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Twin Peaks Rewatch

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Join us as we revisit David Lynch and Mark Frost's unsettling murder mystery serial, Twin Peaks. Each week we'll watch and discuss one episode—send questions and comments on the current episode to to be part of the conversati...Show More

1:03:55 | Sep 16th, 2017

Now that Twin Peaks The Return has concluded, we look to the true hero of the show—Deputy Chad—to provide a model of how we should close out the final episode of Twin Peaks Rewatch. So, like Chad, we've been rooting through all the mail that's come i...Show More

1:30:39 | Sep 8th, 2017

Twin Peaks has ended, it was confusing, upsetting, and we have a lot of questions, but we loved it. Wait, what year is this? Join us for a discussion of the series finale of Twin Peaks, as we walk through Part 18 piece by piece, with many stops along...Show More
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1:22:12 | Sep 8th, 2017

It's time for the first half of the end. Twin Peaks' final curtain call aired as a two-part double-long event, and we ended up with so much to say about these final episodes, we followed suit and split our podcast into two parts as well. In this epis...Show More

1:21:33 | Aug 30th, 2017

As Twin Peaks approaches what may be its final episode ever, it delivers an hour stuffed to bursting with amazing moments that are, in and of themselves, cathartic and revealing , but also illuminate past moments from earlier in the season, showing t...Show More

1:17:25 | Aug 23rd, 2017

This week on Twin Peaks, things are either moving into position as the finale looms, or they are poignantly coming to an end. One Cooper hears a name he hasn't heard in 25 years, and the other Cooper finally asks about Judy, while Margaret Lanterman ...Show More

1:20:28 | Aug 18th, 2017

It was a jam-packed, breakneck episode of Twin Peaks this week, full of new connections and long-awaited revelations, standout performances all around, dreams that seamlessly blinked 25 years into the past, and a guy with a green glove that gives him...Show More

1:09:06 | Aug 9th, 2017

Twin Peaks refuses to get stuck in a rut, but may be stuck in time. Or maybe time has lost all meaning? It's hard to tell right now. Sarah Palmer watches the same few seconds of television on loop, while Audrey loses herself in an existential convers...Show More

54:21 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Though the map is both figuratively and literally starting to center on Twin Peaks, this week we're all over the place. After some fantastic moments with the FBI, Ben Horne, Sheriff Truman, and Sarah Palmer, Audrey makes her long-awaited return, seem...Show More

1:05:55 | Jul 25th, 2017

Twin Peaks is firing on all cylinders this week, as the tonal hallmarks of The Return mesh with some absolute standout moments from longtime series regulars and newcomers alike. We had a great time watching and considering this episode, and we hope y...Show More

54:53 | Jul 19th, 2017

Twin Peaks dives deep into the uncomfortable and painful, at a very human level this week, and we do our best to talk through it all. Fortunately, in addition to a cavalcade of very dangerous, very bad people doing unconscionable things, Albert goes ...Show More

1:00:51 | Jul 11th, 2017

Twin Peaks returns to normal (its version of normal, at least) after last week's atomic blast, tons of plot threads get linked together by Gordon and the FBI, and Bobby Briggs has his day. Join us for a discussion of Twin Peaks The Return, Part 9. ...Show More

1:08:50 | Jul 7th, 2017

With Twin Peaks on break last weekend, we turn to the Twin Peaks Rewatch mailbag, to discuss your thoughts on the new season so far, and where we might be going in the second half. We'll be back in just a few days with our discussion of The Return...Show More

1:03:48 | Jun 27th, 2017

Wow. After watching what is definitely the strangest, most world-expanding episode of Twin Peaks, we do our best to drink full and descend, talking through the whole episode scene by scene before coming up for air and sharing our immediate impression...Show More

1:00:51 | Jun 20th, 2017

Hawk and Sheriff Truman add new evidence to Laura Palmer's case file for the first time in 25 years, Major Briggs is identified as the body in the Buckhorn morgue, Doc Hayward caught some trout, and everyone—inside the show and out—starts really comi...Show More

1:08:03 | Jun 12th, 2017

A long-awaited face makes a tantalizing appearance in the shape of Laura Dern, much to the internet's delight. Meanwhile, the swirling Dougie-related conspiracies seem to intertwine ever further, even as new threads continue to appear and bodies pile...Show More

1:03:20 | Jun 5th, 2017

With the premiere event behind us, it's time for the first truly weekly installment of Twin Peaks season three. We're thrown headfirst into Dougie Jones' work life, we're given the identity of the John Doe in South Dakota (or are we?), we get our fir...Show More

1:13:20 | Jun 1st, 2017

After a wild and wide-reaching start to the season, Twin Peaks is finally starting to center itself. Or, at least we think it might be. Let's talk about the home life of Dougie Jones, the FBI's run-in with a very different man than they were expectin...Show More

