The ninth episode of “twin Peaks”: the more answers it gives, the series, the more it appears mysteries

When it comes to the role of “twin Peaks” in the history of television in the first place often say that this series spawned a genre that can be called “film mystery.”


The meaning of such a film is not something to solve. Yes, he pushes the audience to think about who killed Laura Palmer on the fact that the alien conspiracy is hidden in the x-files FBI on the mystery of the Island. However, the main thing about him is that every mystery leads to new mysteries. Should get the answer to one question, as there are dozens of new. The main thing in these movies — the feeling of mystery, feeling of being, delving into the subject, you can fall into the abyss of the unknown.


This reluctance to give a definitive answers may not always like the American spectator. The ABC forced David Lynch (David Lynch) and Mark frost (Mark Frost) to reveal the killer of Laura Palmer before they were going. In turn, many fans of “lost” was unhappy that the creators of the series not told America (this is limited to vague and incomplete answers).


However, in my opinion, to look for clues in this case is almost always the wrong approach, as the answers given to audience look either unsatisfactory or unpleasant. It is quite applies to the revived Showtime, “twin Peaks”. As we go deeper into the “clues” of what is happening in the series, the more frightening becomes the big picture.


I always thought that “twin Peaks” wonderfully recreates a kind of special atmosphere — the same feeling you get when you at night alone be in a strange place, out of town. In General, you understand that must be around the corner — but sure you can not be.


It is commonly found that you would have understood that correctly, and the corner you see a house or your own tent, or a friendly face. However, in “twin Peaks” around the corner there may not be anything at all.


And to think about such things, we humans generally don’t like.


“Part 9” provides us with the most Frank answers in the entire history of the series


I was reminded of this void in turn, because the ninth episode of the new “twin Peaks” is devoted to what happens when you find answers that may not cost to look.


For example, bill Hastings, Director of the school of Backhorn, South Dakota, arrested for murder in the first episode finally explains why the headless body of major garland Briggs was found with the head of a dead woman named Ruth and where did the evidence pointing to the guilt of Hastings.


Hastings and Ruth was seriously keen on the idea of a journey to another dimension — a kind of “Zone” looks suspiciously like it is good for us familiar Red room/Black Lodge. Their adventures can be read on the website created by Showtime. One evening they found thanks to Ruth coordinates, fall into the Tepee and there find Briggs. He flies up and loses his head. Then Ruth dies, and eventually the police find in her apartment, her head and body Briggs.


Here is the explanation. You can more or less build a sequence of events. Even if you want to build a small diorama (although I don’t recommend that). Of course, the series is thus solved the problem with the death of don Davis (Don S. Davis), who played the major. However, the story itself does not fail the viewer’s nerves. In essence, this explanation explains nothing. It simply tells what happened, but doesn’t say why it happened. And the more we try to understand why it is, the less we like it.


You need to understand that “twin Peaks” in General, suggests that human life is only a facade behind which something is happening deep, dark and mysterious, and that we are toys nomernyh entities that we are not even able to understand. You can specifically look for the Black Lodge, as did Hastings and Ruth, you can stumble on it by accident — like Cooper in the original series, but anyway, if the Lodge wants you to, you will be.


We all like to think that we guide and control their own life. However, “twin Peaks” suggests to us that each of us is just a vessel for an eerie primordial forces. In a sense, this is impossible to argue. With all the freedom of choice of any human is a product of its past, its psychological properties and their genetic codes. These factors are immense, unknowable and inaccessible to understanding. Of course, this does not mean that good does not need to be rewarded, and evil punished, but the idea that we are the main characters in their own stories, the idea, of course, undermines.


The issues of duty and responsibility play an important role in “twin Peaks” in both of its incarnations. Responsibility for Leland Palmer for the death of his daughter, if he was possessed by evil incarnate? “Yes and no,” says the show. Of course, this answer seems almost mockingly. But it is worth considering. We are all responsible for their own actions. We all are products of complex systems, driving us to certain actions, and sometimes things for us are extremely difficult to avoid these actions. On the one hand, we’re in control, on the other — we are taking away the flow.


By the middle of the new “twin peaks” it becomes clear that everything in the series, grasping at straws


One of the most interesting aspects of the show Showtime is that none of his heroes can’t fully control. The FBI’s embarrassment over the course of the investigation, but Poor Cooper is not always knows what his next move is. Major Briggs, who knew that his son, contrary to all expectations, becomes a policeman and left him a message that he had to get through many years, is almost the only one who carried out long-term plans.


With each new episode the series returns for another step back, gradually adding the old puzzle. However, with each new episode worse than we all realize where the boundaries of the puzzle. The picture continues to grow, and we realize that we can only see the individual elements — the person, or the cloud, but not even imagine what it would look like as a whole.


For example, Poor Cooper survives obtained in “Part 8” a gunshot wound (probably due nomernoi assistance) and “Part 9” is reunited with Shantel ‘ (Jennifer Jason Leigh (Jennifer Jason Leigh)), and Hutch, his devoted follower, played by Tim Roth (Tim Roth). However, the wound still thwarts his plan — whatever that plan was, and he has to improvise. Similarly, a Good Cooper still living the life of Doug Jones, hears the melody of “Beautiful America” and looks at the American flag, and then shifts his gaze to an electrical outlet (we recall that it is through the outlet, he came back to reality from the Black Lodge).


In parallel, the detectives assemble your puzzle that allows us to not too helps the case of “explanation” — but they are always behind a few steps, although they do catch IKE-awl, and Diana, it seems, receives a message from Cooper. There is a feeling that the point of all this cleared up sooner or later, but with each clarification, the viewer realizes how little he understands what is happening.


While we in the middle of the season, and with each new season of the series (which more and more looks like a gift from the gods of television), I am more amazed at how neatly formed puzzle and how I don’t care how in the end she goes. You can build a theory — for example, I do not like that sound of Ben Horne and Beverly the ringing of a device in which major Briggs hid his note?— but I don’t really want to do it. Much more interesting to watch, as Jerry is fighting with its own leg (the fight ends in a draw).


Many people mistakenly believe that the key to “the mystery” is a strange world, a global of mystery and a more global solution. Do not argue, clues — a good thing. But it must be answers that don’t answer. He should explain “what” but not “why”. In the center of the film must be unknowable — and our inability to interact with him.


Often we sharply reject art that makes us think about how little we know about the world (and a life) that pushes us to think about how little we actually control. “Mysterious movie” somehow allows us to think about these things, turning it into a kind of game. And then we find out the next clue — and once again understand, in what a thick and dark forest we were.