Lost in the Movies: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #32: Season 3 Parts 1 & 2 (The Return - "My Log Has a Message for You" & "The Stars Turn and a Time Presents Itself") podcasts & illustrated companion

LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #32: Season 3 Parts 1 & 2 (The Return - "My Log Has a Message for You" & "The Stars Turn and a Time Presents Itself") podcasts & illustrated companion


All episodes & show notes for my podcast coverage of Twin Peaks season 3 parts 1 & 2
May 21 - 27, 2022
(illustrations for storylines, character rankings, TIME cover & all categories)



Welcome to Season 3 Parts 1 & 2 (The Return - "My Log Has a Message for You" & "The Stars Turn and a Time Presents Itself") - How was Twin Peaks created?
Episode 32A: S3 format, Laura Palmer, the feel of the episode, episode structure & production context
on Saturday, May 21


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0:00 INTRO
including other podcast activity...
(mentioned in the midst of Fire Walk With Me podcasts as well)

6:15 OUTLINING THE SEASON 3 PODCAST FORMAT
(& REFLECTIONS FROM A 2018 REWATCH) 

15:38 LAURA PALMER

17:13 THE FEEL OF THE EPISODES

18:11 THE STRUCTURE OF THE EPISODE

21:20 PRODUCTION CONTEXT


Season 3 Parts 1 & 2 Out of Town - What is happening elsewhere?
Episode 32B: New York City, South Dakota, Mr. C & Las Vegas scenes
on Sunday, May 22

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0:00 SCENES IN NEW YORK CITY

10:23 SCENES IN BUCKHORN, SOUTH DAKOTA

16:18 SCENES W/ MR. C

19:28 SCENES IN LAS VEGAS

20:17 RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES STORYLINES...
...introduced as part of Cooper, Annie & the Lodge in the season 2 finale,
but evolved from Cooper's history in S1E5
The doppelganger becomes Mr. C
(just seen in The Missing Pieces)

...introduced in Fire Walk With Me
Phillip Jeffries falls under Mr. C category
(just seen in both Fire Walk With Me & The Missing Pieces)

Season 3 Parts 1 & 2 Back in Town - What is happening in Twin Peaks?
Episode 32C: Twin Peaks scenes
on Monday, May 23


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0:00 SCENES ORGANIZED BY TWIN PEAKS STORYLINE
...NEW in Part 1
starting w/ brief mention of Jacoby's shovels

Ben & Beverly (1:26)

brief mention of Jerry's business (1:58)

+ aside on the Great Northern (2:20)

Cooper investigation (3:06)

...NEW in Part 2
brief mention of Sarah alone (3:36)

Roadhouse as gathering/performance (3:53)

brief mention of Freddie is new in town (4:32)

Becky & Steven (4:45)

brief mention of James & Renee (5:29)

brief mention of Another Renault at the Roadhouse (5:50)

brief mention of Shelly & Red (5:59)

brief mention of standalone scenes (6:22)

7:05 RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES STORYLINES...
...introduced in the pilot (discussed in different order)
Laura's murder merges into Cooper investigation
(just seen in Fire Walk With Me)

Palmer family splits - Sarah evolves into Sarah alone
(just seen in Fire Walk With Me & The Missing Pieces)

Horne family merges into Jerry's business
...back after a 5-entry absence, first time since S2E18

...introduced (initially as Andy & Lucy) in S1E5
Lucy's pregnancy
(seen recently, in the season 2 finale)

...introduced in S2E16
Ben trying to be good evolves into Ben & Beverly
(seen recently, in the season 2 finale)


Season 3 Parts 1 & 2 Mythology - What is happening in the spirit world?
Episode 32D: Spirit World scenes & Lodge lore
on Tuesday, May 24


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0:00 SCENES ORGANIZED BY SPIRIT WORLD LOCATION...
Red Room

brief mention of Giant's room (3:13)

3:44 RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES STORYLINES...
...introduced in the pilot
Palmer family splits - Leland falls under Red Room
(just seen in Fire Walk With Me & The Missing Pieces)

...introduced in S1E2
Laura's spirituality falling under Spirit World - Red Room category
(just seen in Fire Walk With Me & The Missing Pieces)

...introduced as part of Cooper, Annie & the Lodge in the season 2 finale,
but evolved from Cooper's history in S1E5
Cooper in the Lodge falling under Red Room location
(just seen in Fire Walk With Me & The Missing Pieces)

5:05 LODGE LORE including...
Experiment & Ruth's body

Hawk in Glastonbury Grove (5:57)

Image on Mr. C's playing card (7:13)

Mr. C talks to "Jeffries" (8:02)

Naming the Black Lodge (9:07)



Season 3 Parts 1 & 2 Current Events
Episode 32E: #1 movie this weekend, other TV shows this summer, in the news this day & TIME cover this week
on Wednesday, May 25


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0:00 INTRO to new era w/ clip from...
Trump jokes David Lynch's career 'is over' as he quotes Guardian interview (videos)

1:11 #1 MOVIE
Alien: Covenant

TV CONTEXT FOR WHOLE SERIES including...
Ratings (3:38)

Showtime lead-outs : Ray Donovan & I'm Dying Up Here

Cable counterprogramming: Game of Thrones (4:59), The Leftovers & its Lynch connections, The Defiant Ones, Fear the Walking Dead, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Parts Unknown, The Nineties, American Gods, Power

