Bookworm wrote:MaiTaiRob wrote:THEORY: Truman has not been re-cast. Forster IS playing Sheriff Truman, but it's Harry's brother Franklin.
Someone has altered the past, which I think is consistent with the stamp, Norma's revised history, and other changes from the original show.
I think it's either Cooper, or someone closely related to him, and I think they did it to protect the people he loves. Norma's changes protect Annie, so what if this person also altered Truman's family history to save his future self from Coop/BOB. Franklin stays sheriff, Truman never picks up the badge.
Originally, Phillip Jeffries was to play a part, and we know he has at least some time travelling abilities. He could have done it, or maybe "Good Dale." Perhaps if you figure out how to exit the Lodge, you can do so at any time. Perhaps Coop left the Lodge in the 70's or 60's (thus the stamp) and set about altering history to shield the people closest to him.
This could also explain allegedly-living characters of Leland and Laura, and would explain the weird "Doing it, then not doing it" stories surrounding Ontkean's involvement. I've always smelled misdirection when it comes to Ontkean's and Graham's involvement, so maybe they can still both come back if the timeline is righted during season 3.
Or, they're really out, because Coop cared enough about them to place them on paths that never cross his own.
Wow, now this is a theory I like. And I think you could really be onto something there. Great thinking! And honestly I was wondering this myself. Having read/seen/played many things about time traveling and many worlds theory I certainly wasn't screaming "inconsistencies! Reckoning!" to the top of my lunges but rather "Hmmm, look like someone wandered in the past and created a new timeline!" Now as for the Someone in question... May be good old Coop or Jeffries indeed.
Absolutely this! Some of the other 'mistakes ' then are like tine has shuffled/rippled slightly after Annie was removed from history. It affected the Norma/Ed/Nadine/Hank timeline slightly, the result was still the same (Nadine has her eye shot out and Norma & Ed never quite get to be together).
Lana wins Miss Twin Peaks etc etc.
It makes me wonder though, if Annie doesn't exist, Cooper doesn't follow Windom Earle to the lodges trying to save Annie. So is that how he escapes the lodge? By altering time? Or is his path such that he would've ended up there anyway but how would he get in without love?
It's all about Annie that's for sure. And Laura. Annie visited Laura before her death in a dream and told her that Laura and the good Dale are in the lodge, write it in your diary. She said this repeatedly to the nurse after she was saved, who then put on the ring.
I'm thinking there are 2 realities and the Ring helps you access them both. The lodge is the place between 2 worlds where time has no meaning. There is a time when the planets align correctly that you can get into the lodge without the ring, which is what windom and cooper did. Once in the lodge the rooms all look very similar but some have slight differences. Maybe fear and love unlock the puzzle of the lodge depending on which room you're in - until you get to the next alternate reality. The Venus de milo is a clue here I think.
The fact that the place is called Twin Peaks and there's all those doppelgängers about is an obvious clue to duality/duplication. Almost exactly alike but not quite the same.
I feel that Teresa banks came from 'the other Twin Peaks' no one came to collect her body, had she wiped herself from her family's memory? Desmond obviously disappears when he finds it and Jeffries knows all about the ring too.
I'm now thinking perhaps there's a ripple in time every time someone puts on the ring. Perhaps the nurse taking the ring from Annie started a new ripple that wiped Annie from history as we know it. Maybe the aliens are watching trying to work out what is making the world stop spinning every now and then, they've been looking for the ring. Btw I've always thought of the greys as highly evolved humans visiting from the future. I know I'm waffling now!
I'm so intrigued to know how the ring has been passed on to so many people with all their fates being pretty bleak as far as we know. I've always assumed there's only one ring.
Anyway, if there's no Annie then no one knows that the good Dale is in the lodge as she was the only one who knew and was trying to relay the message. So someone's definitely trying to stop him being discovered, probably dopplecooper. But did Laura write it in her secret diary? Has this page not been found yet?
Let's hope that's The basis for season 3.
I love the book btw. But I feel like I need a few weeks off work to study it.
I particularly love the Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons references. I collect tarot cards and Crowley created his own Thoth tarot deck of course. But the bit that interests me is that Tarot is linked with the zodiac suits of Fire, Earth, Air and Water. All the spirits of the lodge appear to be too. Except Electricity. Not sure about that yet.
Crowley is well known for being a 'magician' who allegedly opened a portal and invited in to our dimension the LAM species of extra terrestrial.
There's just too much to contemplate in this book! I'm not complaining. I don't think the E.T. Stuff will be a big part of the next series though.
Plus I think the Archivist becomes someone else during the book. The 1's and I's on the typewritten notes are a give away. Why on earth would Briggs reveal himself? Definitely a red herring - someone trying to stop the mystery being solved. What would be the point in Tamara investigating if he admits who he is anyway. Literally no investigation required, so it was obviously not the task she was given. Are her notes a red herring too? Does she know someone, probably a dodgy FBI agent is also trying to find out what's inside the dossier?
Apologies if this has been said before, I haven't read the whole thread.