AgentEcho wrote:And even with all those great scenes I'm not sure my favorite scene wasn't the one with Ruby in the Roadhouse. And honestly I've been ambivalent at best about all the other roadhouse scenes. Most of it falls into a small pile of things about the series I'm not enthusiastic about but don't want to rush to judgement until I see the whole picture... The crazed woman in the traffic jam is a surrogate for the audience frustrated that the story is spending time on random side excursions when we have reunions we need to get to. Audrey of course exasperated with having to wait and not getting answers. And along those lines, perhaps Ruby was waiting for Dale Cooper.
I would say it's by far the most intense Roadhouse clip since we saw Richard intimidating Charlotte?! All the others have had so little context to shape meaning from.
In a weird way I've thought how Ruby's unlikely release of screams would've been the logical reaction of Gersten in the woods to her lover's gunshots. In the big open woods, screaming in her agony (after the dog-walking passerby had departed of course) there would've been no inhibitions. But Gersten had instead the kind of reaction I'd normally associate with someone like Ruby getting displaced and humiliated: looking around, waiting for anyone to care or wondering who would care. It's interesting to me to consider swapping those settings. Gersten was a keyholder; Ruby was the rightful 'owner' of the seat she'd taken first. I hope the key around Gersten's neck is given some
meaning before this is over, and as someone else here said, I hope we do get to see what's up with Ruby beyond as just a Roadhouse visitor.