RetconMetatron wrote:I thought Lynch and Frost were unhappy with the cliffhanger of Season 2, and that's why the whole endeavor was started in the first place.
Yet TR ends.. with a cliffhanger! It really is a cliffhanger, nothing is resolved, tons of theories floating around (are Cooper and Laura stuck in an alternative dimension, was it Judy, will they defeat Judy, was it all a dream, is Cooper still in the lodge, was the timeline altered or not, will Cooper's "what year is it"-epiphany help him solve it all ???????????)
NOTHING IS RESOLVED AT ALL.
So what was the point of doing this, if you end this like E29 again? Actually, it's more of a cliffhanger than E29! It was pretty clear what happened at the end of S2, but this? Now TWO classic characters are in limbo except of one. Just fabulous.
It also has nothing to do with "dark ending" as such - I actually would have prefered a defnitive super-dark ending (like the whole of Twin Peaks being nuked by the bomb from S3 E8) than a damn cliffhanger. At least there would be closure. But another cliffhanger after 25 years?! Really? We had this already for 25 years! This brings nothing new, clever or exciting to the table. It's not even a mindfuck, just an altered E29-like ending. Been there, done that.
I actually think that the "problem" of the orignal TP ending, at least according to Lynch, is that it was not cliffhangery enough and he had to top it with an even bigger one.
... not to mention having to smash and ransack whatever came before on account of getting back at whoever took his baby away from him back in '91 (and at fans for loving it all these years since). Hmmmm ... Should the guy ever consider looking at himself in a mirror, some revelations should come to him not unlike those befalling Coop at the end of S 2 finale.
An all-around great and thoughtful post, btw, don't mind the haters and bullies! It's your
legacy as well as theirs that Lynch (and his partner in crime Frost, I'm not taking him outta this by any means - even if the series was
hijacked by Lynch, as some have speculated, he can't escape the responsibility for putting forth the mother of all retcons with his shoddy The Secret History) has the audacity to mess with.