ShelleyAgedWell wrote:Glove guy's story of his encounter with the Twin Peaks otherworld was ridiculous. At least the reveal of the portals in Buckhorn, and Jack Rabbit's Palace have decent backstories. Glove guy however merely walks home from the pub and stands on a box of crates. What is the purpose of him being given a glove that provides super strength? What is the purpose of him fullstop? He made it sound as if he upped sticks to America like it was merely catching a bus into a town centre. Is whoever paid for his airplane ticket continuing to help him?
I'm really not a fan of the portals/entrances now having international range. It strengths my feelings that The Return is more of a Twin Peaks spin-off than a continuation. I'm genuinely interested in the origins of the spiritual side to Twin Peaks but my intrigue is being increasingly smothered ever-growing blob of a plot involving the FBI, the Pentagon, cover-ups, nuclear bombs, transatlantic supernatural entrances and more. It just feels like a mess right now, and one that becomes weirder for the sake of being weird as the weeks go by.
On that note, also not a fan of Sarah Palmer sharing her "dead" daughter's supernatural ability to remove her face and using it to unleash evil teeth to kill a perv in a bar.
Oh God, I'm sort of dreading watching this after reading your last line. I can't read the main thread anymore. Wow that was the most amazing hour of TV ever created! But.... but what the hell was going on?
Sarah enters a bar (not the Roadhouse) looking nervous and orders a drink. A man, who looks sinister himself, approaches her. Sarah asks him to leave her alone, to which he responds by calling her a "lesbo" and asking if she "eats c***". Sarah says she'll "eat him" and...well, does by removing her face to reveal supernatural teeth, which appear to bite the man on the neck causing serious injury. Sarah pretends to not know what's happened although the bartender remains suspicious.
I feel I should say that the only non TP Lynch work I've seen is Wild At Heart (which I don't care for) and I prefer the TP TV series to FWWM. That context might suggest I would hate The Return, as the consensus seems to be it's closer in tone/style to non-TP Lynch work than TP itself, but it's not the case. I definitely lean towards the "Profoundly Disappointed" side rather than the very positive one but I've still enjoyed The Return more as it's gone on...until tonight anyway.
Maybe it's just an intense dislike of individual scenes like the ones I mentioned in my original post clouding my judgment right now, but I do feel my patience with the series as a whole has worn considerably thinner after Ep 14.