7:46 WORLD EVENTS
(episode image discussed at 8:23)
Status of the Trump presidency, Trump's orb in the Middle East w/ aside on Lynch's Trump comments from 2018 (8:44), BTS wins Billboard award (9:35), final Barnum & Bailey circus (10:39)

13:44 TIME COVER
(browsable visual copies of Time issues end in 2015 so linked articles will be text only)

21:28 FINAL THOUGHTS + setting up clip & next time


Season 3 Parts 1 & 2 in the Weeds - Which elements are highlighted?
Episode 32F: Order of events, character statistics, coffee/pie/donuts & more
on Thursday, May 26


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0:00 EVENT TIMELINE...
...Wednesday, September 21, 2016:

...Thursday, September 22, 2016:

...Friday, September 23, 2016:

...Saturday, September 24, 2016:

...Monday, September 26, 2016:

3:39 CHARACTERS...
Introductions:
Sam & Tracey, Beverly, Otis, Beulah, Darya, Ray, Experiment spirit, Marjorie, Officers Douglas & Olson, Hank the maintenance man, Ruth Davenport, Detective Macklay, Constance, Phyllis Hastings, Bill Hastings, Harrison the state cop, Officer Boyd, George the lawyer, Duncan Todd, Roger (his assistant), Chantal, Chromatics band, Renee (James' crush), green-gloved Freddie, Red (pointing at Shelly), Jean-Michel Renault the bartender

Re-introductions of old characters in season 3
(*return after 4+ entries of absence, as discussed later):
Spirits (Mike, the Giant, the Arm), Agent Cooper/Mr. C, Dr. Jacoby, Ben & *Jerry Horne (8 entries since S2E16), Lucy (now Brennan), the Log Lady, Deputy Hawk, Deputy Andy, Laura Palmer, maybe Phillip Jeffries, Leland Palmer, Sarah Palmer, Shelly (still Johnson?), James Hurley
(+ no first interactions this time)
Collages of characters' last appearances WILL NO LONGER ILLUSTRATE THESE SECTIONS
(as returns after extended absences are too frequent)

CHARACTER RANKINGS

PART 1

#10 Phyllis Hastings
about 3 minutes
first time in top 10

#9 Otis
about 3 minutes
first time in top 10

#8 The Spirits
about 4 minutes
fifth time in top 10

#7 Marjorie Green
about 4 minutes
first time in top 10

#6 Detective Harrison
about 4 minutes
first time in top 10

#5 Officers Douglas & Olson
about 6 minutes
first time in top 10

#4 Agent Cooper (& the doppelganger Mr. C)
about 7 minutes (including about 4 for Mr. C)
thirty-second time in top 10

#3 Bill Hastings
about 8 minutes
first time in top 10

#2 Detective Macklay
about 13 minutes
first time in top 10

#1 Sam Colby & Tracey Barberato
about 17 minutes
first time in top 10


PART 2

#10 Ray Monroe
about 2 minutes
first time in top 10

#9 Deputy Hawk
about 2 minutes
eighth time in top 10 (last time was 10 entries ago - S2E14)

#8 Bill Hastings
about 3 minutes
second time in top 10

#7 Jack
about 3 minutes
first time in top 10

#6 Phyllis Hastings
about 4 minutes
second time in top 10

#5 Bands
about 5 minutes
first time in top 10

#4 Laura Palmer
about 6 minutes including references
sixteenth time in top 10 (last time was 2 entries ago - Fire Walk With Me/The Missing Pieces)

#3 The Spirits
about 6 minutes
sixth time in top 10

#2 Darya
about 11 minutes
first time in top 10

#1 Agent Cooper (& the doppelganger Mr. C)
about 25 minutes (including about 9 for Mr. C)
thirty-third time in top 10


TOP OF THE SUPPORTING CAST:
Sam & Tracey in Part 1...

+ Darya in Part 2
(aside from the core lead Cooper)

Who has a streak of high screentime?
Cooper has over 5 minutes for the thirty-second & thirty-third entries in a row
(+ Laura's thirteenth non-consecutive time overall in Pt. 2; Spirits' fifth in Pt. 2; Darya & Bands only in Pt. 2; Sam/Tracey, Macklay, Hastings & Douglas/Olson only in Pt. 1)
...Spirits drop off in Part 1 after 2 entries

Characters with the most screentime on the show so far has not changed based on this episode...
THIS CATEGORY WILL NO LONGER BE INCLUDED
(to avoid spoiling the final top 10 in the character series)

Milestones: Cooper reaches 9 hours / Spirits reach 1 hour / Log Lady reaches 20 minutes / Macklay reaches 15 / Darya & Hastings reach 10 / Phyllis reaches 5 (as does Jeffries if you count the voice on the phone) / (specific spirits: Mike reaches 5 / Horse reaches 1)
Jacoby would have a full-length original episode
THIS CATEGORY WILL NO LONGER BE INCLUDED
(to avoid spoiling the final top 10 in the character series)

Character absences WILL NO LONGER BE INCLUDED
(as they are too frequent & extensive)

LOCATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE INCLUDED

14:51 COFFEE...
(no featured PIE & DONUTS this episode + food & smoking sections discontinued)


My Season 3 Parts 1 & 2 Archive - How did I react?
Episode 32G: Readings/clips from my previous work & opening minute of the next episode
on Friday, May 27


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0:00 READINGS/CLIPS FROM MY OTHER WORK...

4:59 OPENING MINUTE OF THE NEXT EPISODE
(only spoiler in this podcast)




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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