Definitely this is possible as well, but I ended up going to evil for James. I was trying to think of ways as to how he could be good, given the trouble he was getting into by thinking 'everything is great' in twin peaks and going right for more 'trouble girls' like Laura, and it could be that he tries to do something heroic, maybe in a clash with Red and his entourage over Shelly's group at that table they were both looking at? But I cant remember him ever being heroic at all, more just seducing every girl around, always only after enjoyment, in the absence of which he leaves town, or lashes out violently(smashing the lights at the palmers house, or attacking Bobby at the funeral). Just cant see him as good at the level of Bobby, Truman, Hawk, et al....as good James would be closer to Dougie/Cooper with trouble around every corner, not all there, making mistakes, partial to 'Jade's'/'Lauras', etc....
Also, I now suspect that James was never trying to save Laura by actually dealing with her problems, since he would always write them off and just say something like 'your good', 'dont worry', etc., everything fine, etc... which clearly would never work, almost as if he was just using Laura as a way to convince himself that he and the town were 'all right', a guaranteed great place, etc......
Nah, if anything he's going to turn out to be the
hero who saves the dayidiot who makes a pointless and ultimately fatal gesture in order to look cool and save someone into the bargain. It will fail miserably, he'll die in agony and people will say,
"That's what you get for singing that bloody awful song, you tosser!"
I can only hope.
Then at his funeral the whole cast are there, singing 'Just you & I' & waving their lighters in the air...
Then there's a mushroom cloud.
Nah, they'll be singing the Ivor Biggun classic, the Wanker's Song...
"He's a wanker, he's a wanker..."
Does anyone else think that Micheal Cera's character was a thinly veiled acknowledgement at the preposterousness of both the character and performance of James Hurley? It's hard not to think of James when you see a hammy biker Brando.
I always thought of him as a downmarket Johnny Depp type "Crybaby" character. A damn shame because I have nothing at all against the actor himself but the character - and have I ever mentioned how much I dislike that song? - makes me want to get my gun.