It’s official: David Lynch and Mark Frost are bringing Twin Peaks back for a third serving of damn fine coffee, cherry pie and mystery. After enduring decades of sub-par shows claiming to be following in the footsteps of this masterpiece, we’ll finally get to see Agent Dale Cooper, Sheriff Harry S Truman, the Log Lady and BOB remind us why there are no substitutes. Here are five things that we want to see…
1) Bring everyone back for Twin Peaks Season 3
It was recently announced that Mark Frost is writing a novel that will fill in at least some of the 25 year gap. While Season Two notoriously ended on a massive cliffhanger, we’d love to see everyone back if humanly possible. Obviously we need Cooper, but we absolutely need receptionist Lucy Moran (and of course Deputy Andy), Norma and Shelly at the Double R diner, Ben Horne and his Brie-loving brother Jerry, not to mention BOB and the inhabitants of the Red Room – everybody, basically. And Ray Wise, of course. That goes without saying.
2) Don’t give us too many answers in Twin Peaks Season 3
It’s a well-known fact that Lynch and Frost resented the fact that the network forced them to solve the murder of Laura Palmer early on in the second season. The murder of Laura was a starting point; it wasn’t the be-all and end-all. While we certainly want to know whether the good Cooper is still in the Lodge and can’t leave, we don’t want the show to give us any easy solutions.
3) Julee Cruise and Angelo Badalamenti need to be in Twin Peaks Season 3
Music is so crucial to Twin Peaks. That atmosphere of soap-opera Americana with a haunting deep dark secret underneath was beautifully brought to life by Lynch regular Angelo Badalamenti and the inimitable Julee Cruise. It would be great to have the characters stopping in for a drink at the Road House and have Ms Cruise standing
on stage, crooning Falling for her admiring audience.
4) Twin Peaks Season 3 shouldn’t ignore the movie
The 1992 movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me has long been a contentious topic among fans. Some think that it was simply too dark and showed the last days of Laura Palmer in too much detail, but it’s a crucial chapter in the mythology. It might be a long shot, but we’d love to see David Bowie’s Phillip Jeffries reappear, or maybe we could find out whatever happened to the Kiefer Sutherland-tormenting badass Agent Chester Desmond.
5) Twin Peaks Season 3 needs plenty of junk food
Times may have changed, but we’d be frankly heartbroken if the people of Twin Peaks started counting their calories. Coop consumed superhuman quantities of doughnuts and pie during his time in Twin Peaks despite his obvious interest in spiritual and physical health, and it would be an absolute tragedy to lose that.
Season Three of Twin Peaks will air on Showtime in 2016. For more on the latest sci-fi TV shows, pick up a copy of the latest issue of SciFiNow.