Twin Peaks – The Return: I’m very, very happy to see you again, old friend

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City in the Desert

Dougie/Coop is in his office while Anthony Sinclair (Tom Sizemore) looks on. Sinclair is trying to find out about the meeting Dougie/Coop had with Bushnell Mullins that involved the files. Dougie/Coop ignores him and keeps doodling on the desk.

His secretary informs him that the police are here to see him. Sinclair quietly slips out. Dougie/Coop pantomimes that he wants the cops to come to his office. The detectives enter and immediately start asking Dougie/Coop about his car. Of course, he can’t answer them but the minute he sees their badges, his eyes light up and he says, “badge.”

Janey-E who was tired of waiting for her husband outside of the building shows up in the office. She handles the detective’s questions. She informs them that the car was stolen. Dougie/Coop had no idea where it was. At this point, Bushnell Mullins (Don Murray) appears and asks what is going on.

The cops inform him as well as Janey-E about the explosion and the deaths of the members of a car thief gang. They want her to come down to the station and report the theft at her earliest convenience.

After they leave, Mullins tells Janey-E that she should take her husband home. She escorts Dougie/Coop out of the building. The entire time she is explaining to him about settling the debt with the bookies and the fact that they could see some money from the stolen car. She then proceeds to harangue him about not gambling.

Suddenly, Ike “The Spike” Stadtler (Christophe Zajac-Denek) jumps out of the crowd of people with a gun. He runs toward Dougie/Coop. Before he can fire, something is triggered in Dougie/Coop’s mind and he thwarts him with expert moves. It would appear he remembers his FBI training. He sees a vision of the Arm and it tells him to twist Ike’s hand off. Dougie/Coop ignores this and gives Ike a karate chop to the throat.

Rattle and Hum

In the Great Northern, Ben is having a late night with his secretary, Beverly (Ashley Judd). The two of them are trying to determine the origin of a distinct humming noise. At first, they think it is emanating from the lamp in the corner. Once they go there, the sound is where the Totem pole is in the other corner.

Finally, they give up. Beverly tosses a room key to Ben. He takes a look at it and remarks that it is twenty years old. Then he takes note of the number which is 315. Ben remembers that Cooper had that room and it was where he was shot.

Beverly brings up Laura Palmer and Ben informs her that it is a long story. He then tells her to contact maintenance in the morning about the hum. There is an awkward pause and a general sense of tension between the two. It appears they might be attracted to one another even though neither one makes a move. Beverly goes home for the evening.