Henrys Hair wrote:Mr. Reindeer wrote:That scene of Gordon talking to Lucy still gets a gut reaction from me of pure joy. We've gone so many Parts with Twin Peaks seeming completely cut off from Cooper's storyline, the FBI storyline, etc., despite so much that happens in those storylines revolving around the town. That withholding of any outside character having contact with the town for 13 Parts makes this opening scene so effective and wonderful. When I first watched it, I couldn't BELIEVE that bam, right out of the gate, we have Gordon calling the sheriff's department! I immediately flash back to him standing in front of Lucy's desk in Episode 14, eating donuts with the One-Armed Man.
Much like the Shelly/James Roadhouse scene, this also made me wonder if Gordon Cole and Lucy share any screen time in the original. I'd need to re-watch the first 2 seasons again, but I have a feeling they don't - I think even the donut eating scene takes place while Lucy's out of town.
You might be right. She patches through his calls a couple of times, so she’s definitely spoken to him on the phone. She’s around during Episode 25 and 26, so they may well have met off screen there.
James and Shelly are likely in the same grade (I’m guessing she and Bobby met in school), so they probably went to school together for eleven years before Shelly dropped out. It is funny though that Bobby talks threateningly about James to Shelly (“I’m gonna take care of Leo, I’m gonna take care of James, I’m gonna take of everything”) and Shelly doesn’t express any particular fondness for James.