I think something's going on with fantasy.
In the Part 15 thread I wrote:
whoisalhedges wrote:Is anyone else getting more and more worried about Big Ed as the hours pass?
If Ed Hurley were to have dictated his deepest fantasy, his heart's truest desire; it would not have played out any differently. He loves Nadine. It's a paternalistic love, not in the least romantic, but he never wanted to break her heart - as evidenced by him returning to her after S2, after "committing" to moving on and starting a life with Norma. So, of course he would want not only his freedom, but Nadine's blessing, he'd want Nadine to be happy for him and Norma.
Speaking of Norma, it's not her making a decision between two men. It's her unceremoniously dumping Asshole Walter, and not only that, but selling off her franchises - to spend all her time with Ed!
His eyes are closed....
I'm really worried that something happened that night. Maybe he put a "cyanide pill" in his Cup Noodle.
I don't want this. Hell, there's not much I want more in the world of Twin Peaks than for Norma and Big Ed to live happily ever after. But what made my heart flutter with joy on Sunday night is kinda scaring the hell out of me two days later.
But honestly come to think of it, it's more than just Ed.
A t the very least
it looks like it's (whatever "it" is) affecting the whole Hurley family. James singing "Just You" at the Roadhouse, Renee crying - given her reaction toward him in Part 15, I don't think the "Just You" scene really happened, or at least not in the primary timeline. She didn't seem like she wanted to ditch her old man for James, like some kind of horrible Shelly/Leo sitch, they were palling around like a happily married couple. She was genuinely concerned after Freddy godpunched him to Deer Meadow. Besides, why would somebody with the star power to PACK the Roadhouse, have everyone singing along, need Shelly to convince her friends that he's always been cool? The stammering, insecure guy we saw in Part 15, that's the James most people in Twin Peaks know.
And our dear Nadine - she has her own silent drape runner shop, with her very own gold shit-digging shovel in the window.
Winning Norma's hand (with Nadine *happily* giving him leave to do so), making Renee weep with love and playing his song to throngs of admirers, supporting herself with Run Silent, Run Drapes - these are Ed's, James', Nadine's deepest desires. Everything's coming up Hurley!
Did Lynch and Frost actually give this family their heart's desires? Or are they trolling their characters? Sadly, I fear the latter is more likely.
Immediately after the opening of Part 15, I was full of so much joy for Norma & Ed. A couple days later, I find myself just hoping Ed is still alive; that he didn't do something terrible after playing with fire
at his Gas Farm, and that the scenes at the beginning of Part 15 weren't his "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."
urp - "owl"