It was a landmark moment in television history when Twin Peaks returned to the air after an absence of 25 years. The legacy of Twin Peaks: The Return, which premiered on Showtime this summer, will be argued and questioned for another 25 years.
Fans of Twin Peaks or David Lynch in general were more likely to get anything out of those 18 episodes than those who weren’t.
All interpretations of the season’s cryptic finale are fair, given Lynch’s tendency of never explaining his creative purpose in any manner.
There is a lot of speculation about whether or not there will be a third season of Twin Peaks because of the reality of the situation.
Is there anything new David Lynch and Mark Frost, the original creators, have to say about showing more episodes of this famed cult series on Showtime? There are some people who feel that the season finale was designed to be a cliffhanger.
Is it possible that Twin Peaks may never return for a second season? The answer is foggy, but here is why.
From the viewpoint of the TPTB, a look at Twin Peaks
To dodge the topic of whether or not Twin Peaks will return in the future, David Lynch said to The Hollywood Reporter in April 2020 that many creative endeavors had been put on hold owing to coronavirus fears. According
to him, “all of these tales are out there, but I can tell you that nothing is happening.”
In the event that it was true, “nothing would happen.” In order to keep his health in check, Lynch has decided to stay home and focus on his art and music rather than collaborate on any film projects that require other people’s input.
“This is a catch-22 dilemma because you always want to keep people’s dreams alive,” Mark Frost said in an interview with IndieWire at the time. The upshot of this is that I’m unable to completely close the door.
Hopefully, it will continue to pique the interest of people for many years to come, since it is a beautiful, living creation for all of us to enjoy. That seems to me that the story hasn’t ended.” “It will live on forever in fan fiction,” Frost’s statement may seem like, but he’s right to keep the possibility open for himself and his admirers.
Is the fourth season of Twin Peaks absolutely required?
There’s also the question of whether another season of Twin Peaks is possible, in addition to the subject of creator willingness. Agent Cooper (Kyle McLachlan) traveled to another dimension where the person he thinks to be Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) survived to maturity in the last episode of Season 8.
This episode concludes with a Sheryl Lee Character Scream that fades to black as he tries to bring back Sheryl to the town of Twin Peaks, which she doesn’t recognize.
A far longer post would be required to cover all the different ways the episode might be read. But the objective here is not so much logic as emotion and feeling those sentiments via Cooper’s questionable morals as he attempts to change the past.
Cooper “sort of violated the rules to attempt to remedy a terrible wrong but ended up paying a terrible price, himself,” Frost said in an interview with IndieWire. “[The Return] felt like the perfect place to conclude it.”
Analyzing it, that is a horrible conclusion. That Dale was punished so brutally and without mercy may even be perceived as unjust by those who respect Dale’s kind personality because of his efforts to prevent Laura’s murder, which were motivated by compassion.
If some individuals didn’t want to leave it alone, things would be a little less natural. Dale Cooper will live happily ever after with Jane-E (Naomi Watts) and Sonny Jim in Las Vegas, but it’s just a balm to dull the pain of the possibility that The Real Dale Cooper may never again see the people he cares about.
What does this mean for Twin Peaks, and for us, as viewers and fans?
That feeling of going back is reinforced by the film’s open-ended structure and final scene. However, David Lynch is 74 and Mark Frost is 66, as previously claimed.
To make up for this impatience, Lynch stated at a panel he attended shortly after the series 2017 premiere in Belgrave that The Return took more than four years to complete. By the passage of time and Lynch’s unpredictable creative cycles, any new Twin Peaks is doomed.
However, Lynch has shown such inexplicable interest in extending Carrie Page’s story that it’s unlikely that any future episodes would be “about” Twin Peaks – the town or its citizens.
In Part 18, Cooper and the alternate-reality Laura-who-isn’t-really-Laura try to return to Twin Peaks. Besides the fact that she murdered someone and left him to fester on her couch when Cooper came seeking for her, we know nothing more about her character from Odessa, Texas.