Fantastic purple room electricity theory  

Owl

Crossposting from r/twinpeaks:

[S3E3] Electricity and what went wrong from twinpeaks

Within the room Cooper enters at the beginning of the episode, we see a massive electrical outlet on the wall, and time appears to alternate forwards and backwards. This alternating direction of time is, I feel, meant to represent alternating current. Alternating current is how we deliver electricity via the wall sockets in our homes. Rather than having to send electrons in one direction for miles to their destination, we just reverse their direction over and over 60 times a second (50 outside of the US). This allows for the transmission of electricity over long distances as safely as possible. The opposite of alternating current (AC) is direct current (DC). DC is what comes out of a battery, and - which is important, here - out of a car's cigarette lighter.

The switch that the woman (called "Naido" in the credits) pulls on the top of the building changed that huge socket on the wall from AC to DC. The room is no longer going back and forth in time. The building is all set to DC mode. Naido did this to help Cooper enter the car where the Doppelganger was. He was nowhere near an AC wall socket, he was in a car in the mountains away from civilization, with only a DC car lighter socket nearby.

What Naido (or Mike or The Arm) didn't know, though, was that Dougie had been created. He was basically a double-doppelganger who the ring from the lodge somehow made possible. So when Coop was all set to go through the DC outlet in the car, he actually ended up going through an AC wall outlet to where Dougie was. This made it so that his mind is now all kinds of scrambled up.

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Posted : 29/05/2017 3:15 pm natural log - E, Joni Kelly, Sara Maclara and 7 people liked
Owl

I love this reading of events! Great theory, thanks for sharing!

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Posted : 30/05/2017 9:18 am
Spyros
RR Diner Patron

Yes, very interesting and indeed a great theory!

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Posted : 30/05/2017 9:42 am
ella
 ella
RR Diner Patron

That is indeed spot on theory! Really explains (almost) everything what's happening in this strange room- other dimension. Also why was DoppelDale riding his car away from civilisation, but it also looks like he made one mistake in his perfect plan by forgeting about the switch.

I can see it as part of ethernal good- evil fight which for now is won by Bad. He still however is wounded after this war cause DoppelDale's somehow damaged.

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Posted : 30/05/2017 10:43 am
goziebozia
Town Visitor

that's so interesting! i definitely didn't catch these things but it makes so much sense, thank you for sharing!

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Posted : 03/06/2017 2:46 pm
Detective

Wow I am continually amazed and impressed by the theories and insights of fellow TP fans. 

This is something I never thought of.

On a related topic, I keep wondering why nobody except an "escort" and a stranger seem the slightest bit concerned about Cooper's addled state of mind. The brief exposure with Dougie showed that he was able to complete thoughts and speak in full sentences.  

The electricity theory explains why Cooper is acting this way.  But not everyone else's reaction to it (or lack of reaction).

Any theories on this?

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Posted : 03/06/2017 3:46 pm
Dweller
Posted by: Brandy Fisher

Wow I am continually amazed and impressed by the theories and insights of fellow TP fans. 

This is something I never thought of.

On a related topic, I keep wondering why nobody except an "escort" and a stranger seem the slightest bit concerned about Cooper's addled state of mind. The brief exposure with Dougie showed that he was able to complete thoughts and speak in full sentences.  

The electricity theory explains why Cooper is acting this way.  But not everyone else's reaction to it (or lack of reaction).

Any theories on this?

Well, it's hard to say since I'm very sensitive to when people behave different, but it might not be that obvious when you don't know about it. Yes, I know this is a bit extreme, but most people don't think that something is wrong all the time. Since I do, I think I would notice. But most of the time, we humans are busy thinking about ourselves and don't have time to notice details about others. Just a thought, don't hang me. =)

 

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Posted : 04/06/2017 7:01 am
Detective
Posted by: Kim Frostlind
Posted by: Brandy Fisher

Wow I am continually amazed and impressed by the theories and insights of fellow TP fans. 

This is something I never thought of.

On a related topic, I keep wondering why nobody except an "escort" and a stranger seem the slightest bit concerned about Cooper's addled state of mind. The brief exposure with Dougie showed that he was able to complete thoughts and speak in full sentences.  

The electricity theory explains why Cooper is acting this way.  But not everyone else's reaction to it (or lack of reaction).

Any theories on this?

Well, it's hard to say since I'm very sensitive to when people behave different, but it might not be that obvious when you don't know about it. Yes, I know this is a bit extreme, but most people don't think that something is wrong all the time. Since I do, I think I would notice. But most of the time, we humans are busy thinking about ourselves and don't have time to notice details about others. Just a thought, don't hang me. =)

 

You are so very correct. 

The 2 characters that alarmed me the most were the guy in the casino who knew his name and where he lived (no idea what this characters title was) and his wife who had to dress him and tell him to go to the bathroom.  I wonder why neither of these 2 at least asked if he was feeling ok or something to that effect. Please somebody come up with a Lynchian theory for this because it is driving me crazy.

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Posted : 04/06/2017 11:47 am
Town Visitor

Making some research I've found some info about a place called The Mauve Zone from Kenneth Grant's imaginery (first person to associate Western Occultism/Magick with the alien abduction phenomena and the first to really emphasize the role of Jack Parsons in the history of occultism):

"A self-contained world at the very edge of reality between what we can experience (as human beings) and what we can only conceive of as "non-existence".

Grant believed that magical manipulation of our reality could be done with the help of alien beings in the Mauve Zone, that it could be visited in a particular kind of sleep (such as a coma), that there were beings there we might consider monsters, and that it sent messages to our reality via phenomenon.

The Mauve Zone is the source of meaningful coincidences, synchronicity, and "happy accidents" in our world.

One of the main entities associated with The Mauve Zone, however, is constantly referred to as "the daughter.""

Is this new info? Sorry in case of not and sorry for my english

***SPOILER FOR CHAPTER 8***
You can check the cover page of his book called "Beyond the Mauve Zone". Maybe there is a clue in it.

 

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Posted : 27/06/2017 9:41 am natural log - E, Joni Kelly and Sara Maclara liked
  
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