The Worst Window Wiper
Okay so what is going on here. We've got an important scene with Gordon that gets interrupted because the most spastic window cleaner in the world decides to start cleaning right at that moment? Was that really just a guy cleaning windows? Was that an attack? Because NO one uses a wiper like that.
This is also not the first scene of Gordon having difficulty with his hearing aid. Are they leading up to something? There are at least two things I can think of that would be interesting for him to listen to with his sonic hearing, the hum at the Great Northern or Naido's voice. He has to get to Twin Peaks some time right? But they keep drawing our attention back to the loud scratchy noises that bother him so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas!
He was a woodsman. I thought that between the sound design, the way the person was caught against the blinds to appear all-black, the jerky movements/camera editing, the amount of time Cole spent fiddling with his hearing aid as though it were freaking out--blatantly obvious that he was meant to evoke the woodsmen, which in the Lynchian sense means he might as well actually be a woodsman.
Also, the squeaking drove my dog crazy and she started howling at the TV. Glad I'm not the only one who was disturbed. (She, however, did absolutely nothing at the Sarah Palmer scene, so I'm not sure we can trust her judgment.)
Anyway: f*ck you David Lynch, you scared my dog.
Did Cole's hearing aid go off when he encountered the Woodsmen at the site of the Hastings vortex or when the Woodsman passed by at the morgue?
Good point. I don't think so at either point, but there's still the electricity association with the woodmen.
The thing with his hearing aid might have just been the squeaking, which, granted, I imagine that kind of squeaking would be difficult to predict while trying to control sound levels.