sewhite2000 wrote: Ragnell wrote:
People went insane about the flashing windows on the airplane. People went insane over the glitch as Tammy walks down the hall toward Gordon's motel room door. People went insane over the changing patrons in the Double R. People went insane over an apparent glitch in the movement of the head or the way the blood sprayed when Evil Coop killed Hastings' wife. People went insane over Miriam's last name being different on the envelope than in the closing credits.
How many of these have ever been referenced again or turned out to have any significant meaning in the show?
Why, then, is everyone sure that a little oddity in Ed's reflection is The Most Significant Moment in Television History?
Because Ed reacted to it.
Please describe to me how Ed reacted to it. All I saw was him continuing to stare into space and burn something.
I'm not sure if he reacted to it, but the reason I think it's legit is because I feel like Lynch is playing with time. First, organizing the latest parts (10 thru 13) by theme rather than chronology, which also is becoming increasingly disorienting, which has in turn led me to wonder if maybe there is something plot-related occurring within the jumble of events as time seems to continually double back on itself. So after seeing the TV looping in Sarah's bedroom and then catching Ed's reflection, it truly makes me think something strange is happening with time. Possibly, that there may be an alternate version of events occurring, which could finally account for the inconsistencies in TSHOTP. It could also tie back in to the changing customers in the RR in Part 7. It just makes a lot of sense with what we've seen.
At any rate, the reflection IS there. Big Ed himself is in the shot, and his reflection is doing something different. It seems to be one shot, and the only reason a glitchy reflection is there is because it was inserted. (I don't buy the theory that they inserted a different shot of the windows for the scene and didnt notice Ed's reflection...like I said, Ed is in the foreground of the shot.) The reflection could simply be symbolic, but I don't believe it is a mistake. So we have to debate what it means, as it must mean something.