Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Josie Parker (contains SPOILER info)
Date: 1990-05-09, 11:07

In article <>, Jon.Webb@CS.CMU.EDU writes:
>> >> Excerpts from 7-May-90 three points Tom
>> >> Neff@bfmny0.UU.NET (985)
> > 
>> >> 1. The hand that dug up the locket was gloved, I think.  Gloves are often
>> >> used (in TV and movies) to hide gender.  It may be rash to assume that
>> >> the digger was male.
> > But the digger didn't know that someone was standing there with a camera
> > filming the whole thing, right?  So why would he disguise himself?  He
> > was also wearing a denim jacket, and looked heavy set.  It's a man
> > unless Lynch was deliberately misleading us.
> > 
> > It seems to me that Josie Parker might be a lot more involved with
> >                           ^^^^^^

As if things aren't confusing enough, now we find out that Josie and the
murder victim are related too?  I thought she was named PACKARD, like the

Laura's death than we've been lead to believe so far.  Remember the
> > pilot?  One of the very first scenes -- perhaps the first, I can't
> > remember -- is Josie looking into her mirror, putting on makeup.  She
> > looks very serious, perhaps sad.  This is a strange opening when she has
> > been mentioned so little in the rest of the series.  Lynch/Frost puts
> > her in a prominent position, and then virtually ignores her.  But if
> > she'd just participated in killing Laura, it makes perfect sense.
> > 
> > In line with this, we know that Laura saw her the day she was killed, to
> > give her English lessons supposedly.  Laura confided in Johnny Hayward;
> > it seems to me that she might've confided in Josie as well.
> > 
> > And there's Josie's odd association with Norma's husband, who resembles
> > (for me, at least) the man from Cooper and Sarah Palmer's dream more
> > than anyone else in the show.
> > 
> > Josie is also dating the Sheriff.  Who else would she seek out if she
> > was involved in something messy?
> > 
> > Josie has also come on to Pete Martell (when she got the key to the safe
> > from him her robe was suggestively open).  Pete's the only person other
> > than the obvious Jacoby/Johnson that I think might've dug up the locket.
> >  He's also, oddly, invited her to go fishing with him; could it be he
> > needs to discuss something with her -- either to blackmail her or to
> > continue their association?
> > 
> > Also, the following SPOILER information:
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > When my wife asked the journalist who claimed to know the identity of
> > the killer if he didn't have a speaking part, as she'd heard, he thought
> > for a moment, and then said ``Of course he did.''  The point is, he had
> > to think for a moment.  If the killer was somebody really prominent --
> > Truman or Cooper, say -- he would've known immediately.  He also said
> > the killer was one of the last people you'd suspect, and that people
> > might be angry with they find out.  Seems to me that Josie fits the tab
> > pretty well.
> > 
> > He also said that its none of the kids, and not Hawk or Andy.
> > 
> > -- J