Who Killed Laura Palmer? No, we know that.
Who is Bob? Oh, wait. We know that too.
But that’s not to say that there are no unanswered questions. In fact, the whole world of Twin Peaks is a series of unending mystery. On the surface, the town is quaint and peaceful. An idyllic place to live amongst the pine-covered hills with nature at the doorstep. But everyone has their story. And people’s stories are never clean and neat. There’s always intrigue, mistrust, past histories, and hidden desires. And that’s still just scraping the surface. The forest was a character too. Home to the owls and the site of the black lodge. Even space messages came to Twin Peaks – or at least the spirits of the lodge’s messages apparently come down from space.
Lynch and Frost were pressured to rush their story and provide answers to the story arcs they developed. The alternatives were a slower reveal. Or perhaps not even a reveal at all. Do all questions need an answer? The LA Times thinks not: “[T]here’s only one question that co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost need to answer: Will they commit to not giving us all the answers?”
Look forward to revisiting the double R, That’s damned fine coffee.