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(@fa100)
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When Richard/Cooper drove Carrie/Laura back to Twin Peaks from Odessa, nothing was shown onscreen about him going back through the portal at mile 430.

If they were to consciously do that, would they end up back in the familiar Twin Peaks world?

Admittedly not super clear about how he and Diane got through the portal in the first place - does one simply keep driving?  

Could something as simple as this be a springboard for another season?  Cooper/Richard realizes they never went back through the portal?

 

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Posted : 06/09/2017 10:30 am
(@charlie)
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Posted by: FA100

When Richard/Cooper drove Carrie/Laura back to Twin Peaks from Odessa, nothing was shown onscreen about him going back through the portal at mile 430.

If they were to consciously do that, would they end up back in the familiar Twin Peaks world?

Admittedly not super clear about how he and Diane got through the portal in the first place - does one simply keep driving?  

Could something as simple as this be a springboard for another season?  Cooper/Richard realizes they never went back through the portal?

 

Also a lesson one should not drive on the median!

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Posted : 06/09/2017 10:32 am
(@mj_gilbert)
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One wonders whether the world of TP that Dale left behind is a better one. I think all the abandoned side plots deliver the message that THAT one was super-broken.

But if Laura never died that night, Dale never came to town, BOB was never uncovered- the whole string of events that caused Josie to shoot him, never happened.

A better place, or a worse one?

I AM the FBI.

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Posted : 06/09/2017 11:07 am
(@charlie)
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MJ,

Your thoughts have been the basis for my issue with shows that go back in time.  Even for my Sci-Fi fan brain, I've always had an aversion to the notion.

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Posted : 06/09/2017 12:25 pm
(@elad-repooc)
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Posted by: MJ Gilbert

One wonders whether the world of TP that Dale left behind is a better one. I think all the abandoned side plots deliver the message that THAT one was super-broken.

But if Laura never died that night, Dale never came to town, BOB was never uncovered- the whole string of events that caused Josie to shoot him, never happened.

A better place, or a worse one?

Yeah, stopping Laura from dying that night, she might just have died another night a week later or something. Or maybe she would have killed her dad, who knows. 

 

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Posted : 08/09/2017 4:21 pm
(@rocksem)
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Posted by: FA100

When Richard/Cooper drove Carrie/Laura back to Twin Peaks from Odessa, nothing was shown onscreen about him going back through the portal at mile 430.

If they were to consciously do that, would they end up back in the familiar Twin Peaks world?

Admittedly not super clear about how he and Diane got through the portal in the first place - does one simply keep driving?  

Could something as simple as this be a springboard for another season?  Cooper/Richard realizes they never went back through the portal?

 

I don't think it would work. Cooper asked what year it is it's obvious he expecting it to be a different year. They might be able to go through the portal but it's likely just to take them to another part of the alternate universe they seem to be in. I think escaping this alternate timeline/universe will play a big role in anything that follows.

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Posted : 08/09/2017 4:38 pm
(@wingered)
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I tend to feel the "parallel worlds" in TP are the same world; a dreamstate that changes and those changes are visible or perceptible depending on the individual or perhaps even, how you enter it. There's that line where Cole notes "Phillip Jefferies, who doesn't really exist anymore, not in any normal sense" that suggests to me a sort of mish-mash, to borrow from Douglas Adams, rather than parallel lines of continuity. Like a dream, depending on the individual, depends on what you see, what you know, and what you remember. Time changing in TP does not feel like traditional changes of cause and affect. Unless Dale was undercover as Richard, I can't see how this slightly alternate named persona fits. It feels like changing time is like shuffling the board. Which might explain how the Fat Trout appears to move across state and no one notices. 🙂

I'm not saying there are major perceptible differences for the majority, but those who are gifted see them. Just as it appears Sarah(Judy?) in the future can pluck and shunt Laura from the past, despite the fact we've already seen that the timeline has been altered by Laura's vanishing body.

It's a more confusing thesis, but it is a little more satisfying and sensible that jumping worlds, which really carries no benefits to the world that all parties want to affect. Cooper is playing God games trying to get Laura to Sarah (presumably because he thinks she's Judy (as we're told that's his end game), but it appears by the end she is better at dream fiddling than him. So I would suspect that Twin Peaks can exist in any form, depending on the dominant perception and who leads it.

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Posted : 08/09/2017 4:45 pm
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