Heads, Hawk Wins
When a buffalo nickel rolls away from Hawk (Michael Horse) in the Sherriff’s station’s men’s room, he follows it into the stall and sees it land face up showing the image of the composite Native American. Heeding the Log Lady’s words that his heritage will lead him to a clue that deals with Agent Cooper, Hawk sees a plate on the stall door for Nez Perce manufacturing, which in turn allows him see that part of the door has lost a screw and is gaping open. Once he pries open the door siding with a crowbar, he pulls out a few small pieces of notepaper that appear to have been hidden there.
The Log Lady’s words have presumably come true, and it’s indicative once again how this show is intricately crafted. It’s no accident that this incident also echoes the flipping of a coin earlier in the episode with the line, “Heads, I win. Tails, you lose”
While trying to find connections in every little scene may not be the point, the show is rewarding viewers just like it rewards Hawk. Without tuning in and being aware of the types of signs he needed, he could very well have missed them.
In this way, the show is nurturing viewers in another sort of awakening, one that allows for being in the moment, but also piecing together clues from the past while speculating about the future. Each episode doesn’t just build off previous ones but almost encourages backtracking to see what may have been missed. It’s a circular viewing experience that truly ties together the 18 episodes.
Janey-E: “Think about it. It’s hard enough to get that kind of money, let alone with broken legs”
Man with One Arm: “You have to wake up. Wake up. Don’t die. Don’t die. Don’t die.”
Diane: “Hello, Albert.”
Red: “I will saw your head open and eat your brains if you fuck me over.”
Janey-E: “We are not wealthy people. We drive cheap, terrible cars. We are the 99 percenters.”
“Twin Peaks” airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. on Showtime.