Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Why Did Anyone Care About the OAM At First?
From: (Kathleen Hunt)
Date: 1990-11-10, 16:52
Newsgroups: (Robert Steven Glickstein) writes:

*Hawk spots the One-Armed Man in the hospital, follows him, and loses him
*in episode 1/1.  He reports this to Cooper in the beginning of 1/2. 
*Cooper has his dream at the end of 1/2.
*Question:  Why did Hawk follow the One-Armed Man, and why did Cooper
*seem to think that Hawk's discovery of a one-armed man was so revealing?
* By that point in the story, there had been absolutely nothing *a
*propos* a one-armed man.  What, at that point, made Philip Gerard worthy
*of investigation?

I got the impression Hawk was interested because the OAM was
hanging around Ronette's room (at least when Hawk first spotted him), and
more generally, was wandering through weird areas of the hospital (like
the Morgue or the Air Supply Room).  Hawk dutifully reported this to 
Cooper, and though Cooper was sorta interested, I don't think he (Coop)
thought all that much of it at the time.  THEN, Coop had his dream.
After that, he really wanted to find the OAM.