-It has not been escaping me that Sheryl Lee has been in the end credits for every single episode of this show just because that overused prom queen photo is in the opening credits.
-Okay, so we're getting some backstory on "Jowday." Great. Where's the monkey, Lynch? Ahhh, screw it, they'd have had to do the FWWM sequel in like 1993 or whenever for this stuff to really work, right?
-I do like the idea of all those trees around Glastonbury Grove being gigantic now (that is what it was, right?) That's a cool little way of showing the distance in time...
-Robert Forster didn't really emerge as one of my favorite characters in new TP (he was better in his small part on Breaking Bad) so I wonder if I'd actually have been sad if Dark Coop had actually killed him. The suspense had me wondering for a second or two. (I would have felt genuinely bad if Andy had died.)
-Maggie shooting Mr. Burns : The Simpsons :: Lucy killing Gene Simmonscoop : Twin Peaks
-Hitler-Bot : Wolfenstein 3D :: BOB-Ball : Twin Peaks
-I guess I'll just ask later why Cooper's face was transparently superimposed over the screen for three or four minutes, then. Oh, right, something about dreams, or it all being a dream, or the dream dreams you, or we live inside the dream, or fiddle dee dee. And while I'm at it, how did Real Diane get inside a blind squirrel-chattering Asian woman...
-So Phillip Jeffries isn't just a tin machine, he's a time machine. Aren't I hilarious....
-Well, if Lynch is going to try his hand at the current vogue for nostalgia porn and show us an entire scene from old TP, they could do worse than James and Laura's final meeting at the spotlight, one of the five or six best scenes in all of TP. I thought the idea that, after all these years, it was Cooper that Laura spotted behind James in the woods and shrieked at, was a really cool little bit, and would kill to know the mentality behind Lynch and Frost choosing it--was it an idea that had been kicking around circa 1992 in some form or another, or a new idea? (Because we all know from Brian Wilson's pirate rap on "On A Holiday," those don't always work out!) What's your guess, Ken, or do you know something I don't? (Your name IS Ken, is it not?)
-....and by bringing back both the meet-up before Jacques' cabin and the opening scene of the original pilot, Jack Nance, Piper Laurie, Joan Chen and Eric Da Re are now credited. This leaves Lara Flynn Boyle as the sole no-show for season 1. She must be one pissed baseball glove if she's watching this (and you just know she is.) Conversely, I've been reading a lot of AV Club comments to the gossipy effect that she's incredibly difficult to work with and was the real reason an Audrey-Cooper relationship didn't develop back in 1991, not Kyle MacLachlan thinking it was creepy.
-Do you think slapping a circa-1991 mall-chick wig on 50 year old Sheryl Lee really worked? I'm not sure how I feel about it. (It could be a really cute meta joke, a way of admitting that hair couldn't help Sheryl Lee pass as a high schooler back then, either!)
-Lynch has been accused of misogyny and putting female characters through hell before, but I'd have to wonder what his accusers think about how he's treated poor Sarah Palmer. Think of all she's been through!! And now she's going to (I take it) prevent Cooper from saving Laura? Eghn, don't answer that, lemme watch the last episode first.
-Finally, I also watched the 80 minutes of behind the scenes footage on the DVD and I guess the things I'm going to take most from it are Lynch yelling "Bull S**T!!!" about plaster of paris, and David Patrick Kelley playing an Irish song on a guitar. I guess that was fairly okay as far as DVD extras go.