56:52 | May 29th, 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return is broadening out, getting funnier, sadder, and somehow even stranger than it was before. Agent Cooper completes his difficult journey out of the Black Lodge only to land in an unexpected pair of shoes: those of a slot machine ...Show More

1:06:27 | May 24th, 2017

Is it future or is it past? Storylines converge, and events fold in on themselves in Twin Peaks' second new episode of 2017. What will happen to Cooper now that he's left the red room? What is his doppelganger's plan and what could it mean? Was that ...Show More

1:06:39 | May 22nd, 2017

The first new Twin Peaks episode in 26 years just hit television. We'll unpack what's new - and what has stayed the same - two decades later, share our thoughts on the fate of Agent Cooper, dig into the new mysteries and characters introduced, and ta...Show More

47:02 | May 17th, 2017

Twin Peaks is coming back and so are we! Join us as we kick the rust off this podcast, in anticipation of following all of Twin Peaks season three in real time, starting next week. This week, we're warming up by sharing our own expectations for what ...Show More

1:19:01 | Jun 12th, 2015

It's the last episode of Twin Peaks Rewatch... for now! As we await Season 3 of Twin Peaks, we're capping off our rewatch of the original run and film by digging through the listener mailbag for observations and questions that take into account every...Show More

1:00:53 | Jun 2nd, 2015

As a followup to our Fire Walk With Me discussion, this week we share our thoughts on the Missing Pieces deleted and extended scenes from the Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery Blu-ray set. Plus, we delve deep into listener opinions and theories on Fire ...Show More

1:37:45 | May 28th, 2015

This week, enjoy our discussion of the Twin Peaks film, Fire Walk With Me. It's a double-size episode about what is essentially two movies in one: the investigation of the Teresa Banks murder, and the final days of Laura Palmer. We think it's great. ...Show More

1:07:31 | May 20th, 2015

Our rewatch of the full run of Twin Peaks has finished with our enthusiastic discussion of its stunning finale. But stay tuned for continuing Twin Peaks talk, including our take on the film Fire Walk With Me next week!

55:10 | May 14th, 2015

We've come this far and it's finally paid off -- the moment we've all been waiting for is here: the Miss Twin Peaks competition! Let's all join together to lay Twin Peaks' bizarre back nine to rest, and clear the board for next week's series finale.

39:02 | May 5th, 2015

This week on Twin Peaks the darkness that permeates the town is felt with a potency we haven't seen in a long time, and Windom Earle is on occasion the actual vicious, driven, and brilliant villain we have been told so much about, but it's all still ...Show More

30:31 | Apr 28th, 2015

It's another enjoyable but aimless episode of Twin Peaks! As we close in on the series finale, the full suite of late-season-two plot threads chugs along. At least we're always glad to see Gordon Cole.

43:00 | Apr 21st, 2015

As we approach the series finale, Twin Peaks has returned to Twin Peaks, and we're pretty pleased about it. On the other hand, Lost has also come to Twin Peaks, and we're sort of confused about that. In any case, we had fun with episode 26, "On the W...Show More

36:52 | Apr 14th, 2015

Major Briggs and the Log Lady have a secret. A deeply unsettling man threatens the Hayward family after paying Donna a visit alone. It sounds like Twin Peaks again, until you get to drunk Sheriff Truman, the fashion show, the wild ferret attack. Twin...Show More

35:00 | Apr 7th, 2015

Pine weasel or no, Ben Horn's wishes that Twin Peaks remain pure and unspoiled are too little, too late. We're way past that. So far past it that people's heads are transforming into furniture, that the villains are so interchangeable even the charac...Show More

1:06:55 | Apr 2nd, 2015

It's been a rough journey back through Twin Peaks recently, but we think we may have hit the roughest patch, with clearer skies to come. For now, we remain confounded—join us as we stumble through the highs and lows of "Slaves and Masters."

59:28 | Mar 25th, 2015

This is it. Twin Peaks is a different show now. In episode 22, amidst genius supervillains and melodrama aplenty, we have ventured further into the land of soap opera bombast than the series has previously dared. We discuss, bemused and baffled.

41:33 | Mar 18th, 2015

Our complete rewatch of Twin Peaks has taken us deep into late season two, a time when the show can't decide what its wants to be and seemingly re-invents itself each week. Fortunately there's more or less as much to like as there is to be perplexed ...Show More

50:51 | Mar 11th, 2015

We all understand that Twin Peaks is a sometimes surreal, sometimes absurdist series about a small town full of eccentric people, that comments on the soap opera and serialized TV show formats, but, while that is very aggressively true this week, the...Show More

53:50 | Feb 25th, 2015

We've now solidly put the murder of Laura Palmer behind us, but the rest of Twin Peaks keeps ticking along—with the scene-stealing introduction of David Duchovny as DEA agent Denise Bryson.

