How far does Audrey's subjective reality extend?  

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(@dr-mysterio)
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We know that when Audrey was at the Roadhouse, it was some kind of representation of  a subjective reality. Certainly her dance was. We can only theorize at this point about the nature of the white room with the mirror she seemed to wake into was. Most are assuming everything we've seen of Audrey's story so far save the white room is also subjective reality.

Two names have been dropped in the Audrey scenes that have been dropped in other scenes: Billy and Tina. Both in a conversation between two random women in the roadhouse. The third such conversation between two women we haven't met before at the Roadhouse. Billy's name was also dropped by randomly by Bing in the RR. Billy is missing in every one of those situations.

Audrey's dance is announced by the same MC that introduced Eddie Vedder moments earlier and who announced The Nine Inch Nails, James Hurley, Lissie and a recording of ZZ top. 

James Hurley and Freddie Sykes get into a fight while ZZ top is playing and end up in the Sheriff's station jail with a drunk bleeding from the mouth, just as one of the woman at the Roadhouse described Billy, and Audrey described seeing Billy in a dream (a dream within a dream?).

Is Billy a character in Audrey's subjective reality or a character in objective reality? And if he's a character in Audrey's subjective reality, were the woman talking about him at the Roadhouse also characters in Audrey's subjective reality? What about the other women at the Roadhouse? What about Ruby?

The Roadhouse has featured character who seem to exist in whatever kind of objective reality Twin Peaks can be said to have. Shelly, James, and it's the place where we were introduced to Audrey's son.

James "Just You and I" performance had a whole lot in common with Audrey's dance, though it wasn't as obviously a representation of subjective reality. But was it? It doesn't really fit with anything else we know of James and Renee's story. It could be something that is taking place at a future time chronologically, but it also seems an awful lot like it could be James' fantasy. It makes no sense for it to be Audrey's subjective reality of course. Perhaps we are experiencing more than one subjective reality at the Roadhouse? We would no longer need to worry about how the Roadhouse books acts like The Nine Inch Nails and Edward Louis Severson III (if we were worried about that).

We're probably be able to parse this out a little better after the finale hopefully. Whatever we learn about the white room is important. Namely what is it and how long has Audrey been there, and is the reality there more objective?  Would Audrey know about the Roadhouse MC to incorporate him into a subjective construct of the Roadhouse? 

As an aside, if it turns out all the scenes featuring new characters at the Roadhouse are Audrey's subjective reality and the Naido=Diane theories prove correct, four of the six characters played by non-white women could potentially be some kind of  version of a white character.

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Posted : 30/08/2017 1:23 am
(@caoimhin)
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All very good questions. 

I think the crux of them lies here: "Perhaps we are experiencing more than one subjective reality at the Roadhouse?" 

To me, it goes much further and deeper than various subjective experiences. I posted the following in a different thread: 

I tend to think of the TPTR as a commingling of several realities. There isn't so much a dichotomy between reality vs non (as that implies a correct and singular one and it's opposite), so much as there is an accepted temporal reality that is in a state of flux with alternates. This ties-in to the rhetorical, IMO, question, ". . .but who is the dreamer?" However, it still begs an answer even if the answer isn't literal. Is someone or something jostling these alternate realities and influencing which is temporarily accepted (and by whom)? The roadhouse, to use Paige's example, appears to reflect this, in a sense, on a microcosmic scale (and possibly even subjectively as opposed to objectively - which leads to the dreamer who lives inside the dream). 

http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/discuss/twin-peaks-part-16/james-fight-at-roadhouse/

So, in other words, we may be viewing separate objective parallel realities from several subjective perspectives/experiences of them. 

As to this: " As an aside, if it turns out all the scenes featuring new characters at the Roadhouse are Audrey's subjective reality and the Naido=Diane theories prove correct, four of the six characters played by non-white women could potentially be some kind of  version of a white character."

"That is really something interesting to think about," seriously. What are your thoughts? 

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Posted : 31/08/2017 12:58 am
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