If Laura was never murdered.........
Then would Bob have been destroyed in that new reality?
This is my first post here, so this could be dumb or already discussed.
But I think that maybe Lynch is showing the viewers what happens when we wish to interfere with time and events of the past. Sort of anti-Back to the Future.
While changing the decisions of the past might seem like the right thing to do for that one particular case, each event that occurs causes a ripple effect on the rest of the world, especially the events that came about as a result of Laura Palmer's murder. Cooper would have either never come to TP, the Black Lodge, etc. or some of those events may have eventually occurred, but in a very different way.
I think that by preventing Laura's death, Cooper actually caused a worse reality because Laura needed to die in order for not only BOB to be defeated, but to tear down many of the evils that were plaguing TP. That is why as James talked about in the S1, she wanted to die.
Kind of an off-note, but in the first episode, the guy who played Jacque appeared in the Roadhouse. I thought that was very strange. I have not thought this part out too much, but wanted to throw out the possibility that the Roadhouse occurs in a Twin Peaks where Laura never died. Any other explanation for that random appearance?
Greetings and well met!
No questions or observations here are judged, we are all on this journey together. While we discuss many things and the same elements come up across multiple posts, it's always cool to see a new view and take.
As to the ripple effect, we have touched upon that a little (I'll try to sum it up); the book The Final Dossier by Frost mentions that Tammy Preston found a newspaper clipping that said Laura just up and disappeared and when she (Tammy) asked the locals about it and talked about Laura being murdered instead, the locals had a hard time remembering exactly what happened. Further, there is mentioning in the book that Leo and Jacque were at the train-car and that Laura wandered off into the woods from that point. This would make a 3rd reality from what we know.
As for Jacques appearing in the Roadhouse, it's the same actor (Walter Olkewicz) but he is playing Jean-Michel Renault in Season 3 (supposedly a brother of Jacques). However, this said, there is a theory out there too that Jacques is Jean-Michel's middle (or first) name and that it IS the same character and that every scene that we see in the Roadhouse is actually taking place in the alternate timeline where Leland never killed Laura (therefore he never killed Jacques in the hospital with the pillow). I further postulate that every scene in the Roadhouse takes place in the same night. I made a post at one point here showing all of the evidence, I'll try to find it and link to it.
It's mind-blowing and I think that's why I love this show so much.
Here is my link; it was one of my first posts and I think I may have posted it in the wrong area; but anyways; it's my Bang Bang Bar theory: http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/discuss/twin-peaks-qa-twin-peaks-the-return/bang-bang-bar-theory/