Lost in the Movies: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #7: S1E7 (Realization Time/"Episode 6") podcasts & illustrated companion

LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #7: S1E7 (Realization Time/"Episode 6") podcasts & illustrated companion


All episodes & show notes for my podcast coverage of Twin Peaks season 1 episode 6
November 13 - 19, 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 S1E7 / S1E7 Mystery / Laura in S1E7 / S1E7 Subplots / S1E7's Current Events / S1E7 in the Weeds / S1E7 Archives


Welcome to S1E7 (Realization Time/"Episode 6") - How was Twin Peaks created?
Episode 7A: The 3 questions, the feel of the episode, director/writer & production context
on Saturday, November 13


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

0:00 INTRO

2:12 WHAT IS TWIN PEAKS?

4:11 WHO IS AGENT COOPER?

5:27 WHO IS LAURA PALMER?

7:02 THE FEEL OF THE EPISODE

9:55 DIRECTOR & WRITER...
Caleb Deschanel

Harley Peyton (13:15)

14:44 PRODUCTION CONTEXT


S1E7 Mystery - Who killed Laura Palmer?
Episode 7B: Clues & episode structure
on Sunday, November 14


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

0:00 WHO KILLED LAURA PALMER?
including new clues about the murder/surrounding incidents...
from Police/FBI (areas of inquiry are Waldo the bird, One Eyed Jacks, Jacques & Leo as suspects)

from omniscient view (areas of inquiry are Leo as suspect)

from Audrey about Laura's prior life (area of inquiry is job at the perfume counter)

from Donna, James & Maddy about Laura's prior life (area of inquiry is Jacoby tapes)

(Characters discover what we knew: Jacoby has Laura's last tape & a mysterious "coconut")

(All 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

10:30 THE STRUCTURE OF THE EPISODE
(including "previously on..." recap)

15:10 TOP STORYLINE by number of scenes:
(*added back into earlier episodes as well)
3-way tie between Laura's murder, therapy & employment


Laura in S1E7 - What was her life like?
Episode 7C: Laura scenes
on Monday, November 15


...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 (12:25)

Laura & Bobby (13:05)

Laura & James (14:14)

(nothing for Laura & Donna)

Laura's therapy (16:05)

(nothing for Laura's addiction + Laura's drug dealing)

(nothing for Laura's charity)

(nothing for Laura in Flesh World)
(disentangled from the sex trade since One Eyed Jacks has its own storyline)

Laura & Leo (22:56)

...introduced in S1E2
(nothing for Laura's spirituality)

Laura's employment (23:41)

(second episode of nothing for The One-Armed Man)

Laura's "Mystery Man" (29:40)

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

...introduced in S1E4
Laura & Maddy (30:24)


S1E7 Subplots - What is the town up to?
Episode 7D: Subplot scenes
on Tuesday, November 16


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

0:00 SCENES ORGANIZED BY NON-LAURA STORY...
...introduced in the pilot
(nothing for Packard family)

so starting w/ brief mention of Briggs family

(nothing for Horne family)

Ghostwood deal (0:56)

Saw Mill plot (1:31)

Shelly & Bobby & Leo (5:06)

brief mention of James & Donna (6:53)

Nadine's drape runners (7:13)

brief mention of Ed & Norma (8:08)

Hank on parole (8:37)

(nothing for "Bobby killed a guy")

Josie & Harry (10:40)

...introduced in S1E2
Cooper & Audrey flirtation (13:25)

(nothing for Cocaine in Twin Peaks - criminal activity)

(nothing for Cocaine in Twin Peaks - investigation)

...introduced in S1E3
Ben & One Eyed Jacks (15:08)

Invitation to Love (15:44)

(second episode of nothing for Albert vs. Twin Peaks)

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

...introduced in S1E5
Andy & Lucy (18:13)

(second episode of nothing for Andy's misfire)

Cooper's history (19:42)

nothing for THE UNCANNY (first time)


S1E7's Current Events
Episode 7E: Other TV shows this night, #1 film this weekend, in the news this day & TIME cover this week
on Wednesday, November 17


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

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

6:03 HISTORICAL CONTEXT including...
#1 MOVIE: Pretty Woman

WORLD EVENTS
Kelsey Grammar sentencing, gender equality in European court, WHO removes homosexuality as mental illness

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

10:13 OUTRO clip from...


