Twin Peaks S02E09: Arbitrary Law – Damn Good Podcast

Resolution. When Arbitrary Law originally aired, a lot of the audience for Twin Peaks had already abandoned it, perhaps not accepting the resolution that they’d been shown when Leland/BOB killed Maddy. It’s a shame they did, because the performance Ray Wise gives here at the end of this episode is a treasure, as he vacillates between BOB pretending to be Leland, BOB unleashed, and then finally, true Leland at the end, as he realizes and remembers what he’s done to Laura. It’s wonderful and heartbreaking, and as with the last episode, is surrounded by dull and uninteresting. But for a moment we can ignore all that. We can spend the time at the roadhouse as Cooper puts things together, we can revel in the return of Don Davis as Major Briggs, and delight in the unexpected catchphrase “That gum you like is going to come back in style.” As we bid farewell to this plotline, and recognize what awaits us in the middle of season two, we can, just for a moment, treasure what we’ve had.

For the rest of the season, Damn Good Podcast will be doing more of a digest of three episodes at a time. We recognize that the back half of Season 2 is nobody’s favorite, but we still want to give it some scrutiny. Each episode, rather than going scene by scene, will go character by character and we’ll talk about what the show is doing. Hope you enjoy the new format that, hopefully, will take us all the way to the premiere of Season 3.

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Twin Peaks S02E08: Drive With A Dead Girl – Damn Good Podcast

We’re in a post-Maddy world, now, and the “Who Killed Laura Palmer?” storyline is barrelling toward a conclusion. Ray Wise delivers a terrifying and sublime performance as Leland who may or may not be behind the wheel of his own body. We see him slide between composure, meek Leland, and the anger of BOB. Unfortunately, interspersed with a truly great and meaty storyline are Norma’s mother Vivian and her new husband Ernie, Bobby’s plan to blackmail Ben Horne, Lucy and Andy and Lucy’s incredibly irritating sister Gwen, and a love story for the ages between Donna and Bland, erm, Egg, erm, James. The Laura Palmer storyline continues to dwarf everything around it as the shows cracks widen.

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Twin Peaks S02E07: Lonely Souls – Damn Good Podcast

Big shit goes down this week in Twin Peaks! We get the answer to the most important question that’s been vexing us…just WHO THE HELL IS MR. TOJAMURA?! Well, not really, we also get pretty good idea who actually killed Laura Palmer this week. In addition to that, David Lynch has returned to direct and boy can we tell. The weird is perfect, the visceral violence and horror accompanied by somber sadness and humor. And Julee Cruise gets to sing two songs. Hell of an episode. We also talk a bunch about our plans for the rest of season 2.

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Twin Peaks S02E06: Demons – Damn Good Podcast

We return from our extended hiatus to a changed world but choose to stay in the weird 1950s/1990s hybrid that is Twin Peaks. We talk about all the happenings in Peaks land, including The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost, and new audiobooks of The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer and “Diane…” The Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper. For the episode itself, we’re thrilled to meet in the flesh (of David Lynch) Gordon Cole, as we go deeper into some of the wackier story lines, but get Al Strobel in top form as Gerard/Mike.

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Twin Peaks S02E05: The Orchid’s Curse – Damn Good Podcast

We reach a shaky point in Twin Peaks history, as a number of the cartoonier plot points begin to draw themselves front and center, with Leo potentially returning home, freakishly strong Nadine’s high school memory, and of course more with the Hardy Girls Donna and Maddy. A brief bit of light comes when Lara Flynn Boyle absolutely nails a monologue story about her time with Laura. We also debate the problem of our hero Hawk killing a guy in Canada.

Pick up Mondo’s Twin Peaks Original Score LP right here!

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Twin Peaks S02E04: Laura’s Secret Diary – Damn Good Podcast

Laura’s Diary is revealed, and Leland is held accountable for the murder of Jacques Renault while other shenanigans happen and a very racist character shows up. Cooper is incensed by the lesser elements of this episode, namely Hank and Harold, and discusses the value of clearing out the cast. We talk about why some actors vanish and others are in every episode. We sing the praises of Ray Wise, and the amazing opening shot of the episode.

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Twin Peaks S02E03: The Man Behind Glass – Damn Good Podcast

We’re disappointed to learn that some of Season Two’s…lesser storylines start up this week, with far too little time (though exceptional as it is) given to Ray Wise and Leland. The One Armed Man undergoes a transformation, Maddy laments being thought of like Laura, creepy Harold is creepy, and Lara Flynn Boyle gives an excellent performance to a tombstone proving once and for all that it’s James Marshall sucking the life out of her.

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Twin Peaks S02E02: Coma – Damn Good Podcast

A trigger warning is apt, that image that scarred some of us for life, of BOB crawling over the furniture, is in this episode of Twin Peaks. We find quite a bit to like in this second Lynch directed episode of the season, and are thankful that its shorter run-time made way for a more concise story with fewer “remember last year” style recaps. Major Brigs talks to the log, Windom Earle is mentioned for the first time, and Audrey is in over her head.

(Also James, Donna, and Maddy sing that awful song.)

A listener submitted this screen-grab from the pilot as the moment where Lynch caught Frank Silva in the mirror and conjured up the character of BOB, pretty terrifying.

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Twin Peaks S02E01: May The Giant Be With You – Damn Good Podcast

It is happening again…It is happening again…

A Damn Good Podcast About Twin Peaks returns, with hosts Cooper, Miko, and Ophilia discussing the Lynchiest Lynchian season premiere that ever Lynched. In a double-length episode that uses its excess time for recapping season one, we get some moments that’re truly wonderful, with the peak, of course, being Major Briggs telling Bobby about his vision (not a dream).

We’re thrilled to be back, and will be coming to you every other week with episodes!

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Twin Peaks S01E07: The Last Evening – Damn Good Podcast

For the finale of season one, Twin Peaks borrows a page from Dallas. Mark Frost writes and directs a finale with multiple cliffhangers, uncomfortable moments, great performances from multiple characters, and terrible performances from a few others.

This is the last Damn Good Podcast before our hiatus to cover Season 3 of NBC’s Hannibal for Eat The Rudecast. We will return in the fall with Season two of Damn Good Podcast.

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