"Is this the story of the little girl who lived down the lane? Is it?"  

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I wonder whether this question, posed to (Good) Cooper by The (evolution of the) Arm, might provide some sort of key to the events of Episode 18, and Cooper's (apparent) failure?

Might it indicate that Cooper, in his efforts to save Laura Palmer from death at the hands of Leland/Bob, has lost sight of the bigger picture? I.e., that the "story" isn't about saving/sparing "little girl down the lane" Laura Palmer, but about a much broader concern? And thus that Cooper's effort to save Laura as such, is the wrong priority, and in fact leads to futility and failure?

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Posted : 04/09/2017 8:03 pm
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(@mad-sweeney)
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Some help the lodge folks are, eh? Cryptic advice that sometimes helps and often doesn't. Wonderful. Speaking of missing the big picture, we have the Giant/Fireman and Briggs placing Bad Coop at the Twin Peaks Sheriff Station in order for Lucy to shoot him and Freddie to punch out Bob, then. . . that's it. You're on your own now, Coop. Maybe the talking tree will be helpful!

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Posted : 04/09/2017 8:20 pm
(@robbie_knight)
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This is also what Audrey asks of Charlie when he threatens to end her story too.

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Posted : 05/09/2017 1:30 pm
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Posted by: Robbie Knight

This is also what Audrey asks of Charlie when he threatens to end her story too.

I think Audrey has 'awoken' in the new Universe.

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Posted : 05/09/2017 1:33 pm
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I know there's a book film af this name about a girl who's childhood is corrupted and then she goes evil. I would've seen it from this perspective or of this theme and a nod by lynch perhaps to the book/film; maybe it was an influence. It's certainly a strong theme in the series/film. 

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Posted : 05/09/2017 4:36 pm
(@chris_bulmer)
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I saw this slightly differently... my impression was that The Arm was recalling one of many (possibly millions) of possibilities.   It made me feel like The Arm is controlling/influencing/observing many realities or situations.   And I thought it recalled that specific 'story' as a result of Coop.

So my overall impression was that we're being told that this is just one important thread of many.  In some ways it made me feel it was trivialising mortal man's strife making us feel like we're nothing but a small cog of a much bigger picture that we're not privy to.

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Posted : 14/09/2017 8:59 am
(@rocksem)
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It's funny. When I first watched this I got this feeling that this was like the ARM saying "Hey! Where the heck is Laura this Season?"

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Posted : 14/09/2017 9:29 am
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I see it as representing both the girl from 1956 and Laura so if the girl represents Sarah Palmer and the moth frog entity (Judy) crawls inside her then it and her daughter Laura could both be seen as representing the little girl that lived down the lane.  This would co-inside with the idea that the 2 birds with one stone are killing Judy and saving Laura by using the stone of Carrie Page at the end with her scream.  Thus the little girl down the lane is both saved and destroyed at the end of the series.  Again this is showing the duality of good and evil that is in all of us that is part of the Twin Peaks mythology.

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Posted : 14/09/2017 9:41 am
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I've changed on this since, but this phrase really got me thinking that this is all Audrey's dreamworld, and different versions of Kyle and Sheryl are the main characters across multiple stories, and those stories are crossing paths.

Not so sure about Audrey's piece in this any longer, but still thinking these are multiple realities intercrossing.

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Posted : 14/09/2017 10:12 am
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Posted by: WowBobWow

I wonder whether this question, posed to (Good) Cooper by The (evolution of the) Arm, might provide some sort of key to the events of Episode 18, and Cooper's (apparent) failure?

Might it indicate that Cooper, in his efforts to save Laura Palmer from death at the hands of Leland/Bob, has lost sight of the bigger picture? I.e., that the "story" isn't about saving/sparing "little girl down the lane" Laura Palmer, but about a much broader concern? And thus that Cooper's effort to save Laura as such, is the wrong priority, and in fact leads to futility and failure?

 

Heh nice handle ?!

Yea, that line is extremely important 

But, I would argue the opposite. "big picture" is Laura  isn't the merely the girl down the lane, but is "the one", or "the dream child",  and story is battle between the Dugpas of the White and Black Lodge for the her. 

. . . we're not gonna talk about Judy . .

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Posted : 14/09/2017 10:44 am
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The Arm has always been cryptic in helping or not helping Coop. In this case, maybe the Arm is reminding Cooper that he's gone down this road before- trying to save Laura, but he doesn't seem to have any memories in doing so.

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Posted : 14/09/2017 11:40 am
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Posted by: WowBobWow

I wonder whether this question, posed to (Good) Cooper by The (evolution of the) Arm, might provide some sort of key to the events of Episode 18, and Cooper's (apparent) failure?

Might it indicate that Cooper, in his efforts to save Laura Palmer from death at the hands of Leland/Bob, has lost sight of the bigger picture? I.e., that the "story" isn't about saving/sparing "little girl down the lane" Laura Palmer, but about a much broader concern? And thus that Cooper's effort to save Laura as such, is the wrong priority, and in fact leads to futility and failure?

 

I totally agree

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Posted : 14/09/2017 11:43 am
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Posted by: WowBobWow

I wonder whether this question, posed to (Good) Cooper by The (evolution of the) Arm, might provide some sort of key to the events of Episode 18, and Cooper's (apparent) failure?

Might it indicate that Cooper, in his efforts to save Laura Palmer from death at the hands of Leland/Bob, has lost sight of the bigger picture? I.e., that the "story" isn't about saving/sparing "little girl down the lane" Laura Palmer, but about a much broader concern? And thus that Cooper's effort to save Laura as such, is the wrong priority, and in fact leads to futility and failure?

 

In the book/movie of The Little Girl That Lives Down the Lane, the little girl ultimately "saves" herself.

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Posted : 14/09/2017 12:11 pm
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Posted by: Brandy Fisher
Posted by: WowBobWow

I wonder whether this question, posed to (Good) Cooper by The (evolution of the) Arm, might provide some sort of key to the events of Episode 18, and Cooper's (apparent) failure?

Might it indicate that Cooper, in his efforts to save Laura Palmer from death at the hands of Leland/Bob, has lost sight of the bigger picture? I.e., that the "story" isn't about saving/sparing "little girl down the lane" Laura Palmer, but about a much broader concern? And thus that Cooper's effort to save Laura as such, is the wrong priority, and in fact leads to futility and failure?

 

In the book/movie of The Little Girl That Lives Down the Lane, the little girl ultimately "saves" herself.

Which Carrie Page/Laura does by remembering and screaming and destroying Judy at the end.

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Posted : 14/09/2017 1:02 pm
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Posted by: Andrew Glasson
Posted by: Brandy Fisher
Posted by: WowBobWow

I wonder whether this question, posed to (Good) Cooper by The (evolution of the) Arm, might provide some sort of key to the events of Episode 18, and Cooper's (apparent) failure?

Might it indicate that Cooper, in his efforts to save Laura Palmer from death at the hands of Leland/Bob, has lost sight of the bigger picture? I.e., that the "story" isn't about saving/sparing "little girl down the lane" Laura Palmer, but about a much broader concern? And thus that Cooper's effort to save Laura as such, is the wrong priority, and in fact leads to futility and failure?

 

In the book/movie of The Little Girl That Lives Down the Lane, the little girl ultimately "saves" herself.

Which Carrie Page/Laura does by remembering and screaming and destroying Judy at the end.

If that is indeed what actually happens.

I didn't get anything out of it that Judy was destroyed.  

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Posted : 14/09/2017 1:13 pm
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