Pinky wrote:Can't see there being a fourth, but i'm fine if there is if they want to do it. The problem I see is that did they plan for it? Can't help but feel that they wrote this with the intention of this being the end, and it'd be annoying to see a fourth season have to write its way out of a corner. They seem to have written it as an ending; the stakes are very high and it would be very anticlimactic to revert to the small town goings on of Twin Peaks after all this, I really don't think it would work. If Cooper gets (or wants) to remain an FBI agent after this, then it cheapens the scale of the horror he's been through. Cooper's fighting just to keep his soul from annihilation at this point and is no doubt going to have to do something to help fight off an evil that is much, much more than BOB. Unless they're planning to amp it up even more and have a fourth season be a globe-trotting, Experiment-fighting affair with a half-deranged Cooper who only has one foot in this plane of existence, then I think a S4 is a tricky prospect indeed.
I'd be very happy just to trust Frost and Lynch if they decided to do it, I just think they made their decision long ago and it'll probably become apparent over the next few weeks that it was never actually on the cards; any coy remarks from them regarding S4 is them not wanting to give anything of the ending away (saying 'yeah, we'd love to!' suggests that we're not getting a conclusive ending, which inherently feels less powerful and dramatic, saying 'no more TP, this is it' kind of telegraphs the batshit insanity and death that we're likely to actually get). Though it'd make me feel better about the worries of a truncated ending if it turns out we're going this close to the wire because it's not actually the end.
Perhaps there wouldn't be a need to plan for it. When the mood takes you and the idea strikes, you can simply follow it and it will always lead somewhere. There are no dead ends.
Envision Season 4 being a more or less direct follow up to "The Return". This story has been about a collective trek back to Twin Peaks coupled with the return of Dale Cooper. It has been chaotic and filled with all sorts of action, both internal and external. Once Dale is back to life and Twin Peaks has seen some form of order and calm returned to it, all the pieces will be in place for a meditative continuation. And for those that have not been satisfied with the latest developments, I would argue that the sort of story that each of us had imagined as a continuation way back when Season 2 ended, could be so much more significant now, with these current events bridging that ending with whatever local story could be told. For the record I'm really happy with The Return, but I'm attempting to show how this could work for everyone.
For example, Dale "retired" and living at Dead Dog Farm perhaps partially in shame, Harry out of the hospital picking up the pieces of his former life while exploring things he saw when unconscious in his worst moments, Audrey emerging from her purgatory to essentially rebuild herself toward the memory of her former being only to realize that no one can really go back, James completing his quest for love and embarking on the new path of a united existence, and Sarah finally at peace with her life and becoming a sort of counselor or guide for the abused and the lost in the community (just to name a few individuals that have gone adrift). The stage will be set for a reckoning. It could be something more local that manages to retain the momentum of having to face up to oneself, hanging from the events that are occurring now, coupled with the local, down home vibes that result from life in Twin Peaks.
To summarize, I can see it being very sentimental considering what's happening now (have seen up through Part 14 as of this writing). It could essentially portray the aftermath of what has played out in the current story, with plenty of room to address the mysterious forces of darkness in the woods but in the context of having already affected certain lives (of both old and new characters), and how those lives in turn continue to affect those closest to them.
And I think I want to see Leo Johnson giving a sermon at Richard Horne's funeral...!
The creators can of course see something a hundred times more vivid and defined than anything my mind speculates, but anyway, there's always room for more if you have the ideas, the passion, and the commitment so realistically speaking the ball is in their court.