I haven't posted here in almost a year! I really hated this episode when I first saw it, having mostly liked Part 17. I recently rewatched both of the last two Parts (planning to rewatch the whole revival soon) and I've warmed a little to Part 18. I think it's well shot and eerie. I still think it's a bit disappointing that more things weren't resolved (but, come on, who was I kidding? This is Lynch!), but it's better than I remember it being. I hope they do Season 4, though, and pick up directly from here. I'm not really expecting answers if they do, but I think it would be fascinating to see Cooper and Laura (aka Carrie Page) check in to The Great Northern and start exploring the town of Twin Peaks, past present future and alternative world, together, in search of answers.
A couple of points I noticed on the rewatch - According to Google, it takes 28 hours to drive from Odessa to Washington. It didn't seem like they were driving that long. Maybe 12 hours, but definitely not a day and a bit. They never stopped to sleep and we saw it go from day to dark, but not day again. Was that Ronette's bridge they drove through when they reached the town or just a bridge that looks like it? Interesting that it never showed them passing the Welcome to Twin Peaks sign (maybe it doesn't exist in this version of the town, or in this year...though the RR does).
Actually, now that some time has passed, I like "The full blossom of the evening".