Twin Peaks had an unexpected episode this week, by delivering an hour that felt very… Twin Peaks!
This new incarnation of the series has been pointedly different from the original run, with so many new characters and so many scenes set outside of the town of Twin Peaks itself, and a calculatedly slow and hard to pin down plotline. And yes, I’ve still been digging the David Lynch wonderful bizarreness at work here, but at the same time, it was hitting the point of needing more to happen, given there are 18 episodes of the show this time around. And in this episode, more did happen!
Not only were the first several scenes, and even a few later, set in Twin Peaks itself (far more than we’ve typically been getting), but even the scenes set outside the town were almost entirely following notable characters from the original series.