51:31 | Feb 18th, 2015

In the wake of Laura's murder wrapping up, lore starts to build up and things get a little dumb, but there are still plenty of bright spots in our weekly rewatch of the complete run of Twin Peaks. Join us for the 18th episode, "Dispute Between Brothe...Show More

52:48 | Feb 11th, 2015

An episode of parlor rooms and connecting dots brings some huge stories to a close, but might wrap things up with too neat a bow. It's time for "Arbitrary Law," the 17th episode of Twin Peaks in our complete rewatch of the series.

55:49 | Feb 4th, 2015

Following last week's revelations, Laura's killer becomes even more brazen as he continues to evade capture. It seemed like the show reached its climax, but it's still building as we continue our weekly examination of Twin Peaks' original run.

1:11:25 | Jan 27th, 2015

It's happening again. Join us as we discuss "Lonely Souls," one of the pivotal episodes of Twin Peaks' second season, as part of our weekly re-examination of the show's complete run.

54:38 | Jan 21st, 2015

Stories align, and plot threads clean themselves up, all while never quite crossing this week on Twin Peaks. David Lynch steps in front of the camera as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole, the Mill plot continues to simmer against all odds, and ev...Show More

1:05:25 | Jan 13th, 2015

We're deep in the heart of Twin Peaks-as-ongoing-TV-series now, as a bunch of action-packed sneaking around happens, while Donna carries the emotional weight of the series herself, in her seemingly-solo search to understand Laura's murder.

54:18 | Jan 7th, 2015

Everyone is so distracted by their own lives this week that the investigation into Laura's murder takes a bit of a back seat. Fortunately, this week, everyone's lives are pretty fun to watch. Join us in our weekly look at the complete run of Twin Pea...Show More

46:36 | Dec 30th, 2014

Twin Peaks quickly dives right into the heart of the Season Two portion of Laura Palmer's mystery, and we follow right behind. Cooper and the crew make some strange breaks in the case, and a love triangle becomes a quadrangle, but there is some worri...Show More

1:07:05 | Dec 23rd, 2014

The investigation slows as season two's new storylines take center stage this week, in our re-examination of Twin Peaks. Things get weird. There is creamed corn. Do you see it?

1:15:27 | Dec 17th, 2014

I've heard about you... We are back for the start of Season Two of our weekly look at the complete run of Twin Peaks. This week the elaborate, mad race of plot threads that ended season one come to a head and start cinching together into focused knot...Show More

1:16:27 | Dec 2nd, 2014

Twin Peaks' first season is over, somehow ramping up every single storyline it touched, while winding down absolutely nothing. Though the finale left more questions asked than answered, we're only one third through the complete run of the series! Joi...Show More

53:51 | Nov 25th, 2014

This week on our examination of Twin Peaks, it seems half the cast is heading north of the border without telling each other, at least two people are wearing disguises, and everything has gone very noir. In the penultimate episode of season one, Twin...Show More

57:35 | Nov 19th, 2014

It is time for a few small-but-potent character scenes, a lot of questions answered with even more questions, and a surprising number of meticulously blocked hero shots of the Sheriff's department, in week six of our re-examination of Twin Peaks. Joi...Show More

1:02:37 | Nov 11th, 2014

The magical starts trending toward the mundane in week five of our complete rewatch of Twin Peaks. Hopefully you're hungry for a of a lot of plot, a lot of mystery, and a peppering of moments which seem revelatory but curve into surprising bafflement...Show More

59:25 | Nov 4th, 2014

Laura Palmer is put in the ground, but the reach of her past (and the impressions she has left on people) seemingly only broadens. Join us for discussion of the fourth episode of Twin Peaks, in our weekly examination of the entire series run.

58:55 | Oct 28th, 2014

Things really take a turn for the weird as we hit episode three of our once-a-week rewatch of Twin Peaks. While this week dives headfirst into into dreams, mysticism and melodrama, Jake and Chris agree that the most important development was that Age...Show More

56:22 | Oct 21st, 2014

The pieces start moving into place, and Jake and Chris start settling in, as we roll into episode two of our weekly look at the complete run of Twin Peaks. In addition to the shows' continued exhaustive launching of new storylines, we discuss Chris' ...Show More

45:08 | Oct 14th, 2014

It's the first episode of Twin Peaks Rewatch, a podcast revisiting each episode of Twin Peaks one week at a time! This week we kick off the show with our thoughts on Twin Peaks' pilot episode, directed by David Lynch, and run through some fantastic l...Show More