OK so I have just realized that WAY too much of season 3 doesn't happen in Twin Peaks
I mean of course there is evil all over the world and of course people migrate to comfortable situations but the show is called Twin Peaks, the world created is Twin Peaks and all of our beloved characters live where....? That's right, in Twin Peaks. I just rewatched the series AGAIN and I started to notice that WAY too much happens out of Twin Peaks. THE TITLE OF THE SHOW IS THE LOCATION of the show...how can you present to the audience all of the evil of a small town called Twin Peaks when you are in NYC, North Dakota, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and little towns in between?
I also struggle with this. It takes me back to a convo I had shortly after the murder of Laura Palmer was solved. (stop me if you think that you've heard this one before) I asked what the point of the show was now and a dear friend and fellow fan reminded me that it was called "Twin Peaks" not "Laura Palmer." Little did I know then just how "lame" the show became for the remainder of that 2nd season.
Throughout this last season, I kept going back to that 25 year old conversation and wondering just WHERE did Twin Peaks fall in all of this. For a while it seemed to get closer, but by the end, Twin Peaks was (IMHO) obsolete once Freddie the fist had his showdown with Bob the blob. Should it have been renamed "The Adventures of Dale and his Doppels?"
I'm still not mad. But I am disappointed in this particular issue. It felt to me that all the TP scenes were gratuitous and only there to keep the name alive.
OMG, we actually agree that Twin Peaks should center around (a Place in this or around this local centered on TWIN PEAKS.) I will be the first to agree that evil exists everywhere, only the show isn't called Anywhere or even Everywhere...The Show show is called twin peaks, and the twin peaks intro with the twin peaks music my Angelo Badalmenti puts us in that place...not on vagas. not North Dakota, not ic LA...
While I, too, agree that a little more Twin Peaks would've been nice, I was shown enough of the charm and quirkiness to imagine the eccentric drama and weirdness that continues to exist in the town. What I like is how TPTR recontextualized the town of Twin Peaks. It is no longer a small town where weird stuff happens, but a small town where weird stuff happens that is of reality altering and cosmic significance.
Personally, I wouldn't trade one more second of time spent in Twin Peaks if it meant the removal of the Chantal and Hutch stakeout scene in Vegas. 😉