Audrey's hypnosis  

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(@jean-philippe)
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"Wake me up Charlie !", Audrey says.
It feels more an hypnotic state than a coma state to me.
She trys to reconnect with herself, after a sort of trauma, with hypnose.

Charlie is the hypnotist. He wants her to confront his fear, but he can't force her, she has to do the hard work. That's why she sort of "hates" him. She is afraid.
To overcome his trauma, she has to go out, going through the forest (things hidden, subconscient etc).

The house in the woods is the starting point of his hypnotic state, a secured place.
She finally finds the courage to go out.
When dancing in the place she wanted to go with his hipnotist, she begins feeling good, like in the old good time, and at the center of all (an hysteric person needs the attention of everyone).
Then a scene of violence/inconfort happens. Afraid by it, she sets herself aside, and tells his hypnotist the session has to stop.

Back to reality (or a lodge because of the electric sounds, but a white one).
There she has no make up, she's not in representation. She watches her reflection, asks "what ?" like "what is wrong/broken inside me ?".

...something like that...?

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Posted : 28/08/2017 5:30 am
(@john_e_fulford)
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I like this theory because i still dont buy her still being in a coma.

She said get me out of here, not wake me up, right?

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Posted : 28/08/2017 5:44 am
(@jean-philippe)
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Yes you're right. "Get me out of here !"

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Posted : 28/08/2017 5:46 am
(@jean-philippe)
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An other point.
About Audrey and the consequences of the explosion in season 2, from "The Secret History" :

"Audrey's plan that morning, apparently, was to handcuff herself to the bars of the bank vault - where her father kept a lot of his money - after sending notes to local news organizations that they could find there.
(...) She brought with her to the bank copies of information she'd discovered about her father's plans that she intended to share woith the news sources. Thoses copies were destroyed in the explosion before anyone could see them.
But her father did receive her note at the hotel - too lateto prevent her from being hurt, as it turned out - but in time to make him the only person in town who knew what his daughter was doing there that day."
(...) Those who saw him at his daughter's bedside in the hospital afterward describe a man broken in half grief, and, we can now also surmise, personal guilt"
(...) But the larger question remained : Would the injury to Ben's daughter serve as a further wake-up call to make him more the man his daughter longed for him to be ? She'd nearly died delivering the message to him, and her life hung in the balance. Only time would tell if he listened."

At the end of this last sentence, there is a "little" note from the guy of the FBI who's working on the Archivist's documents (whose identity is questioned by the FBI). Here it is :

"Chronologically speaking, this is one of the latest events that the Archivist references in the dossier. One possible theory is that something may have happen to our "correspondent" soon after this point. Making efforts to dicover what that might have been."

How can the Archivist know about the documents that were destroyed if only Audrey's father is aware of them ?
The Archivist is probably in contact whith Audrey.
Is Charlie the Archivist ? His desk is full of papers/documents.
Is Charlie/the Archivist trying to help Audrey delivering the truth about his father ?

 

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Posted : 28/08/2017 6:20 am
(@jean-philippe)
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At the end of this last sentence, there is a "little" note from the guy of the FBI who's working on the Archivist's documents (whose identity is questioned by the FBI). Here it is :

"Chronologically speaking, this is one of the latest events that the Archivist references in the dossier. One possible theory is that something may have happen to our "correspondent" soon after this point. Making efforts to dicover what that might have been."

How can the Archivist know about the documents that were destroyed if only Audrey's father is aware of them ?
The Archivist is probably in contact whith Audrey.
Is Charlie the Archivist ? His desk is full of papers/documents.
Is Charlie/the Archivist trying to help Audrey delivering the truth about his father ?

 

In fact The Archivist is Major Briggs, not Charlie. It is written in The Secret History near the end of the book. I did just read it. Sorry for that part about the archivist, wrong theory.

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Posted : 28/08/2017 7:23 am
(@ruskinowl)
Roadhouse Regular

A clever though. Beyond the art of filming, I actually wondered if Sherilyn Fenn had somewhat lost her way, and then Lynch scripted the dance to allow her to become free again. Random thought. 

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Posted : 03/09/2017 1:18 pm
(@rbowser)
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Glad I found a thread about Audrey and Charlie. I just want to add that my wife and I, not having read The Secret History, thought Audrey was in a mental hospital, probably under heavy sedation, and Charlie was her doctor trying to guide her back to reality. Her perception of the house she lived in, and her private version of The Roadhouse were in her head, and her ending shot in the bright room looking in the round mirror in confusion was her snapping back to the reality of the hospital. -- Along the lines of the posts on this thread. 

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Posted : 08/09/2017 10:48 am
(@lemurs)
Lodger

I've just rewatched this episode. Her mirror scene has the same crackle over it as the Woodsmen get. Therefore I think she's in a Lodge, probably because of Mr C.

Her 'theme' being played backwards a la Red Room also supports this I feel.

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Posted : 12/09/2017 9:01 am
(@greg-reason)
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Posted by: PhilR87

I've just rewatched this episode. Her mirror scene has the same crackle over it as the Woodsmen get. Therefore I think she's in a Lodge, probably because of Mr C.

Her 'theme' being played backwards a la Red Room also supports this I feel.

Yes, the backwards music did give me that feeling. But it is still possible that she's in a mental hospital... I read an interview with Sherilyn Fenn yesterday and they asked her how she felt her character is right now. She said something like "she's very earthy, spiritual, appears to others to be crazy". And then later in the same interview she says that she thinks Audrey's sanity is not necessarily intact. I should have saved the link, I'll see if I can find it again.

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Posted : 12/09/2017 9:21 am
(@rbowser)
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Posted by: gregreason

 

... But it is still possible that she's in a mental hospital...

That's the hit my wife and I got, and it seemed to us that Charlie was her psychiatrist at the hospital. His interaction with her, trying to make her aware of what she's saying, reflecting back to her, guiding - very like a mental health professional.

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Posted : 12/09/2017 9:29 am
(@edrdo)
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I believe this is accurate, here is my interpretation after days of trying this figure it out:

Roadhouse Audrey is a tulpa, created by Mr. C the same way he created Diane’s tulpa, after raping them. And, just like the real Diane, Mr. C takes Audrey into the Dutchman’s and blinds her. Audrey’s tulpa has the same foul-mouthed speaking Diane’s tulpa has, and seems as confused about her existence as Diane’s tulpa during her “I’m not me” bit.

The fistfight scene at the roadhouse, after Audrey’s dance, is an echo of the fight going on at the sheriff station between Freddy and BOB, BOB is beaten and Naido is rid of her eye covering skin revealing the real Diane.

Same thing with Audrey, BOB is beaten so the real Audrey awakes. David Lynch shows us Audrey looking at her reflection just as a way of transmitting the idea that Audrey can now, and finally after a long time, see. Where she is at (white background) remains unexplained because that and what happens next doesn’t really matter, probably a slow return to her normal life.

I believe these two awakenings are happening at the same time but, like many other things in Season 3, shown at a different time. Diane and Audrey are back after BOB is defeated then Cooper continues with his quest.

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Posted : 12/09/2017 9:31 am
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