby reach 10 / Log Lady, Hank & Singer reach 5

Characters who have disappeared (four episodes of absence):
Ronette, Janek & Suburbis Pulaski

7:51 LOCATIONS...
...introduced in the pilot
(nothing for Blue Pine Lodge)

(nothing for Sheriff's station)

Palmer house

(second episode of nothing for Briggs house)

(nothing for Twin Peaks High School)

Great Northern Hotel

Double R Diner

Johnson house

Big Ed's Gas Farm & house

(second episode of nothing for Calhoun Memorial Hospital)

(third episode of nothing for Abandoned train car)

(second episode of nothing for Sparkwood & 21 intersection)

(nothing for Hayward house)

(second episode of nothing for Bookhouse)

(second episode of nothing for Roadhouse)

Woods

...introduced in S1E2
(nothing for Timber Falls Motel)

Jacoby's office

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

(third episode of nothing for One Eyed Jacks)

(second episode of nothing for Red Room)

...introduced in S1E4
(second episode of nothing for Black Lake Cemetery)

(second episode of nothing for Random payphone)

...introduced in S1E5
(nothing for State prison)

(nothing for One Stop Gas)

(nothing for Lydecker's Veterinary Clinic)

Jacques' apartment

NEW locations:
Horne's Department Store

Gazebo

Log Lady's cabin

Jacques' cabin

Locations that have disappeared (four episodes of absence):
Mountain top, Romantic spot, General store

12:37 COFFEE...
(no featured PIE this episode)

& DONUTS...

+ other food...

& smoking


My S1E6 Archive - How did we react?
Episode 6G: Readings/clips from my previous work, opening minute of the next episode
on Friday, November 12


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

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

1:59 INITIAL FAN RECEPTION
2:36 PERSONAL RECEPTION

3:24 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)

8:02 READINGS/CLIPS FROM MY "SHAPE OF THE SHOW" WORK...
more from the Out of Order review (including RANK)

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

NEXT TIME... & LOG LADY INTRO (10:24)

INITIAL FAN SPECULATION from Usenet (12:17)

OPENING MINUTE OF THE NEXT EPISODE (13:14)
(only spoiler in this podcast)





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


(my video featuring the Log Lady's mythology motifs)


OTHER COMMENTARY ON THIS DIRECTOR & WRITER...

...from MY PREVIOUS LOST IN TWIN PEAKS EPISODES
(often discusses their background & other work as well)
Pilot / S1E2 / S1E3 (written by Mark Frost)

(the following links may contain Twin Peaks spoilers)

...from MY OTHER PODCASTS
Now and Then (directed by Lesli Linka Glatter) / Storyville (written by Frost)

...from MY VIDEO ESSAYS
clips from Now and Then & Glatter's episodes of Mad Men in Journey Through Twin Peaks chapter 34 - "A Candle in Every Window" & from Frost's other work in Journey Through Twin Peaks chapter 35

...from MY MAD MEN VIEWING DIARIES (directed by Glatter)
season 1: "5G" (episode 5)
season 2: "The Benefactor" (episode 3) / "A Night to Remember" (episode 8)
season 4: "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword" (episode 5)


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)

+ more images discovered while looking up historical context:
(Looney Tunes & Tiny Toons ads from Time Magazine)








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