Audrey Horne wrote:Hmmmm, weird that I was about to post that the intent is clearly to show she is dead or about to die, and her breathing is just the actor and David shooting quick and loose. But then me the week prior being a defender of Johnny not being dead. I'm clearly cherry picking!
But for her to be alive, for what end? To be a witness to point the finger to Richard? Narratively to provide the arc to get him arrested? Maybe. But I got the sense his arc is taking him away from Peaks, and this was a scene to show even more what a calculated monster he is. I guess we could have a scene in a hospital with quick exposition of Someone claiming to find her and her gasping it was Richard Horne... So then there becomes a full fledge manhunt for him. It seems the closer the action zeros in on Peaks, it will revolve around the police battling the drug ring. So I guess this makes sense that she survived. I fully expect Richard to be more involved with the supernatural elements of the show, but this could coincide with more of an urgency and tension for him for when he returns to the town, that the cops are after him. (I'm expecting Cooper, Mr. C and Richard all to be in Peaks in the final act.)
It's the same as the last name theory, its a chance to see Richard have screwed up in his coverup in this one and still be caught. I do think he's going to go down for this hit and run, there's a lot of threads out there to snap back on him and I think all of the open-ended clues we're seeing are driving this home. Somewhere in this, he'll slip up.
I do think we'll hear soon that Miriam's trailer exploded and she died in the explosion (my personal favorite theory is that Chad got the wrong letter, and that the real letter was sent to Harry's home and he'll tell Frank about it), but the thing was left open for now. As is tracing that truck back to Richard somehow, even without the Farmer. (Maybe he was caught on a camera in the woods?) He went to Sylvia to get money, probably to pay Chad for this coverup, and maybe her calling Ben will actually get Ben to do something about Richard.
I don't think these are being left open so we can specifically pinpoint the ONE thing, but so that they can show that things are spiralling out of his control and something he doesn't account for will trap him. So Miriam's death is not confirmed, that its the right letter is not confirmed...etc...