Twin Peaks – The Return: Let’s rock out with old friends

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Twin Peaks – Sarah Palmer -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.

The return of old friends signals the beginning of the end? Beware SPOILERS ahead!

A Congratulatory Toast

Gordon (David Lynch), Albert (Miguel Ferrer) and Tammy (Chrysta Bell) are in Cole’s suite as they sit drinking wine. It almost feels as if they are celebrating something. Albert starts talking to Tammy about Project Blue Book.

Run by the USAF, it was a study into the phenomenon of UFOs. Citing “no credible evidence” the project was terminated in 1970. He then tells Tammy about “Blue Rose.” It was named after a woman who was involved in one of the cases prior to her death. Apparently right before dying, she uttered those two words.

This is a joint effort between the military and the FBI to explore the unresolved cases of Project Blue Book using alternate paths to get answers. Gordon assigns the best and the brightest to this task force. Phillip Jeffries was the head of it and he worked in conjunction with Dale Cooper, Chet Desmond and Albert. Albert points out that he is the only one who hasn’t gone missing.

Join Us

After Albert is through with the history lesson, he tells Tammy that they have been following her achievements since high school and they think she has the right stuff to join the task force. Without hesitation, Tammy says she is in.

Delighted that she has taken the opportunity, Gordon calls for Diane (Laura Dern). Once she gets there, he explains that he wants to deputize her. Forever the skeptic, Diane wants to know what’s in it for her? Albert tells her a little money and the chance to find out what happened to her good friend Dale. After a brief moment of consideration, Diane says, “Let’s rock!”

Weirdness Is Everywhere

Jerry Horne (David Patrick Kelly) has finally made it out of the woods. Speaking of being lost, Sarah Palmer (Grace Zabriskie) is wandering around the local store stocking up on vodka. When she gets to the checkout counter, everything appears normal until she spies the beef and turkey jerky display.

She inquires about the jerky. The cashier explains to her about the turkey flavor. Sarah then asks her if she was there when they first came. Of course, the girl thinks she is talking about the jerky. Before she can answer, looking possessed, Sarah says, “The room seems different. Men are coming. Things can happen. Something happened to me.”

While the stunned workers look on, she rushes out of the store, still yelling. What happened to Sarah? Could she have been abducted as part of a Blue Rose case? Or is she actually a prophet seeing Mr. C and his minions rolling into town? The bag boy decides that he is going to call the Sheriff’s office so that they can check on Sarah.