DeepBlueSeed wrote:Storewise it establishes a link to the BOB blob that appears later, the idea that he actually physically exists rather than being purely spiritual.
I mean, can we say for sure that the orb was physical?
This is Twin Peaks. It difficult to say anything for sure.
But, essentially, physical or not, it's helping to establish an alternative form for BOB, something that more closely resembles the eggs we've seen elsewhere (or perhaps an ectoplasmic womb), rather than the usual 'spirit' form we normally see reflected in mirrors or visions.
For what it's worth, with the idea that the woodsmen are Black Lodge midwives of a sort, or helpers, I think it easier to imagine that BOB is gone, has been given 'birth' to (rebirth). But I can still reconcile the idea that BOB might still be inside, 'gestating'.