Review of Twin Peaks: The Return 1.12

Slim Hope of Deliverance

A slightly subdued Twin Peaks: The Return 1.12 last night, with no song at the end. I mean, there was a three-piece band on the stage at the end, as the credits eventually rolled, and they were playing something, but it wasn't a song. It could have been the beginning of a song which never actually started (uh oh). It could have been an accompaniment to something. But I don't think it was a song. I don't think it was an instrumental—certainly no "Green Onions" or "Flying."

There were some nice touches in the episode, most involving loud-spoken hard-of-hearing Gordon, who was trying to consummate something with what passes for a hot chick for someone his age. But Albert had some important interrupting business for Gordon.

That included a little explanation of Blue Rose, its connection to Project Blue Book, and the toll it's taken on its elite team, especially Dale Cooper (whom we saw almost nothing of in this episode, also much like the song). And it also included the induction of Tammy into the team. (I wonder, if Cooper ever recovers his mind, if he and Tammy might get together?)

So is it all of this quiet before the storm? On Twin Peaks, everything is always quiet and always storm, so it's hard to say. Anyhow, here's the song I was hoping to hear at the end of this episode —McCartney's "Hope of Deliverance."

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Paul Levinson
Paul Levinson

Paul Levinson's novels include The Silk Code (winner Locus Award, Best 1st Science Fiction Novel of 1999) & The Plot To Save Socrates. His nonfiction including Fake News in Real Context has been translated into 15 languages. 

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