Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: Ben
From: phz@cadence.com (Pete Zakel)
Date: 1991-01-15, 13:05
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <1991Jan14.225839.25340@math.lsa.umich.edu> ekushnir@math.lsa.umich.edu (Eugene Kushnirsky) writes:
> >In article <1991Jan14.160234.22926@watserv1.waterloo.edu> alternat@watserv1.waterloo.edu (Ann Hodgins) writes:
> >
>> >>I defend Ben against charges that he is the new host for BOB.
>> >>I see his current condition as a natural and somewhat healthy
>> >>response to shock. 
> >
> >strong character and make him go nuts? Ha ha! Let's say that spending a couple
> >of nights in jail has caused Ben Horne to flip! Hey, yeah, he's completely 
> >rational now, but what if YOU were forced to endure the horror and degradation
> >of the Twin Peaks county jail--you'd suddenly become obsessed with the Civil
> >War too! Yeah, let's do that, so we can spend more time putting wacky thought
> >balloons over Andy's head!"

Excuse me?  Lots more has happened to Ben then a few nights in jail!

	1) His daughter was abducted, injected with heroin, and held for
	   ransom.

	2) His big cash cow and place of recreation (One Eyed Jack's) has
	   been taken from him and he has no way of getting it back.

	3) Catherine, whom he though was dead by his order, has shown up
	   as being alive she not only completely humiliated him, but she
	   got him to sign over Ghostwood as well as the Packard Mill.

	4) As far has Ben knows, he still owes a Japanese conglomerate
	   five million dollars.

	5) He has signed an agreement with the Icelanders, which he now
	   has no way of following through on.

	6) He knows that his (former) ownership of One Eyed Jack's (and
	   his practice of visiting there) and his relationship with Laura
	   Palmer is probably not a secret anymore.

	7) We haven't even been shown what has happened to his marriage now.

This is more than enough to drive any strong man insane!

-Pete Zakel
 (phz@cadence.com or ..!{hpda,versatc,apollo,ucbcad,uunet}!cadence!phz)


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