Burns's Suite wrote: Rami Airola wrote:
What if the box itself is now Phillip Jeffries
I mean, Lynch turned the LMFAP into a braintree so maybe he turned Jeffries into a box.
By the way, I recall DoppelCoop had some kind of a device when calling Jeffries in one of the earlier episodes. Did it look anything like that box at Buenos Aires?.
Part of me can only hope. Judging by the "evolution of the arm" and the inclusion of Frank Truman I get the vibe that DL was unwilling to recast anyone for this series, and if Bowie didn't secretly film something (who other than Heather Graham is my only pick for a top-secret cameo) this would possibly be the only logical route.
Everybody's speculating that Tim Roth will be the new Jeffries (and out of all the actors on the cast list he would personaly be my number 1 pick for a recast), but how can one replace and live up to Bowie?
This was my impression as well, that maybe Jeffries was the box, or tied to it somehow. It transforming, if anything, made me believe this more.
Jacob wrote: I don't think the part was "well-balanced" like some of you said. Between the Dougie storyline on one side, and the Twin Peaks scenes (with Forster's wife or Jacoby's speech) on the other, the episode felt very, very comedic, much more than the previous ones. Not that it's a bad thing per se, but it didn't feel to me like a perfect exemple of what can be a "The Return's episode" (as LostIntheMovies is saying). The tone was much more lighter than the first four parts and I'm surprised it's not more discussed from this angle.
I agree that this episode was more comedic than episode 1/2 and probably 3. I think the show is generally pretty funny though, and that especially applies with the old series. This is definitely darker, but I think it's darker because it's cable 2017 vs network 1990, rather than the show being less funny as a whole. If anything, the commitment to DroolCoop and nearly everyone in Twin Peaks being funny emphasises that. As I said previously, I think this episode has a bit of everything, and in good chunky doses. The horror elements are all well done, same applies to the drama, the dreamy, and especially the mystery (that goes one step forward and then two steps back!). I really liked this episode as someone who's on board on the threads we already know about, and can roll with the new ones. There might be too many threads going on at once, a bit like Arrested Development season 4, but it's still very intriguing.
I think considering how many characters seen in the first few episodes have been killed, fired, or sort of written off, I still think this is the best example of what a Return episode could be. Knowing Lynch, everything will be different next episode. Him and Frost appear to enjoy messing with expectations.