Jacob wrote:Personally, I just don't understand the intent, the poesy, the deepness of it. It just felt repetitive, boring, cruel and, honestly... quite stupid. But I'm really curious to read someone opinion about that... Just why ? And I don't mean an explanation about the viewers themselves (be patient, the journey is better than the destination, blablabla). Is there an allegory to all this cruelty ? I'm really wondering.
I really didn't find it cruel. I found it slow and, importantly, deliberate. I also think it's impossible to really judge the episode until we see what happens next. I think it's mostly the calm before the storm. The loading up of the pinball before launching it (or the slow, deliberate drawing back of a catapult).
Oh, and to Jonah :
Jonah wrote:When I first saw the vacuum cleaner, I thought we were in for another sweeping scene. Anyone else?
I was like "another vacuum cleaner scene, that's just what we're missing right now !" while I was crying.
That scene immediately preceded the "Oh shit, the atomic bomb!" episode. I think it's a call back to that; we're tidying up what's left of this section and getting ready to jump into the next bit. I think the final third will be a proper Return to the Twin Peaks we knew. It seems to me that a lot of the major events happened in episodes six and seven (like Richard knocking down the kid, Hawk finding the diary pages, Ike's rampage, Diane facing off against Mr C), and that the whole bit between the sweeping and the vacuuming has been a long process where things have been happening but too slow for those stories to resolve properly (the slow investigation of the hit and run, the pursuit of clues in Twin Peaks that involve Cooper and the Lodge, the arrest of Ike and the fingerprints that might lead the FBI to Vegas whilst DougieCoop is so close to waking up, and the whole is-Diane-working-with-Mr-C? storyline).
I think the remaining episodes are going to build up a lot of speed.
I hope so, anyway. Maybe the series is just a comment about growing old and slowing down.