Ross wrote:blair wrote:Sadly, the show was doomed after ABC have forced to reveal the Laura Palmer killer and the change of the day...to have Cooper sleep with an high school girl would have changed nothing about that (for me it would have been horrible to see that), and we don't have no idea if they would have done a good job about this romance (apparently Frost don't remember the detail about the story).
People always say ABC forced the revelation on them, but didn't Frost want that as well? I know he didn't agree with Lynch that that storyline shouldn't be solved. And times were very different then. It was well before multiple-season stories on TV. People were PISSED when the murder wasn't resolved earlier than it was, and felt cheated. And the show definitely lost viewers because of that.
It's not just some people, but Lynch himself who have said various time that it was before everything, the ABC decision (I don't know about Frost, Lynch have always talked about ABC for that )...:
I know ABC asked you and co-creator Mark Frost to wrap up the Laura Palmer murder mystery much sooner than you wanted—
About 10 years sooner! [In a previous interview with EW, Lynch revealed that his original plan was to resolve the Laura Palmer murder mystery at the very end of the series. The idea was that the ongoing investigation into Palmer's murder would reveal mysteries within mysteries to be solved, crimes within crimes to bring to justice.]
In your mind, does that tarnish the way you personally feel about the Twin Peaks experience?
For sure. Like I was saying before, the question of what happened to Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) was the goose that laid the golden egg. Then ABC asked us to snip the goose's head off, and it killed the goose. And there went everything. It was never meant to be — there was so much more to the mystery.... "
...like you say, lot of peoples don't has the patience and would have wanted to know sooner the Laura Palmer killer, but to do that would have simply killed the show earlier, it was a vicious circle...sadly, I think by the nature of the show and his particularity, TP was doomed since the day one to a short life.