Advance copies of the upcoming “Twin Peaks: The Complete Mystery” Blu-ray set are proving hard to come by, but a handful of Los Angeles journalists got an advance look at its most hotly anticipated feature last night, watching 90 minutes of deleted scenes from David Lynch’s film prequel, “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.”
At Slash Film, Russ Fischer runs down a Top 10 of the newly unearthed scenes, which range from goofy digressions to tantalizing additions to the show’s knotty mythology. We finally catch more than a glimpse of David Bowie as Agent Phillip Jeffries, and a get a longer look inside the infamous Black Lodge. But most exciting is a sequence that connects “Fire Walk With Me” to “Twin Peaks'” second-season cliffhanger, which found the heroic Dale Cooper (Kyle McLachlan) apparently possessed by the murderous spirit BOB. Fischer is circumspect, saying only, “There are no answers or deeper resolution, but there is… more.”
At BuzzFeed, Jace Lacob goes into much greater detail. Spoilers, naturally, follow.
The scenes about the ending of “Twin Peaks” glimmer with possibility: One is a longer version of the final scene of the show, in which Cooper, having escaped the Black Lodge, goes to brush his teeth and sees the reflection of BOB in the mirror (“How’s Annie?” he grunts over and over again), before savagely smashing his head against the glass. In this version, he lays down on the floor so that Harry and Hawk (Michael Horse) can discover him, claiming that he “slipped.” Elsewhere, Annie is transported to the hospital from Glastonbury Grove and rushed to the ER in a scene that takes place in the hospital corridor, her body slick with blood. Later, she whimpers in her coma the words that Laura hears in a dream — another example of the conflation of time — before a nurse steals the accursed ring off her finger. It’s this ring that plays a role throughout “Fire Walk With Me,” seen on the hand of Teresa Banks before her murder (Desmond searches in vain for it before finally seizing it, and disappearing in the process) and displaying a sigil that plays a role in “Twin Peaks” as well.
Both Lacob and Fischer agree that the new scenes don’t solve mysteries so much as they extend them, but it sounds like fans who’ve been waiting 22 years for more are not going to be disappointed.
Here, via fan site Welcome to Twin Peaks, is Lynch introducing the screening:
And here’s Lynch with Louis C.K., because it exists.