Twin Peaks (2017)
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Part 8 

Cooper's doppelganger faces a life-or-death situation. In 1945, the Trinity atomic bomb test in White Sands, New Mexico leads to horrifying unexpected consequences. In 1956, a creepy woodsman covered in scorched engine oil invades a radio station.

Director:

David Lynch
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Dale Cooper
Leslie Berger ... New Mexico Wife
Robert Broski ... Woodsman
Cullen Douglas ... Disc Jockey
Erica Eynon ... Experiment
Tikaeni Faircrest ... Girl (1956)
George Griffith ... Ray Monroe
Tad Griffith ... New Mexico Husband
Sheryl Lee ... Laura Palmer (credit only)
Xolo Maridueña ... Boy (1956) (as Xolo Mariduena)
Joy Nash ... Senorita Dido
Tracy Phillips ... Receptionist
Frank Silva ... Bob (archive footage)
J.R. Starr ... MC (as JR Starr)
Carel Struycken ... ???????
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Storyline

In his success of blackmailing the warden Dale Cooper is now free and on the road with his accomplice Ray. Things go badly for Dale Cooper when he attempts to outsmart Ray for information regarding Philip Jeffries, we flashback to 1945 for the first nuclear testing and witness the arrival of Bob. Written by Amir Noghabai

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

North Bend, Washington, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital | Stereo

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16:9 HD
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The music playing during and for a period of time after the atomic bomb blast is, appropriately, "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima," a composition by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. See more »

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Woodsman: Gotta light?
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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An hour of television to remember for the ages.
26 June 2017 | by ollie1939-97-957994See all my reviews

Well, wow! After a return to what seemed like a normal episode by Twin Peaks standards last week, Lynch seemed to deliberately punished the audience this week by delivering a wholly surreal experience, derived from some of the director's earlier work such as Eraserhead. Reviewing an episode of a show is extremely difficult for me to do. Whilst I have rated individual episodes of TV on IMDb before, I have never properly reviewed one before. Its hard to review an episode of a show as it is only a small fragment of the bigger picture. However, this episode was something completely out of this world that will likely alienate some but will captivate those who enjoy completely surreal trips (think the ending of 2001). My 10/10 rating comes primarily as Lynch correctly predicted, that television is the new art-house. It may not offer the intense narrative that something like Breaking Bad's Ozzymandies or GOT's Battle of the Bastards might have but this was an utterly enthralling hour of television that comes across as one of the most original and thrilling spectacles that even top some recent cinematic experiences. The only way I can describe this episode without spoiling it is imagine what David Lynch's version of the creation sequence from the Tree of Life would look like. Completely horrific and beautiful all at the same time.

I have seen some negative ratings from users who seem to give every episode of this show a 1/10. My response to this is if you don't like it, don't watch it. Lynch has always been well known for delivering bizarre and abstract art so I don't see why people who are fans of Lynch's work are so hostile to this new show when it is simply a continuation of everything that he has done thus far. In terms of surrealism though, this may top both Eraserhead and Inland Empire.

How this episode will ultimately tie in to the rest of the series remains a mystery (although it certainly does give vague hints). This episode only delivers further proof that this is certainly not the same Twin Peaks from 1990-1991. It's Lynch's baby and it's one that is so bizarre, that it might be genius! Bravo to Showtime for allowing Lynch to have total creative control and I look forward to seeing what comes next.


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