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The TV Obsessive Podcast Episode 18: News, Notes & Twin Peaks S1E3

The Man from Another Place dances in the Red Room as Laura Palmer sits on a couch in the background

On Episode 18 of The TV Obsessive Podcast, Caemeron and Ryan continue to build their Mount Rushmores of TV episodes with Caemeron’s second selection: Twin Peaks Episode 2 aka S1E3 aka “Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer.” But first, in the news:

Ryan’s been watching horror movies between episodes of Loki. Caemeron recommends Pablo Torre Finds Out (particularly the episode with Maury Povich) and reports back after watching the first two episodes of Moonlighting on Hulu.

Ed enters his house, with a shelf of figurines in the foreground, one of which has an eye patch, in Twin Peaks Episode 2

On Twin Peaks S1E3

Jerry Horne returns from Paris with brie sandwiches. He and Ben head to One-Eyed Jacks, a brothel/casino just across the Canadian border. James and Donna talk after dinner at the Haywards and decide that it’s OK that they’re falling in love. Cooper throws rocks at bottles because of a dream he had about Tibet. Mike and Bobby owe Leo money and he threatens them in the woods. Bobby promises to protect Shelly from Leo. Audrey dances in the RR. With the help of Pete, Josie finds that Catherine has been keeping two ledgers for the mill. Albert arrives in town, hitting it off immediately with Harry. After Ed accidentally tracks grease into the house, Nadine invents silent drape runners. Leland dances with Laura’s picture and breaks down crying, while Sarah does some screaming. Cooper has a dream about Mike and Bob, which ends up in the Red Room, where an aged Dale sees the Man from Another Place and a young woman who looks exactly like Laura Palmer. She whispers in his ear. He awakes to call Harry and tell him he knows who killed Laura, but it can wait until morning. 

  • Ryan’s impressions of the show so far
  • Who does he think killed Laura Palmer?
  • On the music, the setting, and style of Twin Peaks, along with the events of this episode
  • Ryan doesn’t think Diane is a real person

Next Time on The TV Obsessive Podcast…

Ryan continues to build his list with The Last of Us, “Long, Long Time,” which Caemeron has not previously seen.

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