Twin Peaks – The Return: There’s fire where you are going

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Twin Peaks – Becky Burnett – Courtesy of Showtime

Twin Peaks – The Return is the most anticipated television event of 2017. Of course, being a huge admirer of David Lynch’s work, I jumped at the chance to cover this series for 1428 Elm. So, meet me at the Double R every week for a slice of pie and a damn fine cup of coffee.

Could a simple cherry pie be a huge message to Twin Peaks fans? Spoiler Alert! Proceed with caution.

In the Weeds

What appears to be an idyllic late afternoon at the Fat Trout Trailer Park is soon to be shattered. Three kids are playing keep away by the side of the road only to discover a battered and bloodied Miriam Sullivan (Sarah Jean Long) crawling in the weeds. She managed to survive Richard Horne’s savage attack (Eamon Farren).

Becky Burnett (Amanda Seyfried) is having husband troubles again. This time she is locked and loaded after receiving a disturbing phone call. Angered that she doesn’t have a car, she calls her Mom Shelly (Mädchen Amick) and asks her to pick her up.

Shelly immediately drops what she is doing and runs out of the door while a concerned Norma (Peggy Lipton) watches her leave. It doesn’t take her long to reach Becky. Distraught, her daughter flies past her, gun in hand and jumps into the car. Shelly leaps on to the hood in an attempt to get Becky to stop the vehicle.

This move does not work in Shelly’s favor because Becky guns the engine tossing Shelly into someone’s front lawn. Carl (Harry Dean Stanton) rushes to her side to see if she is okay. An obviously shaken Shelly replies that all she needs is a ride back to the Double R.

Trouble on the Homefront

While they are heading back to the diner, Carl tells her there is trouble brewing between Becky and Steven. Shelly telephones Norma to update her on the situation. Carl, on the other hand calls Maggie (Jodi Thelen) to get Bobby.

Fuming, Becky runs up the stairs at a complex. She starts pounding on the door of apartment 208. Screaming Steven’s name and yelling for him to come out disturbs the next-door neighbor who tells her that they left and there is no one in the apartment.

Becky reacts by shooting the door. Utilizing an interesting effect, the camera goes down several flights of stairs to arrive at Steven and his drugged out girlfriend looking very scared and worried. After this incident, the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department switchboard lights up like a Christmas tree with reports of gunshots being fired.