Mr. Reindeer wrote: That's just one possible idea. I honestly don't particularly care how the pages ended up torn out or in the bathroom stall. It's not super important to my enjoyment of the show. The important thing is, it can easily be explained any number of (slightly convoluted) ways. It's not Norma having a mother with a completely different name who cofounded the diner and died before the start of the series. It's not a true "continuity error" as it stands, and thus it doesn't bother me at all. Life is messy and stuff goes unexplained. Hawk offered a theory -- which didn't take into account data that we as viewers have -- and we can take it or reject it as we see fit. Like much of TP, it's open to interpretation.
Now if some future Part explicitly confirms the Leland theory and says he stole the pages from Laura's room, my Log may have more to say about this. Until then, I'm cool with it.
I do not understand how people are bothered by this alleged continuity issue and not bothered by the fact that while Twin Peaks is being overrun by drugs, the Sheriff's department is apparently ok with devoting precious man hours on looking through the evidence file on a 25-year old solved case simply based on a phone call from the town eccentric (with no evidence of any crime having been committed) .
It's Twin Peaks people, go with it!