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How David Lynch Teased Twin Peaks “Part 8” With Six Emoji

Before it aired on June 25, 2017, David Lynch sent a friend clues about Part 8 in the form of six emoji.
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Today marks the second anniversary of the airing of Twin Peaks Part 8, a TV episode “like no other,” to borrow the words of its cinematographer, Peter Deming. Nobody was prepared for what would unfold on their TV screens the night of June 25, 2017, and strict NDAs were prohibiting everyone involved from spilling the beans beforehand. Yet one fan had received prior knowledge… straight from the source.

Days before ten thousands of minds were collectively blown, David Lynch sent clues about “Gotta Light?” to his friend and certified Transcendental Meditation teacher Erin Skipper. In an email dated June 20, 2017, the director wrote “Part #8 of TP next Sunday. !!!” followed by hints in the form of several emoji. After verification and with permission, Welcome to Twin Peaks can now share how David Lynch summarized his masterpiece:

How David Lynch summarized Twin Peaks Part 8 in Emoji

Here are the names of the six emoji used by David Lynch to describe Part 8:

  1. Bang
  2. (Curly) loop
  3. Crystal ball
  4. Kiss mark
  5. Star
  6. (six dots followed by) Dizzy
David Lynch & Erin Skipper
David Lynch & Erin Skipper

Obviously, the teaser didn’t spoil anything for her, Erin told Welcome to Twin Peaks. “I didn’t want to read into it before the episode, but I died after when I made the connections!”

Señorita Dido and the Laura Palmer orb

How would you recap Part 8?

I personally think a single emoji would do…

Mind Blown Emoji

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1 comment

  1. Anthony Alaimo says:

    When I first saw this episode, I could not
    express myself in words. It left me
    frightened, scared, ill, but simultaneously
    hopeful, at peace, leaving me in tears.

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