S1E7 in the Weeds - Which elements are highlighted?
Episode 7F: Character statistics, featured locations, coffee/pie/donuts & more
on Thursday, November 18


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

0:00 CHARACTERS...
Introductions:
Jenny, Theodor Ridgely, stockroom employee, Herbert Neff, Great Northern guest who nods to Audrey

First interactions:
Hank w/ Harry & (in person) Josie, Blackie w/ Cooper & Ed & Audrey, Maddy w/ Jacoby (over phone), Cooper w/ Jacques (+ Bobby watches Maddy)


CHARACTER RANKINGS

#10 Bobby Briggs
about 3 minutes
sixth time in top 10

#9 Blackie O'Reilly
about 3 minutes
first time in top 10

#8 James Hurley
about 4 minutes
fifth time in top 10

#7 Donna Hayward
about 5 minutes
fourth time in top 10 (back after S1E5)

#6 Maddy Ferguson
about 5 minutes
first time in top 10

#5 Ed Hurley
about 6 minutes
third time in top 10 (back after S1E4)

#4 Laura Palmer
about 7 minutes including references
seventh time in top 10

#3 Harry Truman
about 9 minutes
seventh time in top 10

#2 Audrey Horne
about 10 minutes
sixth time in top 10

#1 Agent Cooper
about 13 minutes
seventh time in top 10

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

Who has a streak of high screentime?
1) Cooper, Harry & Laura all have over 5 minutes for the seventh episode in a row
2) Audrey for the fifth episode in a row
(+ Donna's fifth & Ed's second non-consecutive time overall; Maddy only in this episode)
(Ben drops off after 5 episodes)

Characters with the most screentime on the show so far...
Audrey rises 1 spot from #6 & James rises 2 spots from #8 & Doc rises 1 spot to enter the top 10 for the third time / Bobby slips 1 spot from #5 & Ben slips 1 spot from #7 & Hawk slips 1 spot from #9 / Doc falls from #10 out of the top 10

Milestones: Cooper reaches 2 hours - first character to do so / Audrey reaches 40 minutes / Catherine & Jacoby reach 15 / Maddy reaches 10 / Blackie reaches 5 / Jacques reaches 1
(+ Donna could now fill an entire episode)

Characters who have disappeared (four episodes of absence):
the dream figures (Man From Another Place, Killer Bob)...although we've met the one-armed man as apparently a different person in the real world
+ Eileen Hayward, Swabbie the greeter & bartender at One Eyed Jack's

9:58 LOCATIONS...
...introduced in the pilot
Blue Pine Lodge

Sheriff's station

Palmer house

(third episode of nothing for Briggs house)

(second episode of nothing for Twin Peaks High School)

Great Northern Hotel

Double R Diner

Johnson house

Big Ed's Gas Farm & house

(third episode of nothing for Calhoun Memorial Hospital)

(third episode of nothing for Sparkwood & 21 intersection)

Hayward house

(third episode of nothing for Bookhouse)

(third episode of nothing for Roadhouse)

(nothing for Woods)

...introduced in S1E2
(second episode of nothing for Timber Falls Motel)

Jacoby's office

...introduced in S1E3
One Eyed Jacks

(third episode of nothing for Red Room)

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

(third episode of nothing for Random payphone)

...introduced in S1E5
(second episode of nothing for State prison)

(second episode of nothing for One Stop Gas)

(second episode of nothing for Lydecker's Veterinary Clinic)

(nothing for Jacques' apartment)

...introduced in S1E6
Horne's Department Store

Easter Park
(where gazebo from previous episode is located)

(nothing for Log Lady's cabin)

(nothing for Jacques' cabin)

NEW location
Border bridge

Locations that have disappeared (four episodes of absence):
Abandoned train car, middle of Black Lake

15:38 COFFEE...

PIE... 

& DONUTS...

+ other food...

& smoking


My S1E7 Archive - How did we react?
Episode 7G: Readings/clips from my previous work, opening minute of the next episode
on Friday, November 19


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

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

6:19 INITIAL FAN RECEPTION
14:37 ADDITIONAL FAN COMMENT + explanation of deleted scene

18:35 PERSONAL RECEPTION

19:07 READINGS/CLIPS FROM MY OTHER WORK...

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

24: 32 RANK & INITIAL MEDIA SPECULATION

28:13 INITIAL FAN SPECULATION from dugpa

29:01 READINGS FROM MY "SHAPE OF THE SHOW" WORK...
(includes spoilers - but not in this podcast's excerpt)

more from the Out of Order review (30:21)

32:20 NEXT TIME... & LOG LADY INTRO

33:45 OPENING MINUTE OF THE NEXT EPISODE
(only spoiler in this podcast)




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



OTHER COMMENTARY ON THIS DIRECTOR & WRITER...

...from MY PREVIOUS LOST IN TWIN PEAKS EPISODES
(often discusses their background & other work as well)
S1E4 (written by Harley Peyton)

(the following links may contain Twin Peaks spoilers)

...from MY OTHER PODCASTS
The Escape Artist (directed by Caleb Deschanel)

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

(I also mentioned Less Than Zero & the Deschanel-directed Crusoe 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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