timeandtide wrote:OK, I can't believe I am just realizing this, so I'm sorry if everyone else just rolls their eyes and tells me they figured that out months ago, but for all the discussion of if the mistakes are intentional/why Frost would intentionally make mistakes, has anyone looked at the title?
"The Secret History of Twin Peaks"
It's right there. Remember what the Archivist tells us about secrets vs. mysteries...
Secrets are also portrayed as negative in the series ("Secrets are dangerous things, Audrey," James telling Donna it's the secrets people keep that tear them apart). Definitely a loaded (and very intentional) word choice for the franchise, but I don't see how it really helps to resolve the discrepancies. :-/
EDIT: Perhaps even more tellingly, in Episode 9, Briggs (the Archivist himself) notes, "Any bureaucracy that functions in secret inevitably lends itself to corruption." Wonder what this says about Gordon Cole (who in TSH is actively fighting against the secret-keeping bureaucracy, but in doing so, has seemingly formed his own...)