Pinky wrote:IcedOver wrote:Mr. Reindeer wrote:Would have probably leaned toward "no" before Sunday night -- I thought it was extremely unlikely that L/F would have the energy/inclination to do this again and was hoping for a closed ending.
After having seen Part 18, my answer is a resounding "yes." I'm happy with what we got as an ending if that's what L/F want. But if they have more to say, I want to hear it.
That's why I'm finding it hard in evaluating what we got -- we don't know what they want to do, if they have any concrete inclination to do more and left all this open for that, or if it was intentionally left so totally obscure to prove an absurd point.
My thoughts exactly. Although it works as a bleak ending, and it's pretty powerful, I think there's more they could and would have done with it if they were not returning. Way too much dramatic meat left on the bone, plenty of people who'd be dead or in any number of really crazy situations. I think it's really hard to imagine them not grabbing a barnstorming, ambiguous yet emotionally devastating ending unless they had a good reason not to. It feels like a compromise, albeit one that leans heavily towards the show continuing at some point. I mean, all the characters are grouped up and basically ready to go.
Don't want this to sound like wish fulfilment. I was fine with it being done, and if i'm shocked by the finale, it's because I was very certain they were done.
Yes. It's not that I couldn't deal with this being the end... They just clearly left so much open to potentially revisit later.
David also crucially indicated his interest in meeting with Nevins after the airing of the finale. If he intended that there could be no more Twin Peaks after The Return, he would never have said that.
Finally, and maybe most importantly: I don't think Showtime needs to be on board for this to happen. If David wants to do it, it doesn't matter if they want to participate or not -- someone else will step in to help make it happen, if they won't.
Hulu, Amazon, Netflix... There is a war going on for our attention right now, and a property like Twin Peaks has incredible value beyond what live tune-in numbers may suggest.