Twin Peaks: Double Play   Rewatch 
October 30, 2014 7:45 PM - Season 2, Episode 14 - Subscribe

A de-zombified Leo catches Shelly unawares, Donna follows James' trail to a familiar roadside bar, and the mayor makes his peace with Lana. Meanwhile, Jerry and Jacoby help Ben win the Civil War (for the South?!?), Catherine reveals the shocking truth about Andrew's death to an astounded Pete, and James narrowly escapes the Marsh estate. Finally, the faces of both Thomas Eckhardt and Windom Earle are revealed.

Scheduling: new episodes posted every Tuesday and Thursday. Both re-watchers and new viewers are welcome.

Watching: available for streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and for free on Hulu and CBS's site.

Previous Episode Threads:
Season One: Pilot, Traces to Nowhere, Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer, Rest in Pain, The One-armed Man, Cooper's Dreams, Realization Time, The Last Evening

Season Two: May the Giant Be With You, Coma, The Man Behind Glass, Laura's Secret Diary, The Orchid's Curse, Demons, Lonely Souls, Drive With a Dead Girl, Arbitrary Law, Dispute Between Brothers, Masked Ball, The Black Widow, Checkmate

BONUS STUFF: An early YouTube gem -- TWIN BRICKS: Twin Peaks in Lego
posted by Strange Interlude (1 comment total)
Although we do get the thrilling conclusion of the backdoor pilot of The Young James Hurley Adventures in this episode, most of it is pure setup, character intros, or simply checking in with people we haven't seen or heard from in a while.

It was nice having both Jerry and Jacoby back on the show; IIRC, Jerry's been gone since Drive with a Dead Girl, and at least that long since Jacoby's popped up. I do kind of wish they'd been in separate scenes. Jacoby's character was served well enough via his eccentric interpretation of Ben's mental break (Also, the idea of employing miniatures wargaming as a therapeutic technique sounds marvelous), but I feel it shortchanged Ben and Jerry's deep connection as established earlier. Jerry's always been Ben's more freewheeling half, so it would have been fun to see Jerry immediately grok the "rules" to unraveling Ben's temporary Civil War fugue, instead of merely playing along at Jacoby's instruction.

(Also, Jacoby's presence here flatly contradicts the later scene -- apparently occurring the same day -- in which Jacoby claims to have spent the previous 24 hours in the company of Lana Budding. Were these originally intended to be scenes in separate episodes?)

I'd totally forgotten about David Warner showing up as Eckhardt. Whenever he showed up as a villain in a movie from my childhood (Sark from Tron, Evil from Time Bandits) or teen years (Mr. Lovejoy in Titanic, Ra's al-Ghul in Batman:TAS) I remember always thinking "of course it's him, he's the bad guy in everything." And so he is here.

I also appreciated the Frankenstein reference at the end, with wounded "monster" Leo following the music of a flute to Windom Earle's cabin. I've forgotten exactly how their relationship plays out, so I'll be looking for further parallels as we go.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:20 AM on November 1, 2014

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