Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: RS: things to answer
From: (Robert Steven Glickstein)
Date: 1991-04-13, 17:47

This is an attempt to identify the important things that a really sexy
Grand Unified Theory of Twin Peaks would have to address (not only
address, but hopefully tie together in an elegant fashion).  At the
moment I'm offering no answers, only a possible set of things to be
answered.  A path is formed by laying one stone at a time...

The questions raised here are in no particular order.

Who is BOB?
Who is the Giant?
Who is MIKE (and where is he)?
What happened to Josie, including her missing body weight?
What did BOB have to do with Josie's death?
If Josie's spirit is still around, then are the spirits of other
	recently deceased people (esp. Laura) still around?
What are the owls?
Why did BOB start appearing to Laura?  Was he always (ever?) in Leland
	during those visits?
Why did BOB kill Laura?  (I don't buy what BOB told us in 2009.)
Why did BOB kill Theresa Banks?
What happened forty years ago?  Is there a link between "forty years
	ago" and the music that Leland/BOB danced to?
What is the significance of wood?
Why did Cooper dream about Tibet?
What does the LMFAP signify?  (Cooper wasn't entirely on the mark when
	he drew the easy parallel between Leland and LMFAP.)
What does Twin Peaks have to do with Project Blue Book?
What is the effect of Halperidol?
Why was Josie sad at the beginning of episode 1000?
Beside the fact that it just happened to precede her death, what did
	the events at Jacques' cabin have to do with BOB killing
	Laura?  (Cooper's dream led the way to the cabin; it had
	to have more significance.)
How did Ronette's IV turn blue?  How and why did she wind up with
	a fingernail letter?
Why was BOB spelling ROBERT (in an apparently random order)?
Laura's clinical cause of death was blood loss.  She survived the
	Waldo attack to meet BOB at the train car.  Did something
	besides his pounding kill her?
Laura had come to some sort of decision before she died.  What had
	she resolved?  To confront BOB?  To sacrifice herself?
	Whatever she decided, did she succeed or fail?
What does BOB have to do with what happened in Pittsburgh?
What is the connection between Laura and Cooper?  She dreamed about
	him; does this mean the connection is stronger somehow than
	simply, "he's the investigator of her murder"?
Who and what is Harold Smith?
Who and what are the Tremonds?
Was there something supernatural about the shadowed figure in the
	woods with Leo, and if so, did Leo know about it?
The hooded figure from 2019:  related to the figure in the woods with
	Leo?  How about the figure that appeared when Briggs vanished?
What is the nature of Lana's power over men?
What is the full meaning of MIKE's poem?
What is it about Twin Peaks that things like a high-school
	prostitution ring can exist?  Is it just the normal underbelly
	of rural America, or is there some evil that permeates the
	whole town, a la "It" or "The Tommyknockers"?
What ritual occurred in the traincar?
What is the significance of the "Ghostwood" project?  What "possessed"
	(ha-ha) Ben to call it Ghostwood?
Who attacked Dr. Jacoby by the gazebo (Leland, right?) and why
	(jollies?  I don't think so...)?
What's special about Cooper, Briggs, and Margaret, vis a vis their
	ability to commune with the supernatural?
What, exactly, is the charter of the Bookhouse Boys (something about
	protecting Twin Peaks from the evil in the woods...)?
	What event precipitated its formation; when, and by whom?
Why do BOB and the Giant not resemble their hosts, but MIKE is only
	ever seen in Philip Gerard?
Cooper asks the Giant, "Where do you come from?" and the Giant
	responds, "The question is, where have you gone?"  Does
	this imply that Cooper himself is transported elsewhere
	during his visions (as opposed to his visions coming to him).
What was the white horse in Sarah's vision?
Why did Donna want Laura's sunglasses?  What explains the change in
	her personality between 1007 and 2001?
What is Benjamin's role in the evil that permeates Twin Peaks?
Why is BOB accompanied by the smell of scorched engine oil?
Is there any meaning behind Harriet's poem (I saw Laura glowing...)?
After the Giant vanishes for the second time, a bright bit of SFX
	flashes into Cooper's body.  What about it?
Ronette recalls Laura's murder in the traincar.  She sees BOB in
	the recollection, not Leland.  Why, and how?
Cooper tells Albert "You'd be amazed at the connection between [Twin
	Peaks and Tibet]".  What did he mean?
Where is Pearl Lakes in relation to Twin Peaks, and how does it tie
	in to the mystery?

I've got to knock off for now, but please add to this list if you can
think of anything.

Meanwhile, I have a notion that ties together a couple of things.
Cooper and Caroline Earle were in love in Pittsburgh; Caroline was
murdered by BOB.  Some time later, Caroline's disembodied spirit
entered Laura Palmer and acted subliminally to lend Laura strength to
face her problems.  It was around this time that she quit One-Eyed
Jack's, started dating James, and quit coke.  Caroline's spirit
enabled her to understand BOB (because Caroline had previous
experience with him?)  and gave her the courage to confront BOB.
Caroline (in Laura) has the red-curtain dream because of her affinity
to Cooper.  BOB identifies Caroline's spirit in Laura and kills Laura
to get rid of Caroline (again).  Caroline's spirit will (has?) finally
find (found?) Cooper again via Annie.

More to come from the mind of Bobg.

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