Art is by its very nature subjective, and the effort to classify art equally so. Some might argue, for instance, that Showtime’s Twin Peaks aired on television in episodic installments, and is therefore unmistakably TV. A number of year-end movie critics’ lists beg to differ, however, and now Kyle MacLachlan himself is getting in on the great debate.
We may never return to Twin Peaks for answers on that head-scratching finale, but co-creator Mark Frost’s new book has just what we need. Where yesterday brought clues to Audrey’s mysterious predicament, new passages reveal a key time-travel component of Coop and Laura Palmer’s excellent adventure.
Twin Peaks fans more or less predicted David Lynch would leave us with more questions than answers, though the bizarre side-story of Sherilyn Fenn’s Audrey Horne seemed strangest of all. Now, a new Twin Peaks book reveals the insane (and depressing) truth of Audrey’s musical fantasy.
It’s well-established that any Twin Peaks return will leave us more confused than ever, but fans still hope for new episodes sooner, rather than later. Well, it’s not far from Showtime’s minds, as co-creator Mark Frost says they’re actively considering another return.
You’d be forgiven to shrug off the Twin Peaks revival ending as pure David Lynch, but any hope the actors have better insight is fading fast. As series star David Duchovny admits of the trippy twist, “of course people are going to be like, ‘What the f–k?!’”